Emma Maguire is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She lost her mother, Ann, a teacher, when she was stabbed to death in front of her class by a 15-year-old pupil at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds. Her murder, which shocked the entire UK, was in 2014.Emma and her family have admirably turned this horrific happening into something positive by creating the Ann Maguire … [Read more...] about Royal Ballet ballerina stages starry gala in memory of her mother
The month-long contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite 2014 is based on the theme of myth and this year is curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Dr Minna Moore Ede, who said, At the National Gallery we try and bring paintings to life, but Deloitte Ignite has been an incredible opportunity to create a cross-arts spectacle; each art form - painting, video … [Read more...] about Deloitte Ignite 2014: The Royal Ballet’s month-long festival of dance, music and art
When Roberto Bolle popped out and in of the closet four years ago internet forums and gossip rags foamed at the mouth. Openly gay ballet dancers, like openly gay actors and singers, are few and far between.In 2005, after the British Navy introduced an advertising campaign aimed at recruiting gay men, Colin Richardson wrote in the Guardian, The Navy advert is yet another … [Read more...] about In and Out: Bolle, Gomes, Stiefel – how easy is it to be an openly gay ballet dancer?
The Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi's Gala 2011 is part of a unique initiative, Dancing For The Children, which has this year teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.Gala for Africa 2011 is a special evening of dance, world premieres, music and song with a star-studded line-up that includes Mara Galeazzi and and Principal dancers of The Royal … [Read more...] about Mara Galeazzi’s Dancing for the Children Gala 2011 at Sadler’s Wells on 3 April
It's more than 10 years since Michael Nunn and William Trevitt sensationally left the Royal Ballet - and the Ballet Boyz, as the pair became known, are Boyz no more. Now in their early forties, Nunn and Trevitt are passing their experience on to the fledgling dancers who make up their cheekily named new troupe, The Talent.In a drab studio backstage at Sadler's Wells, where … [Read more...] about Ballet Boyz: the next generation – meet The Talent