#TBT: Antoinette Sibley on the "Magic" Behind Her Epoch-Defining Partnership With Anthony Dowell

When Dame Antoinette Sibley graduated into The Royal Ballet in 1956, she was the first English dancer to have come up through both White Lodge and the Upper School. This quiet accomplishment presaged Sibley’s becoming arguably the quintessential English ballerina of her generation. Sibley danced opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov in The Turning Point. Courtesy DM Archives […]

Rested and Restless, Natalia Osipova Is Ready to Get Back Onstage

Her wedding may have been postponed because of the pandemic, her busy performance schedule wiped clean. But Russian-born superstar ballerina Natalia Osipova, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet since 2013, is now getting ready to return to the stage after a seven-month hiatus. She will be part of the company’s celebration performance, The Royal […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in August 2020

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 […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2020

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

Liam Scarlett Suspended From The Royal Ballet Over Claims of Inappropriate Behavior with Students

Yesterday The Times of London reported that Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett has been suspended from the company since last August, following allegations of inappropriate behavior with students. The company brought in the employment firm Linda Harvey Associates to conduct an independent investigation, which is still underway. No findings have yet been made […]

A New Romeo And Juliet Film Is Happening And We're Freaking Out

You ever just wish that Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production of Romeo and Juliet could have a beautiful love child with the 1968 film starring Olivia Hussey? (No, not Baz Luhrmann’s version. We are purists here.) Wish granted: Today, the trailer for a new film called Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words was released, featuring MacMillan’s choreography […]

News of Note: What You May Have Missed in August 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At The Royal Ballet, Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Luca Acri have been promoted to first soloist, Romany Pajdak, Isabella Gasparini, Tomas Mock and David Yudes to soloist. Gary Avis and Samantha Raine have been appointed […]

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