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Boston Ballet Welcomes New Dancers, Announces Promotions for 2017-18 RosterBoston Ballet Welcomes New Dancers, Announces Promotions for 2017-18 Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2017-2018 season roster. A total of 65 dancers make up the Company roster, with 55 in the main company and ten in Boston Ballet II (BBII), Boston Ballet's second company. (more...)

PA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four ApprenticesPA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella has announced the roster for the 2017/2018 Season with the additions of Corps de Ballet member Zecheng Liang, and new Apprentices Federico D'Ortenzi, Erin O'Dea, Taro Kurachi, and Cassidy McAndrew (previous member of Pennsylvania Ballet II). (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Expands Company For 2017-18 SeasonTexas Ballet Theater Expands Company For 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) has expanded its company for the 2017-2018 season.  As the dancers return to work, they will be joined by four new trainees, four apprentices, and five new company members. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Caps Season with Stanton Welch's LA BAYADEREPhoto Flash: Houston Ballet Caps Season with Stanton Welch's LA BAYADERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 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. La Bayadere is a dramatic ballet of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance and justice, featuring spectacular scenery and costumes by the acclaimed English designer Peter Farmer. (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...)

TBT Ends Season with Trip Down RABBIT HOLETBT Ends Season with Trip Down RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will close its 2016-2017 season with a production of Alice in Wonderland. TBT will perform at Bass Performance Hall, May 19-21, with accompaniment by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and at Winspear Opera House, June 2-4, with accompaniment by the Dallas Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Announces New SeasonTexas Ballet Theater Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT)'s Artistic Director, Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., announces the Company's 2017-2018 season, which includes a world premiere by Stevenson; a world premiere by TBT dancer, Carl Coomer; a moving tribute to soldiers of war; as well as classics such as Beauty and the Beast and Swan Lake. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry MulliganAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry Mulligan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The North American tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards®, welcomes McGee Maddox in the role of Jerry Mulligan this April. Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, replaces Garen Scribner who will play his final performance on Sunday, April 16 in Las Vegas. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's DayFestival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Over this Valentine's Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of Romeo & Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play and one of the most performed and adapted works of all time. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's DayFestival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Over this Valentine's Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of Romeo & Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play and one of the most performed and adapted works of all time. (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Announces NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITEValentina Kozlova Announces NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's next project is her annual 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' December 3, 7 PM, at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, NYC.  Joining the students at Kozlova's Dance Conservatory, located in midtown Manhattan, are Kozlova students Nikita Boris and Justin Valentine.  The exceptional teen dancers, participating in Kozlova's Competition last June, were awarded scholarships to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, selected by Academy director Nikolai Tsiskaridze.  Justin will return to St. Petersburg after the performances to continue his one-year scholarship.  Nikita, now 16 years old, completed her scholarship and entered the October Vaganova Prix, where she received a special award for artistry and was further honored with an invitation to perform a solo from Giselle on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKERIlya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Presents Ben Stevenson's THE NUTCRACKERTexas Ballet Theater Presents Ben Stevenson's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) ushers in the holiday season with one of North Texas' most acclaimed productions, Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker, at Bass Performance Hall December 9-24, and returning this year to the Winspear Opera House in DallasNovember 25-27 and December 2-4.  (more...)

BWW Preview: CINDERELLA at Academy Of MusicBWW Preview: CINDERELLA at Academy Of Music
by Scott Serio - Oct 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet's Cinderella Graces Stage At Academy of Music in Philadelphia (Scott Serio 2016) (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 SeasonsColorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater's 16-17 Season to Feature London's Royal Ballet, Two Premieres and MoreTexas Ballet Theater's 16-17 Season to Feature London's Royal Ballet, Two Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., announces the Company's 2016-2017 season, which includes a co-production with London's world-renowned Royal Ballet, two world premieres, a company premiere by a Tony Award-winning choreographer, and a performance that will rock North Texas with music by the Rolling Stones. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet To Kick Off 2016-2017 Year With CINDERELLA And REVOLUTIONPennsylvania Ballet To Kick Off 2016-2017 Year With CINDERELLA And REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are proud to open the season on October 13 - 23 with Ben Stevenson's Cinderella sponsored by PECO. Three weeks later, Revolution, a triple - bill featuring the George Balanchine classicSquare Dance, David Dawson's The Third Light, and a World Premiere by Philadelphia-based choreographer Brian Sanders will run November 11 - 13. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Welcomes New Executive Director Vanessa LoganTexas Ballet Theater Welcomes New Executive Director Vanessa Logan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT), the resident ballet company of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, has named Vanessa Logan as its new executive director, effective September 6, Anne T. Bass, chairman of the TBT Board of Governors, announced. (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to PremiereHouston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of THE NUTCRACKER which premieres on November 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PEASANT PRINCE Brings The Story Of Mao's Last Dancer To Life For The Young And Young At Heart In A Beautiful, Moving ExpressionBWW Review: THE PEASANT PRINCE Brings The Story Of Mao's Last Dancer To Life For The Young And Young At Heart In A Beautiful, Moving Expression
by Jade Kops - Apr 11, 2016

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has created another wonderful work for children with their interpretation of Li Cunxin's children's book THE PEASANT PRINCE. (more...)

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