Tag Archives: Royal Ballet School

Sergei Polunin: His life so far, from his ‘Harry Potter’ world to the celebrity circuit

A bridge connects the Royal Ballet School to the home of the Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden. One day,

Alexander Campbell: A Matter of Trust

Alexander Campbell and Francesca Hayward, Nutcracker, Royal Ballet © Tristram Kenton/ROH

It really doesn’t seem that long ago that Academy Ballet in Randwick, Sydney, was a second home. I first met

Love, death, and the forgotten lands of our dreams, as told by Jiri Kylian

Rudy Hawkes and Lana Jones, Forgotten Land, Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

This article was first published by the Australian Ballet in the program for the company’s 2016 triple bill, Vitesse. Jiri

The sublime dancer and actor, Alessandra Ferri, returns to the Royal Opera House stage

Alessandra Ferri, Manon, photo © Fabrizio Ferri

The Italian ballerina, Alessandra Ferri, retired in 2007, but six years later she returned to the stage. A former principal

Gailene Stock: A Life Dedicated to Dance

Gailene Stock at the Royal Ballet School with second and third year students, circa 2003

This obituary of Gailene was published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 2 May 2014 To survive and thrive in

The elusive first position in ballet: a race that can never be truly won

Alina Cojocaru, La Sylphide, the Royal Ballet, photo © Johan Persson/Royal Opera House

by Annie Carroll It must be nice to finish first in a race. I imagine that each time Michael Phelps

2014: Changes at the top for the Australian Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School

Gailene Stock, photo © John Ross

Fifteen years ago, tapping away at my desk at The Sydney Morning Herald newsroom overlooking Darling Harbour, Sydney, I wrote:

Reflections on Dancing as Darcey’s Double

Annie Carroll prepares as Marianela's double in The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House, photo © Christopher Parker

by Annie Carroll The corridors of Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House are dimly lit and angular. One is never quite

First Position: backstage at the world’s biggest ballet competition

First Position – the new documentary about the rigours and thrills of the Youth America Grand Prix, will have two