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Interview: Demelza Parish

We’d put money on Demelza Parish being made from bottled sunshine. Delightfully ebullient, she’s a package of charm backed by substance – and she dances too. From childhood Swan Queen dreams, she worked her way into the famous halls of White Lodge, the Royal Ballet’s Lower School and at 17, was awarded a contract to dance at the Royal Ballet. Since then, she’s become a stalwart of the Royal’s corps de ballet, dancing countless Swan Lakes, Manons and Giselles, a Flower…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews

Interview: Isabella Boylston

isabella boylston - swan lake - odette

Google ‘Isabella Boylston’, and chances are that you’ll be presented with a list of Black Swan references. But really, it’s her white swan that’s had everyone talking. The dual role in Swan Lake was one Isabella had long dreamed of performing, and when the time came, her Odette was firmly in the limelight.…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews

Interview: Emma Dumont

The word triple-threat doesn’t seem adequate enough to describe Emma Dumont.  From musical theatre productions as a young girl (she sings! She acts!),  she eventually found her way to the silver screen. Her most prolific role to date has been that of the lanky, loyal Melanie Segel in ABC’s Bunheads, a  delectable Amy Sherman-Palladino confection about ballet dancers in the small town of Paradise (she dances too!). Emma’s dancing sufficiently impressed the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy and she was offered…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews

Interview: Precious Adams

A quick motion from a backstage crew member, and Precious Adams didn’t seem to even have a moment to take a breath. A quick glance backward, and it was her time. She walked onto the empty stage. Her body twirled, then stopped in the silence. And then she moved again, rippling, stopping. Moving, stopping. And when the music erupted in a symphonic burst, so did she.…

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C&V Ladies Recipes

Tasty Things: Gemma-Ashley Kaplan’s Gingerbread

If you’re still in a festive mood, or feeling particularly like a domestic goddess/god or, if you’re anything like us,  just want to eat delicious things all-day-all-the-time, you might want to reach for your mixing bowl and give this recipe for a spiced quickbread a whirl! It comes to us courtesy of Gemma-Ashley Kaplan, who is one-third of the über-talented force that are the Kaplan sisters.  When she’s not lighting up the silver screen, or wowing audiences in the musical…

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