Two weeks ago the Royal Ballet announced it’s 2018/19 season and I’ve decided once again to go through the upcoming rep, give my thoughts and any dancers I’ve love to see cast in the upcoming ballets. Continue reading “The Royal Ballet’s 2018/19 Season”
It all makes perfect sense
I can’t be the only person at the ballet fascinated by the thought of what’s happening behind the curtain moments before it goes up, can I? Continue reading “Giselle In Conversation with Francesca Hayward”
Hayward is the Giselle
The night’s question: Can Steven McRae chaîné any faster?
Sambé and Hayward Taran-teared-it-up during this Royal Ballet premiere Continue reading “Royal Ballet Quadruple Bill Review”
Newly appointed First Soloist of the Royal Ballet Beatriz Stix-Brunell débuts as the Sugar Plum Fairy tomorrow, 27th December. She speaks of her preparation for the role, from coaching to putting her own stamp on the iconic fairy and spills details on how she prepares her pointe shoes for performances. Continue reading “Beatriz Stix-Brunell: Ballerinas are nutty about their pointe shoes”
Alexander Campbell and Francesca Hayward are the true stars of the final act
Royal Ballet Soloist Nicol Edmonds makes his début as the Prince in The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker this Tuesday 27th December. Here he discusses the challenges of preparing for the role and what it was like to be coached by Strictly Come Dancing judge and former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell. Continue reading “Nicol Edmonds: Meet The Royal Ballet’s New Sugar Plum Prince”
English ballerina Yasmine Naghdi was promoted to First Soloist of the Royal Ballet at the end of last season following successful débuts in the leading roles of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet and The Invitation.
This season she will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker. Here’s what she had to say about this Christmas jewel and preparing to perform the coveted role. Continue reading “Yasmine Naghdi: The Nutcracker’s beautiful music deeply affects this new Sugar Plum”