Summer Classes at Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge

June 11th, 2014  / Author: Jane Weiner


 BTC Summer schedule 2014

Ballet for July 2014


information call- 317-573-8085

or e-mail

( Schedule subject to change contingent on enrollment)



Knights & Princesses             3-6 Yrs Old     July 14-18       5 Days/12.5 Hrs.         9:30-12:00      $125   



Weekly Ballet  Classes

July 8 – July 31, 2014   (4 Weeks)


Ballet Class                          Level s 4, 5, 6               4:30-6:00         Tuesday, Thursday

Pointe Class                                                                    6:00-6:30

Ballet Class                             Level 7, 8, 9                6:30-8:00         Tuesday, Thursday

Pointe                                                                                 8:00-8:30         Tuesday, Thursday


And Additionally we offer our

Friday. a.m. “Light Ballet” 

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced Ballet students

July 11 – 25 

(Note: $20.00 per class. The payment method is different for the “Light Ballet” . Please ask the instructor about payment at the time of class.)

Fees – Purchase Class Tickets  – Use tickets anytime within the 2014  Summer Session

90 Minute/Per Class – $20.00            120 Minute/Per Class – $30.00 (Ballet & Ponte)

Make sure you sign the student’s name on each ticket and give to the instructor before each class – these will be our attendance records

information call- 317-573-8085

or e-mail

( Schedule subject to change contingent on enrollment) 

Fall Semester 2014/2015

 Begins in August following the Carmel/Clay School Calendar 








Congratulations to Avery Held

May 24th, 2014  / Author: Jane Weiner

Bon Voyage to Avery Held who will be a Freshman in High School next year.  Avery has been accepted on scholarship to the prestigious Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Ma. beginning school year 2014/2015.   Avery’s aim is to have a career  as a professional ballet dancer and we at Ballet Theatre of Carmel wish her all the best and look forward to her return visits to our studios.

Avery for facebook

Celebrating our 2014 Graduate

April 27th, 2014  / Author: Jane Weiner

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to Ballet Theatre of Carmel Company member Emily Bain.  Emily danced the role of Odile in Swan Lake for the 2014 BTC production of Swan Lake. Emily has been a member of BTC for the past four years. She has danced many roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Firebird.

Ballet Theatre of Carmel wishes Emily the best as she prepares to head off to the University of Kansas where she will double major in pharmacy and dance.


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.

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