Search results for: Polina Semionova

Polina Semionova Helped Create a New Fragrance Inspired by Dancers

When London-based perfume company The Beautiful Mind Series was looking for a collaborator for their next scent, they skipped the usual celebrity set and brought in prima ballerina Polina Semionova instead. “I was fascinated by what goes on in the mind of a great dancer,” perfumer Geza Schoen said in a press release. Semionova’s ballet-inspired […]

Ratmansky, Semionova, Cornejo Win 2014 Benois de la Danse Awards

American Ballet Theatre is having a good day. Each May, the Benois de la Dance Awards recognize an extraordinary choreographer, select male and female dancers and a lifetime achievement recipient in a star-studded gala at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. This year, three of the four awards, from a group of 18 nominees, went to […]

Why Daniil Simkin is Joining Staatsballett Berlin as a Principal Dancer

One of the ballet world’s busiest superstars is adding another role to his resume, and it’s a big one. American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin is joining Staatsballett Berlin as a principal beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Though he will be based in Berlin, the virtuoso will maintain his position at ABT, performing with the […]

STARZ Hires a Few ABT Stars

When we first heard that STARZ was developing a new Black Swan-esque TV series, we were intrigued, but suspicious. Does the dance world really need yet another pop culture project promising to “explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world”?   But now, we’re ridiculously excited. Because the series, titled “Flesh and Bone,” just announced […]

Upheaval at Staatsballett Berlin

The appointment of Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman has already proved controversial. Unrest is brewing in Berlin. In September, local government officials announced that the current director of the Staatsballett Berlin, Nacho Duato, would be replaced in 2019 by a duo of co-directors: choreographer Sasha Waltz and Sweden’s Johannes Öhman. In response, the company’s dancers, […]

Mark Your Calendars for 4 Can't-Miss Auditions

It’s never too early to start preparing for audition season. Whether you’re looking to find a new company or land a short-term gig, an abundance of audition opportunities are headed your way in the next few months. Here are four of the most exciting ones on our radar so far: BalletX Chloe Felesina and Daniel […]

Nacho Duato Out, Sasha Waltz In at Staatsballett Berlin

Nacho Duato is on the move again. After two years as artistic director of Staatsballett Berlin, Duato has announced that he will be handing his post over to a co-directing team of choreographer Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman, who is currently artistic director at Royal Swedish Ballet. Staatsballett Berlin is the home company of stars […]

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