ABOUT THE BALLET CENTRE:
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.
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. -
BALLET CLINIC-Sat. July 15th 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 801 265-0707
SUMMER ACHEIVEMENT WORKSHOP AND
*NEW FLEXIBILTY CLASS
Flexibility class - Mondays 5:30 -6:30 ,July 25th thru Aug.22nd.
$50 for entire workshop
all ages and both genders..for dancers, athletes, people
tired of yoga classes etc.
Ballet Workshop July 25th thru Aug. 25th
and Wed. 4:30-5:30...$150.00
Intermediate-Tues. 4:30-6:00, Wed. 5:30-7:00, Thurs.
Advanced-Mon.6:30-8:30 Tues. Wed. Thurs. 5:30-8:00...$350.00
Vicki Hawkes Scholarship
(for Intermediate-Centre students)
Renee Smith Scholarship
(for Kinderdance-Intermediate students)
are awarded at the summer performance**
OUR QUALIFIED STAFF:
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. This is her 23rd year as 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 2016, Michelle and her family traveled
to St. Petersburg, Russia to study ballet pedagogy, character dance and historical
dance with Oleg Vinogradov and his faculty of Russian ballet masters. Michelle furthered
her work with Mr. Vinogradov and participated as his rehearsal assistant, ballet
instructor, and re'pe'titeur for the ballet festival he hosted in Florida in 2016.
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,
Baker - started ballet 23 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 14 years. Natali has
performed as a soloist in many Ballet Centre productions. Natali is married and has
one son and two daughters.
Armstrong - Elizabeth has been a part of the Ballet Centre her whole life. She
has danced in leading roles in the Ballet Centre productions and staged 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 an Engineering degree at the University of Utah.
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 fouth year as a member of our teaching staff. Kaitlyn
has a BA in English from Westminster College, and is currently working on her Master's
Pasillas-Since the age of 13, dance has always been a part of Lusiano's life. But
it wasn't until the age of 19 that he decided to pursue it as a career. Not only
wanting to be an excellent dancer, but an excellent teacher, Lusiano trained many
hours excelling in Ballroom and Ballet, landing many leading rolls, and winning numerous
first place trophies. It has been Lusiano's privilege to receive world class Rufus,
German Mustuck, Freddie Moore, Randall Finn, and Michelle Armstrong. During his career
he has helped his students excel in dance, many of his which have procured leading
rolls and placed first in rigorous dance competitions.
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.
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 2016, Isabelle participated in the International Ballet Festival in St. Petersburg,
Russia, where she performed and studied ballet pedagogy from Oleg Vinogradov and
his highly qualified faculty of Russian ballet masters. She continued her ballet
pedagogy and choreographic study in Florida, under Mr. Vinogradov's personal instruction,
and his faculty.
Megan Fotheringham-is beginning her 10th year at the Ballet
Centre. She has served as a teacher's assistant and substitute teacher for two years
and is now 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.
KINDER DANCE: Saturday- 11:00-11:45 am
Light blue uniform
PRE-BALLET: Wednesday - 4:30-5:30pm
$160.00/Quarter - White uniform
BASIC 1: Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
- Pink uniform
BASIC 2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
- Burgundy uniform
INTERMEDIATE 1: Tuesday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-5:30-6:45
pm, Friday 4:30-5:45 pm
$225.00/Quarter -Indigo uniform
OPEN CLASS: Monday,
$100.00/Quarter - Ballet attire uniform
INTERMEDIATE 2. Tuesday
5:45-7:15, Wed. 6:45-8:00,Fri. 5:45-7:15pm
$275.00/Quarter- Purple uniform
CLASS: Saturday 10:00-11:00 am
$100.00/Quarter-Modest, comfortable, excercise
ADVANCED-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 4:30-6:30pm
CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
$400.00/Quarter - Hunter
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
(for skilled, accomplished
dancers - by invitation only)
Student Showcase -December 17th
Ballet Centre pm Theatre
"The Christmas Dream"- December 20,21,22
Ballet Centre Theatre
Fairy Tale Ballet ''The Black Cauldron"
March 16,17,18, Ballet
Centre Theatre 7:00 pm
Progression Night- April 25 & 26
Centre Theatre 7:00 pm
School Recital - July 11
Park Amphitheater - 8:00pm
450 East 5300 South
"Ballet Under the
Stars" - July 14, 15
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:30pm
Fall Quarter - September
Winter Quarter - November 28-February 11
Spring Quarter - February
Summer Quarter - April 24-July 11
Wright - Business Manager
Wright - Administrator
OBSERVED HOLIDAYS SCHOOL IS CLOSED
CHRISTMAS VACATION-Dec. 23rd
thru Jan. 2nd 2017
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Jan.16
EASTER VACATION -April 14,15
MEMORIAL DAY-May 27-29th
The Ballet Centre in Murray
#70 East 4880 South
Murray, Utah 84107
For more information and a free
brochure call 801-266-5066 or 801-455-0733
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