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The Ballet Academy of South Texas arrives in Victoria

Registration is now open for all classes January 7, 2022 10:41 am Job : January 7, 2022 10:41 am VICTORIA, Texas – The Ballet Academy of South Texas arrives at Golden Crescent in January 2022. Principal Brenda Serrata Tally invites students to her new dance center to receive top-notch dance training. The academy, owned and […]

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Alexander goes to Austria to fulfill his dream of being a professional ballet dancer

Breadcrumb Links News Local News local entertainment Entertainment Ben Alexander knows that achieving his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer means sometimes having to leave family and friends to make it happen. Publication date : January 03, 2022 • January 3, 2022 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Ben Alexander, 19, from […]

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Keystone Ballet Academy will offer yoga for ages 12 and up

Keystone Ballet Academy will begin offering yoga classes for children and adults ages 12 and up. Classes will be held on Monday evenings beginning in January at his CAN BE Innovation Center studio, located at 103 Rotary Drive in Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton. “Yoga For All” is for anyone interested in a class […]

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Gene Kelly’s Legendary 1960 Paris Opera Ballet Becomes Spectacular New Film

Image courtesy of Starstruck, Scottish Ballet and Marquee TV Gavin Smart Starstruck, a festive reimagining of the choreographic work of great American actor/dancer Gene Kelly in the form of a stunning new feature film, is released worldwide this week. In 1960, Gene Kelly was invited to create an original work for the Paris Opera Ballet. […]

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10 contemporary ballet choreographers who are innovating the art form

Throughout the long history of ballet, there have always been contemporary choreographers who have put their own stamp on this art form. “A contemporary ballet choreographer is one who honors and understands the history of ballet while finding ways to innovate and make relevant what is happening in the present,” says UNCSA School of Dance […]

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Istanbul State Opera Ballet opens with “Fidelio”

ISTANBUL Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) opened its new season with the opera “Fidelio” at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House. class=”cf”> Fecir Alptekin, Senior Advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı watched the opera which aroused great interest among art lovers. Speaking at the opening, IDOB Director and Artistic Director […]

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Park Sae-eun of the Paris Opera Ballet plans to become a big “star” in France

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — Park Sae-eun already rose to the top rank of dancers with the Paris Opera Ballet (POB) when she was promoted to prima ballerina last month. But the 31-year-old South Korean is aiming higher: she wants to be the brightest star on the French ballet scene. “I think I’ve reached the […]

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Retired Isle of Wight Royal Ballet dancer launches new app for dancers

Image courtesy of Barney Finch A free mobile phone app, which aims to help dancers stay physically and mentally fit, has been launched by Isle of Wight resident, psychotherapist and retired Royal Ballet dancer Terry Hyde. Launched during World Wellness Week, the Help4Dancers app, available to download now from Apple and Google Play stores, gives […]

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Violetta Elvin, glamorous dancer with the Royal Ballet, has died aged 97

Violetta Elvin, who as a young Soviet ballerina brought her Bolshoi training and remarkable glamor to Britain’s Royal Ballet, died on May 27 at her home in Vico Equense, on the Sorrentine Peninsula in southern Italy. Italy. She was 97 years old. His death was reported by his son and only immediate survivor, Antonio Savarese. […]

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A former ballet dancer glides gracefully through her artistic endeavors

Many people change careers during their lifetime, leaving the old for the new. But one northern Illinois designer has found ways to intertwine many of her passions. by Mim Eichmann the artistic direction has evolved over the years. She grew up in the Washington DC area where she studied ballet as a child. She said […]

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Ballet Dancer Gabe Stone Shayer: Force of Nature

Gabe Stone Shayer is the first African-American dancer to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer is held by quite a few children, once they witness for the first time the seemingly effortless grace with which these athletes glide across the floor. From Mikhail Baryshnikov to Margot Fonteyn, […]

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Manassas Ballet dancer to retire after starring in ‘Giselle’ | Lifestyles

Since the age of 5, Julianne Russell dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. And over the past 20 years, Russell has had a fulfilling career as a professional ballet dancer working for prestigious regional ballet companies, including the Ballet Theater of Maryland in Annapolis and the Manassas Ballet Theatre. But Russell, now 31, said it […]

