Stuttgart Ballet - Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling.


Stuttgart Ballet premiered a new production of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling on 18 May with beautiful new designs by Jürgen Rose. A terrific cast was led by Elisa Badenes as Mary Vetsera and Friedemann Vogel as Prince Rudolf. Performances on 24, 25, 28 May; 1, 8, 9 June and 28 July. More INFO.


The Royal Ballet premiered Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at the Royal Opera House on 8 May. The ballet features Natalia Osipova as Medusa, Matthew Ball as Perseus, Olivia Cowley as Athena and Ryoichi Hirano as Poseidon, and is part of a triple bill with Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour and Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern. Performances continue until 21 May. More information can be found HERE. Gallery from the general rehearsal - GALLERY

Victor Caixeta debut in Don Quixote

Congratulations to Victor Caixeta who made his debut as Basilio in Don Quixote at the Mariinsky Theatre on 4 May. His Kitri was Elena Yevseyeva. A review will be published in the June issue of Dance Europe.

YAGP New York Finals

Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Youth America Grand Prix finals were held in New York at the David H Koch Theater from 17 - 20 April. The Grand Prix and the Dance Europe Award were presented to Gabriel Figueredo, a student at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, and a full list of the winners can be found at yagp.org Gallery of some of the senior finalists HERE  and junior finalists HERE

Northern Ballet - Victoria

Northern Ballet will be presenting Cathy Marston's Victoria at Milton Keynes Theatre (30 April - 4 May), Cardiff New Theatre (21 - 25 May) and Belfast Opera House (29 May - 1 June).  The ballet is reviewed in the April issue of Dance Europe. For more information visit: www.northernballet.com/victoria