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La Cenicienta: Ballet Municipal de Lima does Cinderella

Peru is not a natural home for ballet. Children are far more likely to be learning the traditional Marinera than <i>pli</i><i>és</i> and <i>pas de chats</i>, and the …

Essays

Ruth Mattock

Ruth is a freelance writer from London, where she indulged her love of dance by interviewing her favourite creators and performers from Carlos Acosta …

Freelancing

Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren Will Star in Disney's The Nutcracker

Misty Copeland will also perform in the live-action film.<p>The Disney remakes are coming thick and fast—this time, they're not taking on one of their own greatest hits, but rather a tale immortalized in the ballet world. <i>The Nutcracker and the Four Realms</i> will star Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum …

Movies

Bill Waldinger, Dance Teacher

Bill recently joined the faculty of Broadway Dance Center in New York City as a regular guest teaching-artist.<p>He is currently a regular faculty …

Dance

When the dance teacher-student relationship comes to an end

<i>Dance Teacher with Joffrey Ballet School (and many others!), Bill Waldinger, shares his insight into the teacher-student relationship.</i><p>As teachers, we …

Students

Life at Jacob's Pillow with Sara Mearns and Michelle Dorrance

<i>Our wonderful dance historian Caroline Hamilton gives us an update from her stay with Jacob’s Pillow, America’s oldest dance festival:</i><p>It is hard to …

New York City Ballet

Jennifer Kohli

Jennifer Kohli is an aspiring professional ballet dancer, writer and teacher, currently studying in the US.<p>She grew up riding horses and climbing …

Dance

Top 10 dance books you need to read

<i>Here’s a list of some favourite books from our wonderful dance historian Caroline Hamilton :</i><p>This week I thought I would share my favourite books …

Books

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Mumbai's 'Billy Elliot'

Dancing Scientist

Ignition Dance Festival 2017 Review

<b>by Tia Asterope</b><p>This year’s 4th Ignition Dance Festival was a victorious showcase of highly varied and charismatic choreography.<p>A collaboration …

Dance

What to expect as an Apprentice Ballerina...

Claudia Suarez, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, tells us what you can expect as an Apprentice in a professional ballet company.<p>One of the things I …

Pointe Shoes

The House of Dancing Water Marvels in Macau

<i>Our wonderful contributor Alison Roberts-Tse visits The House of Dancing Water on her trip to Hong Kong.</i><p>Situated in the immaculate City of Dreams, …

Asia Travel

Ballet United Gala with world's best ballet companies on 19 July, Cadogan Hall, London

Ballet United brings together some of the world’s brightest and boldest talent to captivate new audiences and inspire fresh minds, for one night only …

Ballet

Kirsten Evans, Ballerina, Festival Ballet Providence

Kirsten Evans is currently a professional ballet dancer with Festival Ballet Providence in Rhode Island.<p>She began dancing in her hometown studio at …

Ballet

The Royal Ballet: Woolf Works on BBC Four, 9 July

BBC Four presents Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor’s multi award-winning ballet inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, performed by The Royal …

Ballet

Les Ballets C de la B - Nicht Schlafen "incredible emotional impact"

Belgian choreographer Alain Platel, with his recognised dance collective Les Ballets C de la B, presents an intriguing piece of incredible emotional …

Geek

Ballet Gala in Photos

Incredible dance stars and companies performing at the Gala:<p>Kristina Kretova, Marianna Ryzhkina and Andrei Merkuriev from the <b>Bolshoi Theatre</b><br>• Igor Kolb …

Daria Ionova (Vaganova Ballet Academy) 🌸🌸

Carlos Gonzalez apprentice with American Ballet Theatre photographed by Benjamin Majors ❤️

Steven McRae on being the only boy in the class

Hannah O'Neill, photo by Laurent Philippe 💖💖

Teresa Reichlen, New York City Ballet © Henry Leutwyler ❤️

Ballerina Isabella Boylston. Photo by Signe Roderik 💕

Allison DeBona, Cristianna Bennett and Emily Adams with @balletwest1 Photo @beaupearsonphotography

Rehearsal- Royal New Zealand Ballet 💖