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  1. https://www.brb.org.uk/post/joiners-promotions-leavers-201819 End of season joiners, leavers and promotions 9 JULY 2018 As the 2017/18 season comes to a close, Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce the following: Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Soloist to Principal. Yvette Knight is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Brandon Lawrence is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Maureya Lebowitz is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Miki Mizutani is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Yaoqian Shang is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Karla Doorbar is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Max Maslen is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Lachlan Monaghan is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Aitor Galende is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Beatrice Parma is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Brooke Ray is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Edivaldo Souza da Silva is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Daria Stanciulescu is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Congratulations all! The following dancers join the company: August Generalli will join as an Artist from Boston Ballet II. Alexander Yap will join as an Artist from Northern Ballet. Louis Cohen, graduate of the English National Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Callum Findlay-White, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Tori Forsyth-Hecken, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Isabella Howard, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Yu Kurihara, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Lennart Steegen, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Yuki Sugiura, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Eilis Small, graduate of the Australian Ballet School, joined as an Artist earlier in 2018. Joseph Taylor, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, will join as an Apprentice for the 2018/19 season. Joseph is the recipient of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Elmhurst Ballet School Award for Excellence. We look forward to welcoming all of these wonderful new dancers into the BRB Family! The following dancers leave the company: Eight dancers, including Principals Nao Sakuma, Chi Cao and Jenna Roberts, took their final curtain calls at the end of the season following long and successful careers. After joining the Company together in 1995, Nao Sakuma and Chi Cao have led Birmingham Royal Ballet in the classical repertoire for 23 years. Both renowned for their refined, virtuoso technique and sensitive dramatic interpretations, the pair have enjoyed a beautifully matched partnership. Together, they have produced outstanding performances throughout their careers, shining particularly in the 19th century classics of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Together they created the Spring pas de deux in David Bintley’s The Seasons and the leading roles of Sylvia and Amynta in his revised Sylvia. Jenna Roberts joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2003 and progressed rapidly through the Company, becoming a Principal in 2012. Jenna has danced, with great versatility, the leading roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Daphnis and Chloë and Cinderella. A favourite with audiences in Birmingham and the Company’s touring venues, she is particularly celebrated for her moving portrayal of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Additionally, she has created roles in Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces, Alexander Whitley’s Kin., Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée and David Bintley’s The Tempest. Soloist Feargus Campbell leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after 13 years, during which time he has proved a highly valuable and popular member of the Company. His varied repertory includes Paris and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Bottom and Demetrius in The Dream, Benno in Swan Lake, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and many roles in David Bintley’s ballets, including Carmina Burana, Cinderella, The Prince of the Pagodas and The King Dances. Feargus is due to start the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Law in Birmingham, with a view to becoming a Barrister. Artist Anna Monleon leaves the Company after six years. Her performances include the White Cat in The Sleeping Beauty, Mrs Dimple in Pineapple Poll, Lead Czárdás and Mazurka in Coppélia, the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker and Harlots in Romeo and Juliet. Anna is moving back to Spain to pursue a new career. Artist Brogan McKelvey also leaves the Company at the end of the 2017/18 season to pursue choreographic and production opportunities across the country. Claudia Nicholson leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after completing a year-long apprenticeship. After a wonderful season working with her hometown company, she is looking to experience the challenge of working and living somewhere new. Jade Wallace also leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after completing a year-long apprenticeship. Jade is continuing to look for her next performing opportunity. As previously announced, after an incredible 19-year career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Principal Iain Mackay retired from the Company in early 2018, giving his final performance as part of an Evening of Music and Dance in a specially choreographed Spartacus pas de deux created by David Bintley and, at Iain’s request, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rainpas de deux. Both were danced with Jenna Roberts, with whom he shared a special on-stage artistic relationship. Artist Elisabetta Formento left the Company earlier this year to join Dutch National Ballet corps de ballet.
  2. Joy is not listed on Universal Ballet's website (that I can see). Is she still joining? I see she is guesting with multiple companies.
