Central School Of Ballet

Central students participate in Prix de Lausanne Choreography Project

Friday 8th February 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

This week two third year students and Ballet Central dancers Lewis Bondu and Mai Ito are participating in the Prix de Lausanne Choreographic project, alongside 24 other young dancers, all from partner schools of the Prix de Lausanne.

The group of 26 dancers are working with Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman in Lausanne to create a new piece, Is to Be. The dancers will perform this work during the interlude at the final on Saturday 9th February, as a world premiere.

Learn more about the project on the Prix de Lausanne website.

Central collaborates with University of Exeter on research project in bone density

Wednesday 6th February 2019 Anita Hamilton writes:

Central’s students took part in a research project last year in collaboration with the University of Exeter. The in-house lead was Anna Brodrick, Central’s Head of Medical and Wellbeing Department. The research looked at bone density and Vitamin D levels in 50 male and female dancers over a period of four months.

Anna explains: “The research is interesting because dancers, unlike many other types of athletes, train mostly indoors and so don’t get the benefit of Vitamin D from sunlight. We found that bone density within the heel bone in female dancers is higher than a non-exercising population of young people of similar age, but that this not the case in males”.

Anna has been working closely with Dr Jon Rees, Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine, and as a result they are implementing a vitamin D strategy over the winter months to combat injuries related to deficiencies. Anna continues: “More research is needed within the dance population but the results are exciting and will help initiate strategies for preventing injuries”

Ballet Central dancers attend workshops at the National Centre for Circus Arts

Tuesday 5th February 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

This week Ballet Central dancers are attending workshops at the National Centre for Circus Arts, a fellow affiliate member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama..

The students are attending both unicycle and hulahoop workshops, as part of their preparations for Carousel Dances, by Christopher Marney, which will be performed on the 2019 Ballet Central tour.

The Ballet Central 2019 tour will commence at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on 28 March 2019.The tour will then visit 20 venues across England. Click here for the full list of tour dates and to book tickets.

Central students to perform with Chelmsford Ballet Company

Monday 4th February 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

Two third year students and Ballet Central dancers, Oliver Harrison and Thomas Varney, will be performing in The Chelmsford Ballet Company Official production of A Midsummer Night's Dream 20-23 March at Chelmsford Civic Theatre.

Performing in the roles of Demetrius and Lysander, they will join the company in celebrating its 70th anniversary!

Book tickets on the Civic Theatre website here.

These performances will take place in advance of Ballet Central's annual performance at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on 3rd May. Tickets for this performance can be booked here.

Oliver and Thomas follow a rich and wonderful history of Central alumni who have also performed with the company. These include Christopher Marney, Ballet Central Artistic Director and previously a dancer with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; Andrei Iliescu, performing in 'The Phantom of the Opera'; dancer and choreographer Richard Bermange; James Parratt, previously with Ballet Cymru and New English Ballet Theatre; and Jasmine Wallis, dancing with Vienna Festival Ballet.

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