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The Genée 2013 medallists together with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O'Hare and Christopher Hampson.© Andrew Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Glasgow

The Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 was held in Glasgow this year – Jann Parry reports on the finals for us…

Matthew Golding with DNB in Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge.© Dave Morgan/DanceTabs edit. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Golding to Join The Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Matthew Golding is to join the Company as a Principal in February 2014. His first performance will be on 27 March dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

ENB poster image for Le Cosaire.© English National Ballet. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet Needs You To Get Piratey – Le Corsaire & International Pirate Day

English National Ballet is encouraging people in the UK to join in with International Pirate Day*, the annual event held on September 19… and herald the arrival of the pirate ballet Le Corsaire.

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YBSS Star-Studded Summer Gala – 29 September 2013, Sadler’s Wells

STOP PRESS – SERGEI POLUNIN is performing… Yorkshire Ballet Summer School is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a star-studded, glamorous gala evening at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday September 29th.

Two Guest Artists – lana Salenko & Evgenia Obraztsova – Announced For The Royal Ballet’s Autumn Season

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, is delighted to announce that two Guest Artists will be performing with the Company this Autumn – Evgenia Obraztsova and lana Selenko

Rambert News – Dancer changes, New Faces and Associate Companies

Interesting times for Rambert as they prepare to move into their new South Bank home in the Autumn…

Scene from Le Corsaire.© Gene Schiavone. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Principal Casting Announced For Le Corsaire

Principal Casting Announced for English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire

Wayne Mcgregor, Siobhan Davies and Conrad Shawcross – Work at the Roundhouse

Leading Choreographers Wayne Mcgregor and Siobhan Davies Stage Responses to Conrad Shawcross’ New Installation at The Roundhouse

Alina Cojocaru.© Charlotte MacMillan. (Click image for larger version)

Alina Cojocaru to Join English National Ballet

Alina Cojocaru, one of the world’s greatest ballerinas, is to join English National Ballet.

PRESS RELEASE: New Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School announced

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Powney to the new post of Artistic Director Designate. Christopher will take up his position in April 2014.

David Wall as Crown Prince Rudolf and Leslie Collier as Mary Vetsera in The Royal Ballet production of Mayerling.© Leslie E Spatt, 1980, courtesy ROH. (Click image for larger version)

David Wall RIP (1946 – 2013)

David Wall, member of The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, sadly died on 18 June 2013 – he was 67.

Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan at today's press briefing.© David Jensen. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet Announces 2014 Season and New Barbican Performances

Award winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will all create new works for English National Ballet, as part of a programme of dance inspired by the centenary of the Great War.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Romeo and Juliet (from a 2010 gallery by John Ross on Balletco).© John Ross, courtesy the Royal Opera House.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges.

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English National Ballet – New Choreographers and New Music – Choreographics, A Letter To…

English National Ballet dancers turn choreographers when five of them get a chance to create new works in collaboration with students from the Royal College of Music…

Sofia National Ballet in Don Quixote.© Sofia National Ballet. (Click image for larger version)

Sofia National Ballet UK Tour – July 2013

The Sofia National Ballet has announced an exclusive debut UK summer tour for 2013, performing in nine venues around the country.

Alina Cojocaru.© Andrej Uspenski. (Click image for larger version)

Alina Cojocaru Charity Gala – 12 May 2013, Sadler’s Wells

An evening of artists celebrating the past present and the future, with highlights from the classical repertoire along side new or rarely seen pieces including choreography by Marius Petipa, John Neumeier, Tim Rushton, Johan Kobborg and others.

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in the Peter Schaufuss '21st century' version of Ashton's Romeo and Juliet.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Natalia Osipova to join The Royal Ballet

Full press release, plus useful resource links, pictures and a video to remind us all why she is so good…

Poster image for Midnight Express from midnightexpresstheballet.com.© Peter Schaufuss Ballet.

Sergei Polunin will no longer be performing in Midnight Express at the London Coliseum April 9-14.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sergei Polunin will no longer be performing in Midnight Express at the London Coliseum

Leanne Benjamin at the 2009 National Dance Awards where she won Best Female Dancer.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Leanne Benjamin To Retire After 20 Years with The Royal Ballet

After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.

ENB logo (©) and cover for the piano reduction of excerpts from Adolphe Adam's Le Corsaire score from 1856. (From Wikipedia)

English National Ballet to Premiere Le Corsaire – Autumn 2013

English National Ballet will premiere a new production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate), one of the great 19th Century classics, in October 2013. English National Ballet will be the first UK company to perform the complete work…

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