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US teen chases ballerina dream in Moscow

Harper Ortlieb, 15, left her small town in Oregon and moved to Russia to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Harper Ortlieb, 15, left her small town in Oregon and moved to Russia to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

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Russian dancer gets six years for Bolshoi acid attack

A Russian dancer has been jailed for six years for an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Sulphuric acid

A Russian dancer has been jailed for six years for an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Sulphuric acid

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New Bolshoi boss to bring curtain down on violent feuds

The Bolshoi Theatre has a new director after Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky removed Anatoly Iksanov from his post after 13 years in

The Bolshoi Theatre has a new director after Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky removed Anatoly Iksanov from his post after 13 years in

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Show goes on at the Bolshoi post acid attack

It was curtain up at the Bolshoi – for the first time since the acid attack on the ballet company’s artistic director in January. A new version of

It was curtain up at the Bolshoi – for the first time since the acid attack on the ballet company’s artistic director in January. A new version of

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Bolshoi staff rally in support of alleged acid attacker

One hundred and fifty employees of the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow have signed a petition in support of dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who allegedly has

One hundred and fifty employees of the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow have signed a petition in support of dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who allegedly has

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer admits acid attack

A top dancer at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre has admitted plotting an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin. It

A top dancer at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre has admitted plotting an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin. It

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Bolshoi ballet dancer admits acid attack

Russian police say one of the top dancers at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre has confessed to plotting an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe’s

Russian police say one of the top dancers at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre has confessed to plotting an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe’s

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Suspects questioned over Bolshoi acid attack

Police in Moscow have detained a suspect in connection with an acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Sergei Filin was nearly

Police in Moscow have detained a suspect in connection with an acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Sergei Filin was nearly

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Filin says 'wait and see' for acid attacker

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin has left hospital in Moscow bound for specialist treatment in Germany to try and save his

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin has left hospital in Moscow bound for specialist treatment in Germany to try and save his

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Choreographer steps in to head Bolshoi ballet

The Bolshoi ballet has unveiled the choreographer who will head the company in the absence of Sergei Filin. Galina Stepanenko was unveiled to the

The Bolshoi ballet has unveiled the choreographer who will head the company in the absence of Sergei Filin. Galina Stepanenko was unveiled to the

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Acid attack shines harsh light on Russia's ballet scene

The creative director of Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre is facing the possibility that he may not see properly again. With his face almost entirely

The creative director of Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre is facing the possibility that he may not see properly again. With his face almost entirely

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Acid attack on Bolshoi ballet artistic director

Russian doctors say the Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director may lose his eyesight following an acid attack outside his Moscow home. Sergei Filin was

Russian doctors say the Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director may lose his eyesight following an acid attack outside his Moscow home. Sergei Filin was

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Russians enjoy a night a the Bolshoi, via YouTube

The Bolshoi Ballet is a proud part of Russia’s heritage. However, traditionally not everyone in the vast country has had the chance or the means to

The Bolshoi Ballet is a proud part of Russia’s heritage. However, traditionally not everyone in the vast country has had the chance or the means to

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Spotlight on Russia

Russia has an enviably high literacy rate of nearly 100%. The influences of the Soviet era are still very much present although, to keep up with the

Russia has an enviably high literacy rate of nearly 100%. The influences of the Soviet era are still very much present although, to keep up with the

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Bolshoi dance pair defect to St Petersburg

One of the Bolshoi Theatre’s most promising dance partnerships is leaving Moscow in favour of appearing on stage in St Petersburg. Prima ballerina

One of the Bolshoi Theatre’s most promising dance partnerships is leaving Moscow in favour of appearing on stage in St Petersburg. Prima ballerina

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Bolshoi Theatre reopens after renovations

After years of controversy, questions over missing funds, and accusations of corruption the Bolshoi Theatre renovation is complete and the theatre is

After years of controversy, questions over missing funds, and accusations of corruption the Bolshoi Theatre renovation is complete and the theatre is

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Bolshoi expansion gala aims for autumn

Six years of Bolshoi Theatre renovations in Moscow are scheduled for completion this autumn, with several thousand builders now on the more than half

Six years of Bolshoi Theatre renovations in Moscow are scheduled for completion this autumn, with several thousand builders now on the more than half

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American Ballet Theatre finally returns to Russia

The American Ballet Theatre has returned to Moscow for the first time since the 1960s, ending decades of frosty relations after Mikhail Baryshnikov

The American Ballet Theatre has returned to Moscow for the first time since the 1960s, ending decades of frosty relations after Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Ballerina Marina Semyonova dies at 102

One of Russia’s greatest ballerinas, Marina Semyonova, has died at the age of 102 at her home in Moscow. Born in St. Petersburg in 1908, she joined

One of Russia’s greatest ballerinas, Marina Semyonova, has died at the age of 102 at her home in Moscow. Born in St. Petersburg in 1908, she joined

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Belle of the Bolshoi Ballet dies - aged 92

The Russian ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya, who is said to have been Joseph Stalin’s favourite dancer, has died in Moscow. She was 92. Lepeshinskaya

The Russian ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya, who is said to have been Joseph Stalin’s favourite dancer, has died in Moscow. She was 92. Lepeshinskaya

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Bolshoi season opens with a step back in time

Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet has launched it’s current season with a retrospective of three centuries of choreography. It consists of three one-act

Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet has launched it’s current season with a retrospective of three centuries of choreography. It consists of three one-act