The Ballet Centre in Murray
"We build quality dancers"


At the Ballet Centre we emphasize the development of the student where your child is the main focus.
We stress the anatomical development of a young dancer learning self -esteem through self-discipline.
Proper technique is important in the growth of any dancer. With our adaptation of the Russian Method of ballet, we have gained an extended appreciation of the role physics plays in proper balance of the body. This understanding, imparted to our students from their earliest experiences here enables them to exquisitely perform the dramatic jumps, turns and rapid changes required.
All classes are accompanied by a pianist, this enables the teacher to give their full and uninterrupted attention to teaching rather than fumbling with recorded music. The Ballet Centre has its own theatre and scenery and provides costumes for all performances at no cost to the parents.
- We administer with the upmost care and compassion. Our teachers are well trained in the art of classical ballet and follow a specific syllabus throughout the year. -

FREE BALLET CLINIC-Sat. July 14th, 2018 10:00 am til noon ages 5 to 18 lunch will be served and free tickets given to "Ballet Under the Stars" that evening to all participants for more info call 801 266-5999

Ballet Workshop July 2018 TBA
Basic-Mon. and Wed. 4:30-5:30...$150.00
Intermediate-Tues. 4:30-6:00, Wed. 5:30-7:00, Thurs. 4:30-6:00...$250.00
Advanced-Mon.6:30-8:30 Tues. Wed. Thurs. 5:30-8:00...$350.00

Vicki Hawkes Scholarship
(for Intermediate-Centre students)

Star Renee Smith Scholarship
(for Kinderdance-Intermediate students)
**Scholarships are awarded at the summer performance**

cc_purpMichelle Armstrong - received her early training with Susan Wright and studied with Willam Christensen for nine years. She was a corps de ballet member with Ballet West in the 1986-87 season and performed with New York City Ballet with Jacques d'Amboise in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1988. In 1991-92, she studied and danced with Anatoli Kucheruk of the Kiev Ballet, Russia. In 1992, Michelle was named the artistic director of the Ballet Centre. Michelle has a BFA in ballet from the University of Utah, and is certified in the National Teaching Curriculum with ABT. In 2017, Michelle and her family returned to St. Petersburg, Russia for the second consecutive year to study ballet pedagogy, character dance, and historical dance with Oleg Vinogradov and his faculty of Russian ballet masters. Michelle continues her work with Mr. Vinogradov and participates as his rehearsal assistant, ballet instructor, and repetiteur for the ballet festivals he hosts.

cc_purpSusan Wright - Administrator, Teacher and Founder of the Ballet Centre has changed the format of the Ballet Centre and her own method to the Russian Ballet Method. Susan received her training from the late Jean Renee and has taught locally for 46 years. Susan designs and produces all Ballet Centre production costumes, stage sets, and props.

cc_purpNatali Baker - started ballet 26 years ago and studied at the Classical Ballet Conservatory in Orem, Utah and was a member of The College of Eastern Utah's Ballet Repertory Ensemble. After taking a two-year break to get her degree, she came to the Ballet Centre and has been a member of the centre class for the past 17 years. Natali has performed as a soloist in many Ballet Centre productions. Natali is married and has one son and two daughters.

Elizabeth Armstrong - Elizabeth has been a part of the Ballet Centre her whole life. She has danced in leading roles in the Ballet Centre productions as well as staging many ballets for "Ballet Under the Stars." Elizabeth traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2016 where she performed as well as studied ballet, character dance, and historical dance with many outstanding Russian ballet masters, under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov. Elizabeth continues as a teaching assistant in character class and ballet class, and is currently pursuing aPhD in Engineering degree at the University of Utah.

cc_purpKaitlyn Daughtery - Kaitlyn has been dancing at the Ballet Centre since 2003, and is currently in the Centre class. In 2010 she became a teacher's assistant and taught various classes at the Ballet Centre as a substitute teacher where she quickly developed a love of teaching. This is her fifth year as a faculty member . In addition to dancing and teaching, Kaitlyn has a BA in English from Westminster College, and has attained her Master's in Education and is currently student teaching.


Amber Giles- began dancing at the Ballet Centre in 1999. She has been the stage manager since 2005. Amber holds a BA Degree in Graphic Design from Southern New Hampshire University and calls the Ballet Centre her home away from home.

Isabelle Armstrong-has developed a great understanding for teaching in ballet as well as dancing and choreography. In 2012 she began ballet pedagogy under the direction of Susan Wright, as well as substitute teaching. For the past 3 years Isabelle has been dancing leading roles in Ballet Centre productions, along with choreographing many pieces for various shows. In 2017, Isabelle's choreography was featured at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Along with her international status as a choreographer, Isabelle participated for the second consecutive year in the International Ballet Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she performed and studied ballet pedagogy from Oleg Vinogradov and his highly qaualified faculty of Russian ballet masters. Isabelle is pursuing a degree in Business at the University of Utah.

Megan Fotheringham-is beginning her 11th year at the Ballet Centre. She has served as a teacher's assistant and substitute teacher for two years before joining the dance faculty at The Ballet Centre. Megan is an accomplished dancer in Centre Class, and has danced as a soloist in multiple Ballet Centre productions. In 2017, Megan traveled to Saint Petersburg, Russia where she performed and studied ballet, character dance, and historical dance under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov and his qualified ballet masters.

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KINDER DANCE: Saturday- 11:00-11:45 am
$120.00/Quarter - Lavender uniform

PRE-BALLET: Wednesday - 4:30-5:30pm
Saturday-11:45-12:45 pm
$160.00/Quarter - White uniform

BASIC 1: Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
$175.00/Quarter - Pink uniform

BASIC 2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
$190.00/Quarter - Purple uniform

INTERMEDIATE : Tuesday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-5:30-6:45 pm, Sat. 10:00-11:00 am
$225.00/Quarter -Royal uniform

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED I Tuesday 5:45-7:15, Wed. 6:45-8:00,Sat. 10:00-11:15 am
$275.00/Quarter- Red uniform

FLEXIBILITY CLASS: Saturday 9:00-10:00 am
$100.00/Quarter-Modest, comfortable, excercise wear

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED II-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 4:30-6:30pm
$350/Quarter-Navy uniform

CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
$400.00/Quarter - Hunter green uniform
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
(for skilled, accomplished dancers - by invitation only)

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Student Showcase -December 16th
Ballet Centre pm Theatre 7:00

"The Christmas Dream"- December 19,20,21
Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

Fairy Tale Ballet ''The Twelve Dancing Princesses"
March 22,23,24, Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

Progression Night- April 24 & 25
Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

At The New Murray Park Amphitheatre
School Recital - July 10
450 East 5300 South

"Ballet Under the Stars" - July 14, 15
At The New Murray Park Amphitheatre - 8:00 pm
450 East 5300 South

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gt_grybk QUARTERS
Fall Quarter - September 5-November 25
Winter Quarter - November 27-February 10
Spring Quarter - February 12-April 21
Summer Quarter - April 23-July 10

gt_bluyw OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm
cc_purpBill Wright - Business Manager
cc_purpSusan Wright - Administrator



THANKSGIVING-Nov.21 thru24

CHRISTMAS VACATION-Dec. 22nd thru Jan. 2nd 2018



EASTER VACATION -March 30 & 31

MEMORIAL DAY-May 26-28th


The Ballet Centre in Murray
#70 East 4880 South
Murray, Utah 84107
801-266-5066 FAX: 801-266-6009

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