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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) and Board of Directors Chair Sylvia A. de Leon announced today that Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist and business leader, has made a $250,000 gift which enables The Washington Ballet to provide live orchestral performances for the company’s 50th anniversary of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is an annual tradition which began with legendary founder Mary Day’s 1961 production and continues today with Septime Webre’s beloved 2004 Washington-influenced production. 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In every issue, Washington Life Magazine highlights the favorite places and spaces of notable Washington residents. This month features TWB Artistic Director Septime Webre's selections! 
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Emily Ellis and Audra Johnson join TWB as Company members. Kara Cooper and Aurora Dickie also return as Company members. Andile Ndlovu promoted to Company member. Studio Company dancers Ayano Kimura and Amber Lewis promoted to Company apprentices. 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC –The Washington Ballet (TWB) announces the appointment of Elaine Kudo as Ballet Master and Monique Meunier as Ballet Master of The Washington Ballet Trainee Program. 
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

By Amy Brandt
Originally published in Pointe Magazine

The three Odalisques of Le Corsaire are nameless, their back-stories unknown. Yet their pas de trois contains some of the ballet’s best known variations. 
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Originally published by MediaUpdate.co.za

South Africa's Andile Ndlovu scooped the silver medal at the Boston International Ballet Competition on Monday night. On Monday 16 May, Andile Ndlovu, who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, was awarded the silver medal in the prestigious Boston International Ballet Competition (BIBC). 
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Friday, May 06, 2011

Media Contact: Alyssa Porambo Public Relations and Publications Manager
202.362.3606 x115 or aporambo@washingtonballet.org 
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

You may have read in The Washington Post that The Washington Ballet, like many other arts organizations in D.C., has been significantly affected by the recent cutbacks in government funding. While the government may not have shut down, it did essentially shut down its support of arts in the District of Columbia. 
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Friday, February 11, 2011

By Lisa Traiger
Ballet is dedicated to structure, technique and tradition. Rock-and-roll suggests freedom and rebellion, experimentation and immediacy. The marriage of the two is what makes the Washington Ballet's upcoming triple bill at Sidney Harman Hall so intriguing. 
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Friday, January 28, 2011

By Lisa Traiger
More often than not, a dancer stumbles before she soars. Sarah Walborn breezed through her training years at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, spending summers at San Francisco Ballet School. After high school, she accepted SFB artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s offer to become a trainee, and by her second year was hired as a company apprentice. “I had a phenomenal time,” she says. “I really felt a connection to the company." 
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