PRIX DE LAUSANNE
The 46th Prix de Lausanne will run from 28 January – 4 February. The finals will take place on 3 February and during the second part of the interlude, a special performance of Balanchine’s Diamonds will be danced by Mariinsky Ballet first soloist Kristina Shapran and principal dancer Xander Parish. www.prixdelausanne.org
ENB - LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT / LA SYLPHIDE
English National Ballet is presenting Frank Andersen's production of Bournonville's La Sylphide at the London Coliseum in a double bill with Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (from 16 January). BOX OFFICE
Englsih National Ballet - Ivan Vasiliev in Le Jeune Homme et la mort.
DAME DARCEY BUSSELL
Congratulations to former Royal Ballet principal Darcey Bussell who has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list. Bussell trained at the Royal Ballet School, won the Prix de Lausanne in 1986 and began her career with Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1987 before joining the Royal a year later. She retired from the stage in 2007, and has been a Strictly judge since 2012.
CESAR CORRALES IS JOINING THE ROYAL BALLET
Principal Cesar Corrales will be leaving English National Ballet at the end of the season to join The Royal Ballet. Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet said “Cesar approached me in October, having resigned from English National Ballet, about joining The Royal Ballet. I was happy to be in a position to be able to offer him a contract as a First Soloist from the beginning of the 2018/19 Season and I look forward to welcoming him into the Company.”Corrales won the Grand Prix at the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix and also the Outstanding Artistry Award presented by Dance Europe. Born in Mexico, Corrales joined English National Ballet as Artist of the Company in 2014. He was promoted to Junior Soloist in 2015, and to First Soloist in 2016. In July 2017 at just 20 years old, Corrales was promoted to Principal on stage at the Bunka Kaikan Theatre, Tokyo following his performance as Ali in Le Corsaire.