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A professional ballet dancer since 1998, Laurent Liotardo has performed all over the world with major companies including Paris Opera Ballet, Marseille National Ballet and, since 2003, with English National Ballet. Being surrounded by such beautiful artists at ENB soon led him to discover and develop a real passion for photography.  Here Laurent shares some of [...]

Touring with Boston Ballet

by shelbyelsbree on July 4, 2013

Tours are always an exciting way to get to know your company in a more personal, ‘out of the box’ way than what the daily grind will allow… New studios, stages, surroundings…new audiences to inspire and to appreciate your hard work with fresh eyes… I find that as creatures of habit, routine and daily ‘norms’ [...]

Paris Opera Ballet étoile Nicolas Le Riche is currently in London for guest performances with ENB in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort opposite Tamara Rojo (they appear tonight and tomorrow matinee). We could not pass up the opportunity to chat to Nicolas about the much-missed Petit, with whom he worked closely on many [...]

A Dancer’s Journey – Prix de Lausanne Edition, Part 1

by HarperWatters on January 27, 2013

As the 41st edition of Prix de Lausanne kicks off, Prix finalist & contemporary prize winner Harper Watters recalls his experiences taking part in the competition in this new series of guest blogs: Although it was December 31, 2012 when I wrote this entry, I will start off by wishing everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope all of you [...]

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes

by Emilia & Linda on March 15, 2012

Via Press Release On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet. A full working day will be streamed live on The Royal Opera House YouTube channel as well as the Guardian website. Live rehearsals and interviews will be interspersed with backstage films to offer [...]

The Royal Ballet 2011-2012 Season at a Glance

by Emilia & Linda on September 1, 2011

European summer is almost over (although here in Britain it never really began) and ballet companies around the world are getting ready to kick off their new seasons. The Royal Ballet is set to return to Covent Garden in a few weeks with Balanchine’s Jewels. Taking inspiration from one of our favorite magazines, Wired, we [...]