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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

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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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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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