Ballet News is a professionally written website bringing you ballet insights, breaking news & backstage highlights straight from the stage. Plus there are competitions, interviews, reviews, previews and ballet news is published pretty much daily.
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You’re in the right place to contact me with any relevant queries, questions or comments you may have. I love receiving feedback, questions, news & suggestions from Ballet Newsers.
Could I ask that before you get in touch, you read these notes which I designed after receiving repeat requests for the same information. You may find your answer here, but if not please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form on this page.
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If you would like to purchase copies of any of the images you see on Ballet News, please get in touch first (unauthorised reproduction of anything on the Ballet News website is an infringement of copyright and legal action may follow).
Ballet photographer recommendations
If you are looking for a professional ballet photographer then please get in touch and I will send you a recommendation based on your location, if I have one. Please include details of what you are hoping to achieve, your budget and timescale, and contact details so that I can pass them on to the photographer, who will then get in touch with you.
I receive emails from photographers who ask for commissions and/or exposure on Ballet News. The first thing I’d ask is : are you a press photographer ? The very specific demands of press photography (short deadlines in particular) aren’t for everyone and if they aren’t for you, this isn’t the place to ask for commissions/exposure.
Ballet News is unable to sponsor fundraising causes. If you have questions about how to go about fundraising please read the Ballet Business article. Likewise please read the article if you need to raise funds to go to ballet school or summer intensive.
If you, or someone you know is interested in taking up ballet, for fun or vocationally, one of the best places to begin is with your local ballet company. Ask whether they have knowledge of the local area and suitable classes – they may run summer school intensives/workshops. You can also check your local paper/dance magazines as many teachers advertise there.
Ballet product reviews
If you are writing to invite me to test/review/write about your product/s, please check the About Me page first, to ensure relevance. If you are sending me details of a classical ballet event, please specify your involvement (if any) and summarise all of the details (date/time/location/press contact etc). I’m a journalist, often working to short deadlines so please be precise and piquant.
Ballet work experience & apprenticeships
I’m sorry but at the current time, Ballet News is not offering apprenticeships or work experience.
Ballet News is not a performing ballet company. There are no auditions or positions available for dancers.
If you want to use some of my content in a research paper, school essay or similar, or if you wish to translate some of the content on Ballet News, please contact me and include the purpose of the work, where it will be published, and exactly which content you want to use.
If I’m not featuring your local professional ballet company or vocational school, and you want to read about them here, please ask their press office to contact me.
If you are entering a competition, please double-check the entry requirements and make sure you include them, as any that don’t match exactly will not be counted. By entering any competitions and by contacting Ballet News for anything else you confirm that you agree to receive information from Ballet News.
I do reply to all relevant messages, usually the same day, but I encourage you to use the search function on the website and to check the About Me page to be sure you’ve properly addressed your email.
And my top tip for you if you get in touch – write your message by thinking about why it might be of interest to Ballet News readers. There’s a lot of noise out there and an email along the lines of, “my photos are great, look at them” won’t work. Why ? Because you didn’t tell me what is so great about your photos and crucially, why they’d be so great for Ballet News. Make it newsworthy and relevant.
- To re-cap briefly; if you’re about to send me a message, please make sure you know to whom you should address it. Any unaddressed mail is deleted without being read i.e. ‘Dear Ballet News.’
I look forward to hearing from you & thank you for taking the time to get in touch.