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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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“Richmond Will Always Be My Home…”

February 20th, 2015

I made Aliyah from Richmond to Israel, August of this past year with a heavy heart and an uncertainty of how my life would look just a few months later. I preceded my mother and father who were in Los Angeles at UCLA receiving treatment for the glioblastoma that would eventually take my mother’s life. I waited and waited for them, figuring out how to navigate this fascinating, although inherently difficult country with the support of my big sister in Jerusalem. As soon as I landed at Ben Gurion airport,…
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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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Checking in With MIM in Israel!

January 21st, 2015

Checking in from the MIM Residency in Israel With Education Director Cat Studdard, MIM Teaching Artist, Katherine Smothers and MIM Music Supervisor, Blanton Bradley! Day 1 – Beit Itzhak-Sh’Ar, Central District     We were all smiles at the start of our first day as you can see below and we were even happier at the end of the day. Our students are great!  We met with the new principal at Beit Itzhak in the morning and she asked if we could have three days of performances beginning next Wednesday. We…
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