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Happy New Year!

December 26th, 2013

We hope you enjoyed The Nutcracker! Visit our Facebook page to tell us how you liked the performances. And while you’re there, check out all our great videos, including interviews with The Russian Bear, The Mouse King and our Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

To Me, It’s Like Breathing: Jerri Kumery and “The Rite of Spring”

October 16th, 2013

“To me, it’s like breathing,” says Ballet Master Jerri Kumery, when talking about Salvatore Aiello’s The Rite of Spring. Kumery, who is lovingly setting Aiello’s masterful interpretation of The Rite of Spring for Richmond Ballet’s 30th Anniversary performance, is proud and honored to bring her unique perspective on this powerful ballet to Richmond. Kumery worked closely with Aiello on the ballet’s creation during the early 1990’s, and since Aiello’s death in 1995, Kumery has become the curator of his works. Kumery’s description of The Rite of Spring is passionate and eloquent,…
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Phoenix Rising Comes to Life

September 17th, 2013

  Rehearsals for Philip Neal’s new ballet, Phoenix Rising, are well underway. Set to the emotional and challenging music of Samuel Barber, and colored with bright costumes designed by Holly Hynes, Phoenix Rising is a deeply personal ballet for Neal, exploring the theme of self-rediscovery. “It doesn’t look like anything else I’ve ever done,” says Neal, “but I am trying my best to just let it evolve.” Neal adds that working with Richmond Ballet dancers has truly been a collaborative experience – and visits to his daily rehearsals in the…
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Rhythm & Motion Comes to Richmond

September 10th, 2013

RHYTHM & MOTION COMES TO RICHMOND California-based dance workout now offered by The School of Richmond Ballet  RICHMOND, VA – Rhythm & Motion, a dance workout class that inspires anyone to say “I am a dancer,” has joined with The School of Richmond Ballet, Richmond Ballet’s professionally-run school, to offer classes at the School’s downtown Richmond location.  Rhythm & Motion partnered with The School of Richmond Ballet to introduce the dance workout program in the spring of 2013, and it has grown into a popular class now offered as part…
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Richmond Ballet Announces New Hires, Promotions, for 30th Anniversary Season

September 5th, 2013

Elena and Marty

RICHMOND BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS, FOR 30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON Richmond Ballet and Richmond Ballet II welcome new faces  RICHMOND, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that both Marty Davis of Los Angeles, California, and Elena Bello of Jersey City, New Jersey, have been invited to join the Ballet’s professional company for the 2013-14 season. Lauren Archer, Jesse Lyon, Melissa Robinson and Sarah Joan Smith will join the ranks of Richmond Ballet II, the Ballet’s second company, this season. Marty Davis joins Richmond Ballet after six years with…
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