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Photograph by Richard Calmes

Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes

Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes | Lines and LEAPS Richard Calmes’ third book, Lines and LEAPS, features a unique concept – showcasing the dancer’s line and then on the opposite page, a leap, or as it’s more usually known in ballet, a jete. Calmes says, “Lines and LEAPS is my third book. It is filled with […]

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Jete through July

Ballet News suggests …. Jete through July With July just a skip away, I wanted to find one perfect dress that you could wear almost anywhere with the right accessories. With their floral lace flippy tunic, TopShop has hit the mark perfectly. It has a sense of structure but not too tailored or restrictive, and it’s also summery […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carli Samuelson, Corps de Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Carli Samuelson, Corps de Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It can be very difficult to find motivation on a Monday morning, but my motivation comes from the fact that I’m a part of this amazing professional ballet company (Pacific Northwest Ballet) and […]

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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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Ballet School – behind the barre

English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet’s Celisa Diuana

Celisa Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.  I’ve published a series of behind the scenes video clips, taken during the photo/fashion shoot which took place recently.  If you’ve missed any of the earlier features in this series, you can read my pre-season interview with Celisa – […]

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Backstage at The Royal Ballet part 2

Recently I organised a fashion/photo shoot with Royal Ballet dancer Celisa Diuana, to accompany her pre-season interview which I published last week.  Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with the company, and once the season starts next month she will be on-stage practically every night.  You can also see her dance White Couples in […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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