Our 49th production of “The Nutcracker” will be held in December at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center and will again be accompanied by live music, The Southside Sinfonietta conducted by Eugene Albulescu.
Dance students are invited to audition for our production at Ballet Guild studios, 556 Main St., Bethlehem, on Sunday, September 10, 2017. 12:30-1:30, ages 6-8; 1:30-2:45, ages 9-12; 3:00-4:30, ages 13 & up. Applicants must be age 6 by December 12, 2017. Click here for more information.
We are pleased to announce that AYNSLEY INGLIS will be joining our teaching staff in September. Private classes with Miss Inglis will also be offered during the season. New students always welcome! Join us for an exciting year! Here’s some information about our wonderful new instructor: Miss Inglis began her training at the School of First State Ballet in her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. At age 14, she moved to Washington, D.C. to continue her training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. She was coached in New York City by Valentina Koslova, former New York City Ballet and Bolshoi principal dancer. Miss Inglis’s professional career included dancing with The Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, Republic of Korea, the Tulsa Ballet Company, and Ballet del Centro de Conociemento in Argentina. She also performed as a guest artist with many companies throughout the United States. Her many dancing awards include First Place in Classical and in Contemporary in the Senior Division of the 2006 Youth American Grand Prix; a Bronze Medal in the 2013 Seoul International Dance Competition; and an Editor’s Choice Award from Pointe Magazine. Aynsley is the recipient of both the 2014 Wilmington Award for the Arts and an official Tribute from Governor Markell of Delaware for her contributions to Arts & Culture around the world.
Registrations are being accepted for all classes at Ballet Guild. Hurry – the young children’s classes are filling quickly! Serious dance students, ages 8 & up, may audition for our Pre-Professional Dance Program on Saturday, September 9, 1:00-3:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Guest teacher, Juan Carlos Penuela, will be teaching at the Ballet Guild studios both during the Summer Dance Program and an August Master Class Series! Students from all areas and schools are welcome to enroll. Register now!
Our guest instructors for the final two weeks of the Pre-Professional Day Intensive will be Kristin Degnan-Boonin teaching during Week 5 and Juan Carlos Penuela teaching during Week 6. Enrollments still accepted for our day program – to find out more and to register: click here!
Open to serious dance students with ballet experience from all schools and areas – what a great way to perfect your ballet technique – don’t miss it!
Our guest instructor for the current week of the Pre-Professional Day Intensive is Tim Fox. Our special “Meet the Artist” session with Mr. Fox will be held on Thursday, June 29, 12:30-1:00 pm in our third floor studio. Dance students, their parents or guardians, and other interested persons are welcome to join us that afternoon! Find out more: Tim Fox – Bio and Photo
Announcing a new class added this year for the Pre-Professional Day Intensive students – “Acting for Dancers” – to be taught by Kristopher Yoder each Friday during the six-week summer dance program. He has performed various roles in PYB productions, including Herr Drosselmeyer in “The Nutcracker”; the Narrator in “Carnival of the Animals”; the Step-Mother in “Cinderella”; and the Magician in “Petrushka.”
Our June Series of Master Classes continues next week with these esteemed ballet instructors: Elisabeth Holowchuk Sollog on Tuesday, June 20 and Aynsley Inglis on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22. Open to serious ballet students ages 13 and up from all schools and all areas! Classes are held at BGLV studios from 6-8 pm – cost is $30 per class. Click here for more information!
Don’t miss a TRIPLE TREAT of Ballet, Music, and Art when BGLV/PYB dancers present “Carnaval” and “Pictures at an Exhibition” (in partnership with the Allentown Art Museum) on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center! Tickets on sale now at the Box Office – call 610-758-2787, or visit www.zoellnerartscenter.org.