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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...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015. (more...)

Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal DancerHouston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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...)

BWW Reviews: Sparks Fly in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Reviews: Sparks Fly in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Katricia Lang - Jun 17, 2015

William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a comedic, character-driven piece about the courtship of volatile Katherina and obnoxious Petruchio. Character pieces require great characters, naturally, and great performers. In his ballet adaptation, John Cranko delivers. In the Houston Ballet production, so do the dancers. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - HoustonSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 2, 2015

Summer is coming and luckily for you, here in Houston there is no shortage of nice, air-conditioned theaters for you to choose from. With so many choices it can be a daunting task, so let the BWW Houston editors give you their picks for the upcoming summer season. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Finish Out Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11Houston Ballet to Finish Out Season with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 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 and tempestuous Katherina to his will. Incorporating a stunning array of dramatic moods, virtuoso dancing and vivid characterization, The Taming of the Shrewconveys like no other ballet Shakespeare's wit, brilliant comic invention and sharp understanding of human character.  Houston Ballet will give seven performances of The Taming of the Shrewat Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Close 2014-15 Season with John Cranko's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11-21Houston Ballet to Close 2014-15 Season with John Cranko's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 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 Katherina to his will. (more...)

NYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce TheaterNYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to present the New York debut of the Polish National Ballet, Poland's leading ballet company based in Warsaw, from June 16-21. The company, under the artistic direction of Krzysztof Pastor, will present a program of three works: two by Pastor (Adagio & Scherzo, a US Premiere and Moving Rooms, a New York Premiere) and Emanuel Gat's acclaimed Rite of Spring.  Tickets range in price from $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

From May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. A world premiere of The Letter V by acclaimed American choreographer Mark Morris, the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Zodiac and the revival of Ji?i Kylian's iconic Svadebka make this program a must-see for all ballet lovers. Zodiac is made possible through the generosity of Leticia Loya. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Morris, Welch & Kylian at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.  Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a GalaBWW Reviews: Youth America Grand Prix's Starry Night of a Gala
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 22, 2015

In addition to being an incredible highlight of YAGP's work, what other night can one see the best of the best and the best to be on one stage? From quivering port de bras of an eager eleven year old to the stoic grace of Paloma Herrera, YAGP proudly endorsed its place in supporting generations of premier artists. (more...)

Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer IntensiveKaren Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

KAREN SCALZITTI-KENNEDY, former principal dancer of the Boston Ballet and Ballet West, will teach master classes for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive on June 8, 9 and 10, 2015 at the Allen Civic Ballet's School in Allen, Texas. (more...)

Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes LopezTRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes Lopez
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Mar 19, 2015

Miami City Ballet has been in a period of transition, a transformation if you will, that has been unsurprisingly effective in reinventing the company and catapulting it to the world-class ballet company that it has always been on the verge of becoming. Lourdes Lopez' arrival in 2012 has infused the company with balance: balance of repertoire, style, choreography, and a complete re-imagining of how to stay true to the fundamental nature of the company without becoming conventional. (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive to Feature Zhong-Jing Fang & Terry EdlefsenBrandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive to Feature Zhong-Jing Fang & Terry Edlefsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

ZHONG-JING FANG, a member of American Ballet Theatre, and TERRY EDLEFSEN, a former principal dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet and the Australian Ballet, will be on the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in MaySasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will also be teaching master classes. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Zum Tod von Prof. Richard NowotnyZum Tod von Prof. Richard Nowotny
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Die Wiener Staatsoper und das Wiener Staatsballett trauern um Prof. Richard Nowotny, ehemaliger Solota?nzer und Ballettmeister des Wiener Staatsopernballetts, der am 24. September 2014 im Alter von 88 Jahren verstorben ist. (more...)

Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Opens Tonight at Lincoln CenterChristopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Opens Tonight at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center today, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Houston Ballet Launches 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightHouston Ballet Launches 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

From today, September 4 through the 14th, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

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