Coral Montejano Cantoral. Photo by Filmadelyx
Coral Montejano Cantoral

Coral grew up in Mexico City where she started her formal training in dance. In 2012 she did an intensive program at the Limon Institute in New York City before coming to…

Juel D. Lane. Photo by Eric Politzer
Juel D Lane choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and artist talks gender and politics

American choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and artist Juel D. Lane was voted Dance Magazine Top 25 To Watch and made history as the first black local independent choreographer from Atlanta to have a work…

BBC London Radio Jo Good interviews our editor about The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine

BBC London Radio host Jo Good is a former dancer and avid dance lover. After a successful stage career she has forged a high profile career on London’s airwaves. Jo Good invited…

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Open call for performance artists for Woman SRSLY

Woman SRSLY is launching an open call for proposals from female identified and socialised female performance artists to participate in their next platform at The Yard Theatre on the 30th August 2018. Woman SRSLY champions unique and…

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Valerie Ebuwa, contemporary dancer, writer and model talks Woman SRSLY

London contemporary dance artist Valerie Ebuwa’s work incorporates Hip Hop, African, Dancehall, Jazz and other movement forms such as Yoga and Capoeira. Growing up in a family of lawyers, she carved out her…

Alice Mariani. The Four Seasons. Photo by Ian Whalen
First Soloist Alice Mariani, Semperoper Ballett on company life and working with William Forsythe

Italian ballerina Alice Mariani grew up in the rolling hills of Tuscany and went on to study at the prestigious La Scala Ballet School in Milan. After a visit from Semperoper Ballett…

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Semperoper Ballett Principal Dancer Jón Vallejo on working with acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe

Spanish born Jón Vallejo is a principal dancer with Semperoper Ballett (Dresden, Germany), a company with a long history with the acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe. In this podcast, Jón shares his experience of…

Alyssa Lisle. Photo by Ant Clark
Fertile Ground dancer Alyssa Lisle is forging a dance career in the north east of England

Alyssa Lisle is a 24 year old contemporary dancer born in the north east of England. She graduated with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Professional Dance Practise at Dance City, Newcastle upon…

Summer Creations. Elmhurst Ballet School in ‘Ask Yourself’ by Stéphen Delattre - Photography by Andy Ross
Elmhurst Ballet School Summer Shows 2018

Elmhurst Ballet School, the associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet, is launching its popular annual summer shows. Between 6 – 13 July 2018, ‘Summer Creations – An Evening of New Work’ will showcase…

The Wonderful World of Dance Contributor Emily May
Emily May

Originally from Worcestershire, Emily May trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, receiving a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Dance in 2017. Whilst at Laban she performed in a recreation of Matthew Bourne’s Highland…

Elmhurst Ballet students at CPR training
Ballet students swap lessons for life saving CPR training

Students at the prestigious Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham trade pirouettes for chest compressions, as they learn lifesaving CPR skills with the British Heart Foundation. The associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet is…

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Write for us!

Are you interested in writing for The Wonderful World of Dance?  We’re always looking for dance lovers in the UK and around the world to join our team and contribute to our…

Céline Gittens as Juliet and Brandon Lawrence as Romeo; photo Richard Battye and Nick Pate
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet in photos!

This summer, Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates the enduring power of arguably the world’s most prolific playwright with one of the most breath-taking adaptations of his tale of star-crossed lovers, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and…

Abigail Prudames and Javier Torres in Jane Eyre. Photo Caroline Holden
Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre – beautiful photos!

Beautiful photos of Northern Ballet’s retelling of Emily Bronte’s classic English love story, Jane Eyre.   Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre at Sadler’s Wells (15 – 19 May) and Salford The Lowry (6 -9…

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Dance with Candoco this summer

Candoco Dance Company is a contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers in the UK that’s made up of highly trained and passionate dancers from around the world. They have some…

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Award winning hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D celebrates 15 years of Breakin’ Convention

Breakin’ Convention is the award-winning, critically acclaimed international hip hop festival and this year marks 15 sensational years of bringing hip hop culture into the theatre. Jonzi D, MC, dancer and spoken word artist…

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World Dance for Parkinson’s Day: changing lives through dance

World Dance for Parkinson’s Day sees 23 dance organisations and individual teaching artists from 16 countries offering classes for people with Parkinson’s throughout April, in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and International…

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Miami City Ballet: A Dynamic Triple Bill

At the start of Sunday afternoon’s Miami City Ballet’s performance, the curtain rose on one of George Balanchine’s oldest surviving work, Apollo. In this seminal work, we see the birth of the young…

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Audition: male dancers – Lloyd Newson project

Lloyd Newson has pushed the boundaries of what dance can be, and say, for more than 30 years. His working methods focus on the connection between meaning and movement. Newson is currently…

The Place announces Choreodrome 2018 Artists
The Place Announces Choreodrome 2018 Artists

The Place is uniquely positioned to stimulate innovation in dance and offer artists at every stage of their career the chance to experiment. Through The Place’s Choreodrome programme, choreographers are encouraged to explore new artistic…

Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown AKA ‘Ester Tal’

Stephanie has a lifelong passion for language and dance. She is a professional flamenco dancer and BA Modern Language graduate and speaks 4 languages. After training for 7 years in the renowned…

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Spring Forward kicks off in Sofia next week!

Spring Forward festival will take place on 23–25 March 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by  Derida Dance Centre. Aerowaves Spring Forward provides a platform for the most vibrant and promising choreographers to…

Neon Dance Artistic Director & Choreographer Adrienne Hart on curating Wild Card

Neon Dance Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrienne Hart is bringing an exciting evening of curated contemporary dance celebrating international Piano Day to Sadler’s Wells on 22 & 23 March. The Wild Card evening…

Natalie Russett
Natalie Russett

A London Contemporary Dance School student, Natalie Russett joins from The Place Resolution Festival dance writers programme. She will be covering dance in north England, where she’s returned to her roots after…

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The Place announces new Associate Artists

The Place has announced that it will be working with Amy Bell, Claire Cunningham and Vicki Igbokwe through its Work Place artist development scheme. Work Place, the associate artist programme at The Place, provides a creative home for…

11 Million Reasons to Dance. Chicago ft Laura Dajao (second left). Pic by Sean Goldthorpe
What does a dancer look like?

What does a dancer look like? From a lithe ballerina on pointe to a twinkle-toed tap artist, ballroom waltzers to the tightest tango, so many of our perceptions around dancers are based…

Christina Dionysopoulou - Stigma. Photo by Ezra Owen
Resolution: Stasis/Christina Dionysopoulou/EDIFICE Dance Theatre

Stasis The Sedate Christina Dionysopoulou Stigma EDIFICE Dance Theatre Tenome – eyes on hand One woman constantly sewing. Another one, inside a plastic bag. Dazzling earrings. Plastic pink heels. Shiny dresses on top of sports trousers.…

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Winners Announced – 18th National Dance Awards

The winners of The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre hosted by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Rambert dancer and choreographer, Dane Hurst. The De Valois Award for Outstanding…

Francesco Pireddu
Francesco Pireddu

Dancer Francesco Pireddu was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. He began dancing in Rome. Three years later he moved to Tuscany to continue his professional ballet training under the direction of…

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Woman SRSLY open call for dance work!

Woman SRSLY champions bold new female-led performance through platforms and networking support and aims to create a platform for female artists to share their ideas and experiences. Woman SRSLY is launching an open…

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