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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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Interview: Xander Parish

Original photo: Sergei Proskuryakov

For a time, Xander Parish seemed like the Jody Sawyer of the English ballet scene. Now, we are not saying that Xander has poor turnout or bad feet (have you seen his feet?), or that he called Ethan Stiefel a sucky boyfriend. But rather, his tenure at the Royal Ballet seemed more or less spent, as Jody said in Centre Stage, “in the back of a corps waving a rose back and forth”.…

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Interview: Danielle Muir

It’s easy to see why not many Australian dancers venture aboard. Australians are a very patriotic folk, with a strong affinity for the arts. There are a healthy amount of dance companies, and the Australian Ballet, it’s premier ballet company, is renowned for bringing it’s own creative and elegant take on classic pieces. Its a testament to Australia’s strong dance community that when one of it’s dancers does leave it’s shores, he or she tends to make an impact. Think Royal…

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Ballet C&V Ladies Interviews

Interview: Patricia Zhou

Lithe and luminous, Patricia Zhou is known in the dance circles as the talented young lady who began her formal ballet training at 13.Even so,  a stint at the Kirov Academy of Ballet’s summer program soon led to her sucessfully auditioning to be a full-time student. You would be hard-pressed to tell that she wasn’t born a bunhead when watching videos of her dancing. But it took hard work, dedication and many extra classes for Patricia to harness her innate…

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Interview: Dena Kaplan

C&V Lady: Dena Kaplan. Credit: Lucia Pang.

In our inaugural interview, Dena Kaplan, one of the stars of hit TV series Dance Academy and NBC’s Camp, talks to us about overcoming adversity, sisterhood and her quest for an Olympic body, and spills the beans on who was the best kisser on Dance Academy.…

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