  3. Apologies, I see Joy's latest news was already reported by another posted.
  4. Joy just posted a photo on her FB, thanking Kremlin ballet for the memories and support. "I'll carry the experiences with me into the next chapter!" and appears to be on her way to NY.
  5. I believe the dancer who left is Gabrielle Perkins. She's now with Hungarian National Ballet
  6. Can someone explain to me what this seeming trend in nebulous Instagram posts is all about? I've seen similar posts from younger (non-famous) folks as well and frankly, I find it somewhat annoying. I get he's trying to create a buzz, but...."coming out of the shadows," ... "Act II" Apologies, but I prefer the straight on approach. Regardless of what it is, just post 'it.' His many fans have missed his presence and would love to know his next steps.
  7. Per Kansas City Ballet website, Sarah Smith appears to be joining that Company.
  8. According to Rosalie O'Connor's Facebook posts, it looks as if Kristi Boone Stappas and Kelly Boyd are leaving ABT, and Nicola Curry is leaving for the Australian Ballet,
  9. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/10855436/Carlos-Acosta-Im-retiring-from-ballet.html
  10. Sascha Radetsky just posted on Twitter that today is the first rehearsal for his last show with ABT, on July 3rd with Xiomara Reyes.... !! Sascha Radetsky ‏@RadetskyRambles 3h First rehearsal today for my last show with @ABTBallet, on July 3rd in Coppelia, with the lovely Xiomara Reyes
  11. Julio Brogado-Young has left ABT. He is no longer on the website and his FB notes he left the Company. He'll be missed.
  12. Roddy Doble joined Boston Ballet's Corps. http://www.bostonballet.org/Company_Dancers/Dancers/Roddy_Doble.html
  13. the one not chosen landed at Sarasota Ballet. http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-08-02/featured/newest-sarasota-ballet-dancer-has-a-breaking-pointe-in-his-past/
  14. Renata Pavam's bio on her photography website (Renata Pavam Photography) states she is a former ballerina with ABT. www.renatapavam.com Renata is a former Ballerina with American Ballet Theatre, where she worked for 12 years, and where she developed her passion for photography. She’s had her work published on Dance Magazine, The New York Post, and the Huffington Post
  15. Simone Messmer left for San Francisco Ballet. Irina Dvorovenko 'retired' from ABT to pursue other projects (dance/acting).
  16. Oops, so sorry about that. If someone can combine, then please do.
  17. According to the Kennedy Center's website: http://www.kennedy-c...Genre&genre=BAL American Ballet Theatre Apr. 9 - 14, 2013 | On Sale 2/6/13 American Ballet Theatre continues to prove "why dance is not a luxury or a frill but a necessity of life" (The Washington Post) with Petipa's tale of dashing pirates and kidnapped maidens, Le Corsaire, and a mixed repertory program.
  18. Very nice! I'm pleased to say that Ms. Kent was my ballet teacher when I was young (er)!
  19. Balletmor....we Love the bees and my DS has probably spoken to him many times (he seems to know the whole co--they are all great!). Buzzzzz.
  20. Hugely proud. Yes, he is a JKO student. Thank you so much.
  21. sphillips: Thanks for the rave review. The young Nutcracker Prince saturday night is/was my DS!
