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Julie Pappas Smith to Guest Teach at Marblehead School of Ballet Julie Pappas Smith to Guest Teach at Marblehead School of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Broadway performer, Julie Pappas Smith, a North Shore native, returns to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) in Marblehead, Massachusetts this summer to teach two master classes, floor-barre and musical theatre jazz.  Originally from Swampscott, Massachusetts, Pappas Smith began her professional t... (more...)
HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25 HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents Giselle, a ballet by Adolphe Adam, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Guest choreographer and artistic director of the produc... (more...)
American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San F... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers
by Sondra Forsyth - June 29, 2015

The second program of the Royal Ballet of England's return to New York City after an 11-year hiatus – and the first appearance of the company at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center – was an ambitious but not entirely successful presentation of works by British choreographers. The greatest failing was... (more...)
Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25 Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

For more than fifty years, works by José Limón have been performed by companies around the world, including the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet, and more. Now, approaching the Company's 70th Anniversary, the José Limón Dance Foundation will ... (more...)
New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala Set for 9/30 New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala Set for 9/30
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

New York City Ballet's 2015 Fall Gala will once again bring together the worlds of dance and fashion with a program consisting of five ballets each featuring original costumes created by an international roster of six of the fashion world's most exciting creative artists.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet
by Rose Marija - June 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, I was privileged to be in attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Misty Copeland's debut performance of Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score. This ballet has been in ABT's repertory since 1985, with scenery and costumes... (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27 Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's most influential and historically rich dance companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24 - 27, 2015 opening the Center's 30th Season with Raymonda. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company's eighth visit to ... (more...)
World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Balle... (more...)
New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE and guests will present four special performances at the St James Theatre in London during August to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort. DANCING FOR NEPAL will see New English Ballet Theatre and friends perform a varied and exciting programme that will cons... (more...)
Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20. ... (more...)
Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2015 Dance Council Honors that will take place on September 6, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall as part of the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6, 2015.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - June 17, 2015

Remember history class in high school? The teacher presented a lecture and told us how exciting a certain historical period had been, going on to incessantly bore us because we had no recourse other than to take indecipherable notes we couldn't understand later, finally coming to the conclusion that... (more...)
Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. The award recognizes his significant service to the performing arts as a ballet dancer, mentor, choreographer and artistic director. The prestigious Order of Australia Award... (more...)
Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of Australia Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch Receives Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

?Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Performs La Bayadere BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Performs La Bayadere
by Rose Marija - June 05, 2015

Set in the Royal India of the past, La Bayadere is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice. On Tuesday, June 2nd, at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, I was transported to this far away place and time by a marvelous cast, with some of ABT's finest dancers, in a mag... (more...)
Review Roundup: American Ballet Theater's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Metropolitan Opera House Review Roundup: American Ballet Theater's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Metropolitan Opera House
by Review Roundups - June 02, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House includes the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary ... (more...)
Houston Ballet to Finish Out Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11 Houston Ballet to Finish Out Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From June 11-21, 2015, Houston Ballet will present John Cranko's staging of The Taming of the Shrew, a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare's perpetually battling lovers, Petruchio and Katherina, and of Petruchio's determination to bend the feisty, independent-spirited a... (more...)
Houston Ballet to Close 2014-15 Season with John Cranko's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11-21 Houston Ballet to Close 2014-15 Season with John Cranko's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

From June 11-21, 2015, Houston Ballet will present John Cranko's staging of The Taming of the Shrew, a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare's perpetually battling lovers, Petruchio and Katherina, and of Petruchio's determination to bend the feisty, independent-spirited and tempestuous Ka... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Met BWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Met
by Wesley Doucette - June 01, 2015

Review of ABT's timeless recreation of Tchaikovsky and Petipa's 'Sleeping Beauty' as staged by Ratmansky.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Scottish Ballet Brings Americana to the Kennedy Center BWW Reviews: The Scottish Ballet Brings Americana to the Kennedy Center
by Frances Steiner - June 01, 2015

The Scottish Ballet performed A Streetcar Named Desire as a ballet at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, May 29th.  On its face, this is a ridiculous statement.  How could a foreign company perform the iconic American story by Tennessee Williams, much less translate it into pure movement?  However, the... (more...)
Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater to Receive UChicago's Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, 6/13 Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater to Receive UChicago's Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

(May 28, 2015) Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will be awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal at UChicago's 523rd Convocation, Saturday, June 13.... (more...)
Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14 Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

New York, N.Y., May 28, 2015 – After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York... (more...)
Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York City Center from November 12 -... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK
by Wesley Doucette - May 28, 2015

The Danish choreographer August Bournonville, who predates the NYCBallet's founding by a century, still delights audiences with a repertory cultivated from his Royal Danish Ballet. His aesthetic sparks with joyful spontaneity, and even his most tragic works seem lightly brushed with a pastel warmth.... (more...)



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