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HP1240 Seminar: Slippers and Blades
May 13 @ 5:20 pm - 7:30 pm
The Skating Club of Boston invites you to attend the HP1240 Seminar: Slippers and Blades. Join the distinguished, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, Anais Chalendard, for a seminar focused on strengthening classical ballet technique for figure skating!
High Group: 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Low Group: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
*Groups will be assigned after registration has closed.
Learn more about Anais Chalendard:
Anais Chalendard joined the English National Ballet in 2008 under the direction of Wayne Eagling, where she was promoted to first soloist following performances in Manon and The Dying Swan. She has also appeared in performances organized by Carlos Acosta dancing a pas de deux (Young Apollo) especially created for her and Junor de Oliveira Souza by choreographer Adam Hougland. In 2009, she received the “Emerging Dancer Award” after dancing Nikiya’s Death from La Bayadère.
In 2012, Chalendard appeared at the Nureyev Festival in Russia as Giselle with Principal Jozef Varga from Het National Ballet, and as Odette/Odile in Derek Dean’s Swan Lake with English National Ballet. She has been listed in the “100 Best Dancers in the World” by Dance Europe Magazine.
In June 2013, she was invited to dance Erik Brühn’s La Sylphide with Friedemann Vogel, principal with the Stuttgart Ballet, and Rolando Sarabia, international guest artist, at the Teatro dell Opera di Roma.
Chalendard joined Boston Ballet in 2013 as a second soloist, and was promoted to soloist in 2014 and principal dancer in 2016. She then could be seen as Gamzatti in Florence Clerc’s La Bayadère, the 2nd Aria in Balanchine’s Violin Concerto, the lead role of La Gaité Parisienne as the Glove Seller, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Odette/Odile in Miko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, Marguerite in Val Caniparoli’s The Lady of the Camélias, and Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.
Anais has been invited to dance at the World Ballet Competition Star’s Gala in Orlando, she also served as a jury member at the World Ballet Competition, and has taught summer intensives with Dance Theater International, Allen Conservatory, and Boston Ballet School.
She has recently visited Austria and has been invited to dance during the Mozart Woche in Salzburg. Anais has also been invited to dance Aurora in Maina Gielgud’s production of Sleeping Beauty with the Joburg Ballet in Johannesburg South Africa.
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