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  1. Photo: Charlotte Collins

    News: Pursuing a freelance dance career? Don’t sit still, keep moving

    Wednesday 20 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Freelance life is the norm for most dancers graduating from vocational dance schools. While freelancing can mean freedom and variety, it can also mean uncertainty, instability and a transient lifestyle. With an… Continue Reading

  2. Little Lord Fauntleroy

    News: Young dancers step up for new ballet Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Monday 18 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Each year London Children’s Ballet gives four months of free ballet training to children from all backgrounds and brings new versions of classic stories to the stage to ‘open windows’ for the next … Continue Reading

  3. The Hustle logo

    News: Doing The Hustle

    Sunday 17 April 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    A Facebook group for dancers, singers, actors and models with over 34,000 members has launched its own community website... Continue Reading

  4. News: Sadler’s Wells and West Ham United Foundation team up for Home Turf

    Thursday 14 April 2016

    Sadler’s Wells’ Creative Learning department is teaming up with West Ham United Foundation for a community dance production inspired by football, which will receive its world premiere on the main stage at Sa… Continue Reading

  5. English National Ballet, She Said

    News: ENB's She Said - they speak

    Wednesday 13 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    During her career as a ballerina, Tamara Rojo realised that she had never once performed in a work created by a woman. Most of the world’s ballet repertory is choreographed by men. Now that Rojo is artistic di… Continue Reading

  6. Crystal Pite.

    News: The Royal Ballet's new season to include a Crystal Pite commission

    Thursday 7 April 2016 by carmel smith

    - alongside three other new works, including a new work by Wayne McGregor with a score commissioned from Steve Reich - and a celebration of his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer... Continue Reading

  7. Putting on those red shoes - Ashley Shaw at the press conference announcing Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes'. Photo: Graham Watts.

    News: Matthew Bourne's new production - The Red Shoes

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 by carmel smith

    “It was probably my first introduction to the weird and wonderful world of ballet when I was a teenager,” Matthew Bourne said at a press conference this morning... Continue Reading

  8. NYDC 'In - Nocentes' Photo: Peter Teigen

    News: Continued funding - and a new Guest Artistic Director for NYDC

    Monday 4 April 2016 by carmel smith

    As the current cohort of young dancers prepare for the premiere of a work created with them by Michael Keegan-Dolan, it's announced that funding of £450k has been awarded for the coming year... Continue Reading

  9. The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    News: New AQA Dance GCSE syllabus announced

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by carmel smith

    Choreographers Lucy Bennett (Stopgap), James Cousins, Wayne McGregor and Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy (Boy Blue) are included in the set works...  Continue Reading

  10. Front left to right: Katy Lowenhoff, Bethany Pike, Jill Tookey, Katie Webb
Back: Jack Jones, Gareth Johnson (Charlton), Tim Hodges & Will Bozier. Photo: NYB

    News: Jill Tookey, founder of National Youth Ballet, RIP

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by carmel smith

    She was awarded the CBE for services to Dance and Young People in the New Year's Honours List, 2016. Many former company members have gone on to dance professionally... Continue Reading

  11. Royal Academy of Dance’s new male dance ambassador Iain Mackay with students
Photo: Mark Mainz
Courtesy of The Telegraph

    News: Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet

    Wednesday 30 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    The Royal Academy of Dance seems to have solved the problem of persuading boys to take ballet lessons by using superheroes and video game characters as role models. “Instead of classes based on the classic… Continue Reading

  12. Vogue photoshoot behind the scenes, Sadler's Wells
Photo: Mike Trow

    News: Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova

    Wednesday 23 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova are stars of the ballet world and a couple in real life. Sarah Crompton discovers the chemistry that binds them at work and play. Polunin arrived at the Royal Ballet School at … Continue Reading

  13. Grayson Perry's front cloth for English National Ballet - 'She Said' at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    News: Grayson Perry commissioned by English National Ballet

    Tuesday 22 March 2016 by carmel smith

    In his first work for theatre, the Turner Prize winning artist will design a front cloth for the Company's upcoming 'She Said' programme, which opens at Sadler's Wells next month... Continue Reading

  14. Sissy's Progress
Photo: Loredana Denicola

    News: A Sissy's Progress: the dangerous power of an effeminate man

    Monday 21 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    After being attacked on the street outside his home, Brazilian performance artist Nando Messias created a one-man carnival to take a stand for men like him Continue Reading

  15. The Winters Tale. Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae
Photo: ROH, Johan Persson

    News: Dancing The Winter's Tale

    Thursday 17 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon talks about adapting Shakespeare’s problem play as a ballet – including how to interpret theatre’s most famous stage direction ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. R… Continue Reading

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