Going Pro: Dancer Journeys

Local Star in Ballet West’s Sleeping Beauty

Congratulations to Jaycee Preece for being selected as the child lead in the Garland Dance of Ballet West’s Sleeping Beauty! You may remember Jaycee as Winky in The Night Before Christmas (image below). She currently trains at Dance Illusion, Ballet West Academy, and Ballet Aligned. You can catch Jaycee in Ballet West’s spectacular show from Feb …

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There are a few major milestones in a dancer’s training, including: receiving your first pair of point shoes is one (which can mark the beginning of taking ballet seriously), going away to a summer intensive is another, and of course, landing a contract with a company bookmarks the end of the training phase. Three different …

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Performance Opportunities with Ballet Aligned

We are pleased to be announcing the addition of a performance opportunity to our Spring Semester!! Ballet is a performance art, and as such, performing is crucial to the development of the artist. However, aside from the logistical challenges of a performance (theater rental, costumes, music preparation, etc.), there is the real challenge of balancing …

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