Festival Ballet Providence is debuting a new Nutcracker this December—an unexpected move when the ballet is many companies’ most financially reliable warhorse.
A new training program at Festival Ballet Providence called Leap Year is welcoming pre-professional and professional dancers who don’t have a studio or company to dance for this season. The endeavor is the brainchild of Kathleen Breen Combes, FBP’s executive and artistic director. “I kept getting these emails of dancers saying they just need a […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At English National Ballet, Gabriel Francesco Frola has been promoted to lead principal, Daniel McCormick to soloist, and Precious Adams, Julia Conway, Anjuli Hudson and Erik Woolhouse to junior soloist. Viviana Durante has been appointed […]
When star dancers retire from the stage, it’s not uncommon to see them step into a new kind of spotlight as an artistic director. But Kathleen Breen Combes is making a more surprising move. After the longtime Boston Ballet principal gives her farewell performance on June 9, she’ll start a second career as executive director […]