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Date Of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place:
RUSSIA
Gender: Male
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George Balanchine News

Date of Birth: January 22, 1904
Date of Death: April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place: RUSSIA
Gender: Male
The Sarasota Ballet Receives Grant From The Charles and Margery Barancik FoundationThe Sarasota Ballet Receives Grant From The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces today that the Company has received a $50,000 grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation in support of the organization's 2017 - 2018 Season. (more...)

Kozlova Int'l Ballet Competition Announces WinnersKozlova Int'l Ballet Competition Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition hosted just under 200 dancers from countries around the world for the June 6-10 event at Symphony Space, New York City.  The rich display of international talent was breathtaking as dancers in four categories, ages 11 to 26, performed for medals, scholarships to dance academies around the world, and company contracts with the Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Columbia Classical Ballet.  (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The MetCasting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Adds George Balanchine's BUGAKU To Its Upcoming SeasonThe Sarasota Ballet Adds George Balanchine's BUGAKU To Its Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet's Director Iain Webb announces a new addition to the upcoming 2017 - 2018 Season with the Company premiere of George Balanchine's Bugaku. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - Jun 9, 2017

The New York City Ballet's technique, grace, and variety of programming is impeccable. The night feels like a quick tour through the dance and music of the past 100 years, starting with the jazz of George Gershwin and ending with the frenetic electronica of Dan Deacon. There's something for everyone here, whether you prefer your ballet classical or contemporary. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET PROGRAM A at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET PROGRAM A at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 8, 2017

One of the finest ballet companies in the country is in town this week at the Kennedy Center for two programs that feature the work of some of the world's most famous choreographers. (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalPilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Celebrating the power of Jacob's Pillow's natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow's iconic outdoor Inside/Out performance space, set against the Berkshire hills. The program featuring the world premiere and On the Nature of Things will kick off the Festival's 2017 free Inside/Out performance series with an extended three-day run, June 21-23. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour AwardChita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present Victory Dance Project's 'Woman of Valour Award' to Broadway legend Chita Rivera, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm at the opening celebration of the company's third season, at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season Company MembersSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

San Francisco Ballet announces ten promotions, eight new Company members, and six apprentices for the 2017-18 Season. Soloist Jennifer Stahl has been promoted to principal dancer, and Isabella DeVivo, Jahna Frantziskonis, Esteban Hernandez, and Steven Morse have been promoted to soloist. In addition, SF Ballet Apprentices Alexandre Cagnat, Shene Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh have been promoted to the corps de ballet. Ulrik Birkkjaer and Ana Sophia Scheller join the Company as principal dancers and Solomon Golding, Gabriela Gonzalez, Blake Johnston, Madison Keesler, Wona Park, and Joseph Warton have joined SF Ballet as corps de ballet members. Ethan Chudnow, Anatalia Hordov, Carmela Mayo, Swane Messaoudi, Larisa Nugent, and Benjamin Pearson of San Francisco Ballet School have been promoted to the rank of apprentice. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Names 2017-18 Board of DirectorsThe Sarasota Ballet Names 2017-18 Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces the 2017 - 2018 Executive Officers for the Board of Directors: Hillary Steele, Chair; Judy Cahn, Vice Chair; Pat Kenny, Treasurer; Dick Johnson, Secretary; Rich Segall, Governance Officer; Jean Weidner Goldstein, Chair Emeritus; and Sydney Goldstein, Chair Emerita. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Stanton Welch's LA BAYADEREHouston Ballet to Present Stanton Welch's LA BAYADERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

From June 8 - 18, 2017, Houston Ballet caps its season with Stanton Welch's La Bayadere ('The Temple Dancer'), a historic classic set in royal India of the past. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Taylor StanleyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Taylor Stanley
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 2, 2017

Today's subject Taylor Stanley is living his theatre life as a company member of  New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the most famous and prestigious ballet companies in the country. With repertoire works that feature choreography by such greats as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, it's easy to understand why the company has that status. NYCB begins a one week engagement at the Kennedy Center's Opera House on June 6. The two programs will feature the works of George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and the DC premiere of a work by Alexei Ratmansky. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov to Attend National Ballet of Canada's MAD HOT BALLET: NORTHERN LIGHTS GalaMikhail Baryshnikov to Attend National Ballet of Canada's MAD HOT BALLET: NORTHERN LIGHTS Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that special guest Mikhail Baryshnikov will attend this year's annual fundraising gala, MAD HOT BALLET: Northern Lights on June 6, 2017 which celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary. (more...)

BWW Feature: JFK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center Pays Fitting Tribute for JFK's 100thBWW Feature: JFK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center Pays Fitting Tribute for JFK's 100th
by Elliot Lanes - May 31, 2017

Memorial Day is a time where we remember the fallen who gave their lives for this country. This past Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, we also remembered President John F. Kennedy on the day of his birth 100 years ago. The JFK Centennial Celebration was the culminating event in a yearlong tribute to the Kennedy Center's namesake. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Review: New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2017

Reviewing George Balanchine 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on Wednesday, May 24 was like visiting an old friend. My father took me to see it as a child soon after it opened in 1962, and while the memory fades as we grow older, Gloria Govrin in the role of Hippolyta bounding around the stage remains steadfast, never diminishing. Thank you, New York City Ballet, for the recollection and for a wonderful theatrical evening. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of CanadaBWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
by Taylor Long - May 27, 2017

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season OpenerJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Miami City Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first time since 1998, to open the Festival's 85th Anniversary Season June 21-25, in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who later directed The George Balanchine Foundation, the company performs a program with a trio of works by master ballet choreographers, (more...)

The Kennedy Center's JFK Centennial Celebration to Feature Brian Dennehy, Christopher Jackson, Taylor Mac, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and MoreThe Kennedy Center's JFK Centennial Celebration to Feature Brian Dennehy, Christopher Jackson, Taylor Mac, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With its JFK Centennial Celebration, The Kennedy Center honors exactly 100 years since the birth of its namesake with a special afternoon of readings, performances, and rare video footage featuring a star-studded roster of talent from theworlds of music, theater, dance, and TV/film on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

BWW Danceworld Young Dancer Profile: CHRISTINA SCHIFANO, A Dream DiscoveredBWW Danceworld Young Dancer Profile: CHRISTINA SCHIFANO, A Dream Discovered
by Christina Pandolfi - May 24, 2017

So often, the desire to dance is intrinsic at birth; it can't be separated from a person's essence and has always been in their very heart and soul. But what about when the passion is discovered later in life? When something moves you so powerfully that it becomes a new avenue for happiness and clarity? (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer ProgramsBallet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

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