Vaganova Prix Gala Concert

Broadcast from the Mariinsky Theatre on 20 October.


San Francisco Ballet - Carlo Di Lanno, Sofiane Sylve and Luke Ingham in Dawson's Anima Animus.© Erik Tomasson

San Francisco Ballet touring to London

San Francisco Ballet will be returning to London next year with four programmes. The first will present Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy, while three triple bills will show ballets by David Dawson, Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon, Edwaard Liang, Trey McIntyre, Justin Peck and Stanton Welch - many of which were created for the company's Unbound festival earlier this year. The season will run from 29 May - 8 June at Sadler's Wells.

Ballet of the National Opera of Ukraine

A gala performance at the National Opera in Kiev featured guests artists Katja Khaniukova from English National Ballet and François All in Paquita and Schéhérazade. PHOTO GALLERY

Musketeers at Kirkstall Abbey

Northern Ballet's dancers sharpening up their sword fighting skills at Kirkstall Abbey. The company is touring David Nixon's The Three Musketeers until 3 November 2018. More info HERE

BRB - La Fille mal gardée

Mathias Dingman made his debut as Colas in Ashton's Fille with Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday. He will be dancing the role again, partnering Momoko Hirata as Lise, on Saturday matinee. More info HERE. Photo GALLERY


Dance Umbrella, London's contemporary dance festival, runs from 26 September - 21 October at various venues. One piece that promises to "seduce the imagination with scenes of birth, death, destruction and reconstruction" is Dimitris Papaioannou's The Great Tamer which is at Sadler's Wells on 16 & 17 October.


Cymru Ballet in Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs.
© Sleepy Robot.


Ballet Cymru will be presenting a new creation, Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, inspired by one of Thomas’s most popular works, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. With choreography by Darius James and Amy Doughty, and music by Mason Neely and Cerys Matthews, the new ballet promises to take us on a journey through “snow, cats and melancholy!”  The premiere will take place at the Brecon Theatre on 12 October and the ballet will come to the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre in London on 3 & 4 November. Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs will also tour to Grantham, Cambridge, Teignmouth, Newport, Doncaster, Salisbury, Taunton, Leeds, Bangor, Stroud and