Ballet Theatre of Carmel – Spring Production 2014

March 25th, 2014  / Author: Jane Weiner

SwanLake - final edit  - low rez for on line use

Congratulations to the Cast of BTC Nutcracker 2013

December 16th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

Thank you to all who made Nutcracker 2013 such a lovely production

A salute to the Carmel High School Ambassador Cast members and Kids Dance Outreach Cast members!

More photos coming soon at our facebook page:  Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge

screen shot BTC Nutcracker 2013 curtain call

The Traditional Nutcracker Ballet for Carmel Audiences presented by Ballet Theatre of Carmel

November 29th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

Clara's dream in the Snow

The Nutcracker

With Special Guest Performers:

from: The  Carmel High School Ambassadors


Kids Dance Outreach Students (

Date: Saturday December 14, 2013

Times: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Place: Carmel High School Auditorium

Tickets: $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for Children 10 and under

Featuring:  Mother Ginger’s Village – an Interactive Experience for young audience members

Sat. December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – tickets: $5.00 each.

For  Performance and Special Event  Information Contact:

Box Office Volunteer Karen Gelb at

317-353-2329 or

The Art of the Matter Interview with Jane and Travis Di Nicola

copy/paste this link into your browser to listen to more about our Nutcracker and our ballet program!


American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Affiliate Exams 2013

September 24th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner


We are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Franco De Vita back once again to the PE Studios.

He will be adjudicating our dancers for the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Affiliate Examinations this Saturday, Sept. 28th. This is our third set of exams in the past 5 years. 15 Nervous Excited Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge dancers have been working diligently preparing for this big day!

Happily, many of them will get to see Franco again in Master Classes sponsored by the Indianapolis City Ballet under a more relaxed setting at our neighbor studio – Central Indiana Academy of Dance on Sunday, Sept. 29th .


Photo:  Franco De Vita with Leah at and Indianapolis City Ballet Master class at  Academy of Dance Arts, Fishers IN, June, 2013.

Ballet Theatre of Carmel’s Winter Ballet – “The Nutcracker”

August 15th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

Ballet Theatre of Carmel


The Nutcracker

December 14, 2013

2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

at CHS

Tickets on sale soon


Thank You Mr. Alexei Moskalenko for a wonderful Master Class.

July 8th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

IMG_5133A serious and inspired group of young dancers gather for a commemorative photo 

at the end Mr. Moskalenko’s Master Class

(Also in Photo are Ms. Laura Enkar our accompainist and Mr. Stirling Matheson one of our Faculty members) 

Welcoming Lynn Peterson, Artistic Director of Syren Modern Dance of NYC!

April 1st, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner



Guest Master Class Teacher

Lynn Peterson

Artistic Director  - Syren Mondern Dance *

lynn peterson  bio photo

A Vibrant Modern Dance Company based in New York City

*Scroll down to see Lynn’s Biography


Intermedieate/ Advanced Modern Technique


Friday, April  12, 2013

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Performer’s Edge Studio 7

Open to all Intermediate/Advanced ballet and modern students


$20.00 for PE ballet students level 5 and above,

$20.00 for  all Intermediate/Advanced ballet and modern students

BTC company members – free of charge



e-mail if you would like to register

for this class.  You will be sent a registration form  followed by a confirmation e-mail if an opening available.

Please plan arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your registration form and  payment.

First come first served, class size is limited

We will accept the first 15 dancers to register.

