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Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall SeasonCasting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet IntensiveAdditional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

WORLD BALLET DAY LIVE Returns 10/5WORLD BALLET DAY LIVE Returns 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Five of the world's leading ballet companies will come together for World Ballet Day on Thursday, October 5 to broadcast 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live, following a successful partnership with Facebook in 2016. (more...)

World Ballet Day LIVE Returns Thursday, 10/5World Ballet Day LIVE Returns Thursday, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

 Five of the world's leading ballet companies will come together for World Ballet Day on Thursday, October 5 to broadcast 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live, following a successful partnership with Facebook in 2016. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 SeasonWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has just announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Gets Preview as Part of Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim This Fall; Lineup Announced!Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Gets Preview as Part of Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim This Fall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 SeasonWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet And Marcelo Gomes to Participate in Works & Process at the Guggenheim in New YorkThe Sarasota Ballet And Marcelo Gomes to Participate in Works & Process at the Guggenheim in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces today that the Company, alongside American Ballet Theatre Principal Marcelo Gomes, will be presented by Works & Process, the distinguished and celebrated performing arts series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of DanceAuditorium Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Golden Celebration of Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On November 12, 2017, the Auditorium Theatre, The Theatre for the People, commemorates the 50th anniversary of its grand re-opening with a one-night-only mixed repertory program featuring dancers from the world's premier dance companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. (more...)

International Guest Faculty Brings Exciting Repertoire To The Sarasota Ballet's Summer ShowcaseInternational Guest Faculty Brings Exciting Repertoire To The Sarasota Ballet's Summer Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Opening Friday, 28th of July 2017 for two performances, the International Intensive Summer Showcase brings to the Sarasota stage works by Marius Petipa, Antony Tudor, Sir Matthew Bourne, L.Lavrosky and Arthur St. Leon. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive FacultyShreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]EMILY LOSCOCCO, former principal dancer of Festival Ballet Providence, PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet, and BETSY McBRIDE of American Ballet Theatre, and SIMON WEXLER former principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theatre will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Veronika Part To Give Final Performance With American Ballet TheatreVeronika Part To Give Final Performance With American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Veronika Part, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2009, will retire from the Company on the final day of the 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance FavoritesBALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Receives Grant From The Charles and Margery Barancik FoundationThe Sarasota Ballet Receives Grant From The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces today that the Company has received a $50,000 grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation in support of the organization's 2017 - 2018 Season. (more...)

London Royal Ballet Presents Trio of Works By Its Founder at River Street TheatreLondon Royal Ballet Presents Trio of Works By Its Founder at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed program of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. This special performance will be presented at the River Street Theatre in Jaffrey on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. It will be shown as it was produced in London two weeks ago and captured in high definition for cinema. (more...)

Royal Ballet Dancer Nathalie Harrison Joins Cast of VOICES OF THE AMAZONRoyal Ballet Dancer Nathalie Harrison Joins Cast of VOICES OF THE AMAZON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Sisters Grimm are delighted that Nathalie Harrison, First Artist at The Royal Ballet will join the cast of VOICES OF THE AMAZON, with kind permission from Kevin O'Hare, Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Adds George Balanchine's BUGAKU To Its Upcoming SeasonThe Sarasota Ballet Adds George Balanchine's BUGAKU To Its Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet's Director Iain Webb announces a new addition to the upcoming 2017 - 2018 Season with the Company premiere of George Balanchine's Bugaku. (more...)

BWW Review: FREDERICK ASHTON TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: FREDERICK ASHTON TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 10, 2017

After recent performances of new choreography from Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett, one could be forgiven for believing the Royal Ballet has dragged itself reluctantly into the 21st Century. Perhaps it's an overly emotional response, there is something wonderfully reassuring and warm in this Ashton triple bill that closes the current season. It's a return to what the Royal do best in these delicate works shine in their artistry and finesse. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season Company MembersSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

San Francisco Ballet announces ten promotions, eight new Company members, and six apprentices for the 2017-18 Season. Soloist Jennifer Stahl has been promoted to principal dancer, and Isabella DeVivo, Jahna Frantziskonis, Esteban Hernandez, and Steven Morse have been promoted to soloist. In addition, SF Ballet Apprentices Alexandre Cagnat, Shene Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh have been promoted to the corps de ballet. Ulrik Birkkjaer and Ana Sophia Scheller join the Company as principal dancers and Solomon Golding, Gabriela Gonzalez, Blake Johnston, Madison Keesler, Wona Park, and Joseph Warton have joined SF Ballet as corps de ballet members. Ethan Chudnow, Anatalia Hordov, Carmela Mayo, Swane Messaoudi, Larisa Nugent, and Benjamin Pearson of San Francisco Ballet School have been promoted to the rank of apprentice. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet Names 2017-18 Board of DirectorsThe Sarasota Ballet Names 2017-18 Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces the 2017 - 2018 Executive Officers for the Board of Directors: Hillary Steele, Chair; Judy Cahn, Vice Chair; Pat Kenny, Treasurer; Dick Johnson, Secretary; Rich Segall, Governance Officer; Jean Weidner Goldstein, Chair Emeritus; and Sydney Goldstein, Chair Emerita. (more...)

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