Category: Artist News

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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Exhibition Celebrating Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Opens at Free Library of Philadelphia

Exhibition Celebrating Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Opens at Free Library of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Ballet at 50, an exhibition celebrating the Company’s 50th Anniversary, will be on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street, March 5 through March 30. “Pennsylvania Ballet has an incredibly rich history,” […]

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Philadelphia Dance Projects Offers a Double Bill With Local Choreographer Nora Gibson and Dublin’s John Scott

Philadelphia Dance Projects Offers a Double Bill With Local Choreographer Nora Gibson and Dublin’s John Scott

Philadelphia Dance Projects continues its 2014 season of debuting new dance works with premieres by local choreographer and dancer Nora Gibson and Dublin choreographer John Scott. The shared program will take place at the Performance Garage February 27 – March […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Launches 50th Anniversary Season with Company Premiere of Jewels

Pennsylvania Ballet Launches 50th Anniversary Season with Company Premiere of Jewels

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Fadely and Julie Diana and Company Member Lillian Di Piazza in George Balanchine’s Jewels Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Plus a Free Performance for the City of Philadelphia & a Glittering Gala Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 50th […]

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Lauren Putty White receives 2013 Ellen Forman Memorial Award

Lauren Putty White receives 2013 Ellen Forman Memorial Award

Lauren Putty White has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 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 Drexel University during the 2013-2014 […]

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Three World Premieres by diverse choreographers for BalletX’s Spring Series 2013

Three World Premieres by diverse choreographers for BalletX’s Spring Series 2013

BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet, continues its 2012-2013 Season with a showcase of three exciting World Premieres on April 17 – 21, 2013 at The Wilma Theater, where BalletX has enjoyed its honored status as the Resident Dance Company for […]

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International Association of Black in Dance Honors Philadelphia’s Brenda Dixon Gottschild

International Association of Black in Dance Honors Philadelphia’s Brenda Dixon Gottschild

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), the international service organization for dancers of color announced its 2013 IABD Honors Celebration Awardees. Amongst the honorees was Philadelphia’s Brenda Dixon-Gottschild. The awards will be given on Saturday, January 26, 2013 […]

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Philadelphia Hip-Hop Dance Choreographer & Performer Raphael Xavier Presents His Solo Rap and Breakdancing Performance

Philadelphia Hip-Hop Dance Choreographer & Performer Raphael Xavier Presents His Solo Rap and Breakdancing Performance

Philadelphia based, hip-hop dance choreographer, performer, lecturer and author Raphael Xavier–credited with re-invigorating the area’s breaking or b-boying (popularly known as breakdancing) community–will present a brief performance of his solo rap and breaking work The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching […]

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Drift, Guillermo Ortega Tanus’ culminating work as MFA candidate in Temple University’s Boyer College Dance Department

Drift, Guillermo Ortega Tanus’ culminating work as MFA candidate in Temple University’s Boyer College Dance Department

Drift, Guillermo Ortega Tanus´ culminating work as MFA candidate in Temple University’s Boyer College Dance Department, will be performed on November 16 & 17, 2012 at Conwell Dance Theater. Drift is a dance-theater work that transports the audience to both […]

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