UK Ballet

Mum Says Ballet School Made Daughter Feel ‘Singled Out For Her Skin Colour’

SWNs | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum claims her daughter was excluded from a ballet school performance because of her braided hairstyle. Lara Evans, 29, said her nine-year-old daugh...

Holograms Aren't a Gimmick, They're a New Art Form for Our Age

Adam Donen | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Donen

What does it feel like for one's entire world to shatter before one's eyes and, in a moment, be replaced by a new one? Holograms allow us to depict this experience more accurately than can any stage set.

Dancer's Instagram Reveals The Brutal Side Of Professional Ballet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On stage, ballet dancers make the most physically demanding choreography look like a walk in the park. But in reality, pirouetting en pointe for days ...

These Ballet Dancers Take Their Adorable Dogs To Work Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Head down to the studios of American Ballet Theatre and you won't just find dancers. The company has encouraged its dancers, choreographers and adm...

Ballet Dancer's Perfect Pirouettes At 6 Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

A ballet dancer has proven nothing will stop her performing pirouettes - not even being six months pregnant. Ashley Bouder, 32, a full-time dancer...

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Gymnast's Near-Perfect Hip-Hop Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sophina DeJesus is a gymnast. A very, very good one. She's also presumably a big fan of hip-hop and when she combined the two at the weekend someth...

This Teenager Dreams Of Becoming The World's First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Like many young girls Stephanie Kurlow, who had been dancing since she was two, dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But, in 2010, she stopped performing ...

Stunning Photo Series Captures Ballet Dancers' Strength And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ballet dancers may appear light as a feather as they sashay across the stage, but beneath their tutus and tights they have bodies to rival the world's...

Ballet Dancers Absolutely Nail Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' In Incredible Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Earlier this year we brought you an utterly mesmerising rendition of Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit Take Me To Church performed by "bad boy of ballet" ...

Ballet Dancers Perform Mesmerising Routine To 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop what you're doing and watch this video of two ballet dancers performing to Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The video features two talented (and ...

'The Nutcracker' Just Got A Glorious Hip-Hop Makeover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of hip-hop dancers have made our Christmas by performing a spectacular routine to music from traditional ballet 'The Nutcracker'. Cyrus "G...

The Winter Rosé Wine Revolution!

Helena Nicklin | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

A cool glass of rosé may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your meal for Christmas day, but there's actually something rather wonderful about drinking pink at this time of year. There are many styles to go for, but my heart's in Provence...

Why Technology Needs to Listen to Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I am the first digital artist-in-residence at the leading contemporary dance company, Rambert. I had my induction week earlier this month, and have been spending so a lot of time watching and thinking about the dance world in relation to tech culture.

Review: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet 'Devastating, Unforgettable'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lest We Forget is a powerful and extraordinary collection of three dance pieces that English National Ballet (ENB) premiered in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Universally critically acclaimed, the show went on to win The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Dance.

The Best Dance Classes In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's ballet, tap, contemporary or hip hop that's your bag, London is packed full of classes for dance fans - you just have to know where to fi...

This Dance Studio Proves Children With Disabilities Can Do Ballet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a parent learns their child may have a disability, they often have to go through months or even years of assessments. When the gruelling diagnost...

Ballet Review: Christopher Wheeldon Casts a Spell with Cinderella

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

For most of us, Cinderella is a tired fairy-tale yet this classic story has been given a stunning new lease of life in a spellbinding reimagining from Christopher Wheeldon that bewitches you with its charm, its magic and its captivating dark undertones.

Misty Copeland Just Made History As A Black Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Misty Copeland is living proof that you should never give up on your dreams. The American ballet dancer has just been named as the first female bla...

Raising The Barre On A Traditional Pilates Class

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to tone up in time for summer, but can’t face yet another hour of the same exercises you’ve been toiling with all winter, you ...

This Is What Happens To Your Thighs When Ballet Meets Yoga

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been doing ballet since I was four years old, and although I may not be as fit as I was when I did a class every day, I can still complete a ba...

Men Need to Man Up to Ballet and Embrace This Very Masculine Art Form

Karis Scarlette | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karis Scarlette

Football socks. Tracksuit bottoms. Old t-shirt. No this isn't the attire of someone languidly sat on the sofa on a Sunday. This is the uniform I have suggested my Male Adult Beginner wears for his first ballet class with me!

Male Ballet Dancer Smashes This 'Take Me To Church' Dance In Nude Tights

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The world may be caught up in Fifty Shades madness but we'd rather spend an evening with ballet dancer Sergei Polunin than Christian Grey after seeing...

Rachel Moss

This Is What It's Like To Be A Pregnant Ballet Dancer | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women are usually encouraged to take things easy and enjoy "eating for two" by well-meaning friends and family. But for ballet dancers, pu...

Rachel Moss

Pineapple Dance Studios Founder Debbie Moore: 'I Didn't Have Any Credibility As A Woman' | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you own a pair of leggings or ballet pumps, you have Debbie Moore to thank. The owner and founder of Pineapple Dance Studios revolutionised fash...

How Do Ballet Dancers Recover From Injury?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Years ago, ballet dancers wouldn’t talk about their injuries, suffering in silence through fear of not being cast. Thankfully, times have changed...