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Visual artist debuts first ballet with Boston Ballet choreographer

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Visual Artist Shantell Martin was able to choreograph his own ballet for the first time in his career thanks to the Boston Ballet Company, and he makes his debut Thursday night. But there is only one thing. “I actually don’t know anything about dancing,” Martin said. “But I know a lot […]

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This ballet academy offers an exciting program that will keep the little ones on their toes

You can help your children stay in shape and discover their artistic side! A historical dance, ballet is not only a sport but also a playful form of exercise. Students can learn from highly decorated ballet dancers at Yan Ballet Academy. The detailed program of this academy is designed based on the collective expertise of […]

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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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The story of a ballet dancer | Rebecca Nugent returns to Humboldt County to star in ‘The Nutcracker’ – Times-Standard

This holiday season, Rebecca Nugent performed two different roles in two different productions of “The Nutcracker” in two different cities. The 25-year-old dancer portrayed Clara in New Ballet’s “The San Jose Nutcracker” in the Bay Area from Dec. 18-22. Prior to that, Nugent – ​​a former resident of Arcata – returned to Humboldt County, where […]

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Marigny Opera Ballet revisits The Nutcracker with a new score and set from New Orleans | Events

Dave Hurlbert, co-founder of the Opéra de Marigny and its ballet company, has seen more than his fair share of “Nutcracker” holiday performances. He says he has a love/hate relationship with Tchaikovsky’s score. “I played piano for the San Francisco Ballet,” says Hurlbert. “I played ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ 47 times per season.” […]

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Ballet dancer who used ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault students jailed

A The former English National Ballet dancer who used his ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault four young female students has been jailed for nine years. Yat-Sen Chang, 50, inappropriately touched teenagers during massages at two dance schools in London between 2009 and 2016. The Cuban joined the English National Ballet in 1993 and was […]

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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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Kamal Singh: first Indian ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School

Kamal Singh: first Indian ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School A ballet prodigy overcomes obstacles to break down boundaries Diaspora October 18, 2021 Singh’s natural flexibility allowed him to excel in ballet despite a late start (Photo: Kamal Singh’s Instagram) Featured in Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 list of 2021, Kamal Singh broke […]

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Savannah dancer receives prestigious Joffrey Ballet Academy scholarship

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah’s first black nutcracker, Andre McGregor, will soon join the ranks of a world-renowned dance center as he leaves to study in the Joffrey Ballet’s trainee program Academy. “I’m so excited to be able to continue what I’ve been doing all this time,” McGregor said. “It’s amazing that I’ve gotten to […]

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City ballet dancer Amar Ramasar retires after text message scandal

A star dancer with New York City Ballet who has come under fire for sharing vulgar texts and sexually explicit photos plans to leave the company next year. The dancer, Amar Ramasar, will retire in May after a 20-year career with City Ballet, according to a 2021-22 season announcement released by the company this month. […]

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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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Legendary and beloved Royal Ballet dancer dies aged 88

Legendary ballet dancer Em Theay, who promoted the Royal Ballet of the Kingdom for decades, died yesterday in Phnom Penh. They were 88 years old. His death drew many condolences from government dignitaries. Prime Minister Hun Sen sent his condolences to Theay’s family. “My wife and I are so sorry for the loss of a […]

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The Cairo Opera Ballet Company will perform at the Cairo Opera House on June 10

File: Cairo Opera Ballet Company. CAIRO – May 28, 2021: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company will perform the ballet Zorba at the Cairo Opera House on June 10. The Cairo Opera Ballet company presented Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Cairo Opera House from December 23 to 29, 2020. Cairo Opera conducted by […]

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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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The Paris Opera Ballet is the subject of a racial toll : NPR

The world’s oldest ballet company is being raced. The Paris Opera Ballet works to update racist stereotypes and increase diversity. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The world’s oldest ballet company takes a look. The Paris Opera Ballet addresses issues of race and racism in its ranks and repertoire. NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports. ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: In the […]

