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BalletBoyz Announce New Film RUMPELSTILZCHEN and the Return of DELUXE Photo BalletBoyz Announce New Film RUMPELSTILZCHEN and the Return of DELUXE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

The internationally acclaimed BalletBoyz has today announced their return to both screen and stage. In March they will return to live performance with Deluxe, a double bill fusing beautiful dance with original music and engaging film content, in the company's unique and unmistakable style.

SF Ballet Announces 89th Repertory Season Opening Night Gala: La Grande FĂŞte Photo SF Ballet Announces 89th Repertory Season Opening Night Gala: La Grande FĂŞte
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

San Francisco Ballet, the first professional ballet company in the U.S., is kicking off its 89th repertory season with the opening night gala La Grande FĂŞte, marking the return of one of the Bay Area's most anticipated social events after a two-year hiatus.

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces The 2021 Children's Casting For American Bal Photo Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces The 2021 Children's Casting For American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the casting of students from the William J. Gillespie School to perform alongside the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre dancers in the return to their annual holiday engagement.

The Joffrey Ballet Announces Return Of THE NUTCRACKER Photo The Joffrey Ballet Announces Return Of THE NUTCRACKER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, is certain to be a highlight of the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House, 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, in 26 performances, December 4 – 26, 2021.

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Australian Tour Photo Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Australian Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country's leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.

MJ THE MUSICAL Casts Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson as 'Little Michael' Photo MJ THE MUSICAL Casts Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson as 'Little Michael'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Walter Russell III from Harlem, New York, and Christian Wilson from Norfolk, Virginia, will alternate in the role of “Little Michael' in the upcoming Broadway production of MJ the Musical. Also announced was Devin Trey Campbell from Bronx, New York, who will play the role of “Little Marlon”.

Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson Retires After 27 Years Photo Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson Retires After 27 Years
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Celebrated Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson makes his final performance with the Company on Saturday 30th October in Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed new work The Dante Project.

Celebrate The Holidays With Los Angeles Ballet! Photo Celebrate The Holidays With Los Angeles Ballet!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

Los Angeles Ballet has announced LAB's return to theaters and live, in-person performances.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Tour Australia in 2022 Photo AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Tour Australia in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment today announced that the musical An American in Paris will have its Australian premiere in 2022.

San Francisco Ballet Returns To War Memorial Opera House This December With Helgi Tom Photo San Francisco Ballet Returns To War Memorial Opera House This December With Helgi Tomasson's NUTCRACKER
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2021

This December, San Francisco Ballet, the Company and School that has been a trailblazer in dance since its founding in 1933, returns to the War Memorial Opera House from December 10–30 for 29 performances of Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's beloved Nutcracker.

McNicol Ballet Collective Announces Casting For Its Debut Performances This November Photo McNicol Ballet Collective Announces Casting For Its Debut Performances This November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021

McNicol Ballet Collective will be providing opportunities for freelance artists who will come together for its debut performances of Awakenings at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London on 13 & 14 November and at Hull New Theatre on 21 November.

Wendy Whelan Receives 'Women Directors, Choreographers, and Composers Award' Photo Wendy Whelan Receives 'Women Directors, Choreographers, and Composers Award'
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021

Kathryn Roszak, artistic director of the Bay Area's Danse Lumiere, and founder of 'Women Directors, Choreographer, and Composers Award'  honored WENDY WHELAN with an award to recognize and highlight women leaders in dance and their contributions. 

Jillian Vanstone Retires From The National Ballet of Canada After 22 Years Photo Jillian Vanstone Retires From The National Ballet of Canada After 22 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2021

Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone will retire in 2022 after an incredible 22-year career with the company.

New York City Ballet Announces Three Promotions Photo New York City Ballet Announces Three Promotions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of three of the Company’s dancers. Soloists Unity Phelan and Indiana Woodward have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer, and corps de ballet member Roman Mejia has been promoted to Soloist.

TFANA and Saint Flashlight Launch Poetry Activation THE WILL OF THE CITY Photo TFANA and Saint Flashlight Launch Poetry Activation THE WILL OF THE CITY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

TFANA and Saint Flashlight present The Will of the City, poems inspired by playwright and poet William Shakespeare, launching today and running through the fall. Spotlighting the work of over a dozen writers, this activation will transform the streetside and outdoor screens at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY)—Theatre for a New Audience's home in Fort Greene—into a bi-weekly updated anthology of poems inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

BWW Interview: Wei Wang of THE MARSH FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICAL VOICES 2021 at The Marsh Photo BWW Interview: Wei Wang of THE MARSH FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICAL VOICES 2021 at The Marsh Makes the Leap to Film
by Jim Munson - Sep 28, 2021

BroadwayWorld talks to virtuoso ballet dancer, choreographer and director Wei Wang about his ambitious new film 'Aphrodisia' created in collaboration with Stephanie Weisman as part of The Marsh New Festival of Musical Voices 2021, which runs September 30 to October 10, 2021.

Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays Photo Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined holiday classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to Chicago during the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House in downtown Chicago at 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, in 28 performances, December 4 – 26, 2021.

American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER Plays the Segerstrom Center For The Arts Photo American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER Plays the Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of its popular tradition - American Ballet Theatre's captivating production of The Nutcracker.  Co-presented by the Center and ABT with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story based on The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and set to a magical score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.

Joffrey Welcomes Four New Dancers From South Korea, Spain and the U.S. Photo Joffrey Welcomes Four New Dancers From South Korea, Spain and the U.S.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and Greg Cameron, President and CEO are pleased to announce the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), Blake Kessler (Jacksonville, Florida), Yuchan Kim (Seoul, South Korea) and Miranda Silveira (Barcelona, Spain). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet has expanded to 43 dancers representing 13 countries.

Orfeh and Andy Karl, Nicole Henry & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week Photo Orfeh and Andy Karl, Nicole Henry & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

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