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Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella announced that Soloist Alexander Peters has been promoted to Principal Dancer, the highest rank in the Company, for the 2015-2016 Season. “This Season I challenged Alexander Peters with roles […]

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Brian Sander’s JUNK Set to Compete as truTV Reveals 10 Performance Teams in Season 2 of Fake Off

Brian Sander’s JUNK Set to Compete as truTV Reveals 10 Performance Teams in Season 2 of Fake Off

This summer, 10 teams of gifted performers will set out to stun viewers like never before in the second season of truTV’s eye-popping competition series Fake Off. Launching its new season Wednesday, May 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Fake Off […]

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Kun-Yang Lin is “Home”?

Kun-Yang Lin is “Home”?

    by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal On a Saturday afternoon, before a handful of guests in their studio, Kun-Yang Lin and dancers performed excerpts from his newest work in development, Home, S. 9th Street. This is perhaps one […]

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As civil war devastates their home, The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia

As civil war devastates their home, The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia

As civil war devastates their home city The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia in December to perform The Nutcracker for local audiences.  Their home theater, the Donetsk National Opera and Ballet Theatre, has been a refuge from […]

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Merián Soto is Awarded Bogliasco Foundation Fall 2014 Fellowship

Merián Soto is Awarded Bogliasco Foundation Fall 2014 Fellowship

Merián Soto, Professor at Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance of Temple University and Artistic Director of Merián Soto Performance Practice, was awarded the Bogliasco Foundation  Fall 2014 Fellowship. Her selected project was a celebration and affirmation of the […]

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Nathaniel Beau Hancock named the winner of the 2014-2015 Ellen Forman Memorial Award

Nathaniel Beau Hancock named the winner of the 2014-2015 Ellen Forman Memorial Award

   ***Photo Credit Bill Hebert NATHANIEL BEAU HANCOCK has been named the winner of the 2014-2015 Ellen Forman Memorial Award. The award consists of a $2,000 cash prize and production costs for setting a work on the dance company at […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero to Step Down

Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero to Step Down

Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Ballet since 1997, announces he is stepping down and has accepted the position of Executive Director at Miami City Ballet, effective June 30. Pennsylvania Ballet’s Board of Trustees has appointed an Interim Executive Director, […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser to Step Down

Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser to Step Down

Roy Kaiser announced that he is stepping down as The Ruth and A. Morris Williams, Jr., Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet. Mr. Kaiser has been with Pennsylvania Ballet for 35 years, first as a dancer, and after a series of […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana to Retire

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana to Retire

Principal Dancer Julie Diana | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana will retire after 21 years on stage with a performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the […]

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CBS 3’s Jessica Dean to Serve as Honorary Ambassador for Pennsylvania Ballet’s School and Outreach Initiatives

CBS 3’s Jessica Dean to Serve as Honorary Ambassador for Pennsylvania Ballet’s School and Outreach Initiatives

Pennsylvania Ballet announced that CBS 3 anchor Jessica Dean would serve as its first ever Honorary Ambassador for its school and outreach programming. “Many people know Pennsylvania Ballet for its performances on stage, but we are equally committed to our […]

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