Lynn Peterson


Lynn Peterson is Artistic Director of SYREN ModernDance, a New York City based company that she co-founded in 2003 alongside Kate St. AmandThe company has produced nine New York Seasons, created 19 dances, and has performed for thousands of audience members in the tri-state area as well as in Paris, France. SYREN has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Symphony Space, Dance Theater Workshop, and Cité Universitaire, among others. It has been supported by grants from NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Council on the Arts, Harkness Space Grants (92nd Street Y), residencies at DanceNOW/NYC’s Silo and DTW’s Outer/Space, and was commissioned by Purchase College.  SYREN has collaborated with world-renowned musicians to bring over 20 performances to the public that feature dance with live music.  Ms. Peterson went to New York from Indiana 15 years ago. Ms. Peterson received her early training from Jordan Academy of Dance, Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Hosanna Sacred Arts, and she is a graduate of SUNY Purchase. Creating SYREN in 2003 and working diligently to give back generous dance is unendingly satisfying.  In addition to dancing in and/or creating the 19 pieces SYREN has shared with thousands of audience members; Ms. Peterson has enjoyed teaching at Purchase College, Mark Morris Dance Center, Yale University, Anderson University, The Hartt School, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, The Ethel Walker School, Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, Jordan Academy of Dance, Broad Ripple High School, Dance Arts Studio & Center of Movement Studies; and she has choreographed for the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company, Waterwell.

In Summary: Accomplishments of our BTC dancers at Youth America Grand Prix 2013 Indianapolis Semi Finals

March 16th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner


   The official award winners at the YAGP 2013 Indianapolis Semifinals have been posted and can be viewed at

   There were over 500 participants at the Indianapolis semi finals (as opposed to approximately 160 at the Chicago semi finals).   Many of the participants were high achievers from other semi finals striving for yet higher placements with the goal of reaching the NY Finals.

   A special thank you to all of the sponsors including Indianapolis City Ballet for helping to make this YAGP venue such a successful one!  We were pleased to be able to host the master classes again at our studios.

   As for our young competitors here at Ballet Theatre of Carmel and Performer’s Edge, we entered 11 dancers appearing in 19 different entries.

   Of the 11 dancers, 4 received special recognition and of the 19 entries, 6 received special recognition during the YAGP semifinals weekend.

    In addition to these special recognitions the BTC at PE  faculty and staff heartily congratulate the growth of each and every participant as witnessed by many at the YAGP Showcase on March 2, 2013. 


YAGP recognitions for Ballet Theatre of Carmel  dancers

Are as follows:

First Place: Pre competitive  “contemporary” category

(Invited to the New York  City Final Rounds)

For a Variation from ” Carnaval”

Leah Danek


Top 6:  Trios and Duets

For “Seasons” choreographed by Jane Hachiya-Weiner

(Invited to the New York City  Final Rounds)

Leah Danek, Avery Held, Emily Bain

Top 12:  Pre competitive Classical category

Fro a Variation fro La Fille Mal Gardee

Leah Danek

Top 12: Junior Contemporary Category

For “What do I Stand For?”  -  choreography by Chris Watson

Lacey Marsh


Top 24: Junior Classical Category

For “Variation from Coppelia”

Avery Held


Top 24:  Senior Classical Category

For” Variation from Cavalry Halt”

 Emily Bain

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Congratulations to all additional YAGP 2013 participants:

Anna Grace Brown,(ensemble only)Elizabeth Burns, Sadie Gelb, Avery Iverson, May Lin Russell (ensemble only)  Sonya Schriner, Tendela Tellas,

Congratulations to all YAGP 2013 Choreographers and Coaches:

Liberty Harris (choreogrpaher/coach), Soon Ju Lee (choreographer),  Sabrina Matheson(coach), Stirling Matheson (coach) , Kenn Tolle (choreographer), So Yon Nam(coach) , Chris Watson (choreographer, coach)  Frank Weiner(coach) , Jane Hachiya-Weiner (choreographer/coach)







Youth America Grand Prix 2013 Indianapolis Semi Finals! Welcome teachers and Participants to BTC at PE for YAGPMaster Classes!

March 7th, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Leaps into a Bright New School Year!

is excited to welcome the 2013 Youth America Grand Prix Indianapolis Semi Finals Master Class teachers and Participants to our studios again this year! 

We are excited to meet all of the competitors from around the country as far away as from California and from around the world – even from Canada and Japan! 

Welcome to all!

Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2013  / Author: Jane Weiner

Classes begin Tuesday, January 8 2013  at the Performer’s Edge Studios

More to dance about in 2013!

More to dance about in 2013!

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