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Sergei Polunin on RT


Interview with Sergei Polunin on RT (starts after 6.30 min) in which he talks about the critics, audiences, the establishment, being blacklisted by Ukraine (his country of birth) and about his own production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Johan Kobborg, that will premiere at the Arena di Verona on 26 August. TICKETS


Promotions, Leavers and Joiners at The Royal Ballet


Marcelino Sambé has been promoted to principal; Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Luca Acri hto first soloist; Romany Pajdak, Isabella Gasparini, Tomas Mock and David Yudes  to soloist; Annette Buvoli, Mica Bradbury, Ashley Dean, Chisato Katsura, Leo Dixon and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød to first artist; Katharina Nikelski, Amelia Townsend, Yu Hang, Harris Bell, Harrison Lee and Taisuke Nakao from the 2018/19 Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme, and formerly graduates of The Royal Ballet School, become artists; Sophie Allnatt, also a graduate of The Royal Ballet School, becomes an artist following a one-year contract with the company; Madison Bailey, Liam Boswell, Brayden Gallucci, Bomin Kim and Ginevra Zambon, all from The Royal Ballet School, are the new Aud Jebsen programme dancers; Sumina Sasaki joins as the Prix de Lausanne dancer; Gary Avis becomes senior ballet master and Samantha Raine senior ballet mistress - but Avis will continue to perform as a principal character artist; Nehemiah Kish retires after nine years with company; Helen Crawford has been appointed ballet mistress; first soloist Hikaru Kobayashi, soloist Emma Maguire and first artist Camille Bracher all leave the company; Lania Atkins leaves the Aud Jebsen Young Dancer Programme to join the National Norwegian Ballet; Prix de Lausanne dancer Davide Loricchio leaves to join the Mikhailovsky Ballet; ballet master and former first soloist Ricardo Cervera leaves to join the teaching staff of The Royal Ballet School. 


Astana Ballet in the Linbury


Booking for Astana Ballet's first ever London season at the ROH Linbury Theatre is now open. More info HERE


New Director for NDT


11 July 2019... Nederlands Dans Theater has announced that Emily Molnar will succeed Paul Lightfoot as its director from August 2020. Molnar graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada, danced with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe. She has choreographed various works as a choreographer and since 2009, Molnar has been the artistic director of Ballet BC in Vancouver, Canada.


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