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Royal Ballet to reopen Hull New Theatre

The Royal Ballet will reopen Hull New Theatre, which has had a £16 million transformation, as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. On September 16, the company will perform a gala evening of dance, curated by its Hull-born director, Kevin O’Hare. The Royal Ballet will be joined by other artists from Hull, including […]

Melissa Hamilton joins Semperoper Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Melissa Hamilton will take a leave of absence to join Dresden’s Semperoper Ballett for the 2015–16 season. She will first appear with the company in the title role of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in November 2015.

Royal Ballet 2015-16 plans

The Royal Ballet’s new season, announced today by Kevin O’Hare, will include Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett and new works by Carlos Acosta, Will Tuckett, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.

Dance UK conference

Akram Khan, Kevin O’Hare, Gillian Lynne, Tamara Rojo, Jonzi D and Wayne McGregor are among the  speakers at The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, the UK’s first ever industry-wide dance conference. Organised by Dance UK, the conference will offer more than 120 speakers, with events at London venues from April 9 to 12. The conference […]

National Dance Awards for 2014

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard became the first dancers to pick up two awards in the same ceremony at the 2014 National Dance Awards.

Gailene Stock 1946-2014

The Royal Ballet School has announced that Gailene Stock, its director since 1999, died on April 29, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.

Kevin O’Hare on The Royal Ballet’s 2014-15 season

Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, speaks exclusively to Dancing Times about his plans for the 2014–15 season.

UPDATE: Osipova concussed during performance

Natalia Osipova was injured while dancing the matinée performance Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Tetractys – The Art of Fugue on Saturday, February 8. With Osipova injured, and fellow cast member Thiago Soares unwell, The Royal Ballet was forced to cancel the evening performance of the work.

Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov is leaving English National Ballet to join The Royal Ballet.  Muntagirov trained at The Royal Ballet School but joined English National Ballet, where he was promoted very early, and developed an outstanding partnership with ballerina Daria Klimentová. Recently, two Royal Ballet ballerinas had joined ENB: Tamara Rojo, now artistic director of ENB, and […]

Interviews with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare and Christopher Hampson

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance, the free online arts website HiBROW [www.hibrow.tv] has filmed in-depth interviews with ballerina Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Hampson, director of Scottish Ballet.

Matthew Golding to join The Royal Ballet

Matthew Golding, currently a principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, is to join The Royal Ballet in February 2014. His first performance will be on March 27, when he will partner Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

David Wall

David Wall, one of the UK’s greatest male dancers, died on June 18, 2013. Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Tamara Rojo, director of English National Ballet, have led tributes to Wall as a dancer, teacher and coach.

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