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South Queensferry ballet dancer shines at prestigious dance school

Abbie Garmany, a 15-year-old student from Queensferry High School, has spent lockdown fulfilling her dream of standing out on the big stage by training with Edinburgh’s prestigious Festival Ballet School. She was accepted into the school’s part-time course, created by the famous ballet dancer, choreographer, director and Olivier Prize winner Peter Schaufuss, who during his […]

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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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Egyptian ballet dancer Luca Abdel Nour wins second place at the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition

CAIRO – February 9, 2021: Egyptian ballet dancer Luca Abdel Nour won second place in classical ballet at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Switzerland held from January 31 to February 6. The 17-year-old student from the Zurich Dance Academy performed classical and contemporary ballet. Abdel Nour also […]

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REVIEW: It takes incredible strength to be a ballet dancer, shows ‘On Pointe’ | Television

Ballet thrives on talent. Never mind the other deciding factors when it comes to casting. If a dancer has no talent, the roles will not come. The brutal truth comes out in “On Pointe,” a six-part documentary series on Disney+ that shows what goes on behind the scenes at New York City Ballet. By playing […]

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Ballet dancer who founded Charleston company arrested in husband’s shooting death | Local and national news

The founder of the short-lived Charleston-based American National Ballet was arrested last week and charged with killing her ex-husband. Ashley Benefield, 28, has been charged with second degree murder in the September 27 shooting death of Doug Benefield, 58. The couple, separated and living in Florida, have been embroiled in a custody battle over their […]

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Gabe Stone Shayer on succeeding as a black ballet dancer

Questions and answers The Philadelphia native was recently promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre, one of the most distinguished ballet companies in the world. Get wellness tips, workout trends, healthy eating and more straight to your inbox with our Be Well newsletter. Gabe Stone Shayer practicing at the American Ballet Theatre. | Photo courtesy […]

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Ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer remains on guard in his new role in New York | Arts

Gabe Stone Shayer, a classically trained ballet dancer, doesn’t believe in wasting time. As the pandemic continues to restrict many activities, Shayer — the first African American to graduate from the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow in its nearly 250-year history — has found ways to pursue and to highlight other interests in his […]

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Pen pal swap turns into close friendship for up-and-coming ballet dancer

What started as a pen pal exchange has become one of the biggest proponents of Emma Tomlinson’s promising ballet career. It was January when a community pen pal project was launched for residents of The Wexford. What started as a pen pal exchange has become one of the biggest proponents of Emma Tomlinson’s promising ballet […]

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Viral video sees 11-year-old ballet dancer win scholarship

The American Ballet Theater in New York has awarded a scholarship to Anthony Mmesoma Madu. Anthony Mmesoma Madu is a ballet student from Nigeria. He will train at the American Ballet Theater through virtual classes before heading there in 2021. His viral video also earned the non-profit dance studio, where he currently trains, donations. Ballet […]

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Charlotte Ballet Academy does Safety Dance – in a parking lot | WFAE 90.7

The other day, Kati Mayo was looking across the parking lot next to the Charlotte Ballet on North Tryon Street. It was early in the morning. A light breeze blew through the air. “And it took my breath away, how beautiful it was,” said Charlotte Ballet Academy’s artistic coordinator. She was, of course, referring to […]

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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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Colorado Ballet Academy Wins Outstanding School at YAGP, Announces New Pre-Pro Level

The Colorado Ballet Academy received the Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award for the second year in a row at the Denver Semi-Finals competition which ran February 28-March 1. Additionally, ABC students won first place in the Grand Ensemble and Senior Contemporary categories, as well as second place in the Senior Classical categories and […]

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Benicia Middle School student accepted into prestigious ballet academy

Bella Cannon, a student at Benicia Middle School, was recently selected to a prestigious summer ballet academy in Cleveland, OH. (This article originally appeared in the January 31 print edition of the Herald) Galen Kusic, Editor Bella Cannon, a 13-year-old student at Benicia Middle School, was recently accepted to ArtEmotion, an elite summer ballet crash […]

