Yolanda Correa
Cuban Prima Ballerina Yolanda Correa celebrates 15 years as principal dancer with a move to Berlin State Ballet

Principal dancer Yolanda Correa was born in Cuba where she studied ballet before joining the National Ballet of Cuba. After only 5 years she was quickly promoted to Prima Ballerina and enjoyed…

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson is from the southeastern US, growing up with extensive training in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap. She received her bachelors of fine arts in dance from Valdosta State University…

Thiago Soares photo by Daryan Dornelles
Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares on his new film ‘Principal Dancer’ that goes behind the scenes and celebrates his 20 year ballet career

Royal Ballet principal dancer Thiago Soares is celebrating his 20 years ballet career and 14 years with this prestigious ballet company. Thiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, where surprisingly he first…

Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
George Balanchine protégé & prima ballerina Stephanie Herman on dancing with Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Stephenie Herman is a former prima ballerina who has danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolph Nureyev and was a protégé of legendary choreographer George Balanchine. In this podcast episode Stephanie shares her…

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Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence on his move to the top of Scotland to create a dance school

In this podcast, we talk to former (Royal) New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence about his journey from the southern tip of the world to the northern end of the Scottish Shetland…

English National Ballet - Nora
Show your support for female choreography

Join English National Ballet in their continuing commitment to female choreographers and artists – donate to Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign this week! Over the next 7 days, ENB is raising money to…

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Winners of the first One Dance UK Awards are announced

The results are in. Winners of the first ever dance sector-wide awards are announced today. One Dance UK hosted shortlisted nominees, sponsors, supporters and leading lights from the dance sector last night…

Kamala Devam Company - Ankusha. Photo by Vipul Sangoi
Ankusha and Other Mysteries – Kamala Devam Company

Guest post by Shezad Khalil Kamala Devam Company’s Ankusha and Other Mysteries exhibits as well as exposes the company’s novel and experimental dialogues. The company’s debut UK tour comprises of a diverse…

Elmhurst Ballet Company - Ellie Hennequin and Nicholas Vavrecka in Swan Lake - photography Andy Ross
Elmhurst Ballet Company to launch in 2019 with ‘Origins’

Elmhurst Ballet School, the school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, announces details of Elmhurst Ballet Company, the first-ever company for the school’s Graduate Year. Elmhurst Ballet Company will launch in 2019 with Origins,…

Justine Bayod Espoz
Justine Bayod Espoz

Justine Bayod Espoz is an international arts and culture journalist who also works in arts administration, curation and production through her companies ToritoMedia and ToritoArtists. A native of Chicago (USA), Justine holds…

Becca Haw. Photo by Natalie Johnson-Rolley
Rebecca Haw

Rebecca began dancing from the age of just 2, studying the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti syllabi and spreading her training over four local dance schools, she then went on to…

Aishwarya Raut, Conor Kerrigan, Hua Han (c) Nicolas Guttridge and Benoit Swan Pouffer
Rambert2 2019/20 Auditions and new Dance Commissions

Britain’s leading contemporary dance company is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, Rambert’s second ensemble designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled, thinking dancers. The…

Connectome. Steven McRae. ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2014
Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae cast in ‘Cats’ movie

Steven McRae, the Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, is to join the cast of the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, directed by Academy Award® winner Tom Hooper. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin…

Anna Laudere, Ivan Urban and Edvin Revazovin of The Hamburg Ballet in Anna Karenina. Photo by Kiran West.
The National Ballet of Canada: Ballet’s Storyteller John Neumeier

Ballet’s master storyteller, John Neumeier brings his unique vision to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which opens the National Ballet’s 2018/19 season. In this video, Artistic Director Karen Kain and Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Sonia Rodriguez share their thoughts on working with…

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Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Francesca Hayward To Star In ‘Cats’ Movie

Francesca Hayward, Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Directed by Academy Award® winner Tom Hooper. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare comments:…

Eddie Nixon - Artistic Director The Place (photo by Hugo Glendinning)
The Place Appoints New Artistic Director

The Place, the UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, is proud to announce the appointment of Eddie Nixon as the new Artistic Director. Formerly Associate Director and later Director…

Prix de Lausanne 2017. Photo by Gregory Batardon
Ballet Competitions – A View From The Barre

As a professional ballet dancer, I know competitions are becoming more and more controversial as the years pass, as both artists and audiences question if they really are worth to participating and…

The Nutcracker. Gary Avis as Drosslemeyer. ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2013
The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker live in UK cinemas this Xmas

Cinema audiences around the UK will be treated to The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker on Monday 3 December 2018, broadcast live from Covent Garden in the heart of London. There will be an encore screening on Sunday 9…

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The Dream: Men on Pointe – Video!

