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MIM Summer Dance Camp Begins

June 19th, 2017

Emily Poff Dandridge, Camp Director, along with Paul Dandridge and Bentley Cobb are ready to go for this summer’s first of two Minds In Motion Summer Dance Camps. It’s the first day of camp and already our campers are dancing to the music and rhythms provided by Bentley. Before starting one camper said, “I’m excited to be back and can’t wait to keep dancing.” For the next two weeks, rising 5th and 6th graders will be exploring dance, creative movement, music and related arts and crafts. Campers will learn about…
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Richmond Ballet announces its $10 million Road to the Future Campaign

April 20th, 2017

Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, announced its $10 million Road to the Future Campaign on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Virginia’s acclaimed professional ballet company, which has toured The Kennedy Center, New York, London, and in 2015, a four-city tour in China, announced the public phase of the campaign during a celebration event Wednesday evening at Dominion Resources’ corporate headquarters on the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Campaign Chairs David R. Beran, Thomas F. Farrell II, and John A. Luke Jr. explained that given how far the Ballet has…
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Minds In Motion Israel 2017

March 24th, 2017

Nervous chattering and smiles of anticipation filled the gym as the students from Al Salam, an Arab Israeli school, and Beit Yitzhak, a Jewish Israeli school, gathered for their final performance of our 2017 Minds In Motion Israel Residency. As the classes presented their culminating performance together, the audience partook deeply. Everyone was clearly moved by the experience of witnessing these two groups of students smiling, dancing, collaborating. It is no wonder when the audience was asked to dance and join us that the gym erupted into a huge dance party. The…
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School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles Presents: Suite from Sleeping Beauty

March 23rd, 2017

School of Richmond Ballet presents Suite from The Sleeping Beauty with the School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Costumes from the Richmond Ballet Costume Collection Scenery Design by Charles Caldwell Lighting Design by MK Stewart SRB Faculty Repetiteurs Tara Penick: The Garland Dance and Grand Finale Judy Jacob: Solo Fairies, Princess Aurora, Maids of Honor, The White Cat with Puss ‘n’ Boots Cecile Tuzii: Lilac Fairy Attendants Jasmine Grace: The Polacca and Tom Thumb Igor Antonov: Princess Florine and The Bluebird The Garland Dance, The Fairies…
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Three Richmond Ballet Company Dancers Announce Retirement

March 6th, 2017

Richmond Ballet announces that company dancers Valerie Tellmann-Henning, Kirk Henning, and Thomas Ragland will be retiring at the end of the 2016-17 season in May. Tellmann-Henning, who is the Company’s longest tenured dancer, began dancing at The School of Richmond Ballet in 1993 and advanced to apprentice in 1998. In 2000, she was promoted to the Richmond Ballet professional company. “I have immense gratitude toward the faculty and staff of the Richmond Ballet,” Tellmann-Henning said. “In my early years they perfected and codified my technique, but more importantly, through the…
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