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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) proudly announces the promotion of five dancers and the addition of four, totaling 26 Company dancers. RWB’s new roster features Alanna McAdie’s promotion from Second Soloist to Soloist, Liam Caines’ promotion from Corps de Ballet to Second Soloist, and Jesse Petrie ’s promotion from Apprentice to Corps de Ballet. Halfway […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Canada’s 150th

150 Pointes of Canada Attracts Nationwide-Participation In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, The National Ballet of Canada’s special project, 150 Pointes of Canada, has attracted interest and participation from across the country. The National Ballet is sending 150 pointe shoes across Canada, spanning all provinces and territories, to the country’s most recognizable landmarks. The company […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Symphony in C. Photo Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet | Symphony in C – Ballet to take your breath away

The Australian Ballet’s Symphony in C brings together great works from the past century to showcase the vigour of modern ballet. Coming to Melbourne following a rapturously received season in Sydney, Symphony in C pairs a tutu spectacular by pioneering choreographer George Balanchine with a selection of perfectly contained shorter works, including two Melbourne debut […]

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Jurgita Dronina with Artists of the Ballet in The Winter's Tale. Photo by Karolina Kuras

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter’s Tale, which opens […]

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Dance Ambassadors

One Dance UK, working in partnership with Dance Consortium, is looking for 20 aspiring dance leaders to become their 2017/18 cohort of Dance Ambassadors.   Developed over the last nine years, the Dance Ambassador programme provides training and guidance relevant to young people considering a career in dance that goes beyond the stage. These Dance […]

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Sergei Polunin Masterclass

Sergei Polunin to teach at Danceworks London & International Ballet Academy Summer School International ballet star, Sergei Polunin will teach a ballet masterclass at Danceworks London on 18 July. Ballet students ages 16+ will have the opportunity to learn from the The Royal Ballet’s youngest-ever Principal, who is one of the renowned Guest Teachers in […]

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Dianne Buswell - (C) Jeremy Phillips - Photographer: Jeremy Phillips

Three new dancers join the professional dancer line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancer line-up for series 15 has been unveiled and the BBC today announces three new fabulous female dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites. The three new stunning professional dancers are all Champions from the Ballroom and Latin world; Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Season Promotions

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and Félix Paquet and Ben Rudisin to Second Soloist. Emma Hawes will be promoted to First Soloist. Ms. Hawes made her debut in Swan Lake as Odette/Odile […]

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