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Cairo Opera Ballet on tour in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour

The Cairo Opera Ballet began a tour on Wednesday with a selection of renowned classical ballets accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour. The shows, led by Artistic Director Armenia Kamel and Maestro Nair Nagy, kicked off in Cairo at the Opera House on Wednesday evening and will run until the […]

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Responding to a new report, the Paris Opera Ballet pledges to make diversity a priority in the historic institution

The Paris Opera Ballet is the oldest national ballet company in the world and is steeped in tradition. For all its grandeur and prestige, ballet notably lacks diversity and until recently was among ballet companies with a repertoire that even included blackface. However, a 66-page report released on Monday shed light on the work the […]

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24 productions announced for the first half of 2021 at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen kicks off 2021 with no less than 24 titles. In January and February you can expect a new production or surprise from Opera Ballet Vlaanderen almost every week. They will start the new year online and as soon as it is allowed they will once again receive live audiences in theaters. Looking […]

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The Colorado Ballet Academy offers exceptional training in any format

Let’s face it, 2020 has been full of surprises. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the dance world to adhere to social distancing measures, ballet schools have had to create innovative approaches to deliver high quality training. With that in mind, what should aspiring dancers look for in an intensive or pre-professional summer program this coming […]

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Charlotte Ballet dancer Andrès Trezevant is a rising star

Charlotte Ballet dancer Andrès Trezevant has moved a lot for someone who just turned 23. He was born in Tucson, then moved to Belgium and attended high school in Las Vegas before moving to Chicago. Movement is his thing. His high school, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, was a magnetic school about 10 minutes […]

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Joseph Phillips joins the Ballet Academy of Charleston as Artistic Director

World-renowned dancer and Columbia, SC native Joseph Phillips joins The Ballet Academy of Charleston as Artistic Director on January 4, 2021. Joseph Phillips, one of the world’s most decorated male ballet dancers, returns to his South Carolina roots after dancing with the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Theater and, more […]

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11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer receives scholarship offer after viral video

Anthony Mmesoma Madu, 11, from Nigeria, caught the world’s attention when a video of the young boy practicing ballet in the rain went viral on social media with hundreds of users admiring his talent . Since then, Madu has attracted a new fan base from all over the world and it has now been revealed […]

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11-YEAR-OLD BALLET DANCER GETS SCHOLARSHIP AFTER VIDEO OF HIM DANCING IN RAIN GOES VIRAL

Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year-old Nigerian boy, has been offered several scholarships, including one to one of America’s most elite and distinguished ballet schools, after a video of him dancing under the rain has gone viral. “A friend who lives in the UK sent me the video,” said Cynthia Harvey, artistic director of ABT Jacqueline […]

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11-year-old ballet dancer receives prestigious dance scholarship offer – BOTWC

This is how you invest in the next generation! An 11-year-old boy from Nigeria has been offered a scholarship to a top dance school in New York after a video of him dancing in the rain went viral, according to People. Anthony Mmesoma Madu recorded a video of himself showing off his ballet skills outside […]

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Local ballet dancer accepted into prestigious arts academy

Delaney Parker, 15, has been accepted to Interlochen Arts Academy, a prestigious fine arts boarding school in Northern Michigan where she will study ballet.Courtesy Charla Virkler; Charm Box Studio STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Delaney Parker was working another shift at the Johnny B. Goods Diner when his father, Scott, walked in. He was accompanied by Celina […]

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How famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov became popular

Embed from Getty Images Perhaps the most famous ballet in popular culture is, arguably, Nutcracker. Many families are flocking to local community centers to watch their children perform in delightful amateur productions over the holidays. And if you can’t catch a live show, there are plenty of filmed productions you can find online and on […]

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Opera Ballet Vlaanderen releases fifth video short

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen releases its fifth video short as part of #imaginationisalive. In the exceptional setting of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Antwerp, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui choreographs an intimate duet to ‘Pie Jesu’ from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The video is online on our social networks. Second video short film by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui under the hashtag #imaginationisalive, […]

