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AP PHOTOS: Ballet competitors soar in Moscow at Bolshoi

Jun. 14, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a city where global tensions weigh heavily, rising talents of ballet soared gracefully at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. The event, which concluded Saturday at the Russian capital’s Bolshoi Theater, is held every four years. Although Russia is...

Tulsa ballerina statue to be restored; more pieces found

May. 10, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Enough pieces of a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina that was stolen in Tulsa have been recovered to restore it, historical officials said. The additional missing pieces of the statue of Marjorie Tallchief that were found include the head, said...

Former ballerina Susan Jaffe to lead American Ballet Theatre

May. 09, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance a high-profile role at American Ballet Theatre, launching a celebrated career as one of the world's top ballerinas. Now, 40 years later, Susan Jaffe has been named to lead the company. Jaffe takes...

Ballerina statue cut down in Tulsa, sold for scrap metal

May. 02, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A bronze statue depicting one of Oklahoma's most famous Native American ballerinas was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company, authorities said Monday. Museum officials say the Five Moons statue of Marjorie Tallchief...

Foreign ballet dancers leave Russia over war with Ukraine

Apr. 29, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Ballet dancers Adrian Blake Mitchell and Andrea Lassakova moved to Russia years ago to chase their dream of performing with the best in a country where people live and breathe ballet. But days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the couple uprooted their...

Russian, Ukrainian ballet stars to dance together in Naples

Apr. 04, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — A Ukrainian ballerina who fled the war in her homeland and a Russian ballerina who quit the Bolshoi Ballet over the Russian invasion rehearsed on a stage in Naples ahead of a sold-out benefit performance Monday night to raise funds for the Red Cross and champion the cause of...