Tag Archives | Francesca Hayward

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Ballet News Previews | The South Bank Show – Ballet Black

Ballet News Previews | The South Bank Show – Ballet Black Here’s a charming opportunity to get to know Ballet Black a little better. The company was founded in 2001 by Royal Academy of Dance and Durham University graduate Cassa Pancho, and provides a vital platform for young, aspiring dancers of black and Asian descent. It was felt […]

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14 The Royal Ballet announces promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2013/14 Season. Melissa Hamilton has been promoted to First Soloist. Olivia Cowley, Elizabeth Harrod and Fumi Kaneko have all been promoted to Soloist. Hayley Forskitt, Francesca Hayward and Tristan Dyer have been promoted to First Artists. Annette Buvoli and David Donnelly will join […]

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Ballet News in rehearsal

Ballet News | Photographs in rehearsal Martin Bell, ex-ballet dancer with Northern Ballet and now professional photographer, recently attended a ballet gala (in aid of Ashanti Development) rehearsal on behalf of Ballet News. Dancers from The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet performed or created pieces, including Begoña Cao and Nancy Osbaldeston from ENB and Camille Bracher from The Royal […]

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12

The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12 reviewed There’s no doubt that this is an attractive book; it’s unusual size and striking photograph on the cover (Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) will draw you in.  What happens when you delve inside ? The annual Yearbook is a curious mix of looking back […]

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