Tag: the royal ballet

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

Yesterday The Times 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 against Scarlett. […]

Martin Harvey's Movie-Star Charm at the #DanceTeacherSummit

Martin Harvey brought a little movie star charm into morning ballet class at our New York Dance Teacher Summit. (His acting credits include Gossip Girls, All My Children, Dirty Dancing, A Chorus Line, Carousel, plus Metropolitan Opera productions of Carmen and Manon Lescaut.) Educated at the Royal Ballet School in London, he danced many principal […]

A Natalia Osipova Documentary Is Hitting Theaters Tomorrow

You never quite know what’s going to happen when Natalia Osipova steps onstage—you know you’re in for something extraordinary, but the exact nature of what you’ll get is a mystery until it’s happening. It’s only fitting, then, that we would learn of Force of Nature, a new documentary following a year of the ballet superstar’s […]

6 Ballet Instagrams Worth Following

@jamesbwhitesideWho: American Ballet Theatre principal James WhitesideFollowers: 96.6KWhat you’ll see: a lot of muscles and humor, with a healthy dose of cat photosWhat may surprise you: Whiteside moonlights as the drag queen Ühu Betch and pop singer JbDubs. @londonballerina Who: Royal Ballet principal Lauren CuthbertsonFollowers: 43KWhat you’ll see: beauty in the little things—nature, architecture, costume […]

Frederick Ashton and the Wayward Daughter

As artistic director of The Royal Ballet in London, Frederick Ashton was a highly influential 20th-century choreographer. His distinct style—technically refined yet highly expressive—soon became a hallmark of English classical ballet. By developing individualized movement motifs, Ashton created memorable characters. Love, friendship, humor and loyalty were frequent themes in his ballets, most notably in La […]

World Ballet Day LIVE Returns

Balletomanes everywhere, get excited! World Ballet Day LIVE returns to a computer screen near you on Thursday, October 1. See five internationally acclaimed ballet companies in behind-the-scenes class and rehearsal footage via a live 23-hour stream. In addition, this year’s event includes pre-recorded footage from other regional dance companies including: American Ballet Theatre, English National […]

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