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When Marjorie Hardwick Schramel asks her class to pay attention, for the most part the 8-year-old boys and girls do. Marjorie, who started dancing at age 5 and started formal training at 12, is well-versed in how a class should be run, keeping students' attention and...

New Orleans Ballet Theatre has hired Andrea Moreno as executive director — a new position for the decade-old arts group, which has racked up a string of artistic triumphs in recent years, but struggled to expand its public programming. Moreno will work closely with NOB...

 A scene from the world premiere of Diogo de Lima's 'Wisp,' presented by New Orleans Ballet Theatre, June 19, 2015. (David J. L'Hoste)

 

 

A magic act for 12 exceptional dancers: That's whatNew Orleans Ballet Theatre staged at the Civic Theater on Friday (June 19).

 

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 Ballet dancer and choreographer Marjorie Hardwick Schramel dances with her father, James Hardwick, at his 90th birthday party. She recently choreographed a work for New Orleans Ballet Theater, that reflects her father's style as a swing dancer. (Marjorie Hardwick Schr...

"Diogo's piece is edgy and aggressively modern, taking our dancers out of the world of classical ballet, toe shoes and point work," Schramel said.

The Brazilian choreographer developed his vision while dancing with the world-touring Grupo Corpo ensemble. He impressed wi...