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PoCo ballet dancer to compete at the Genee

A ballet dancer from Port Coquitlam will fly to Toronto next week for a prestigious international competition. Kyra Soo, a student from Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, automatically qualified as a semi-finalist of the Genée International Ballet Competition because of his excellent marks in the exams royal academy of dance (RAD); the British organization is […]

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Vale Alan Alder: ballet dancer and teacher

Alain Richard Alder Born: Canberra, 1937Died: Bayswater, WA, age 81 Alan Alder was one of the finest dancers of his generation, and unrivaled as a character actor. His performance record included a spoiled Tybalt for a fight in John Cranko’s Romeo and Julieta vengeful Hilarion in Giselethe human heart puppet in Petrushka. He was equally […]

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Spokane ballet dancer Harris Kahler jumps at the chance for elite training

Spokane teenager Harris Kahler is set to leave home this month to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the nation’s oldest performing arts boarding school. Kahler, 17, has been dancing ballet for six years, but it was a tough sell at first. Kahler is one of seven children, most of whom are involved in acting, […]

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Incredible children: Ballet dancer Sam Grammer pursues his dream in Queensland

They say hard work beats talent every time. Luckily, the youngsters in our new series, ‘The Amazing Kids of Marlborough’, have both in spades. reports Alice Angeloni. A ballerina from Blenheim who moved to Brisbane to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer says it felt like a “wacky dream”. Sam Grammer, 15, moved […]

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Former Richmond Ballet dancer Ben Malone followed his childhood dream by becoming a police officer

At 15, Ben Malone made his Nutcracker debut in the party scene. But unlike many of her peers, dancing was not her childhood dream. While other toddlers longed for tutus or tunics and remembered the days when they had their chins up to the bar, Malone dreamed not of costumes, but of a uniform. “I’ve […]

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Royal Ballet dancer and Cats star Francesca Hayward is one of Meghan Markle’s 15

A principal dancer from the Royal Ballet also stars as one of Meghan Markle’s Vogue pioneers. Francesca Hayward, 27, who was born in Nairobi and moved to Sussex aged two to live with her British grandparents, took to Instagram to thank Meghan and Vogue editor Edward Enninful for such an “honor” after appearing on the […]

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Q&A with ballet dancer Alyona Kovalyova

Alyona Kovalyova, 20, was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet just after graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, her hometown, in 2016. Her lead roles with ballet have included Myrtha in Gisele and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. What was your childhood or your first ambition?Being athletic, I loved tennis. My plans for […]

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Transgender Ballet Dancer Shows Gender, Age Don’t Matter | Local News

Sophie Rebecca adjusted her leggings and wiped her forehead with a towel after rehearsing for an upcoming performance in Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater’s Ballet Beyond Borders event. Rebecca traveled from the UK to Missoula to perform in the event which focuses on dance as a cultural phenomenon where the dancers are diplomats. Throughout the four-day […]

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The Morecambe ballet dancer steps up a gear

Bay Leadership Academy dancer Brandon Hunter was cast in Mathew Bournes’ new production of Romeo and Juliet at the Lowry Theater in Salford in June. Bay Leadershop Academy Year 13 ballet dancer Brandon Hunter has beaten over a thousand young hopefuls across the UK to take part in Matthew Bourne’s contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic […]

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Missing South Bend ballet dancer found dead in Lake Missouri

The body of a missing ballet dancer who grew up in South Bend was found Wednesday morning in a rural Missouri lake. A private jet pilot saw what he believed to be a person in the water and notified Missouri Highway Patrol, who found Raffaella Stroik’s body in Lake Mark Twain around 9:40 a.m. Patrol […]

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Arthur Mitchell, pioneering American ballet dancer, dies at 84 | American News

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African Americans in the 1950s as a dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of Harlem’s Dance Theater, has died. He was 84 years old. Mitchell died Wednesday in a New York hospital according to his […]

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Peter Frame, dancer and ballet teacher, dies at 61

Peter Frame, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet who became a mentor for young dancers, died Thursday on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police said. He was 61 years old. The cause was suicide, the medical examiner’s office said. Police say Mr. Frame apparently jumped from his five-story apartment building at 145 West […]

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North Van ballet dancer wins international honors

Goh Ballet’s Ashley Coupal is the first Canadian to win the gold medal at the World Ballet Competition final When North Vancouver resident Ashley Coupal was a young girl, her parents noticed her talent for dancing. When they played music at home, Coupal would start moving, and surprisingly in rhythm, for someone his age. So […]

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Local ballet dancer scores near perfect in US competition

Breadcrumb Links Local News local arts Ashley Coupal, 15, is the first Canadian to win a gold medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. She scored a near-perfect 9.850 for her final solo ballet of the third round of the competition in June. Photo by MICHAEL CAIRNS Content of the article A 15-year-old […]

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Why This Ballet Dancer Is Skipping College For Her Own St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory

GULFPORT — Brianna Melton is as serious a ballet student as it gets. During her freshman year in St. Petersburg High’s International Baccalaureate program, she had already spent four summers training with ballet companies across the country and narrowed her college choices to a select few. Melton has since pulled off a dizzying pivot. The […]

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79-year-old ballet dancer finds a way to fulfill her childhood dream

As a child, Fay Richardson wanted to dance, the grace and movement of ballet captivating her. “There just seemed to be a freedom in being able to use your body that way,” she recalls. Fay Richardson is the senior dancer in her class, as well as her dance school, the Youth Ballet of Saskatchewan. Her […]

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Meet this 77-year-old Dallas ballet dancer

At 77, Suzelle Poole does something almost every day other septuagenarians could only dream of: put on pointe shoes and dance on tiptoe. The England-born ballerina with an impeccably enviable posture – who doesn’t seem to top the 5ft mark – still dances professionally and teaches ballet lessons at the Royal Ballet Academy of Dance […]

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In Ballet West’s Exercise Class, Utahns Discover Their Inner Ballet Dancer and Forget About Looking Stupid

(Alex Gallivan | Special for the Tribune) Ballet teacher Nikki Bybee recently demonstrated a move during a new adult exercise class offered by Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City. Becoming a ballet student as an adult means: a) A good way to exercise. It improves posture and flexibility, strengthens muscles and burns calories. b) […]

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Britain’s oldest ballet dancer passes elite exam at 80

Any dancer would be thrilled to pass a high-level exam at a world-renowned ballet school. But when you’re doing it at 80 — and entering the record books as the nation’s oldest ballet dancer — it’s all the more enjoyable. This is the birthday present that great-grandmother Barbara Peters has just received. Any dancer would […]