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Digital Edition – The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine

READ on iTUNES here. READ on GOOGLE PLAY here. So what’s inside? #WonderfulDance…

Ballet student Felipe Porro, Scuola di Danza del Teatro dell’Opera Rome

Ballet student Felipe Porro studies at one of Italy’s oldest and most…

Ballet stars perform at Gala for Hope for children from war torn countries

Ballet stars joined opera stars for a gala for child refugees in…

Behind the scenes with Berlin State Ballet Soloist, Olaf Kollmannsperger

SOLD OUT! The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine Print Edition

We will be doing a limited print run shortly. You can pre-order…

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Birmingham Royal Ballet seeking 16 young dancers for The Nutcracker

AUDITION ALERT! Does your child dream of being a ballet dancer, performing…

Dance Producer Christina Elliot gives us the hottest dance at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is celebrating their 70th Anniversary of showcasing norm defying…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance with The Place’s Senior Producer, Christina Elliot

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Dance Guide

With over 140 dance shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, here’s…

Flip through The Wonderful World of Dance magazine!

English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet is one of the most famous and popular ballets,…

Iana Salenko photoshoot behind the scenes

Iana Salenko cover photoshoot behind the scenes

The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine – OUT NOW!

We’re so excited to be launch our new Magazine! We are honoured…

Bill Waldinger, Dance Teacher

Bill recently joined the faculty of Broadway Dance Center in New York…

Ruth Mattock

Ruth is a freelance writer from London, where she indulged her love…

Jennifer Kohli

Jennifer Kohli is an aspiring professional ballet dancer, writer and teacher, currently…

Ignition Dance Festival 2017 Review

by Tia Asterope This year’s 4th Ignition Dance Festival was a victorious…

Interview with Ballet United founder & dancer Tom Attard-Manché

English National Ballet announces Joseph Caley as new Principal Dancer

English National Ballet today announces Joseph Caley is to join the company…

Birmingham Royal Ballet promotions, joiners, leavers

Birmingham Royal Ballet today has announced new principal dancers, promotions to First…

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

BBC Four presents Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor’s multi award-winning ballet inspired by…

Ballet United Founder & Dancer Tom Attard-Manché shares his inspiration

Ballet United Founder and Dancer Tom Attard-Manché talks to The Wonderful World…

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…

V&A Reveal presents dance inspired by Yoko Ono

Victoria & Albert Museum unveiled incredible new spaces as part of the…

Alexander Whitley Dance Company – 8 Minutes

Alexander Whitley Dance Company – 8 Minutes

I attended the premiere of Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s 8 Minutes, at…

Kirsten Evans, Ballerina, Festival Ballet Providence

Kirsten Evans is currently a professional ballet dancer with Festival Ballet Providence…

Ballet Gala in Photos

‘I Have A Dream’ star studded ballet fundraising gala Natalia Kremen Ballet…

Dance is the Elixir of life…

Elixir Festival hits Sadler’s Wells kicking off with KnowBody II, a programme…

Korean Contemporary Dance Artists hit UK

Expand your horizons and take in some of the best Korean dance…

Life of an Apprentice Ballerina with Claudia Suarez, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Every dancer has a story, and Claudia Suárez‘s (Apprentice Ballerina, with Arts…

Richard Alston Dance Company — Tangent / Chacony / Gypsy Mixture: “irresistible and captivating”

Richard Alston Dance Company’s triple bill presents a hard-hitting program of irresistible…

Dancer health and wellbeing with The Whole Dancer founder Jess Spinner

One of the most important issues facing the dance industry is dancer…

Star studded ballet gala to raise funds for aspiring dancers from low income families

Natalia Kremen Ballet Foundation presents its inaugural Fundraising Gala –  ‘I have…

Virtual open day at London Contemporary Dance School

Go behind the scenes at international conservatoire London Contemporary Dance School at…

Scottish Ballet selects 6 choreographers for mentoring scheme

Scottish Ballet has selected 6 Scotland-based choreographers to join the Scottish Ballet Creates mentorship…

