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The Montreal Ballet Academy offers free training to qualified Ukrainian refugees

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Director Sandra Castro-Muhlbauer says it’s unfair that young people lose their dream of becoming dancers. Sandra Castro-Muhlbauer and her husband, Diego Castro, at their Mont Royal Ballet Academy on Thursday. They offer free ballet lessons to children of Ukrainian refugees who have ballet experience. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette […]

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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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Opera, ballet and theater streams return to Ludlow

An image from the Book of Dust. Photo Manuel Harlan (Credit request) The new season kicks off with the magnificent Tosca from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday January 19 at 7:15 p.m. This intense performance of one of opera’s most beloved dramas will be shown on the big screen at the Ludlow Meeting Rooms, […]

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Royal Ballet dancer to auction world’s first ballet NFTs | Ballet

She is one of the most acclaimed dancers in the world, dazzling audiences with performances at the Bolshoi and the Royal Ballet. Now Natalia Osipova merges her age-old art form with the latest digital technology. Osipova, a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London and who recently appeared as Giselle at the Royal Opera […]

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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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Boston Ballet dancer sues for sexual assault

The lawsuit, filed in United States District Court in Nevada, names Mitchell Button as a defendant. He does not name Dusty Button, although he accuses him of engaging in a host of sexual abuse against Humphries, including restraining her while her husband assaulted her. The lawsuit further alleges that Mitchell Button sexually abused “at least […]

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Bicester dancer needs help funding training at Vaganova Ballet Academy

AN OXFORD-born dancer has been accepted to train at one of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools, but needs help funding his tuition. Taiga Kodama-Pomfret, who lives in Bicester, has a place to learn at Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia, in September. ALSO READ: Free Summer Festival in Oxford featuring Zumba tasters and […]

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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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San Diego ballet dancer raising money to attend an academy

A Navy sailor’s son asks for donations, big and small, to the military community. SAN DIEGO – A San Diego ballet dancer is raising money to attend the Princess Grace Academy of Monaco. In this Zevely Zone, I traveled to Mission Valley to learn how the San Diego community can help a military family. “I […]

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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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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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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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The Alamo Heights ballet dancer leaps onto the world stage and lands the role of ‘Plum’ in the local production of ‘The Nutcracker’

Kate Thomas, Children’s Ballet of San Antonio, Sugar Plum Fair, The Nutcracker/Photo-Children’s Ballet of San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A sophomore at Alamo Heights High School is making her way onto the world stage, one pirouette at a time. Kate Thomas, who recently turned 16, has been invited to join the one-year program […]

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Ballet dancer celebrating rise to the elite of the Royal Ballet School

A TALENTED young ballet dancer from a dance school in Bury celebrates winning a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School. Eliana Tse, nine, from Chadderton, auditioned against hundreds of other students from across the UK – just a handful were offered a junior associate’s place. Eliana started ballet as a complete debutante two years […]

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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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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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Vienna Ballet Academy removes leader’s power after abuse scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, general manager of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had put the wellbeing of its students at risk. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care”, the commission, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]