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On Point: The Two Leading Ladies of Ballet Academy of Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE – “Stop dancing like you’re apologizing for being here!” shouts Rian Miles, shortly before being drowned out by the opening lines of Rihanna’s “Only Girl.” At one end of a studio at the Moses Lake Ballet Academy, Miles’ jazz dance students huddle together and form three lines. Three by three, the students gaze […]

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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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Crystal Pite takes on her biggest challenge yet at the Paris Opera Ballet

Canadian choreographer and dancer Crystal Pite, seen here at the Opera Garnier in Paris on October 8, 2019, is no stranger to pressure on the world stage.Joel SAGET/AFP/Getty Images It’s 9 a.m. at the Palais Garnier, the imposing home of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Crystal Pite is listening to Chopin alone in her dressing […]

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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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Grocer’s son gets full scholarship to Ballet Academy East in New York

Kolkata/Mumbai: A teenager from the Siliguri district of Bengal is doing his best to raise funds that could help him pursue his dream of dancing in America. Dipesh Verma, the 18-year-old self-taught ballet dancer, is the son of a grocer and has been offered places at some of the prestigious ballet academies in America like […]

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Wellington’s teenage ballerina’s pirouettes won her a spot at the Houston Ballet Academy

ROSA WOODS/STUFF Fifteen-year-old ballerina Macy Cook will be hard at work next year, training at the Houston Ballet Academy in America. Fifteen-year-old ballerina Macy Cook trains at least 25 hours a week, perfecting her pirouettes. Her hard work has paid off, as she flies to America in mid-August to take up a place at Houston […]

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Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy launches investigation into bullying

Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy launches investigation after photo of young student with bleeding feet was published and students made allegations of physical and sexual abuse The Vienna State Opera has been rocked by allegations of abuse during its ballet Former students have claimed they suffered abuse during their training A former student posted photos […]

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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 Kang Ho-hyun, latest Korean addition to the Paris Opera Ballet

There are now three Korean ballerinas in the Paris Opera Ballet as Kang Ho-hyun recently joined the company after a year-long training period. Founded in 1669, the Paris Opera Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, along with the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet. Attracting many […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet dancer is the fourth Korean to receive a prestigious distinction

Ballerina Park Sae-eun performs ‘Emerald’, part of George Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ trilogy, for a gala after winning the prize on Tuesday at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. [YONHAP] Korean ballet dancer Park Sae-eun was named best dancer at the Benois de la Danse awards, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet awards, on Tuesday in Moscow. […]

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Ballerina Jasmine Henry has been chosen to participate in the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Russia

With deft one-handed flapping and speaking in mousy tones, Perth’s Jasmine Henry seems like the perfect candidate for one of the world’s leading ballet schools. And after a recent visit to the centuries-old Russian Ballet Academy Vaganova, the 15-year-old’s performance dreams are about to come true. Jasmine, who trained full-time in ballet three years ago, […]

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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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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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A Chinese dancer breaks down cultural barriers at the Paris Opera Ballet

HONG KONG — When it opened its season late last month, the Paris Opera Ballet included the first Chinese dancer to be hired in its 346-year history. Lam Chun-wing, 19, from a working-class Hong Kong suburb, is an unlikely addition to the world’s oldest ballet company, a state institution steeped in French tradition. He has […]

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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 […]

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Natalie Portman’s husband will direct the Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied, the “Black Swan” choreographer who helped turn Natalie Portman into an obsessed, paranoid ballerina for film and later married the actress, has been named director of the Opera Ballet of Paris Thursday. Millepied, 35, is a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet who left in 2011 to […]

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Retired dancers from the Grand Rapids Ballet Company open their own ballet academy in West Michigan

Picture FileAkop and Gaiane Akopian, former professional dancers with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, opened their own studio, the Michigan Ballet Academy. GRAND RAPIDS – Akop and Gaiane Akopian were stage stars with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company until their retirement. Today, they retire their talents as teachers, choreographers and artistic directors. The married couple […]