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Famous ballet dancer and instructor Henry Danton dies at 102

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) – Earlier this month, former ballet star, instructor and Petal resident Henry Danton died. According to an obituary from Moore Funeral Service websiteHenry Danton, born Henry David Boileau Down, died peacefully at his home on February 9. He was 102 years old. The site says he was born on March 30, 1919, […]

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Henry Danton, ballet dancer, instructor dies at 102 in Mississippi

Henri Danton of Petal, who danced for many years with the royal ballet in London and taught his trade to students in southern Mississippi died on February 9. He was 102 years old. Danton moved to southern Mississippi in the 1990s and began teaching ballet in Hattiesburg, Petal, Columbia and Laurel and occasionally at Belhaven […]

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Jacobs School of Music will pay tribute to a black composer with an opera and a ballet

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will host an event honoring renowned composer William Grant Still at 7:30 p.m. on February 4-5 and February 11-2 at the Musical Arts Center. Tickets are on sale from $16 for regular admission and $10 for student admission. The event will have two parts, an opera […]

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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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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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Greenwich Ballet Academy returns to GHS Performing Arts Center for The Nutcracker 2021

Greenwich Ballet Academy’s jaw-dropping family production of The Nutcracker is back on stage. Performances will be November 13 at 7:45 p.m. and November 14 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center. “We love kicking off the holiday season every year with The Nutcracker,” said Patricia Franklin, President of Geenwich Ballet Academy. […]

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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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“Art transcends race”: the first Asian star ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet

When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the oldest ballet institution in the world, her hotel room in Paris was so small that she couldn’t fully stretch her legs. A decade later, the South Korean became the first Asian ballerina to reach the top “star” – or “star” – rank in the Paris Opera Ballet’s 352-year […]

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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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The Grunin Center features ballet dancer Misty Copeland in the virtual installment of the Blauvelt Lecture Series on September 16

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 08/17/2021 (TOMS RIVER, NJ) — American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland joins the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for a virtual speaking engagement as part of from the Blauvelt speaker series. […]

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Name removal | Santa Cruz dancer Emily Moran accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Ballet Theater and its academy The Studio School of Classical Ballet has announced that the company’s senior dancer Emily Moran has been accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow as part of its international training program. Moran, 19, a graduate of Harbor High School, will train with the prestigious institute and also […]

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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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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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How to buy like ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer

Welcome to our How to Shop Like series, where we spotlight fashion industry personalities and take a closer look at their personal relationships with fashion and the way they shop – think of all the best fashion tips and tricks. insiders. This week we chat with a ballet dancer Gabe Pierre Shayer. On a ballet’s […]

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11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer receives scholarship following viral video

January 4, 2021, 5:16 p.m. | Updated: January 4, 2021, 6:24 PM Video of the 11-year-old ballet dancing barefoot outside has gone viral. Image: Instagram/Leap of Dance Academy Video of Anthony Mmesoma Madu’s graceful pirouettes in the pouring rain swept the internet last month. An 11-year-old boy whose beautiful ballet dance has gone viral has […]

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Gabe Stone Shayer, Philly native and ballet dancer, wins $50,000 artistic prize | Arts

NEW YORK – Philadelphia native, rising ballet dancer and choreographer Gabe Stone Shayer has been selected to receive the Levinson Arts Achievement Award, a $50,000 grant made possible by Robert A. Levinson and Patricia S. Levinson through their fund of the New York Community Trust. Shayer, 26, was recently promoted to soloist with American Ballet […]

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The Greenwich Ballet Academy dances around Covid with a digital production of The Nutcracker

Greenwich Ballet Academy has jumped and thrown in response to Covid, closing last March for studio classes and reopening July 6. Before closing again on November 12, when Port Chester received a Covid-19 Orange Zone designation, the non-profit ballet school brainstormed a way for dancers to perform The Nutcracker, one of two highly anticipated annual […]

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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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Bringing Ballet Back: Centralia Ballet Academy Opens and Expands Despite Pandemic

By Carrina Stanton / For the Chronicle For Mick Gunter, pushing to reopen classes and experiences at Centralia Ballet Academy isn’t so much about profit as it is about people. Gunter, who owns the dance studio with his wife, Nancy, said he felt the kids had already given up too much because of COVID-19. As […]

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Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo pay tribute to viral Nigerian ballet dancer

LAGOS, Nigeria – When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was filmed practicing ballet Barefoot in the pouring rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a joint film study session. Instead, the mobile phone video of him performing the pirouette without shoes on the unevenly wet concrete was seen by […]

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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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11-year-old ballet dancer receives US scholarship after posting video of him dancing in the rain in Nigeria | London Evening Standard

A An 11-year-old boy whose dancing skills have stunned people around the world has been awarded a scholarship to study ballet at a prestigious academy in the United States. Video of Anthony Mmesoma Madu dancing in the rain in Lagos, Nigeria has spread across the internet as social media users praised the 11-year-old for breaking […]

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Viola Davis tweets about an 11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer

Barefoot and gracefully dancing a ballet on a soggy street in Lagos, Nigeria, 11 Anthony Madu shows how passion and doing what you love the most, no matter what, can be the first step to making your dreams come true. Madu went viral after her dance teacher at Leap of Dance Academy shared the impressive […]

