EP0018-1 ANDILE NDLOVU | SOUTH AFRICA

Casey Herd talks with Washington Ballet star Andile Ndlovu about his life in South Africa and the future of ballet around the world. Andile Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa, is in his ninth season with The Washington Ballet, after dancing one season with TWB’s Studio Company. Ndlovu began his training in Latin American and ballroom dance at the age of ten. Continue reading EP0018-1 ANDILE NDLOVU | SOUTH AFRICA

EP0015 COOPER RUST | KENYA

Cooper hails from Columbia, USA and trained in classical ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and musical theatre for more than fifteen years beginning with Ann Brodie and finishing at schools including the School of American Ballet and the Harid Conservatory. While dancing professionally with three American ballet companies, she acquired a bachelors’ degree in Dance Performance and Choreography as well as European History from the University … Continue reading EP0015 COOPER RUST | KENYA

IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF BALLET, FROM NIGERIA

With the help of Esther Oladipupo, ballet teacher and founder of Kingdom Ballet Company, a school based in Benin City, Nigeria, Ballet Rising learned about the inspirations and motivations of six young ballet students in Nigeria. Oladipupo and the students’ parents took pictures of the girls practicing ballet, holding poses, and demonstrating their skills at home, in their studio, and on stage. Continue reading IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF BALLET, FROM NIGERIA