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 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

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
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. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 in Education.

cc_purpLusiano 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.

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 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.

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KINDER DANCE: Saturday- 11:00-11:45 am
$120.00/Quarter - Light blue 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 - 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, 6:45-8:15pm
$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

FLEXIBILITY CLASS: Saturday 10:00-11:00 am
$100.00/Quarter-Modest, comfortable, excercise wear

ADVANCED-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 4:30-6:30pm
$350/Quarter-Black 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 17th
Ballet Centre pm Theatre 7:00

"The Christmas Dream"- December 20,21,22
Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

Fairy Tale Ballet ''The Black Cauldron"
March 16,17,18, Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

Progression Night- April 25 & 26
Ballet Centre Theatre 7:00 pm

School Recital - July 11
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:00pm
450 East 5300 South

"Ballet Under the Stars" - July 14, 15
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:30pm
450 Easst 5300 South

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gt_grybk QUARTERS
Fall Quarter - September 6-November 26
Winter Quarter - November 28-February 11
Spring Quarter - February 13-April 22
Summer Quarter - April 24-July 11

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




CHRISTMAS VACATION-Dec. 23rd thru Jan. 2nd 2017




MEMORIAL DAY-May 27-29th


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

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