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Katie Willy – Artistic Fulfilment At Its Best

Katie Willy

Katie trained vocationally at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, gaining a distinction in her Trinity Diploma in Dance. She then worked for 3 years for Costa Cruises, and was offered multiple contracts onboard the Fortuna, Atlantica and Mediterranea. Whilst there she also performed as an assistant to the Italian illusionist, Gianni Mattiolo, and [...]

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Trey McIntyre & The #DancerResource Project

Trey McIntyre #DancerResource Project

The #DancerResource project, initiated by up and coming choreographer Trey McIntyre, is a collection of essays, letters, and videos from artistic directors, choreographers, and dancers responding to questions from young dancers about how best to prepare themselves to join a dance company, and how to navigate the transition into becoming a professional dancer. Preparing yourself [...]

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Sylvie Guillem – Final Flourish And An Olivier

Sylvie Guillem

The iconic dancer and former prima ballerina – Sylvie Guillem, or Mademoiselle Non – will bow out from her career following a final UK tour of her production Life in Progress. In addition to the previously announced international tour, Sadler’s Wells will present the world renowned Guillem’s final dance programme at the London Coliseum, Edinburgh [...]

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Former dancer and ballet teacher Ian Knowles has created a website comparing dancers’ pay and conditions across the world, launched to inform young dancers starting their careers. The site is named and appears to be the first of its type. It is to be used to compare useful data for dancers looking to join [...]

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Dante Puleio – From Laban To Limón

Dante Puleio

Dante Puleio is a Jersey boy. He began dancing shortly after learning how to walk, and at 2 and 3 years old had choreographed and performed for his tirelessly supportive parents; countless dances to everything from Michael Jackson to Donna Summer. Dante began training when he was 19 years old in London at Trinity Laban. [...]

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Stephen Quildan – Educating Experiences

Stephen Quildan

Stephen Quildan was born in London and trained at the BRIT School, later Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. He has performed with English National Ballet (Romeo & Juliet) at the Royal Albert Hall and Peter Schaufuss Balletten (Nøddebo Præstegård), Danish tour. Whilst at Rambert he performed in August Bournonville’s ‘Napoli’ and an excerpt [...]

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Flatley’s Farewell

Michael Flatley

Following a sold out run at the London Palladium in 2014, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is returning to the West End at the Dominion Theatre from 13 March to begin a farewell tour following the six month run at the Dominion. The show’s 2014 run was intended to mark Flatley’s last [...]

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The Associates


The Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists, some of whom will form the upcoming ‘The Associates’ programme, represent some of the most exciting talent in contemporary dance today. For this particular programme at Sadler’s Wells, three Associates will present new and critically acclaimed work in February. Crystal Pite, Kate Prince and Hofesh Shechter will together celebrate the [...]

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The Dangers Of Ballet

Ballet Students

Whilst the title may appear melodramatic, the reality is that injury and accident are the very things that can prevent dancers from continuing to perform, perhaps forever. The origins of ballet are completely tame by today’s standards, with boundaries constantly being pushed, along with the number of pirouettes performed, the height of leg extensions and [...]

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Scott Cupit – Swing star

Scott Cupit

Scott Cupit has the rare skills of having a banking and finance background as well as a love for swing dancing. He has combined the two skills and created what is now considered the largest swing dance school in the world. Summer 2014 saw Scott secure investment from Deborah Meaden via the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. [...]

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