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January 2018

ELIZABETH DUDLEY PRESENTS STARS OF AMERICAN BALLET IN CONCERT WITH BOCA BALLET THEATRE

Boca Raton – Elizabeth Dudley presents Stars of American Ballet in concert with Boca Ballet Theatre. Ms. Dudley has been a friend, board member and donor of Boca Ballet Theatre for 25 years and we are so grateful that she has come forward to present this important concert. “No one loves ballet more than Liz and she cares greatly about having quality dance in this community” said Dan Guin, Co-Artistic Director of Boca Ballet Theatre, “We are thrilled to have our long-time friend Liz Dudley as our presenting sponsor for this glorious evening of dance, our heartfelt thanks for your continued support”.

Stars of American Ballet founder Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet principal dancer, brings his troupe to join forces with Boca Ballet Theatre to present a dynamic concert showcasing iconic works of yesterday and today highlighting a spectrum of different styles of music and dance.  Featuring some of today’s most stunning and versatile dancers from New York City Ballet are principal dancers Sterling Hyltin, Teresa Reichlen, Ask la Cour, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Taylor Stanley, soloist Unity Phelan, and from the Dirty Dancing National Tour Danielle Diniz. Stars of American Ballet will present George Balanchine’s Apollo, as well as Sing Sing Sing and Red Angels accompanied by live music.

 

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Elizabeth Dudley

BOCA BALLET THEATRE HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 2018

Boca Raton – Boca Ballet Theatre will be holding auditions for their Summer Intensive Workshop on February 10, 2018 @ Boca Ballet Theatre Studios, Registration @ 2:30 PM and Audition is 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Boca Ballet Theatre Studios, 7630 NW 6th Avenue, Boca Raton FL 33487, 561.995.0709

This 5-week intensive workshop includes well known and respected Artistic Directors Peter Boal of Pacific Northwest Ballet; Douglas Martin of American Repertory Ballet; Victoria Morgan of Cincinnati Ballet and Gil Boggs of Colorado Ballet. In the Performance Intensive Workshop, you will learn what it is to be a member of a Corps de Ballet dancing with some of the finest professional dancers in the world. Placement will be made during the first week of classes. There will be instruction in ballet technique, together with either jazz, character, modern or Pilates. Additional classes in pointe technique and variations will also be included. Dance enrichment sessions will include: question-and-answer sessions with professional dancers, technical theater production, video critique of historic ballet performances, plus discussions on resume, make-up and audition skills.

 

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Flying in class with Artistic Director Gil Boggs

BOCA BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES AMAZING PERFORMANCE OF THE NUTCRACKER AT J ALEXANDERS

Boca Raton – On Saturday, November 25,, 2017 Boca Ballet Theatre celebrated the successful performances of The Nutcracker, as patrons, volunteers and the amazing dancers all gathered for the Après at J.Alexander’s in Boca Raton. Restaurant staff, under the expert supervision of Carl LeMaster, supplied smoked fish dip, several salads, pasta and sliders for the guests to enjoy as they mingled with the dancers and enjoyed refreshing cocktails from the J Alexander bar.

The Nutcracker, presented by Marleen Forkas in loving memory of Harold Forkas, reached an important milestone this year. It was 20 years ago that Marleen and Harold donated the initial funds that purchased all of the gorgeous back drops and costumes. Since then Marleen has committed to support the production as presenter every year. Boca Ballet Theatre is so grateful to have her as the Grand Dame of The Nutcracker!

The incredible Guest Artists Catherine Hurlin and Jose Sebastian, both from American Ballet Theatre, Toby Lewellen and Paul Tillman from Ballet Arkansas, and freelancer Justin Metcalf-Burton were joined by a cast of more than 100 dancers, who captivated the audience with unique choreography by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin, paired with the iconic music by Tchaikovsky. The production was further enhanced by Drosselmeyer with his “magic” and pyrotechnics which thrilled the audience and added a little more magic to the performances.

A record number of families brought their children to the post-matinee “Gingerbread Ball”, where they have the opportunity to meet all the dancers, get autographs and have their photo taken with them. The children, who are able to eat some of the treats from the “land of sweets”, were in awe to experience the stage, the sets, and the dancers up close.

 

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Grande Dame, Marleen Forkas with her attendents

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Jeremy Rodgers, Ainsley Rodgers with Catherine Hurlin & Jose Sebastian

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Jane Tyree with Russian and Chinese

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Dan Guin and Carl LeMaster

BOCA BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS STARS OF AMERICAN BALLET, SPRING BALL AND COPPÉLIA

Boca Raton – Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet principal Dancer and founder of Stars of American Ballet, brings his troupe to join forces with Boca Ballet Theatre to present a dynamic concert showcasing iconic works of yesterday and today, highlighting a spectrum of different styles of music and dance. Featuring some of today’s most stunning and versatile dancers from New York City Ballet, Stars of American Ballet will present George Balanchine’s Apollo as well as Sing Sing Sing and Red Angels accompanied by live music.

Spring Ball—There’s no crying in baseball or ballet, at least not this ballet! Join us for an exciting repertory concert featuring Christopher Fleming’s lively ballet, “Play Ball!” This fun-loving ballet pays homage to “the grand ole game” and honors the men and women of 1940’s professional baseball. Included in this concert, audiences will enjoy performances of Dan Guin’s elegant ballet, “Voyage Classique”.

Coppélia – A family favorite, Coppélia is a farcical comedy about a boy, a girl, another girl who’s not really a girl but a doll, and an eccentric doll-maker who attempts to bring his beautiful doll Coppélia to life.

 

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“Coppelia” Sarah Smith and Gray Davis from American Ballet Theatre