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Jennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This FallJennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today that Principal Dancer Jennie Somogyi will retire during the Company's 2015 Fall Season, after a 21-year career with New York City Ballet. Her final performance will take place on Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. She will perform George Balanchine's Liebeslieder Walzer. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Releases Tickets for Upcoming 2015-2016 SeasonColorado Ballet Releases Tickets for Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

DENVER – Single tickets went on sale today for Colorado Ballet's 55th season, which will include La Sylphide, The Nutcracker and Alice (in Wonderland) at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Ballet Director's Choice at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces New PromotionsAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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 Francisco Ballet and Alban Lendorf, a principal dancer with Royal Danish Ballet will join the Company as Principal Dancers and Jeffrey Cirio, a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join ABT as a Soloist, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

New York City Ballet Promotes Three DancersNew York City Ballet Promotes Three Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of three of the Company's dancers. Soloists Lauren Lovette and Anthony Huxley have been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet member Ashly Isaacs has been promoted to soloist. (more...)

School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 raised more than $890,000 for scholarships and school programs. The evening began with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, and concluded with a seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental. The evening celebrated the legendary Rudolf Nureyev and commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Scholarship. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARKBWW 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. The New York City Ballet attempts to reconcile their modernist magnitude with Bournonville's unselfconscious vitality in their 'Hear the Dance Denmark' program, which includes first act divertissements and the second act 'La Sylphide.' (more...)

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (more...)

School of American Ballet to Host Workshop Performance Benefit 2015, 6/2School of American Ballet to Host Workshop Performance Benefit 2015, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening. For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (212) 769-6610. Tickets and tables are available at www.sab.org/workshopbenefit. (more...)

The New York City Ballet Presents the 2015 Spring Season, Featuring LA SYLPHIDE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and More!, 4/28The New York City Ballet Presents the 2015 Spring Season, Featuring LA SYLPHIDE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and More!, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015 Spring Season on Tuesday, April 28 with three programs of 12 landmark Black & White ballets by George Balanchine: Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Concerto Barocco, Episodes, The Four Temperaments, Apollo, Agon, Duo Concertant, Symphony in Three Movements, Square Dance, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto. The ballets will be performed in 11 performances during the first two weeks. (more...)

Imagine Ballet Theatre Sets Danish Masters Summer Ballet ProgramImagine Ballet Theatre Sets Danish Masters Summer Ballet Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

This summer, June 20-27, 2015, eager ballet students from across the United States will learn the unique and expressive style of Danish ballet master August Bournonville. (more...)

Seven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 SeasonSeven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-2016 SeasonColorado Ballet Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

DENVER – Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2015-2016 season, which will featureColorado and world premiere ballets, a production the Company has not performed in 20 years, and the 55thannual production of The Nutcracker. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bravissimo! Ballet Arizona's NAPOLI Is Solid Gold BalletBWW Reviews: Bravissimo! Ballet Arizona's NAPOLI Is Solid Gold Ballet
by Herbert Paine - Feb 16, 2015

Triumphant! Exhilarating! Dazzling! Ib Andersen's masterful and extraordinary staging of August Bournonville's Napoli is a cornucopia of bravura performances, bristling with energy, velocity, and vivacity. (more...)

Cape Town City Ballet's LA SYLPHIDE Opens 1 FebruaryCape Town City Ballet's LA SYLPHIDE Opens 1 February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Opening on Sunday 1 February, the Cape Town City Ballet's much anticipated annual season at Maynardville Park will feature four performances of the enchanting ballet, LA SYLPHIDE. Running until 22 February, lovers of dance can once again look forward to experiencing the beautiful art of ballet in the breathtaking open-air setting of the park. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 6, 2015) — Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique performance event designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as locally within Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is presented to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves will feature choreographers Robert Dekkers, Andrea Schermoly and Kelly Ann Sloan, plus Kansas City Ballet artists Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Travis Guerin and Jill Marlow. (more...)

Joyce Theater Announces Casting for The Royal Danish Ballet Performances, 1/13-18Joyce Theater Announces Casting for The Royal Danish Ballet Performances, 1/13-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director,proudly presents Principals and Soloists from The Royal Danish Ballet. With a program full of works choreographed by the historic 19th-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville, the company will be performing at The Joyce from January 13-18. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company MembersThe Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to CompanyJoffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents LA SYLPHIDE plus George Balanchine's SERENADEBWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents LA SYLPHIDE plus George Balanchine's SERENADE
by Shari Barrett - Jun 1, 2014

With performances through June 21 in Los Angeles, the two-act story ballet LA SYLPHIDE will be paired with George Balanchine's romantic SERENADE at four of Los Angeles Ballet's home venues: UCLA's Royce Hall, The Alex Theatre in Glendale, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Los Angeles Ballet will be touring out of California for the first time, presenting the same production in Seattle, Washington on June 27, 2014, at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. (more...)

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