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Northern Ballet seeking male dancer for short term contract (for Spring 2022 tour)


Jan McNulty

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These days who knows. There are a lot of photos on social media of male dancers on pointe. In the thread Jan posted

 

Press release: bbodance - celebrating boys in dance: Photoshoot casting open! it mentions the recent exhibition at Lighthouse Poole, Boys will be Boys - Masculinity on pointe.

 

The teacher metioned, Natalie Pearl, has a boys only ballet class and is currently advertising a boys pointework class.

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21 minutes ago, Canary said:

I believe Wayne Sleep was the first of many professional male dancers to perform en pointe in Tales of Beatrix Potter . 

 

Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream pre-dates Beatrix Potter (it was premiered in 1964) and Bottom has always danced on pointe.

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