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‘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 
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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’m blessed that my body is very pliable” Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet Of Canada

By Diana Dunbar Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer with The National Ballet of…

“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…

Photographer captures ballet dancers’ strength and sacrifice, power and pain

Behind every tutu, pointe shoe and dazzling costume is a finely tuned…

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…

Sylvie Guillem says goodbye with something new

It was an emotional farewell performance that almost defied belief that this was…

Review: Miami Dance Festival

This is the 13th year of the Miami Dance Festival. What began as…

Titanium : Breakdance | Flamenco | Hip Hop explodes in London

Titanium is an explosive, energetic and entertaining blend of ferocious flamenco, bad…

New Exciting Collaboration – The Place & Battersea Arts Centre

Is it dance or theatre? New collaboration between The Place and Battersea…

d’avant – 4 singing dancers or 4 dancing singers?

Wonderful Review: d’avant – Sasha Waltz and Guests @ Southbank, London d’avant is an…

Trinity Laban’s Adult Courses & Continuous Professional Development Programmes

Short courses, specialist training and continuous professional development. Trinity Laban’s Learning and…

Dance for kids @ The Place, 18 July

Get involved @ The Place – A fun day discovering different kinds…

#HOFEST – Shechter announces a London wide tour

Acclaimed Hofesh Shechter has recently announced a four week tour, celebrating works…

BBC Young Dancer Winner – Hip Hop Category

Harry Barnes through to the grand final of BBC Young Dancer –…

Romeo et Juliette – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

The traditional heart wrenching love story of Romeo & Juliet is reimagined…

Trinity Laban’s Children & Young People programmes

At Trinity Laban there is a plethora of opportunities for children and…

Review: Hagit Yakira …in the middle of you

“Having attended a few of Yakira’s classes, it is exciting to see…

Get involved with Trinity Laban’s Learning & Participation (Dance) Dept

In a busy office on the top floor of the Laban building,…

Review: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

“A performance of legendary proportions” A good flamenco tells a story. If…

Maiden Voyage ‘Quartet for 15 Chairs’

“a game of musical chairs” It really is a game of musical…

A Life with The Royal Ballet

Famous dancers photographed by ex-dancer and celebrated photographer Colin Jones Photographic Exhibition until 1…

“Astonishing” Wayne McGregor Random Dance : Atomos

“stunning components…cutting-edge design” Posing questions of existence and bringing together science and…

Ultima Vez – What the Body Does Not Remember

“Similar to a game of Russian roulette. Anything could happen.” Twenty-eight years…

Tango Fire – Germán & Gisela

Wonderful Interview: Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi Tango Fire has been dazzling audiences…

Sadler’s Wells – The Associates: Kate Prince, Crystal Pite and Hofesh Schechter

Contemporary dance is as fluid as ever, crossing into many art forms,…

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – 
Leaders of Contemporary Dance Training

Part of a series of articles giving a behind the scenes account…

Natalia Osipova Crowned Best Female Dancer

UK’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2014 sets new records. “Natalia Osipova, Xander…

Resolution! – Snakebox P.L.A.Y

“We’ve had modern dance and postmodern dance, it’s 2015 and time for…

Visit The Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge

White Lodge is a Grade I listed hunting lodge, commissioned by George…

BalletBoyz – Young Men

“Sensational, deeply emotional, heart-wrenchingly beautiful” BalletBoyz first full length production Young Men…

Choreodrome: Calling Artists in London

Open call for Choreodrome – Studio Residencies and Research Bursaries Over summer…

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Home

Following a drastic transformation costing around £2.7m, Birmingham Royal Ballet is proud…

The Royal Danish Ballet’s Soloists & Principals

The Royal Danish Ballet showcases works by the acclaimed Danish choreographer August…