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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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A Part of the Story

January 13th, 2017

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Minds In Motion Teaching Artists and Musicians had a wonderful winter break and are moving into 2017 having laid a foundation of dance into the lives of hundreds of 4th graders during the fall. Teaching Artists delve into creating dances that their students will perform at the end of April in Richmond and the start of June in Charlottesville. Each dance circles around a common theme or story. Every year, Minds In Motion works to bring a deeper understanding of content to the 4th graders by inserting them into a story.…
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Team XXL shares their gift of dance

December 21st, 2016

Photo by Hannah Neifert

On a frigid afternoon in December, the dancers from Team XXL descended on The Valentine, a Richmond museum dedicated to preserving local history. Each year The Valentine (along with nine other historic sites) hosts the Court End Christmas, a holiday celebration including carriage rides, carolers, living history, live music, children’s crafts, and of course, dance. The Team XXL dancers showcased their 30 minute performance based on the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia. This month, the XXL performers have also shown off their moves with performances at MCV/VCU and at the Commonwealth Club.…
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Back to the river, jump in…

November 18th, 2016

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Back to the river, jump in… It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! This week our Minds In Motion (MIM) students, both in Richmond and Charlottesville, begin work on the first of the dances that will premiere in our MIM Culminating Performances in April and June. This particular dance comes at the end of the show, not at the beginning–it’s called the Finale. Big splash, Big splash! We take all the basic steps, musical qualities, and important facts we’ve learned about the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia and we start…
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