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Shira Lanyi Says Farewell, And Begins a New Pursuit of an Old Dream

April 29th, 2015

Opening night of Road to China Previews on May 12 will also mark the beginning of a new journey for returning company member, Shira Lanyi, as she bids a formal farewell to her hometown audience OPENING NIGHT TICKETS While Richmond Ballet’s Road to China preview performances, and the tour to China that will follow, will both mark a tremendous tremendous occasions for the company’s ever-expanding international horizons, early May will also mark another turning point in the company’s identity at home. Shira Lanyi, a Richmond native, a graduate of The School of Richmond Ballet…
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April 23rd, 2015

In Partnership with The Cultural Office of The Chinese Embassy and TowneBank, Esteemed Arts Program Celebrates Two Decades with a Touching Chinese Folktale Minds In Motion (MIM), Richmond Ballet’s arts education and outreach program, is excited to mark its 20th anniversary with the presentation of The Emperor’s Flowers, April 30-May 2 at Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre. With the generous sponsorship of TowneBank, this year will be the third consecutive year that the Minds In Motion program will hold its year-end performances at the historic theatre. The performances will bring together…
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Say Farewell To Phillip Skaggs! Leave Your Messages for Phillip!

April 6th, 2015

  Longtime company dancer Phillip Skaggs is set to retire from the stage at the end of the 2014-15 season after 16 years with Richmond Ballet, Join us in celebrating his career with special performances of George Balanchine’s Liesbeslieder Walzer, April 14-19, and by leaving YOUR messages for Phillip below! “Closing in on 16 years, the time finally felt right. I feel so thankful for the opportunity to dance with Richmond Ballet, a company that has become my home. I have been so fortunate to have had the great support…
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March 19th, 2015

Studio Three performances will close the regular season in Richmond,as Phillip Skaggs says good-bye with a Choreographers’ Club Night on April 14 TICKETS   George Balanchine’s elegant Liebeslieder Walzer (“Love Song Waltzes”), the most popular Studio Theatre production in Richmond Ballet history, returns to Richmond, April 14-19, to mark both the conclusion of the 2014-15 regular season, and to celebrate Phillip Skaggs as he retires from the stage this year. As is custom with Liebeslieder Walzer, the dancers will be joined on stage by six musicians – two pianists and four…
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Valerie Tellmann on TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

March 4th, 2015

Richmond Ballet is delighted to announce that dancer Valerie Tellmann will be featured on TLC’s nationally-syndicated show, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, on March 6th, 2015, at 10:30pm EST. Valerie will be joined by fellow dancers Maggie Small and Lauren Fagone, along with her members of her immediate family and a small number of close friends. She will be one of three or four brides featured, as per the show’s typical format.   WHEN:           Friday, March 6, 10:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time. (Please note that broadcast schedules are always subject…
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