Dance Umbrella’s Artistic Director Emma Gladstone tells us what’s hot at London’s largest dance festival

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across…

Elmhurst Ballet School Series Part 3: Lydia Holt, Ballet Graduate

Elmhurst Ballet School graduate Lydia Holt is our final guest in our…

Elmhurst Ballet School Series Part 2: Hamish Scott, Ballet Graduate

Elmhurst Ballet School graduate Hamish Scott and winner of Bronze at this year’s Genée International…

Elmhurst Ballet School Series Part 1: Robert Parker, Artistic Director

Elmhurst Ballet School Artistic Director Robert Parker, is an award winning former…

Les Ballet C de la B is definitely not a ballet company

Alain Platel is the director of Les Ballet C de la B,…

Scottish Ballet dancer & choreographer Sophie Laplane steps off the stage to become Artist In Residence

Scottish Ballet’s First Artist Sophie Laplane is hanging up her pointe shoes,…

Scottish Ballet’s awe inspiring performance of Crystal Pite’s Emergence is breathtakingly spectacular

Scottish Ballet’s explosive double-bill of Angelin Preljocaj’s MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon…

Royal Academy of Dance drives to attract more male dancers

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) launched Project B – a range…

Hong Kong Ballet appoints Septime Webre as new Artistic Director

Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment…

Calling Choreographers! Apply for Aerowaves 2018!

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. Each year the…

Capezio® appoints award winning ballroom dancer Lynn Shanahan as CEO

Capezio, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business, has named fashion industry veteran,…

Genée International Ballet Competition heads to Lisbon

Genée International Ballet Competition is heading to Lisbon, Portugal this year for…

English National Ballet announces new Lead Principal Aaron Robison

English National Ballet welcomes Aaron Robison as new Lead Principal dancer, who returns home…

Sophie Laplane, First Artist & Choreographer, Scottish Ballet

Sophie Laplane, First Artist with the Scottish Ballet was born in France, studied at…

A Matter of Impression, the new production from Sardoville performed in 2 parts

A Matter of Impression, the new production from Sardoville, choreographed by Sardoville…

Lydia Holt, Elmhurst Ballet School Graduate

Elmhurst Ballet School graduate Lydia Holt was born in Oxford, United Kingdom,…

Darren Johnston’s Zero Point is “awe inspiring, exceptional mastery”

The renowned British choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist Darren Johnston, has confirmed once…

Congratulations to English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Winners

Congratulations to English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2017  joint winners Rina Kanehara and Aitor…

Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, Swan Lake, Cinderella and Tango grace the Royal Opera House Muscat stage

The first ballet of the Royal Opera House Muscat dance season is…

M¡longa – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui : “a formidable achievement in a spectacular show”

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa bills itself and delivers as “tango for the…

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Live Stream 25 May 2017

Tune in to the English National Ballet’s annual competition, hosted by Arlene Phillips….

Katrena Cohea

Katrena Cohea is a dancer, educator, choreographer, and the Director of Different…

Alison Roberts-Tse

Alison Roberts-Tse is a London-based freelance writer, specialising in dance, wellness and…

10 Questions with Dancing With The Stars’ Lindsay Arnold

Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold is a professional ballroom and latin…

Claudia Suárez, Apprentice, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Claudia Suárez was born in Los Teques, Venezuela. She began her ballet…

Caroline Hamilton, Dance & Costume Historian

Caroline Hamilton is an Australian-born historian, researcher and writer with a passion…

Review: Project O Voodoo – Questioning Predominant Ideologies

Project O’s Voodoo is a two hour performance executed four consecutive times, mutating…

Project O choreographic duo on racism, sexism, patriarchy and disrupting dance

Project O cutting edge artists Jamila Johnson-Small and Alexandrina Hemsley have rocked our…

Francesca Marotto

For me, dancing means freedom to express yourself and to let go…

Award-winning hip hop dance company founder Mikey J gives us the Latitude low down

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante is one half of the founders and artistic…

Watch the effects of breathing on the dancer’s body in 10,000 Litres

Greek born, London based contemporary dance choreographer Evangelia Kolyra creates complex, exciting and…

Don’t just watch dance, become part of the show, go outside, put on some headphones and perform in Is this a Waste Land?

