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North Vancouver dancer earns spot at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Caitlin Smart one of 10 international dancers to have the opportunity to train with a prestigious program Imagine moving to Switzerland to learn how to make chocolate from a master chocolatier. Or Japan to immerse yourself in the world of high-tech electronics. Or Colombia to study the coffee-making process, or the Scottish Highlands to make […]

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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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See ‘Seussical Jr.’ from the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy Oct. 29-Nov. 7 – Daily newsletter

The Inland Pacific Ballet Academy’s production of “Seussical Jr.”, with a cast of young people ages 6-18, opens at 7 p.m. Friday, October 29 at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy Studio Theater 7, 9061 Central Ave., Montclair. Performances continue at 7 p.m. on October 30 and November 4 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on […]

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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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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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Jacques d’Amboise, former New York ballet dancer who taught thousands of children, dies at 86 – NBC New York

Jacques d’Amboise, who combined classical elegance with all-American verve and athleticism to become one of New York City Ballet’s top male dancers, then spent more than four decades providing free dance education to countless young people through his National Dance Institute. died aged 86. His death was confirmed by Ellen Weinstein, director of the New […]

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A star of the Paris Opera Ballet costs to follow her passion

HUgo Marchand, probably the most starred star of the Paris Opera Ballet, watches, shirtless and muscular, from the cover of his new memoir, Dancer (Arthaud), published in France last month. Marchand, 27, seems a bit young for writing an autobiography. While he rose through the ranks quickly – at 23 he was a star, the […]

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A star of the Paris Opera Ballet on Being young, gifted and successful

Hugo Marchand, arguably the most starred star of the Paris Opera Ballet, watches, shirtless and muscular, from the cover of his new memoir, ‘Danser’ (Arthaud), published in France last month. Marchand, at 27, seems a little young to have written an autobiography. Although he rose through the ranks quickly — at 23 he was a […]

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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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Discover Chanel’s costumes for the Paris Opera Ballet’s digital opening gala

Last Wednesday, the Paris Opera Ballet held its annual opening gala virtually, as is done these days. The event was initially private, broadcast by the ballet’s guest patrons, but is now online and accessible to everyone. Like all other ballet companies in the world, the Paris Opera Ballet did not dance its regular seasons. Out […]

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17-year-old Richmond alumnus and ballet dancer Sam Merkle featured in Disney+’s new documentary series ‘On Pointe’ | Entertainment

At the age of 15, Sam Merkle moved from Richmond to New York to attend the prestigious School of American Ballet. Today, he’s one of the main dancers in Disney+’s new documentary series “On Pointe,” produced by Ron Howard. “On Pointe” follows young people who pursue their dream of becoming ballet dancers. The series shows […]

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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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A renowned local ballet dancer will perform with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra | News

Tiler Peck, a Bakersfield native and award-winning principal dancer with New York City Ballet, will join the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as a special guest artist for their 2020-21 season opener, “Tiler’s Serenade.” According to a press release from the symphony, the virtual performance is scheduled to air on KERO-TV 23 at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Bakersfield […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing designs costumes for Paris Opera dancers

Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, is more closely associated with Beyoncé than ballet, but that may soon change. As WWD reports, the designer will create costumes for the Paris Opera, outfitting a troupe led by dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud for an upcoming piece called “Renaissance” in June. “My ambition is to create a classical […]

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Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris/New York City Ballet, Paris — the review

When it comes to ballet companies, Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet could hardly be more different. French dress has centuries of classic history and has mainly looked to contemporary European trends to adapt to changing times. American society, meanwhile, still respects the neoclassical style and vision of its 20th-century founder, George Balanchine. […]

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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 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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Benjamin Millepied takes over at the Paris Opera Ballet

Although it’s only been three years since he retired as Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, Mr. Millepied has been a force of nature in the dance world for quite some time. Handsome, with dark hair, blue eyes and, quite often, a shadow of a beard, he is also articulate, focused and persuasive, with […]

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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 […]