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Natalia Osipova as Juliet with The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London

Father Christmas, annual giftgiver

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Not a regular in the public eye this one.

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Billy Elliot?

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Carlos Acosta felt inclined to make a statement about the younger generation, but it doesn't contain any truth

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No pain, no gain.

Pavel Dmitrichenko, left, in footage released by Moscow police. The dancer was convicted of organising an acid attack on Sergei Filin, right

Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko sentenced to six years in prison over acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin

Dancer and two co-defendants found guilty of attack which almost blinded the company’s artistic director Sergei Filin

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Zenaida Yanowsky in 'The Rite of Spring'

Dance review: The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

The Human Seasons, David Dawson’s new work for The Royal Ballet, is speedy, athletic and hectically busy. The curtain rises and falls on four couples, already in the middle of over-the-head lifts. It’s the nearest Dawson gets to a still moment.

Elizabeth Harrod, Royal Ballet soloist

Dance review: An Autumn Gala of Dance and Song, Sadler's Wells, London

With heart-warming tales of talent-spotting and a starry cast that ranged from Sergei Polunin to Imelda Staunton, the gala in aid of the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School came out as a cheerful jumble. There was the odd lurch as it switched from pure dance to showbiz and back again, but there was enough talent and good will to go around.

Swayze, centre, at her dance studio in Houston in 1978 with her son Patrick and his wife Lisa Niemi

Patsy Swayze: Choreographer who worked on the films 'Thelma and Louise' and 'Urban Cowboy'

Patsy Swayze, who died on 16 September at the age of 86, was a choreographer and dance instructor and the mother of the late actor Patrick Swayze. Her credits include such films as Urban Cowboy and Thelma and Louise, and she was also the founder and director of the highly acclaimed Houston Jazz-Ballet Company as well as teaching at the University of Houston for 18 years.

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