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  1. Here is the official promotions and new dancers joining ENB for 2018/2019 season: https://www.ballet.org.uk/blog-detail/promotions-new-dancers-joining-company-2018-19-season/ Promotions within the Company: Congratulations to our dancers being promoted within the Company: James Streeter is promoted to First Soloist Rina Kanehara is promoted to Soloist Henry Dowden, Sarah Kundi and Jia Zhang are promoted to First Artist Fernando Carratalá Coloma is promoted to 4th year Artist of the Company Joining the Company: Following his recent guest performances with the Company in Song of the Earth, La Sylphide, and Akram Khan’s Giselle, Jeffrey Cirio, currently Principal at American Ballet Theater, joins English National Ballet as Lead Principal. From The National Ballet of Canada, Francesco Gabriele Frola and Emma Hawes join the Company as Principal and First Soloist respectively, while remaining dancers of The National Ballet of Canada. English National Ballet welcomes three Prix de Lausanne prize winners as Artists of the Company this year, Shale Wagman joins from Princess Grace Academy, Miguel Angel Maidana joins from Brussels International Ballet School, and Carolyne Galval joins from Itego in Artes Basileu Franca. Joining as Artists of the Company from English National Ballet School are Breanna Foad, Josué Moreno Lagarda, Rentaro Nakaaki, and Maria del Mar Bonet Sans. All four dancers performed in My First Ballet: Cinderella in spring 2017. Also joining as Artists of the Company are Rebecca Blenkinsopp from the Royal Ballet School, and Ivana Bueno from Academy Princess Grace. Bidding Farewell Following her sabbatical last season Laurretta Summerscales leaves English National Ballet, remaining Principal at Bayerisches Staatsballett. Junior Soloist Guilherme Menezes leaves to join Royal Danish Ballet following his twin brother, Vitor Menezes, who joined last year. Artist of the Company, Laurent Liotardo, retires at the end of the current season after 15 years with the Company. Liotardo will continue to work as the Company’s Staff Photographer and Filmmaker and will train as a Pilates teacher. As previously announced Principal Cesar Corrales leaves to join The Royal Ballet.
  2. So sorry I didn’t get to meet you amum/Cathy. Aileen, it was a pleasure to meet you. LTD
  3. Not sure where I’ll be yet Nana Lily and Janet as haven’t collected my tickets yet. Look forward to seeing you both. LTD
  4. I’m so looking forward to seeing this tomorrow at both the matinee and evening performances. Send me a PM if you are going and would like to say hello. LTD
  5. I'm selling 1 ticket at £37 (first circle) for the 2pm matinee, Thursday 21st September for Akram Khan's Giselle at Sadlers Wells. Message me if you're interested. Ticket can be collected at box office.
  6. Grishko pointe shoes have been sold. LTD
  7. I have the following brand new pointe shoes for sale: Bloch TMT Axis - size 4 1/2 XX - 7 pairs - £30 per pair or discount for multiples plus p&p (Bloch retail price £59.95) Bloch Balance European - size 5 1/2 XX - 1 pair - £25 plus p&p (Bloch retail price £53.95) Grishko 2007 Pro - size 5 XXX M - 1 pair - £25 plus p&p (retail price £48) Available due to DD's foot size/width changing. LTD
  8. My DD lived at QAH for her 3 years at ENBS and she was very happy there. They tend to put the ENBS students on the same floor, so that they can be together to socialise, cook etc. I liked that it had someone at the desk 24 hours, so that it was very secure. The food was excellent, although not always healthy, so they have to be disciplined on what they eat. After the first year, my DD's room was upgraded, which was fantastic and I believe that they are slowly renovating all the rooms. She had the small room, which was fine, as they are not in their rooms much. The staff are very friendly and caring of all the residents too. Please send me a private message if you need to know anything else. Hope this helps. LTD
  9. (I'm going tomorrow. I just wondered, as it's Sadlers, what time it ended please? I'm on a very very tight timeline due to engineering works. The site says approx 21.45, but Sadler's always start late at least 5-10 mins. Thank you...) The working dress rehearsal started at 19:05 and even with 2 long breaks, it was finished around 21:30. Hope this helps. LTD
  10. I was at the working stage rehearsal on Wednesday evening and wow what an evening. The first piece In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, was beautiful danced, although for me it went on a little too long and the music was not really my cup of tea. Standout performer was Precious Adams. The second piece Adagio Hammerklavier was beautiful. The 3 couples were Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Laurretta Summerscales, Fabien Reimair, Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez. The piano playing was exquisite. Finally Le Sacre du printemps with Francesca Velicu as 'The Chosen One'. I was not sure how I would feel about this piece, but OMG it was so emotional. The commitment from the dancers was amazing. In short, Graham Watts Instagram post sums it up "gorgeous, life-affirming dance". LTD
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