DANCE EUROPE NO. 254 - APRIL/MAY 2021                    NEWSLETTER                                      SUBSCRIBER LOG IN



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Christopher Powney, artistic director of the Royal Ballet School talks about the challenges of leading one of the world's leading ballet schools and how the training is constantly evolving to equip tomorrow's professional dancers with the knowledge and expertise they will need to enjoy long and successful careers.

Film made in 2019 with this year's Prix de Lausanne winner, António Casalinho in class, and interview with his teacher, Annarella Sanchez, director of the Conservatório Internacional de Ballet e Dança Annarella Sanchez in Leiria, Portugal.


The Portuguese choreographer shares his story, which began with disco-dancing as a child in South Africa. Developing his choreography alongside his dancing career, he has created over 70 pieces for companies around the world including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera and San Francisco Ballet. He also runs his own company, Ballo Arthur Pita. 

Emily Suzuki tells her story from her early training, both in Japan and at the English National Ballet School in London, to her career to date with English National Ballet. She has danced the role of the Chosen One in Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring and was an Emerging Dancer finalist in 2020. See  
ダンスヨーロッパ・ジャパン for the Japanese version.

From his dance training at the Conservatoire in Paris, Benoit Swan Pouffer's career as a dancer, choreographer and director has taken him around the world. Currently artistic director of Rambert in London, he tells his story, from Paris to London via New York.


Royal Ballet principal dancer Marcelino Sambé shares his story about his incredible journey from Lisbon to Covent Garden. 

António Casalinho & Margarita Fernandes in the Black Swan coda. Production by Maina Gielgud for Conservatório Internacional de Ballet e Dança Annarella Sanchez.