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BBC Young Dancer Award 2017: Ore Oduba, Anita Rani, Kate Prince, Nahid Siddiqui, Nafisah Baba, Kenneth Tharp, Jasmin Vardimon, Kevin O'Hare, Marc Brew, Darcey Bussell.© BBC/Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

BBC Young Dancer Award 2017

★★★★✰   Nafisah Baba is the BBC Young Dancer for 2017. The 20 year-old contemporary dancer from West London won the award with a diverse trio of dances that grew stronger through the rounds.

Zizi Strallen and Chris Trenfield in The Car Man.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Bourne / New Adventures – The Car Man – London

It is almost eight years to the day since The Car Man was last revived at Sadler’s Wells (having premiered in 2000) and it seems even better than I recall…

Steven McRae.© Johan Persson / ROH. (Click image for larger version)

Steven McRae – Young Australian Achiever Of The Year 2014

Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK. Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet wants to inspire other children to chase their dreams…

Lighting control desk.Creative Commons image from Flickr. By Rob Sayer, On Stage Lighting (original image)

What do Lighting and Set Designers do?

Jann Parry reports on a recent workshop seminar where 4 lighting and set designers talked about what they do…

Sean Kelly ©

Sean Kelly – From Ballet to Musical Theatre and Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday

Sean Kelly enjoyed a nearly two decades-long career as a principal dancer with Houston Ballet, and then decided to try his hand at Musical Theater. He joined the casts and/or became Dance Captain in such shows as Carousel, Swing, Moving On and Billy Elliot. He was recently in the San Francisco Bay Area to set a new holiday swing-themed premiere on Diablo Ballet…

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