Thursday, 31 December 2009



Huge congratulations to Northern Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE.

The New Year Honours list has been published today.


Emma Stanworth attending English National Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker

Our recent competition winner, Emma Stanworth, attended a performance of ENB's The Nutcracker

Emma said afterwards "it was beautiful, utterly amazing! My favourite part was the pas de deux between Clara and the Nutcracker. It was also really good to see the dancers who were nominated for the Emerging Dancer Award, they were all so good and I can't wait to hopefully see them in the future!"

The dancers short-listed for the Emerging Dancer Award are :  Esteban Berlanga, Anaïs Chalendard, Crystal Costa, Ksenia Ovsyanick, Junor de Oliveira Souza and Venus Villa.

If you'd like to know more about the dancers short-listed for the Emerging Dancer Awards, I have published interviewes with some of them, including Venus Villa, Crystal CostaAnaïs Chalendard and Esteban Berlanga.  I will shortly be publishing interviews with the final two nominees.

Happy New Year !!


  1. Happy New Year Elise! Hope you have a wonderful 2010!

  2. Happy new Year ^-^ Wish you would have a great year with happiness and success ^^

  3. Aloha, Friend!
    Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)

    Comfort Spiral

  4. Happy new year with days filled with lots of dancing :))

  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

  6. Hi Elise, I love your site and Happy New Year to you too! You cannot imagine how happy I was to have a dancer/lover of dance stop by my site and leave a comment. Thank you. I got behind on my blog this fall but will be blogging and reading blogs this year (a new year's resolution) and am adding you to my reading list.

    Thanks again!

  7. Happy New Year! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2010 as well! xo

  8. Dawn - Happy New Year to you too ! Thank you

    Galaxy6139 - thank you - you too !

    Cloudia - wow ! sounds sooo exotic - thank you - lucky you with the weather !

    Turquoise Diaries - thank you. Yes, I hope everyone has a 2010 filled with those kind of days...

    daisychain - thank you - you too !

    Jojo - welcome, and thank you ! Lovely to hear from you.

    Couture Cookie - thank you - same here !

    Make Do Style - and to you - thank you !

  9. Hello Elise darling, I do hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and that 2010 turns out to be the best year of your life, followed by many more. Thanks for all your visits and sweet comments; you are a dear friend...a treasure.

    Love & Hugs

  10. Great posts :-) The Nutcracker I especially have always been a fan of. Happy New Year!


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