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Istanbul State Opera Ballet opens with “Fidelio”

ISTANBUL Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) opened its new season with the opera “Fidelio” at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House. class=”cf”> Fecir Alptekin, Senior Advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı watched the opera which aroused great interest among art lovers. Speaking at the opening, IDOB Director and Artistic Director […]

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A former ballet dancer glides gracefully through her artistic endeavors

Many people change careers during their lifetime, leaving the old for the new. But one northern Illinois designer has found ways to intertwine many of her passions. by Mim Eichmann the artistic direction has evolved over the years. She grew up in the Washington DC area where she studied ballet as a child. She said […]

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Ballet Dancer Gabe Stone Shayer: Force of Nature

Gabe Stone Shayer is the first African-American dancer to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer is held by quite a few children, once they witness for the first time the seemingly effortless grace with which these athletes glide across the floor. From Mikhail Baryshnikov to Margot Fonteyn, […]

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Manassas Ballet dancer to retire after starring in ‘Giselle’ | Lifestyles

Since the age of 5, Julianne Russell dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. And over the past 20 years, Russell has had a fulfilling career as a professional ballet dancer working for prestigious regional ballet companies, including the Ballet Theater of Maryland in Annapolis and the Manassas Ballet Theatre. But Russell, now 31, said it […]

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Metropolitan Ballet Academy student dancers take top honors at the 2018 Philadelphia YAGP Regional Semi-Final

Young dancers studying at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, achieved great success at the 2018 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), taking top honors in the annual competition’s regional semi-finals held in held in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2018. 47 MBA dancers, including 14 young men from the famed MBA Boys Scholarship Program, […]