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Irina Dvorovenko joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996 and was promoted to the soloist rank within one year. In 2000 she was made a principal dancer where she thrilled audiences in an extraordinarily wide repertoire which included all major classical roles and numerous contemporary works, some of which were created on her. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ms. Dvorovenko started her career at the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992. She has won numerous awards, including the 1994 Grad Prix at the international Ballet Competition Serge Lifar in the Ukraine, the 1992 Gold Medal and “Anna Pavlova” Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, the 1991 Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan, and the 1990 Silver Medal at the International Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Her dance career has taken her to major theaters throughout the world.

Shortly before retiring from the ABT stage, Ms. Dvorovenko made a stunning musical theatre debut as Vera Baronova in the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers & Hart’s "On Your Toes," garnering outstanding reviews. Following this triumph, Ms. Dvorovenko joined the leading cast of the Emmy nominated Starz network original television drama “Flesh and Bone” in 2015. Since then she has made guest appearances on “Forever” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC) and has appeared on the Starz series “Power” (2016-2107) and the FX series “The Americans” (2017). She was also a celebrity guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX). In March 2018, she returns to Encores! as Prima Ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya in "Grand Hotel" and then stars in Susan Stroman's "Beast in the Jungle" at New York's Vineyard Theatre in May.

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Vineyard Theatre World Premiere, 2018

City Center Encores! Revival, 2018

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MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

Dancio Expands Online Class Offerings And Roster Of Master Teachers

Just in time for holiday gift-giving, DANCIO, the online dance instruction provider, has announced an expansion of its line-up of classes, teachers, and menu of subscriptions. 

Frank Langella Will Lead THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE Film Directed by Susan Stroman

It has been revealed that a film adaptation of The Beast in the Jungle is coming soon, directed by Susan Stroman and starring Frank Langella. Stroman directed a musical adaptation of the Henry James novella in 2018, which premiered at the Vineyard Theatre.

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2020 Promotions

Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary have been appointed to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Gabe Stone Shayer has been promoted to the rank of Soloist. The promotions, announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, are effective immediately.

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Postpones Off-Broadway Premiere of AKHMATOVA

Ensemble for the Romantic Century today announced the postponement of the Off-Broadway premiere of its acclaimed production Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone by Eve Wolf. Performances were scheduled to begin April 24th for a limited engagement through May 29th at The Duke on 42nd Street.

At The Home Barre: The Best Online Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes

The dance studios and weekly classes are all long gone, so what are budding dancers doing to stay in shape now? Luckily, the dance community are a highly disciplined, generous bunch. While we all indulge in some heavy isolation snacking, it's this lot's job to remain fit and healthy. Fortunately for us, they're imparting their knowledge through a selection of live streams, so we can stay home and stay rond de jambe ready.

VIDEO: Shonn Wiley and Irina Dvorovenko Perform in Encores! ON YOUR TOES in New #EncoresArchives VIdeo

New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions. The most recent video features Shonn Wiley and Irina Dvorovenko from Encores! On Your Toes in 2013.

BWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & Diversity

The stars were on their feet (toes, taps and standing ovations) on a warm Sunday night, May 19th, for the Chita Rivera Awards a?" an annual ceremony recognizing the very best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film that honors icons and trailblazers while also nurturing future generations simultaneously. It could have been dubbed a?oeChita Rivera's Dance Salona?? for the presenters, attendees and honorees read like a Who's Who of Chita's friends, fans and fellow Fosse favorites, including hosts Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking.

Podcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Talks to Drama Desk, Chita Rivera Award Nominees

Last week I went to the Drama Desk Award Nominations Reception at Green Room 42, here in NYC.  This is one of the last few events where you get to meet some of the newest folks doing theater OFF Broadway and On Broadway.  You also get a chance to chat to some of the actors who are nominated for this year's Tony Awards, as well.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards Arrivals

The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were presented last night, May 19, 2019 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

2019 Chita Rivera Awards Winners - Full List!

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season.

ABT Announces Casting For Third And Fourth Weeks At The Met

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards Nominees Reception at Bond 45

The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards nominees reception was held yesterday, April 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the big event and you can check out photos below!

Breaking: KISS ME, KATE, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Earn Chita Rivera Awards Nominations!

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season.

Photo Coverage: Inside the Cocktail Party at the Second Annual SDCF Awards

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the cocktail party below!

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love … in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.'

American Ballet Theater Announces 2019 Spring Season

American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 13 - July 6, will feature a World Premiere work by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky in programs dedicated entirely to his works in honor of the choreographer's 10th year with the Company.

Joffrey Ballet Welcomes Seven New Company Members

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of seven dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2018-2019 season:

BWW Album Review: An Instrumental Journey with THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE Score Recording

The album for the new dance musical The Beast in the Jungle is not your typical cast recording. Actually, it's not a cast recording at all, but a score recording that's purely instrumental. Even though the lack of dialogue and character voices makes it a more challenging score to listen to out of context (as opposed to a typical "cast album"), it's a truly masterful and moving score in its own right.

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