Cuban Dancer Heidy Garcia hits the stage in London

Heidy Garcia

“Heidy takes daily ballet class and performs 8 shows a week” Since graduating in 2004 from the National Ballet School in Cuba, Heidy García has progressed through the ranks to become First Dancer at the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.  Not only has Heidy’s career taken her around the world, she has also worked with acclaimed choreographers from Mats…

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Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras on Brazilian Ballet fusion

Parabello Photo by Sharen Bradford

Contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo is renowned for mixing classical lines with samba and salsa to create a fiery energetic explosion of Brazilian dance and ballet. Sambaing all the way from Brazil is internationally acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo who begin their UK tour at Sadler’s Wells this week. The company has toured their sensational…

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Interview: Dancer & Choreographer Seeta Patel

Seeta Patel, Photo Stephen Berkeley White

“Abandon any preconceived, exotic ideas about dance from South India” This month Sadler’s Wells is presenting Wild Card – an initiative which opens up their Lilian Baylis Studio to the next generation of choreographers and dance makers. This year’s Wild Card is UK’s exciting dance artist Seeta Patel. The Wonderful World of Dance’s Kellan Steck-Refoy spoke with Seeta about her upcoming…

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The Royal Ballet’s Pietra Mello-Pittman, Executive Producer of INALA

Ballerina, Choreographer, Producer London is experiencing the critically acclaimed Zulu ballet – INALA – the incredible production that brings dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert together with South African Grammy award winning choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo. INALA is a fusion of classical ballet, contemporary dance, singing and live music and is the realisation…

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Exclusive: Legendary Dancer Ana Laguna

At a glittery gala awards ceremony in the beautiful Italian town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, the legendary Ana Laguna and Mats Ek were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 42nd Positano Leonide Massine dance prize. Spanish dancer Ana Laguna and Swedish choreographer Mats Ek share an iconic and powerful partnership…

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Dancer of the Year Awards : Gala Performance – Olga Smirnova, Oksana Skorik, Steven McRae, Xander Parish

In the famous town of Positano on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the most acclaimed dancers from across the world come together for the annual dance award.   The dancers and choreographers honoured in this 42nd year of the award include: Ana Laguna and Mats Ek, Olga Smirnova, Steven McRae, Xander Parish, Oksana Skorik, Christopher Wheeldon, Alvaro…

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Ana Laguna, Xander Parish, Oksana Skorik, Steven McRae Honoured

42nd Positano Leonide Massine dancing Premia

The 42nd Positano Leonide Massine dancing Premia is held today, 6 September, on the beach in beautiful Positano, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The world’s premier dancers gather for the prestigious awards gala in honour of professional dancers.  This year the winners include: Lifetime achievement award 2014 – Mats Ek and Ana Laguna  Choreographer of the…

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English Youth Ballet’s Isabella Kibble

Introducing 16 year old Isabella Kibble, dancer with the English Youth Ballet English Youth Ballet provides young dancers with a unique opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside professional dancers and Isabella Kribble is one such young dancer to be part of this wonderful youth company.  Last month she performed in English Youth Ballet’s Giselle (you can…

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Working with Yorke Dance Project & Robert Cohan CBE

Yorke Dance Project Robert Cohan

Yorke Dance Project is a dynamic contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of internationally-renowned dance choreographer Yolande Yorke-Edgell.   Yorke Dance has just finished a four-week creation period with the legend Robert Cohan CBE and our dance writer, Nick Kyprianou, has spent two weeks with the company as a Professional Pathways Participant.  Nick Kyprianou…

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