Imagine going into a field, meeting a random group of people, putting…

Hong Kong Dance Company – The Legend of Mulan

The Hong Kong Dance Company presents the Legend of Mulan with a…

ex Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer turned choreographer Alex Whitley gives us 8 Minutes

Dance + Space Science = 8 Minutes by former Birmingham Royal Ballet…

Sadler’s Wells Director of Artistic Programme Katy Arnander tells us what’s hot at Latitude Festival

Sadler’s Wells is not your typical dance house, it is not a theatre,…

Where are all the female choreographers? asks Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Director, 2Faced Dance

Acclaimed Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Director and choreographer of the award winning and physically…

Dance Travel Guides – Bangkok & Koh Samui

Just because you want a Thai beach holiday, doesn’t mean that you…

Dance NOW! Miami Review : “Timely and poignant, it yearns to be seen and heard”

Dance NOW! Miami is a contemporary dance company established by two international…

“The most challenging thing about Dance Moms is handling Abby and all the drama”, Kendall Vertes

Kendall Vertes, 14 year old dancer, singer and actor shot to fame…

Diana Dunbar

Diana is an avid dance writer, with a love of dance photography….

Editor – Savannah Saunders

Hello Wonderfuls! When I was growing up, I studied RAD ballet, tap,…

15 Questions with Principal Dancer Laura Bosenberg, Cape Town City Ballet

Homegrown ballerina Laura Bosenberg enjoyed the dream journey from local ballet school…

Illuminati secret society, mind control & brainwashed pop stars inspired Rosie Kay Dance Company

Illuminati – according to conspiracy theorists – is a secret society of…

The Australian Ballet’s Principal Dancers Ako Kondo & Chengwu Guo Exclusive Video

The Australia Ballet’s gorgeous production of Coppélia will be screened for 1 night only…

Win The Australian Ballet’s Coppélia Cinema Tickets & Ballet Goodies

The Australia Ballet’s gorgeous production of Coppélia will be screened for 1 night only…

Win The Australian Ballet’s Coppélia Cinema Tickets & Ballet Goodies

The Australia Ballet’s gorgeous production of Coppélia will be screened for 1 night only…

BalletBoyz & Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures headline Latitude Festival

Get ready for some incredible dance at this year’s Latitude Festival! The lineup…

Next generation ballet dancer : principal guest artist, traveller, entrepreneur & founder of Dance4Humanity

Dance4Humanity is the brainchild of principal guest artist and social entrepreneur Aaron Smyth….

Ever wondered what dance theatre is?

Listen to Kevin Finnan, choreographer and artistic director of the UK’s leading dance…

Imagine a dance project over 100 years, this is the genius of choreographer Theo Clinkard

Going inside the mind of a choreographer is a fascinating experience! My…

Country boy to city ballet dance star!

They say through travel you can find hidden gems and discovering Anurak…

Sergei Polunin’s DANCER film live premiere to 200 cinemas on 2 March

Sergei Polunin’s hotly anticipated doco DANCER is being premiered at the iconic London…

Ballet in the City that never sleeps

While travelling through Asia & Australia, I stopped in to visit the Bangkok…

“My relationship with the audience means everything to me. I think that this relationship fuels the artist’s soul”, Mercedes Ruiz

Flamenco is fast becoming one of the most popular dance forms, with…

6 emerging dance artists & choreographers selected from over 50 applications to take part in the Northern Connections programme

Six emerging dance artists and choreographers based in the North of England…

“Tap dance is treated like the b*stard of the dance forms. Everything I aim to do, aims to change this”, Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director Dorrance Dance

Tap & Techno hits London, with the exciting & innovative New York…

American Ballet Theatre Enchants with Misty Copeland in Frederick Ashton’s signature ballets

by Diana Dunbar American Ballet Theatre opened its fall season with two…

‘Dance Moms’ choreographer Gianna Martello shares her secret to creating winning routines