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Krystian Lada conducts ROXANA’S SONG for Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Roxana’s Song is the fourth creation that Opera Ballet Vlaanderen presents as part of the Imagination is Alive campaign. Krystian Lada was partly inspired by the opera Król Roger, in which the confrontation between man and nature is a central theme. Composer Kasia Glowicka wrote a new orchestration for the music. The video is online […]

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Opera Ballet Vlaanderen adds SADKO and MEA CULPA to free online streaming

Opera Ballet Flanders has added two new titles to its free online streaming offerings. From now on, the public can enjoy the opera Sadko by Rimsky-Korsakov directed by Daniel Kramer and the dance performance Mea Culpa by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in their opera house. You can watch these performances on the website: www.operaballet.be. Opera Ballet […]

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CANCELED! LYON OPERA BALLET USA TOUR and YAGP NEW YORK FINALS at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, and more.

As the pandemic continues to impact the world of ballet, I’m keeping BWW Dance updated on cancellations and postponements. This report concerns the Lyon Opera Ballet, which is canceling the tour in the USA and returning to France, as well as the cancellation of the YAGP New York Finals scheduled for April 2020. I do […]

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OPERA BALLET VLAANDEREN BRINGS CONTEMPORARY DANCE TO NYC at the Joyce Theater

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, artistic director of Ballet Vlaanderen (Flanders) since September 2015, has led the company in a diverse and versatile direction, bringing together forty dancers from more than fifteen countries. Cherkaoui bridges the gap between ballet and contemporary dance by bringing in some of today’s respected contemporary choreographers. The current program at the Joyce […]

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Official opening of the Queensland Ballet Academy

The $17.7 million Queensland Ballet Academy officially opened at Kelvin Grove State College with the facility featuring six large dance studios, two multi-purpose halls, a gym, physio room, staff rooms and can accommodate up to 180 students in 2020. Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace joined Queensland Governor, Kelvin Grove SC Executive Director Llew Paulger, Queensland […]

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Ahmed Yehia of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company in the jury of the Italian competition – Stage & Street – Arts & Culture

Ahmed Yehia and his companion Anja Ahcin in Cinderella. Cairo Opera House, 2015 (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby) Ahmed Yehia, a well-known Egyptian dancer from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, will be among the jury members of the first edition of the Interdanza dance competition in Livorno, Italy. A graduate of the Higher Institute of Ballet […]

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Texas Metropolitan Ballet Academy students audition for The Nutcracker and Dance Company | Local News

The dancers arrived early to warm up for the Texas Metropolitan Ballet Academy’s Nutcracker audition last weekend in Killeen. Texas Metropolitan Ballet is a professional dance company in Killeen at 3500 Trimmer Road. Artistic director Randall Marks founded TMB in 2016. The academy presents The Nutcracker every year. Selected dancers must attend weekend rehearsals from […]

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The Pennsylvania Ballet Academy Prepares for “Nutcracker Sweets”

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WPMT) — A local ballet academy is putting their spin on a Christmas classic. The students and staff of the Pennsylvania Ballet Academy were… CAMP HILL, Pa. (WPMT) — A local ballet academy is putting their spin on a Christmas classic. Pennsylvania Ballet Academy students and staff prepare for their performance of […]

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Boston Ballet School establishes professional ballet academy at Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The Boston Ballet School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts on Tuesday announced a partnership to create the nation’s first all-inclusive professional ballet academy. Launching in the fall of 2020 at Walnut Hill in Natick, the academy will draw on Boston Ballet School’s top educators and enroll the school’s top students, providing access to […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet abandons dancer Sergei Polunin after sexist and homophobic social media posts

ballet dancer Sergei Polunin found itself at the center of a controversy this week. On Saturday, the famous Paris Opera Ballet announced that it would withdraw its invitation to the 29-year-old Ukrainian-born Russian dancer to play Siegfried in an upcoming performance of Swan Lake. The reason? Several sexist and anti-gay Instagram posts by Polunin were […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet drops Sergei Polunin for a homophobic diatribe | Ballet

Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet-trained dancer who revels in a reputation as a “bad boy in ballet”, has been kicked out of a production in Paris after a series of homophobic and sexist posts on social media. It was revealed last week that Polunin had been invited to play Prince Siegfried in the Paris Opera […]

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Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy’s dedicated students hope their performance of ‘Nutcracker’ will stand out again | Culture & Leisure

Hot off the heels of last weekend’s Anchorage Concert Association “Nutcracker” extravaganza, every production company in south-central Alaska is taking a turn in the classic Christmas ballet. Pulse Dance Studio is there this weekend, as is the Glenn Massay Theater down the valley, but let’s not forget that ‘The Nutcracker’ is at the heart of […]

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Ballerina Diana Vishneva returns to dance with the Paris Opera Ballet – WWD

When Diana Vishneva bowed out as principal dancer of American Ballet Theater last summer after 13 years, she didn’t disappear behind the scenes for good. The 42-year-old quit the business to focus on other projects – and ended up taking time off from dancing for a few months as she was pregnant with her son, […]

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Ballet Academy East Spring 2018 Performance

NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ballet Academy East’s Pre-Pro Division will captivate audiences with its annual spring performance, showcasing the school’s talented dancers in an exciting program of premieres and audience favorites. “Scherzo à la Russe”, choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust, photo by Rosalie O’Connor, Ballet Academy East Spring Performance […]

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Paris Opera dancers complain of harassment and mismanagement

Sexual and verbal harassment. A lack of support and care. Incompetence. These are just some of the accusations leveled against the management of the Paris Opera and the company’s artistic director, Aurélie Dupont, in an anonymous internal questionnaire that caused furor in the French media after being leaked to journalists. last week. “The current director […]

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Houston Ballet Announces Melissa Bowman as Director of New Houston Ballet Academy

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM and Houston Ballet Academy Principal Vicki Attard are pleased to announce that the Academy’s Elementary School Principal Melissa Bowman has been named the next Principal of the Houston Ballet Academy, overseeing a variety of programs designed to support students from their first introduction. to movement through a full […]

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Metropolitan Ballet Academy student dancers take top honors at the 2018 Philadelphia YAGP Regional Semi-Final

Young dancers studying at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, achieved great success at the 2018 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), taking top honors in the annual competition’s regional semi-finals held in held in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2018. 47 MBA dancers, including 14 young men from the famed MBA Boys Scholarship Program, […]

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Few women are ballet choreographers. A program at the Vail Dance Festival addresses this.

VAIL — Lauren Lovette, in a star-and-stripe hoodie, track shorts and socks, stood in the Vail Mountain School gymnasium, silently feeling footsteps that would turn a poem into a dance. “Could you run a little here?” Lovette asked Miriam Miller, one of three dancers she works with, to create a new ballet that will debut […]

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The Louisville Ballet choreographer showcase is all-narrative

On the opening night of this year’s Choreographer Showcase, Louisville Ballet Producer and Artistic Director Robert Curran framed the evening in the context of storytelling. In a season when the Ballet is producing three of the greatest storytelling ballets of all time (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker), inviting choreographers from the company to create […]

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Benjamin Millepied and the Paris Opera Ballet: one step too far | Ballet

Benjamin Millepied’s decision to leave his post as director of the Paris Opera Ballet was shockingly abrupt, not only because he has only been in the position for a little over a year, but because so much was promised by his appointment. Millepied arrives in Paris with big plans to revitalize the company’s repertoire. As […]

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Benjamin Millepied leaves the Paris Opera Ballet

LONDON — Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and former New York City Ballet dancer who brought an aura of glamor and intense media exposure to the 335-year-old Paris Opera Ballet as director of dance, has said Thursday that he was stepping down after just over a year in the job. Mr Millepied, born in France, who […]

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The Lyon Opera Ballet has an American touch

When the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon invited New York choreographer Ralph Lemon to create a new work, Mr. Lemon made a bold request: two months with the company to rehearse and experiment. To his surprise, Lyon’s artistic director Yorgos Loukos said yes, granting Mr. Lemon time with the dancers that was rare and, he […]