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UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Ballet Arts Academy welcomes Icelandic dance students for the summer

The Spokane’s Ballet Arts Academy will become a second home to nine Icelandic dance students for the duration of the intensive period.


Spokane Youth Ballet gets silly and serious

Two very different ballets will be showcased Saturday: “The Stone Flower,” is a classical ballet featuring music by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, and “Cindy-Rella,” is a comical re-imagining of …


Spokane Valley ballerina earns top spot in regional and advances to international finals in the Big Apple

From a preschooler with excess energy to a graceful ballerina, soon to compete at the international finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, Clara Vazanko’s pointe …


Spokane dancer comes home with two roles in ‘The Nutcracker’

Local dancer comes back to Fox with State Street Ballet.


Auditions Sunday for Symphony’s “Nutcracker”

Local children with visions of sugar plums can tryout for parts in annual Christmas show.


100 years ago in Spokane: “Madame Butterfly” reviewer effusive in praise for production

A reviewer in 1916 Spokane liked the production of “Madame Butterfly” - a lot.


Classic stories on local stages

Families have their pick of live theater this weekend, from the classic ballet to beloved storybooks brought to life.


Spokane ballerina to compete at prestigious Prix de Lausanne

If she wins, she gets to work. Chelsea Thronson, a 16-year-old ballerina who lives in Spokane and trains in Coeur d’Alene, learned this month she was among eight young women …


Leap of originality

The new ballet “Adalia,” to be performed Saturday by the students at Ballet Coeur d’Alene, has a fairy godmother and a palace in the clouds. But it strays from the …


Dancer working to keep ballet career on point

Elizabeth Mick waited until her senior year at Lewis and Clark High School to get serious about dancing as a career – late for a ballerina, she said. She’s 5-foot-4 …


Invitation has teen dancing on air

RATHDRUM – Warm boots, a good winter coat, a passport and travel visa – and Russian language lessons. Isaac Sanders is making a list of what he needs in the …


For dozens locally, ‘Nutcracker’ offers crack at professional ballet

If the angels on stage during “The Nutcracker” look angelic, it’s not necessarily because they are. They’ve been practicing those facial expressions, along with a show’s worth of choreography (more …


Spokane Youth Ballet lands at Fox

It features 55 young ballet students and it’s based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, but “The Dancing Princesses” goes beyond kid stuff. The Spokane Youth Ballet’s show on Saturday has …


Ballet and Bubbly

What: Champagne-and-chocolate reception followed by four new works, including “Holiday Ventures” – with music from the Spokane Surf Trio – by New York City Ballet’s Charles Askegard. When: Wednesday, 8:30 …