US hit dance reality TV show Dance Moms is watched by millions, who…

Michaela DePrince promoted to soloist, Sasha Mukhamedov and Qian Liu promoted to principal at Dutch National Ballet

Michaela DePrince has a unique story, a journey from Sierra Leone to the…

Northern Ballet Choreographer Kenneth Tindall on creating new ballet Casanova

Casanova is the hotly anticipated new ballet from the Northern Ballet. The…

Dancer & choreographer of hit show Mother Africa – Nolly Mqulwana

The sensational show Mother Africa is currently on stage in New York,…

New York City Ballet’s red carpet gala hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker glittered with celebrities, designers & dancers

By Diana Dunbar New York City Ballet (NYCB) opened its fall season the…

Nick Kyprianou

Nick grew up in Ilford, Essex and trained in Musical Theatre at…

Dance or Die: Dutch National Ballet sets up fund for dancers from Syria & other conflict zones

They say dance is a universal language which reaches beyond borders, cultures…

Ever wanted to see inside the Bolshoi? Now you can see dancers practising with new 360° VR video

Glimpse behind the scenes and look at how the dancers practice in…

Who would’ve thought there would be Russian ballerinas, ballet companies & dance houses in Thailand

The Wonderful World of Dance is currently in Thailand as part of…

New choreography award launched by DanceXchange

Calling all Midlands choreographers to enter new choreography award – deadline 23 January…

Resolution 2017: The Place to see the best emerging dance artists with 78 performances from contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop and more

The Place’s annual, New Year festival of short live dance and performance…

Dance Proms spectacular showcase of 400 young dancers

Dance Proms brings hundreds of young dancers from around the UK and…

Sparkling Gala for the International Ballet Festival of Miami

by Diana Dunbar The XXI International Ballet Festival is a harbinger for…

Cohan Collective brings together 30 choreographers, composers, dancers & musicians

by Nick Kyprianou Following a successful pilot project last year, the Cohan…

REVIEW: Edifice Dance Theatre presents 
’TIL DEATH DO US…

by Nick Kyprianou Described as a ‘A Double Bill Of Dance Based…

Matthew Bourne “Jamaal Burkmar is an exceptional new voice”

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase 2016 presents works by award…

Swan Lake-esque, Drum n Bass, classical, contemporary mashup from Ballet National de Marseille

A bare chested male dancer walks out onto the black stage and firmly…

“I want highly trained dancers, technically strong but also kindhearted” Marie Chouinard, award-winning choreographer

Multi-award winning Marie Chouinard has been described as one of the most daring…

Amber Scott, Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet “Ballet is what I do, it’s what I am”

The Australian Ballet is bringing their unique version of Swan Lake to London’s Coliseum…

Summer intensive created by dancers for dancers to de-mystify the dance world

Two professional dancers – one ballet, one contemporary – have created a…

Momentum Dance Company Illuminates in The Poetry Project

 By Diana Dunbar In the Poetry Project, presented by Miami’s Momentum Dance…

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 – Awe Inspiring Dancers

Nederlands Dans Theater’s junior company NDT2 is an astonishing company of 18-23…

A fairytale visit to the Czech National Ballet in Prague

Prague is so beautiful, the gothic buildings make me want to change…

Dance writers & contributors wanted to join our wonderful team!

The Wonderful World of Dance is looking for dance writers, reviewers, critics,…

“Before I knew it I had tights on, I had ballet shoes on and I was in the studio.”

Bradley Waller is a dancer with the acclaimed BalletBoyz, the unique dance…

BalletBoyz Dancer Bradley Waller talks Life

The spectacular BalletBoyz new production Life showcases the work of two choreographers taking…

Hip hop gets a bad rap, but it’s all good Into The Hoods

Hip hop is one of the fastest growing dance styles in the…

Cloud Gate dancers study ballet, modern dance, martial arts, meditation & calligraphy

I still remember the first time I saw Cloud Gate Dance Theatre…

‘SHE SAID’ is a sensation and here’s why….