  22. Official Release: PRINCIPAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ABT'S THE NUTCRACKER AT BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE DECEMBER 14-31, 2011 Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes to Lead Opening Night Cast Sarah Lane, Hee Seo, Joseph Gorak and Eric Tamm to Debut in Leading Roles 9/26/2011 - Principal Dancers Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes will lead the opening night cast of American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on December 14, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, the holiday classic will be given 22 performances through December 31 at BAM. Hee Seo will debut as Clara, the Princess and Eric Tamm will debut as the Nutcracker Prince on Thursday, December 15. Sarah Lane and 2011 Erik Bruhn Prize winner Joseph Gorak will dance these roles for the first time at the matinee on Wednesday, December 21. Additional casts will be led by Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo, Maria Riccetto and Daniil Simkin, Yuriko Kajiya and Alexandre Hammoudi, Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg, and Paloma Herrera and Cory Stearns. Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features scenery and costumes by Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. This production was given its World Premiere at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on December 23, 2010, led by Gillian Murphy as Clara, the Princess and David Hallberg as the Nutcracker Prince. Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, beginning at $25, can be purchased in person at the BAM box office, by phone at 718-636-4100 or online at www.bam.org. The BAM box office is located in the Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org. View Casting -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David H. Koch is the Lead Underwriter of American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. Linda Allard is the Original Underwriting Sponsor of costumes for The Nutcracker. Joan Taub Ades and Alan M. Ades, the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation, and Brian and Darlene Heidtke are Co-Underwriting Sponsors of The Nutcracker. A gift as Co-Underwriting Sponsor of costumes for The Nutcracker has been provided in loving memory of Ellen Everett Kimiatek. Lisa and Dick Cashin, Linda and Martin Fell, and Ruth and Harold Newman are Co-Underwriting Partners of The Nutcracker. ABT’s The Nutcracker is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund. The Nutcracker has been made possible through public funds from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the City Council. American Ballet Theatre gratefully acknowledges Avery and Andrew Barth for their sponsorship of the corps de ballet in memory of Laima and Rudolph Barth and in recognition of former ABT corps dancer Carmen Barth. J.P. Morgan is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Make a Ballet program at American Ballet Theatre. American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Preferred Hotel of American Ballet Theatre. MasterCard is the Official Card of American Ballet Theatre.
  23. I know that Skylar Brandt and Sterling Baca, both ABTII dancers last year, are now in the Corps (Sterling as Apprentice). Brittany DeGroft became an Apprentice in February 2011.
  24. A description of the Studio Company (including current roster of dancers) is now listed under Education & Training on the ABT website. Partial info: American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, formerly ABT II, is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The program serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. Training Under the Artistic Direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Principal Franco De Vita, members of this pre-professional training program will participate in an extensive schedule of classes and rehearsals including classical ballet technique, pointe, partnering, men’s technique, character, modern, variations, mime and acting, dance history, ABT’s National Training Curriculum, Pilates and men’s strength training. Workshops in composition, nutrition, women’s health, stress management, injury prevention and audition preparation are also included in the curriculum. Choreography ABT Studio Company dancers will work closely with members of ABT’s Artistic Staff and guest faculty to learn ABT repertoire and other masterworks by noted choreographers including George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor and Jerome Robbins as well as emerging classical and contemporary choreographers. Performances Dancers in ABT Studio Company will gain performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges and regional touring. All ABT Studio Company dancers will learn Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker and a select group of dancers will apprentice with ABT’s main Company for performances of The Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Outreach In order to reach the widest possible audience, ABT is dedicated to developing the next generation of audience members. Participation in outreach programs for children and other selected groups is an important part of the ABT Studio Company mission. ABT Studio Company acts as ABT’s principal outreach arm by participating in educational and outreach programs throughout New York City and beyond. Current ABT Studio Company To view the current roster for ABT Studio Company, click here. http://www.abt.org/education/stu_co_dancers.asp Faculty ABT Artistic faculty members for this program will include: Kevin McKenzie, Franco De Vita, Harriet Clark, Olga Dvorovenko, Susan Jaffe, Susan Jones, Irina Kolpakova, Jessica Lang, Clinton Luckett, Raymond Lukens, Kate Lydon, Clarice Marshall, Nancy Raffa, Lupe Serrano and Martine van Hamel. Schedule ABT Studio Company dancers will train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm, with additional class on Saturdays. Alumni More than half of the dancers in ABT’s main Company started their career in ABT Studio Company, including Principal Dancers Herman Cornejo, David Hallberg and Cory Stearns. Dancers from ABT Studio Company have also gone on to join such notable companies as Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, Staatsballet Berlin, The Washington Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Alberta Ballet and The Royal Ballet.
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