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Ksenia Ryzhkova & Sergei Polunin  Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures

Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures Yesterday saw the Russian Ballet Icons Gala take place in London. These photographs of dancers such as Alina Cojocaru, Sergei Polunin, Marianela Nunez and Igor Zelensky were taken during the rehearsal.                                      

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 | Casting

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 Just announced, the dancers taking part in this years Russian Ballet Icons Gala, on March 9th at the London Coliseum are as follows (subject to change) : Timur Askerov Silvia Azzoni Alina Cojacaru Mathew Golding Dmitry Gruzdev Dmitri Gudanov Daria Klimentova Johan Kobborg Ekaterina Krysasnova Vyacheslav Lopatin Vadim Muntagirov Marianela […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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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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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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l-r : Jonathan Cope, Wendy Ellis Soames, Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez  Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru

Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru Alina Cojocaru launched the fundraising for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal through her first gala for Hospices of Hope in May 2008, which was a sell-out performance. We are delighted that Alina has now offered to provide us with another unique evening as we approach the completion of this […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well – the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers – and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre

Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre Gillian will next star as Giselle in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle, co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg. (7 November – 12 December)   How have you settled into life in New […]

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