Frederick Ashton’s The Dream returns after a 17-year absence to Toronto this November. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the one-act re-imagining is one of The National Ballet of Canda’s only productions to feature…

English National Ballet - Swan Lake © Photography by ASH
English National Ballet’s Winter Season at the London Coliseum

This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Manon, at the London Coliseum Continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns this festive season,…

Tap Dogs: Awestriking Energy and Ongoing Innovation

In an ever-evolving dance world, choreographers face the endless pressure of providing innovative new content to surprise and impress viewers. Expectations grow increasingly high, and without taking risks, there really is no…

La Bayadère. Artists of The Royal Ballet. © ROH, Tristram Kenton, 2013.
The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère coming live to UK cinemas

The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Tuesday 13 November. This is also the tenth anniversary of the Royal Opera House’s live cinema broadcasts, which…

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One Dance UK – Dance Awards Shortlist

One Dance UK, the sector support organisation for dance, announced the shortlist for the One Dance UK Awards. Saluting the outstanding contribution of people working in dance, the annual event is an opportunity…

Maya Pindar

Maya Pindar is a London-based freelance dance writer. While studying BA Dance Studies at University of Roehampton, Maya realised she enjoyed writing about dance as much as dancing itself! After launching The Insanity…

Rambert - Life is a dream. Photo by Johan Persson
Review: Rambert’s Life is a Dream

Rambert’s Life is a Dream opens onto a grey and sleepy scene – dancers lull against the walls and in the background in a run-down and large, grey warehouse. Our attention is…

Scottish Ballet - Spring. Photo by Nicola Selby
Scottish Ballet celebrates 50th anniversary

Scottish Ballet, founded in 1969, is celebrating their 50th anniversary with an ambitious season with 3 world premieres! SPRING The company will launch their 50th season in the Highlands with a celebratory opening…

Brahms Hungarian 2 Monique Jonas, Elly Braund, Melissa Braithwaite, Ellen Yilma Photo by Chris Nash
Richard Alston Dance Company to close in 2020

Richard Alston Dance Company has announced today that its final tour will take place in 2019-2020. Richard Alston has been creating the dance for over 50 years and his company has been…

Smuin - Merely Players Photo by Keith Sutter
Smuin Ballet 25th Season Beautiful Images

Smuin launches its 25th anniversary season with Dance Series 01, a fall program that expands the boundaries of contemporary ballet, pays tribute to Smuin’s founder, and celebrates the company’s quarter century mark. Acclaimed…

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Winners of international DANSATHON announced

Designed to be a new format of collaborative and connected co-creativity  ‘Dansathon’ aims to provide resources to imagine innovation that could shape the future of dance by exploiting all of opportunities presented by…

Sarah Lamb as Elizabeth and Tristan Dyer as Victor in rehearsal for Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper
Royal Ballet Soloist Tristan Dyer’s insights into World Ballet Day

American born Royal Ballet Soloist Tristan Dyer talks to us ahead of World Ballet Day (2 Oct), giving us an insight into life with the prestigious ballet company, his favourite roles, and…

Xiao Nan Yu. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Xiao Nan Yu Wins Rolex Dancers First Award

The National Ballet of Canada’s Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu has been award the Rolex Dancers First Award. The award was presented by the company’s Artistic Director Karen Kain and Luca Bernasconi, CEO of Rolex Canada, at a…

La Bayadere - Credit: Damir Yusupov
Bolshoi Ballet Leaps Onto US Cinema Screens

Russia’s world famous ballet company features seven performances in US cinemas, starting in November 2018. The celebrated Bolshoi Ballet dances across big screens nationwide with an outstanding lineup for the fifth consecutive…

