It’s off-season for Ballet Arizona company dancers Kaelyn Magee and Colleen Buckley, but there is little down time as they are both RA’s for The School of Ballet Arizona’s Summer Intensive.
We take a look at the ballet summer intensive program for students starting next week!
A look at the very busy life of a Studio Company dancer!
Take a look at where it all began and why The Sleeping Beauty will always be the ballet world’s quintessential fairy tale.
Thanks to you, the School’s Studio Company will grow and train for their next steps in a professional career on a 100% scholarship. Additionally, your continued support allows us to now accept international students through our standing as an official Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) status school.
Ballet Arizona offers specialized community dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects the mind and body; it breaks isolation and helps to tell stories.
Ballet does not recognize color or nationality. Ballet is an international language. It is a language that every dancer speaks. It doesn’t matter if you are from the United States, Madagascar or India. A plié is plié. An arabesque is an arabesque.
Ballet is a passion first, then a discipline. And because of this discipline, ballet teaches you as much about life skills as dance steps. At one point, you emotionally change. You physically change. And you continue to change in ways that make you connect with your body and learn how to use your energy correctly.
“This summer intensive helped me grow as a dancer. I absolutely love how the teachers are so involved in making sure you understand everything. I wasn’t a very confident dancer before this intensive, but now I feel like I can express myself to my full potential! Thank you so much!” – Trinity, Cleveland, OH
As we open the 2017 Season, we are honored to welcome former Studio Company members from The School of Ballet Arizona Ava Cobb, Katherine Loxtercamp, Ethan Price and Ana Maria Spear to our Company family!