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BWW Reviews: THE NUTCRACKER - Orchestra and Chorus Superb, Short Version and Dancing ProficientBWW Reviews: THE NUTCRACKER - Orchestra and Chorus Superb, Short Version and Dancing Proficient
by Roy Berko - Dec 1, 2014

From 1981 until about 2000, Cleveland audiences were enchanted with Dennis Nahat, the then artistic-director of Cleveland Ballet, later the Cleveland San Jose Ballet' s version of 'The Nutcracker.' Often starring the wunderkinds of the company, Karen Gabay and Raymond Rodriguez, the production was filled creativity, gorgeous costumes and scenery, enveloping story telling, and general wonder. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER to Run 12/5-28Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER to Run 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 27th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 5 - 28. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group Tours China for Beijing Dance Academy's 60th Anniversary GalaJoffrey Ballet Concert Group Tours China for Beijing Dance Academy's 60th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, the pre-professional performance company of the Joffrey Ballet School, announces their first tour to the People's Republic of China. Fourteen of the troupe's 35 dancers will represent the United States at the Beijing Dance Academy's 60th Anniversary gala performance. The festivities will span two weeks in October, during which time the company dancers will interact with dance companies, artistic directors, choreographers, and dance students from around the globe. (more...)


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American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

RAHWAY, NJ - On October 17, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present A Midsummer Night's Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage. The professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet will perform Act II of Artistic Director and choreographer Douglas Martin's brand new full-length ballet, and Martin will lead a pre- and post-performance discussion about the choreographic process. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Presents a Newly Envisioned SWAN LAKE, 10/15-26The Joffrey Ballet Presents a Newly Envisioned SWAN LAKE, 10/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season and its annual fall engagement brings the Joffrey Premiere of a newly envisioned Swan Lake to Chicago for the first time, choreographed by one of ballet's most acclaimed choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater's endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this performance represents the first time The Joffrey Ballet has ever performed a Swan Lake in its almost 60-year history. Swan Lake is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in 10 performances only, October 15 - 26. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present Fall Repertory Preview for Oct 2014 'On Pointe'American Repertory Ballet to Present Fall Repertory Preview for Oct 2014 'On Pointe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Through guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, performance previews, and panel discussions, American Repertory Ballet's On Pointe series gives the public an inside look at the world of dance and, within that, ARB's unique work. ARB's 'Fall Repertory Preview' On Pointe will be held October 10, 2014 at 5:15pm. This On Pointe event will feature American Repertory Ballet dancers performing excerpts from upcoming ARB productions. (more...)

Spring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary BalletSpring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for their, partner to launch the first annual Elite Dance Tournament. The new national competition, which is focused on educational empowerment through constructive evaluation, will take place in six cities with a variety of master classes and focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. In its inaugural year, the tournament will provide an apprenticeship with Complexions Dance Company; a full- time position with the Joffrey Concert Group; and $180,000 in cash and scholarships, including $10,000 each for the ultimate dancer, studio and choreographer. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Sets Sept 2014 Events in Cranbury, Hamilton and New BrunswickAmerican Repertory Ballet Sets Sept 2014 Events in Cranbury, Hamilton and New Brunswick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This September, American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School will be participating in community events throughout central Jersey: Cranbury Day in Cranbury, Septemberfest in Hamilton, and the Hub City Sounds Festival in New Brunswick. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Welcome Alum and Fulbright Scholar Casey Lee Thorne for 8/21 WorkshopPrinceton Ballet School to Welcome Alum and Fulbright Scholar Casey Lee Thorne for 8/21 Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

This Thursday, August 21, 2014, Princeton Ballet School will host a special workshop led by notable alumna and Fulbright Scholar Casey Lee Thorne. Thorne graduated from Princeton Ballet School's Professional Training Program and is Founder and Artistic Director of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet (IOCB), a professional dance company based in Marin, California. She will lead a contemporary dance workshop for advanced dancers at Princeton Ballet School's studios in Princeton, NJ on August 21, 2014 from 11:45 am until 1:15 pm. The workshop is part of Thorne's choreographic project If I Were You - Project Israel, for which she recently received a Fulbright Scholarship. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the 82nd season finale. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Welcomes Three New Board MembersAmerican Repertory Ballet Welcomes Three New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

American Repertory Ballet is pleased to announce the addition of Daphne Jones, Stephen Loughran, and Rachel Samoil to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. They bring to the Board backgrounds in dance, music, science, and business in addition to personal connections with ARB and Princeton Ballet School. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces New Executive DirectorAmerican Repertory Ballet Announces New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

American Repertory Ballet has named Vanessa Logan as its new Executive Director. Logan joins ARB from Boston Ballet, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive to Host Guest Teachers, Including Unity Phelan, 7/18Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive to Host Guest Teachers, Including Unity Phelan, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program will be hosting several guest teachers this year, including New York City Ballet dancer Unity Phelan. Phelan originally trained at Princeton Ballet School from 2000 to 2009, and then continued her training at the School of American Ballet, the official training academy of New York City Ballet. She became an apprentice of the company in December of 2012, and joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in November of 2013. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Junior and Intermediate ProgramsPrinceton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Junior and Intermediate Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

On June 23, 2014, many young dancers started summer dance programs with Princeton Ballet School at its Cranbury studio and on campus at Princeton University. These programs are known as Summer Intensive Intermediates and Summer Intensive Juniors. They are divisions of Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive, a nationally recognized program in its 32nd year. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Kicks  Off This WeekPrinceton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Kicks Off This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On Monday, June 23, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School's studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. This is Princeton Ballet School's 32nd year of offering their Summer Intensive course, making it one of the oldest programs in the United States. (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago's NEW DANCES Series Showcases New Choreography Created by its Own Ensemble Members, 7/18-20Thodos Dance Chicago's NEW DANCES Series Showcases New Choreography Created by its Own Ensemble Members, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Thodos Dance Chicago is gearing up to let its ensemble call all of their own shots at the company's popular, highly-charged New Dances performance series, July 18-20, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School Announces Students Achievements at Performance of SLEEPING BEAUTYPrinceton Ballet School Announces Students Achievements at Performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

On Saturday, May 18, 2014, 350 Princeton Ballet School students performed in the school's annual spring production 2014,The Sleeping Beauty, at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton. The production featured dancers ranging in age from 5 years to adult, with the lead roles performed by members of American Repertory Ballet Workshop (ARBW), the pre-professional performance wing of Princeton Ballet School. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School Presents its 2014 Spring Production, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, TodayPrinceton Ballet School Presents its 2014 Spring Production, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Today, May 17, 2014, Princeton Ballet School will present its 2014 annual spring production, The Sleeping Beauty, at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Over 300 students will dance in this production. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Host First Annual TURN OUT FOR FASHION, 6/13Princeton Ballet School to Host First Annual TURN OUT FOR FASHION, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

On Friday, June 13, 2014 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, NJ, Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will host its first annual fashion show: "Turn Out for Fashion." All proceeds of this event will support the Princeton Ballet School Scholarship Fund. (more...)

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