That Time of Year .
It's the end of the year for ballet companies, large and small, amateur and professional alike...
|some of the Adult improvers/intermediate/advanced ballet students at Hype's annual show ( there were others but they were quick changing for other pieces in the show)|
It's also the time of year that the big professional companies announce their promotions, new signings and leavers ...
Today, (24th June) saw the publication of the press release from Northern Ballet giving that information for their 2019-2020 season... and news that the #TBRFamily were all waiting for, which of the TBR family/faculty members were getting promoted this year ...
Good news all round;
TBR co-Founder, Producer and all round organisational Goddess Hannah Bateman becomes a Principal Soloist (Hannah, along with Abigail Prudames and Ashley Dixon are the first promotions into this grade)
last Summer's TBR Pointe Class teacher Antoinette Brooks-Daw becomes Premier Dancer (taking up the slot left vacant by Pippa Moore retiring from performing duties)
New TBR favourite cheeky chappie (and casual quadruple pirouette maestro) Kevin Poeung gets promoted to First Soloist.
and TBR long standing Favourite, whom everyone loves a correction from, Gav McCaig gets a well deserved and arguably overdue to promotion to Coryphee.