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PYB Dancers on RCN Community Spotlite Program!

Posted on 1.3.13 in Blog Events

In November, two of our PYB students, Ava Gilotti and Natalie Hedrick, as well as Artistic Director Karen Knerr, were invited to RCN’s Community Spotlite program for an interview.  Natalie attended American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in New York this past July, and was invited to remain as a student with ABT, where she is currently studying. Ava attended the Harid Conservatory in Florida and was also invited to attend their year-round program. Ava has chosen to remain in the Lehigh Valley and continue her ballet training at the PYB. Click on the links below to view the entire interview (in three parts). We are very proud of our dedicated student dancers, and pleased to offer this opportunity to see their Spotlite interviews!

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PYB Dancers Perform at Sands Bethlehem Event!

Posted on 12.10.12 in Blog Events

Some of our PYB dancers had fun on Saturday at a Sands Bethlehem Event, performing excerpts from “The Nutcracker” for happy holiday shoppers! Even Santa joined in on the fun, encouraging everyone to attend the “Nutcracker” on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th & 16th, 2:00pm, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University!


Fabulous Master Class with Angela Whitehill!

Posted on 11.8.12 in Events

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet hosted a fabulous master class with Angela Whitehill on Sunday, 11/4! Ms. Whitehill followed the 2 hour class of advanced students with an hour-long parent discussion concerning all aspects of auditioning and succeeding in the competitive world of ballet. Visit our gallery to view photos and look for more scheduled master classes in 2013!


Oleg Briansky to Teach Master Class – Saturday, February 25th!

Posted on 2.13.12 in Events

Oleg Briansky will be teaching a Master Class at the Ballet Guild on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 12:00pm-2:00pm, with a 1/2 hour question and answer session immediately following the class. As both premier danseur and choreographer, Mr. Briansky has performed with such renowned companies as the Ballet des Champs-Elysees, the Ballet de Paris, London Festival Ballet, the New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the Munich Opera Ballet, the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires and the Chicago Opera Ballet. As international teacher and coach, Mr. Briansky has directed principal dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Boston Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada. He was one of the founders and directors of the Briansky Saratoga Ballet Center summer ballet intensive which was in operation for 43 years, and currently teaches the Briansky Ballet Center summer dance intensive at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

The master class is for upper intermediate/advanced ballet students with at least 4 years of training. Limited space available – reserve now.

$35 – Non BGLV students, $30 – Registered BGLV students, $5 – Observers

Click here for Master Class Registration Form.


Paul Taylor Master Class at the Ballet Guild!

Posted on 1.24.12 in Events

We are very excited to announce that the Paul Taylor Dance Company will be performing at Allentown Symphony Hall on Saturday, January 28th at 8:00pm, and will be offering a Master Class at the Ballet Guild on Friday, January 27th, 4:30-6:00pm! The Paul Taylor Dance Company is described as “one of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world” (The New York Times).

Space for the Master Class is limited to 30 intermediate/advanced students, so contact the Ballet Guild to register NOW! Cost for BGLV students is $10, for non-BGLV students $20. The class will be followed by a showing of “Dancemaker”, an Oscar-nominated documentary about Paul Taylor and his company.

Checks payable to “Allentown Symphony” only will be accepted for this class. Contact the Ballet Guild at (610) 865-0353 for further information. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!


Ballet Guild Students Perform In Rioult Dance Company Production!

Posted on 1.13.12 in Events

Ballet Guild students Alex Vogelgesang, Rachel Starr, Emma Meckfessel, Caitlyn Lazzarini, Elizabeth Burke, & Maya Biechlin auditioned and were selected to perform in Rioult Dance Company’s charming production of Fables and Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions, taking place at Zoellner Arts Center on Sunday, January 15th at 3:00pm.  The Ballet Guild dancers, and other local students, will perform along with professional dancers in the production. The performance re-imagines Aesop’s fables as family-friendly modern dance pieces, and “Small Steps” is the story of a boy whose father forbids him from dancing. Tickets may be purchased through the Zoellner link listed below. Bring your family and support these talented Ballet Guild students for this wonderful performance!

Get Tickets Here – Zoellner Arts Center.


The Nutcracker – December 17 & 18!

Posted on 11.22.11 in Events

The Ballet Guild presents the 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17, 2:00pm & Sunday, December 18, 2:00pm. Our wonderful guest artists from New York City Ballet, Jennie Somogyi and Ask la Cour, as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, will be available for photographs at the Nutcracker Tea & Cocktail Party following the Saturday performance. Other guest artists include Lucius Kirst from the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and Claire Davison from the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School of ABT.  The performances are held at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University. Tickets are $27-$35, and can be purchased by clicking the link below or calling (610) 758-2787. Join us for this beloved holiday classic!

Click for ticket information – Zoellner Arts Center


Nutcracker Tea Party – Get Tickets Now!

Posted on 11.16.11 in Events

The Nutcracker Tea Party & Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday, December 17th, immediately following the 2:00pm performance of The Nutcracker at Zoellner Arts Center! Jennie Somogyi (seen in this photo) and Ask la Cour, guest artists with the New York City Ballet, will be appearing in costume as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, and will be available for photos with cast members and guests! Many other cast members will be appearing for photos as well. Ms. Somogyi will be autographing 3 pairs of pointe shoes for the raffle, and there will be beautiful baskets, tickets, overnight vacation opportunities raffled to lucky winners, together with party food, drink, and live holiday music! Tickets are available for $15/person through Zoellner’s website or at the Ballet Guild office. Join us for this wonderful holiday event!

Click for ticket information – Zoellner Arts Center

 

 


Fabulous Master Class with Juan Carlos Penuela!

Posted on 11.7.11 in Events

The Ballet Guild hosted a fabulous master class this past Sunday, lead by Juan Carlos Penuela of Ballet Hispanico and Alvin Ailey dance companies! Ballet Guild students as well as other Lehigh Valley dancers participated in the two hour class, followed by a 1/2 hour question and answer session. Mr. Penuela is currently the official ballet master of the annual International Ballet Festival of Colombia in South America and with Ballet Hispanico Company and School. Look for photographs of the class in the gallery section of our website, and be sure to join us for future master classes scheduled in 2012!


Sign Up Now – Penuela Master Class This Sunday!

Posted on 11.2.11 in Events

There is still time to sign up for this Master Class on Sunday, November 6, 12:00-2:00pm with a 1/2 hour question and answer session immediately following! Juan Carlos Penuela has danced with the Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, Dance Theater of Harlem, Pennsylvania Ballet, Maximum Dance Ballet Gamon, Alvin Ailey, and is currently the official ballet master of the annual International Ballet Festival of Colombia in South America and with Ballet Hispanico Company and School. The master class is for upper intermediate/advanced ballet students with at least 4 years of training. Limited space available – reserve now.

$35 – Non BGLV students, $30 – Registered BGLV students, $5 – Observers

Click here for Juan Carlos Penuela Master Class Registration Form