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Articles by Rachel Thomas

5 things you need to know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

27 November 2014

Our quick guide to Christopher Wheeldon's glorious family ballet, based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale.

Don Quixote dance highlight: The Act I finale

20 November 2014

A Spanish-flavoured spectacle featuring some of ballet's most astonishing virtuoso choreography.

Jean-Marc Puissant: How great design can play a crucial role in ballet

11 November 2014

The dancer-turned-designer is behind some of contemporary ballet's greatest works of recent years.

6 things you need to know about The Royal Ballet's mixed programme of Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum

29 October 2014

Our quick guide to the world premiere from Liam Scarlett and two recent highly-acclaimed works from Kim Brandstrup and Christopher Wheeldon.

Watch: Our Favourite Kim Brandstrup Clips

27 October 2014

The works from this award-winning and versatile choreographer are astonishing for their psychological depth.

Frederick Ashton Mixed Programme Dance highlight: The Fred Step

17 October 2014

The choreographer’s signature appears in nearly all his ballets – but it's not always easy to spot.

5 things you need to know about The Royal Ballet's Ashton mixed programme

6 October 2014

Our quick guide to Scènes de ballet, Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, Symphonic Variations and A Month in the Country.

Getting Inside Manon's Head: Great dancers on one of ballet's most enigmatic roles

25 September 2014

Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante, Darcey Bussell and Melissa Hamilton speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.

Manon dance highlights: Four extended pas de deux

19 September 2014

Kenneth MacMillan constructed his dramatic ballet around four pivotal moments.

5 things you need to know about Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Manon

12 September 2014

Our quick guide to this 20th-century tragic love story.

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