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Company Returns to Studio Theatre with the New Works Festival

February 27th, 2015

Popular festival features four choreographers, including current dance professionals and the Ballet’s own Matthew Frain in collaboration with D. Randall Blythe  PURCHASE TICKETS Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the return of the New Works Festival, the second installment of the Ballet’s 2014-2015 Studio Series. The Festival – which will present four, new works in progress – is set to run March 17-22, 2015, at the Ballet’s downtown Studio Theatre. This year’s Festival will feature the work of four contemporary ballet choreographers including Matthew Frain, a third year company member…
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Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong Begin Rehearsals in Richmond

February 18th, 2015

Principal Dancers from the world-renowned National Ballet of China will step into Don Quixote’s leading roles for all three performances PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY! Richmond Ballet has the great pleasure to announce that the company’s honored guest artists from the National Ballet of China, principal dancers Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong, arrived in Richmond on February 9, and began rehearsals for their leading roles in Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote with the Richmond Ballet professional company on February 10. Don Quixote, presented by Morgan Stanley, is set to run for three performances, February 20-22, at…
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Shira Lanyi Returns for Don Quixote

January 23rd, 2015

Former Richmond Ballet Dancer Currently Dances with Israel Ballet  Richmond Ballet is delighted to announce that Shira Lanyi, on leave this season from Richmond Ballet, will return from Israel for the company’s upcoming performances of Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote. Ms. Lanyi will remain in Richmond for the duration of the Don Quixote production before going back to the Israel Ballet to complete her season overseas.  Ms. Lanyi is scheduled to perform the role of ‘Queen of the Dryads’ for all three performances, and will join the company for regular classes…
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Sizzling “Don Quixote” Opens Feb. 20; Chinese Guest Artists to Star

January 15th, 2015

Full-Length Ballet to Feature Two Principal Dancers from the National Ballet of China in Lead Roles PURCHASE TICKETS! Richmond Ballet is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most popular ballets back to the River City, as Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote, presented by Morgan Stanley, is set to run February 20 through 22 at the Carpenter Theatre. It is also with great anticipation that Richmond Ballet prepares to welcome two principal dancers from the National Ballet of China, Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong who are scheduled to perform the ballet’s lead roles. Ms.…
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PHILLIP SKAGGS TO RETIRE AT CONCLUSION OF 2014-15 SEASON

December 5th, 2014

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Richmond Ballet to celebrate the longtime company member with April performances of Liebeslieder Walzer Longtime company dancer Phillip Skaggs is set to retire from the stage at the end of the 2014-15 season after 16 years with Richmond Ballet. The entire company will celebrate Mr. Skaggs’ 16 year career with a special farewell performance of George Balanchine’s elegant Liebeslieder Walzer during the work’s springtime run, April 14-19 at Richmond Ballet’s Studio Theatre. Mr. Skaggs’ retirement will mark the departure of the longest-tenured company member currently at dancing with Richmond Ballet.…
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