Dancing for the Children – Mara Galeazzi In Rehearsal

Royal Ballet Principal dancer Mara Galeazzi is staging her second gala in London this Sunday. Proceeds from the gala will go towards Mara’s charity, Dancing for the Children, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to drop in on Mara as she worked, together with her partner Gary Avis, on brand new pieces by choreographers Alastair Marriott and Jonathan Watkins. We hope you will enjoy these rehearsal images which show not only Mara and Gary’s commitment but also their joy and generosity of spirit:

(Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow)

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All photos by The Ballet Bag ©

Congratulations to Mara and everyone involved in the gala. Toi toi!

See also:

Mara Galeazzi’s gala 2011 – Sunday 3 April 2011 – Tickets start at £10 – To book visit the Sadler’s Wells official website.

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).

1 Comment

  • April 2, 2011


    Lovely photos, thanks for posting!