The anticipation for English National Ballet’s new dance platform SHE SAID has been building…

Behind the scenes with the Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest…

I feel so lucky to be able to visit amazing ballet companies…

WIN 2 tickets to the Mariinsky Ballet at Wales Millennium Centre

This is your chance to win tickets to see the incredible Mariinsky…

INTERVIEW: English National Ballet’s She Said Choreographer Yabin Wang

The world needs more female choreographers. We need to see and feel…

Miami City Ballet goes beneath the sea

Miami City Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary with a reinterpretation of a…

Creating Miami City Ballet’s Costumes & Sets

Miami City Ballet is capping  off it’s 30th anniversary celebration with a…

Editor’s Blog: DANCE TALKS Podcast Launched on iTunes!

Hello Wonderfuls! I’m so excited to launch our DANCE TALKS podcast series!…

Aimee Thomson – Social Media Dance Star!

You may not have heard of the young Scottish ballet student Aimee…

Liv Lorent MBE, Artistic Director of balletLORENT talks Snow White

Welcome to The Wonderful World of Dance’s very first ‘Dance Talks’ Podcast…

Q&A with Liv Lorent MBE, Artistic Director balletLORENT

“One of the most special things about our dancers is their selflessness…

Nureyev’s Defection & Bolshoi’s Babylon….

This week has been all about Russia. I’ve stayed up until 1am…

Review: Performing Arts Network “Beneath Winter Skies”

The Performing Arts Network presented “Beneath Winter Skies” an intimate performance at…

Q&A with world famous flamenco dancer Sara Baras

World famous spanish flamenco dancer Sara Baras is set to light up London…

Review: Resolution ‘abstract & visceral’

Resolution – The Place’s annual festival for new dance – in its 27th year,…

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015 were presented on 25…

BBC Young Dancer Vidya Patel from dance award to dance company

Vidya Patel’s journey reads a little like a modern day fairy tale –…

English National Ballet’s *Spectacular* Le Corsaire

The spectacular swash-buckling tale of Le Corsaire (the pirate) sensationally showcases English…

Akram Khan’s ‘Until The Lions’ ★★★★★

Akram Khan is one of the UK’s most inspiring and unique dance…

Dance this week…BBC Young Dancer Finalist

Hi everyone, this week I’ll be interviewing BBC Young Dancer 2015 Award (South…

Love Dance, Love Fashion

Fashion & ballet go together like chocolate & strawberries! We’ll be sharing…

Keeper of American modern dance

Martha Graham once commented, “You don’t choose to be a choreographer, you…

Bringing Dancers Home

Artistic Director Peter London envisions Miami as the next “hub of a…

Review: #Currency15 @ The Place

Currency Festival held by UK’s premiere centre for contemporary dance, The Place,…

Review: 20th International Ballet Festival of Miami

‘Duende’, that elusive quality of heightened awareness and inspiration, was in the…

Robert Cohan leads new pilot project for choreographers & composers

World-renowned choreographer Robert Cohan CBE and his long-time collaborator and composer, Eleanor…

Review: Chicago Repertory Ballet – Everyone has a story to tell…

Relationships filled the stage at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach (north…

Dance/USA Conference : “What’s the Social Responsibility of Dance?”

As The Royal Ballet began its tour of the USA, the Dance/USA…

Step LIVE! 2015 – Step into Dance’s biggest youth dance celebration

Young dancers from across London joined together on Sunday in London’s biggest…

Q&A with Russian Ballerina Anna Tsygankova on becoming Cinderella

From Siberia to the Bolshoi, Russia to Dutch National Ballet and on…

Review: Shoreditch Youth Dance Company – 5th Yr Anniversary Performance

An eclectic evening of works, buddying professional dancers with new talent and…

Get involved: Step into Dance @ Step LIVE! 2015

Step into Dance end of year performance Step LIVE! 2015 is being…

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Chief Executive

The Board of Directors at Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced the appointment…

Review: Augusto Soledade – Brazzdance 10yr Anniversary performance

“It all starts with an idea” Miami’s leading contemporary dance company Augusto…

Trinity Laban’s Health, Community & Older People projects

In Nick’s final article in the Trinity Laban series he looks at…