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 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
Basic-Mon. and Wed. 4:30-5:30...$150.00
4:30-6:00, Wed. 5:30-7:00, Thurs. 4:30-6:00...$250.00
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. 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
KINDER DANCE: Saturday- 11:00-11:45 am
PRE-BALLET: Wednesday - 4:30-5:30pm
$160.00/Quarter - White uniform
Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
$175.00/Quarter - Pink uniform
2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
$190.00/Quarter - Purple uniform
: Tuesday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-5:30-6:45 pm, Sat. 10:00-11:00 am
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED I
Tuesday 5:45-7:15, Wed. 6:45-8:00,Sat. 10:00-11:15 am
$275.00/Quarter- Red uniform
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
CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
- Hunter green uniform
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
skilled, accomplished dancers - by invitation only)
Student Showcase -December 16th
Ballet Centre pm Theatre
"The Christmas Dream"- December 19,20,21
Ballet Centre Theatre
Fairy Tale Ballet ''The Twelve Dancing Princesses"
22,23,24, Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm
Progression Night- April 24 &
Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm
At The New Murray Park Amphitheatre
School Recital - July 10
450 East 5300 South
Under the Stars" - July 14, 15
At The New Murray Park Amphitheatre -
450 East 5300 South
Fall Quarter - September
Winter Quarter - November 27-February 10
Spring Quarter - February
Summer Quarter - April 23-July 10
Wright - Business Manager
Wright - Administrator
OBSERVED HOLIDAYS SCHOOL IS CLOSED
CHRISTMAS VACATION-Dec. 22nd
thru Jan. 2nd 2018
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Jan.15
EASTER VACATION -March 30 & 31
MEMORIAL DAY-May 26-28th
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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