November 29th, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
With Special Guest Performers:
from: The Carmel High School Ambassadors
Kids Dance Outreach Students (www.kidsdanceoutreach.org)
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 email@example.com
The Art of the Matter Interview with Jane and Travis Di Nicola
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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.
August 15th, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
Ballet Theatre of Carmel
December 14, 2013
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale soon
July 8th, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
A 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)
April 1st, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
Guest Master Class Teacher
Artistic Director - Syren Mondern Dance *
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is Artistic Director of SYREN ModernDance, a New York City based company that she co-founded in 2003 alongside Kate St. Amand. The 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. www.syrendance.org
March 16th, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
The official award winners at the YAGP 2013 Indianapolis Semifinals have been posted and can be viewed at www.yagp.org
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”
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
Top 12: Junior Contemporary Category
For “What do I Stand For?” - choreography by Chris Watson
Top 24: Junior Classical Category
For “Variation from Coppelia”
Top 24: Senior Classical Category
For” Variation from Cavalry Halt”
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)
March 7th, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge
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!
January 3rd, 2013 / Author: Jane Weiner
Classes begin Tuesday, January 8 2013 at the Performer’s Edge Studios
More to dance about in 2013!
September 21st, 2012 / Author: Jane Weiner
Indianapolis City Ballet presents:
Master Class with Daniel Ulbricht
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Performer’s Edge Studios
First technique class: 11:00 a.m.
questions and answers
Second technique class: 1:45 p.m.
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, and began his dance training at the age of 11. At age 16, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty. In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007. During his time there, he has danced featured roles in a number of Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, and Wheeldon ballets including George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Tarantella, Stars and Stripes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozartiana, Nutcracker, Symphony in 3, The Steadfast Tin Soldier: Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, Interplay, Four Seasons; and Peter Martins’s Jeu de Cartes, Hallelujah Junction, Eight More, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo + Juliet among many others. Mr. Ulbricht has also danced Tarantella at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors to celebrate the Balanchine Centenary. He has also performed at a number of national and international festivals and galas. Mr. Ulbricht is the Artistic Advisor of Manhattan Youth Ballet and serves as a consultant to a number of schools. Mr. Ulbricht is a guest teacher at the School of American Ballet, Ballet Academy East, as well as, teaching at a number of well-known national dance schools, private schools, and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Ulbricht is now the Associate Artistic Director of New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mr. Ulbricht is also the founder and director of “Daniel Ulbricht and Friends”, a touring group provides high caliber performances with education and outreach.
September 9th, 2012 / Author: Jane Weiner
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