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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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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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Shaking up at the Vienna Ballet Academy after abuse scandal

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — The famed Vienna State Opera ballet academy announced a staff reshuffle on Friday, days after an official commission reported it was putting children’s welfare at risk. Academy director Simona Noja-Nebyla has been relieved of her duties, according to a statement from the Austrian Public Theater Organization. Noja-Nebyla was not sacked but her […]

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A prestigious ballet academy “encouraged children to smoke to stay thin” | The Independent

According to an investigation, children at the prestigious ballet academy of the Vienna State Opera were encouraged to smoke to control their weight. The scandal first erupted in April when a media report accused the school of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students. At the time, the Sway The newspaper published a […]

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Vienna ballet academy told kids to start smoking to stay slim, survey finds | News | DW

A special commission investigating allegations of abuse at the Vienna State Opera’s ballet academy found a general “disregard” for child protection at the school, according to a report released on Tuesday. “It is clear that children and young people are not adequately protected against discrimination, neglect and adverse medical effects,” the government-backed commission said in […]

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Ballet Academy encouraged children to smoke to stay slim, addressed them by first name and clothing size, survey finds

The Vienna State Opera Ballet School has been accused of endangering the well-being of its young students by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating alleged abuse says in a report released on Tuesday. In April, media reports from the Austrian news magazine Sway accused the school of inflicting abuse, both […]

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The Vienna Ballet Academy “encouraged children to smoke to stay slim” | Austria

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is putting children’s well-being at risk, including by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating allegations of abuse has concluded. The scandal erupted in April when a media report accused Vienna’s famed state opera academy of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students as well […]

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Vienna State Opera’s prestigious ballet academy ‘put children at risk as part of a culture of abuse’

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is putting children’s well-being at risk, including by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating allegations of abuse said today. The scandal erupted in April when a media report accused Vienna’s famed state opera academy of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students as well […]

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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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Vienna State Opera ballet academy hit by abuse allegations

VIENNA – AFP The ballet academy of the famous Vienna State Opera was hit on April 10 by allegations of severe physical and mental abuse against its students, as well as sexual assault. class=”cf”> The weekly Falter has published the results of a detailed investigation which it says revealed ’19th century’ methods inflicted on students, […]

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Vienna State Opera ballet academy hit by abuse scandal | Austria

The Vienna State Opera has launched an investigation and promised far-reaching reforms after allegations that students at its prestigious ballet academy were physically, mentally and sexually abused by two teachers. “Unacceptable things have happened,” State Opera director Dominique Meyer said on Wednesday after Austrian magazine Falter published a detailed account of the alleged abuse based […]

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Opera and ballet still cling to offensive and outdated motifs – The Miscellany News

On Friday March 15, I watched “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi with my mother. My mom loves Lincoln Center, loves opera, and loves to sing opera. Opera aficionados regard “Rigoletto” as standard repertoire, even though it was my first formal encounter with it. However, the song “La Donna e Mobile” was extremely familiar due to its […]

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The Nutcracker from the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh presents a magical tradition | Living in the southern hills

Katie Ging Photography Many young ballet dancers have visions of sweets dancing in their heads as soon as they put on their first tutu or tights. “The Nutcracker” is synonymous with ballet and Christmas. It is estimated that across the country, major ballet companies derive approximately 40% of their annual ticket revenue from performances of […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet launches its season with public participation – WWD

YOU CAN DANCE: Audience participation isn’t usually the order of the day when you go to the ballet, but the season-opening gala at the Paris Opera has decided to shake up tradition. Guests were invited to join the Paris Opera Ballet on the stage of the Palais Garnier, where they were led by dancers to […]

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Full Circle: Dancers’ Orbit Leads Mountain View Ballet Academy to Thrive | Business

Megan V. Winslow / Town CrierRima Chaeff, left, with her mother Marion, who opened the academy in 1985. While sharing the story of Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View, Marion Chaeff and her daughter, Rima, both used the ballet programs they attended or the class they taught as time stamps to ensure they spoke in […]

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A young Indonesian dancer will study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow

News Office (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Thu 23 August 2018 2018-08-23 07:05 1293 b147f6715e2195e5246e701df546bdcf 1 News Shalama-Qowlam-Fadila, Ballerina, Indonesian Ballerina Free It looks like a good year for young Indonesian ballerinas as another dancer has been awarded in an international ballet competition. Shalama Qowlam Fadila, 15, trained at the Ballet Academy in Casagaya, Jakarta, […]

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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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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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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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Huntington Ballet Academy Adds Beginner Classes and Modern Teen Ballet Classes

The Huntington Ballet Academy now offers more classes for teens and beginners through 10-week sessions. By Lindsay Roussin September 29, 2017 Receive family activities not to be missed! The Huntington Ballet Academy in Suffolk County is adding ballet lessons for teenagers and modern, as well as open ballet lessons for beginners aged 7 and over, […]

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The Reigning Ballet Choreographers of the 21st Century

Ballet in the 21st century shows no signs of slowing down: this spring, more than a dozen works by two of today’s reigning ballet choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, are slated for the stage. The eclectic mix covers ballets with full narratives and several with hints of stories or no plots at all. Taken […]

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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 […]