Bethany McKeand
Bethany McKeand

Bethany began dancing at her local dance school in Surrey at the age of 2 ½. Here she predominantly studied Cecchetti ballet, as well as modern and tap. Her inexhaustible love for…

Paul Chantry and Rae Piper. Photo by Dani Bower
Rae Piper & Paul Chantry co-Artistic Directors, Choreographic partners & husband & wife Founders of Chantry Dance Company

This is a story of love, creativity and passion. In this podcast we discover the story of two dancers and choreographers – Rae Piper and Paul Chantry – whose chance meeting changed the…

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Royal Ballet School’s Intensives – Applications Open for 2019

Applications for Royal Ballet School’s Intensive Courses opens today, 17 September! Royal Ballet School’s annual Intensive Courses are for young dancers from the UK and overseas aged 10-20 years old. The Spring Intensives and Summer Intensives offer a unique…

Mayerling. Artists of the Royal Ballet. ROH, 2017. Photo by Alice Pennefather.
The Royal Ballet’s Mayerling screened live to UK cinemas

The thrilling ballet Mayerling will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London’s world-famous Covent Garden to UK cinemas on Monday 15 October 2018. This haunting and emotional production reveals the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian…

Carlos Acosta celebrates his 30 year dance career: “It’s possible to be born in the streets of Havana with no future and become a principal dancer”

The international dance sensation Carlos Acosta is celebrating his 30 year dance career by performing alongside his company Acosta Danza at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 2-5 October. In this podcast episode, Carlos Acosta…

Rosalind Wynn (photo by Rich Rusk) and Tzo Zen Ang (photo by Cat Garcia)
Meet The Place’s two new Board of Governors appointees

The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, announces the appointment of Dr Tzo Zen Ang and Rosalind Wynn to its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is made up of a…

Adult Ballet. Photography by ASH
Take a class with English National Ballet

English National Ballet‘s popular Classes programme is now open for bookings! The ballet classes are available for absolute beginners through to advanced level dancers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. All ballet…

A La Calle Block Party 2017 (c) Hayim Heron
Ballet Hispánico celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with free dance!

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free events, performances, and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include an Instituto Coreográfico, which will feature an inside look at Bennyroyce Royon’s new work, the annual A La Calle Block…

Herman Cornejo American Ballet Theatre principal dancer on being awarded ‘Dancer of the Year’ and dancing with Alessandra Ferri

Argentinian-born Herman Cornejo joined the American Ballet Theatre almost two decades ago, rising through the ranks to principal dancer in 2003. His stellar career has seen him dance all the major roles, working with…

Alberto Pretto. Credit Roberto Ricci, Parma
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo dancer Alberto Pretto talks dancing en pointe, make up and creating his own dance wear range

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company – is set to tour UK/Ireland from September to October. Although a comic ballet company, the dancers are serious trained artists. In…

Kaori. Directed by Eyup Kuş

KAORI – an expressive combination of media art and dance

New media is everywhere. And in this exciting age of media convergence, director Eyup Kus reveals further cross-media elements of the narrative. Respectively, his film, “KAORI”, is an expressive combination of media…

Dancers: What To Do When You Get Jealous. Photo by Liel Anapolsky
Dancers: What To Do When You Get Jealous

You check the cast list, reverently scanning for your name. Your heart is pounding both in your stomach and in your throat at the same time as you wait for the rush…

Matthias Sperling - Now That We Know. Artwork - Victoria Ford. Image - Wellcome Trust Images
Mind, body and dance performance lecture in London

[bsa_pro_ad_space id=2] London-based, Canadian-born choreographer and performer Matthias Sperling returns to Sadler’s Wells with Now That We Know, a performance lecture exploring a future relationship between mind and body, on Thursday 1 & Friday 2 November in the Lilian Baylis Studio. Originally…

Genée 2018 medalists, Hong Kong.
Genée International Ballet Competition 2018 Winners

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced the medallists of the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition 2018, held at Hong Kong City Hall on 12 August. After a week of intensive…

The Place Theatre
A chance to perform and be commissioned at Startin’ Point Festival

Startin’ Point is a brand new festival curated by Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo, which celebrates the connection between music and dance of the African Diaspora. Over three days, Startin’ Point Festival will showcase work that honours African heritage.…

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