THE ALBERT E. & BIRDIE W. EINSTEIN FUND PRESENTS BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF “COPPÉLIA”
Boca Raton – We are excited to announce that The Albert E. & Birdie W. Einstein Fund will be presenting Coppélia. They have been supporters of Boca Ballet Theatre for many years and it is always a joy and a privilege to have them involved. Coppélia, a family favorite, 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. This fun ballet launched Boca Ballet Theatre in 1991 and is choreographed by Dan Guin with music by Leo Delibes and will feature professional dancers who perform with the talented dancers of Boca Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive program.
We have great news that some of you may already know! Megan Fairchild, principal with New York City Ballet and guest artist with Boca Ballet Theatre, has finally become pregnant with her first child. This does mean that she and Gonzalo Garcia will not be dancing in Coppélia this summer. We wish Megan all the very best! This situation has presented more great news! Nicole Muratov former Boca Ballet Theatre student now dancing with Ballet De Bordeaux in France, and Jared Matthews principal with Houston Ballet, will be dancing the lead roles in Coppélia.
Nicole Muratov began her serious ballet training at the age of 12 at Boca Ballet Theatre. Ms. Muratov performed many roles in the various ballets a BBT. Both classical and contemporary, including Clara in The Nutcracker and Myrtha in Giselle. She was accepted to the prestigious Elmhurst School in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet where she continued her training until her graduation in 2010. Ms. Muratov accepted a position at Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux in France where she has had the opportunity to tour Europe and China. We are thrilled to have Nicole back with us as Swanhilda in Coppélia.
Jared Matthews was born in Houston and received his early ballet training there under the guidance of Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome. He was awarded a full scholarship to study at North Carolina School of the Arts summer program as well as the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Matthews joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2002 and as a member of the corps de ballet in 2003. He was appointed a Soloist in 2007. Mr. Matthews joined Houston Ballet as a first soloist in 2014, and was promoted to the rank of principal dancer in 2015. Mr. Matthews performed with us as the dashing Cavalier in The Nutcracker and we are overjoyed to welcome him back as Franz in Coppélia.
THE SCHOOL OF BOCA BALLET THEATRE OPENS CLASS REGISTRATION FOR 2018/2019
Boca Raton – Boca Ballet Theatre offers its students the opportunity to train, rehearse and perform with professional dancers. Come see our beautiful state-of-the-art facility, The Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance. Boca Ballet Theatre offers beginning to professional dance classes in ballet, jazz and modern for ages 3 to adult; this includes the Children’s Division; Student Division and Open Adult Division.
We have a very special offer for existing students:
- $50 tuition credit for you and $50 tuition credit for them when you refer a new student. A referral form must be presented by the new student at time of registration. A completed referral form is required for credit and is available at the front desk.
• Class Registration – August 15, 16, 17, 2018, Noon to 6:00pm each day
• Pay by June 30th, 2018 and your registration fee of $40 will be waived
• $50 off tuition for new students ages 3 to 18
• Classes available six days a week
• Classes start August 20th, 2017
• Skilled teaching staff with professional performing experience
• Three professionally-equipped studios
• Sprung-wood floors
• Piano accompaniment for many classes
• Só Dança will have a pop-up shop each day of registration with dancewear, shoes and accessories
For more than 25 years, Boca Ballet Theatre has enriched the cultural landscape of South Florida through the art of dance. Each year, Boca Ballet Theatre produces three full-length productions featuring world-class artists. These productions also provide aspiring dancers with performance opportunities that allow students to dance with, and learn from, the best in the world. Guest artists from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and National Ballet of Canada – to name a few – have performed with Boca Ballet Theatre students.
SÓ DANÇA PRESENTS THE ANNUAL COLLEGE DANCE FAIR AT BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S COUNTESS de HOERNLE CENTER FOR DANCE
Boca Raton – Created for high school dance students and their parents to network and navigate the college dance world over the course of one weekend, August 31st and September 1st & 2nd, 2018. The College Dance Fair features master classes and informational sessions with renowned faculty from the country’s top dance programs. These session topics will include admission requirements, audition advice and information on the type of dance programs available, and the structure of each school’s programs. Boca Ballet Theatre and Só Dança are pleased to offer a solution that is cost and time-efficient, and that opens the door to a vast array of resources and experience.
The Colleges for 2018: Butler University, UCI – Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Florida State University School of Dance, The University of Arizona, Jacobs School of Music- Indiana University, NYU – Tisch, University of Oklahoma School of Dance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Point Park University.
The College Dance Fair is extremely helpful in exposing students to schools that may not have been previously considered. Taking master classes with the faculty from national universities helps students get a glimpse of the different styles of teaching to see what is compatible. Students received information about their programs, the degrees that are offered, the summer intensives, and the success rates of their graduates. The College Dance Fair is a wonderful tool in so many ways – and it’s right in our own back yard, Boca Raton! Together Só Dança and Boca Ballet Theatre have been committed to present the College Dance Fair for the past seven years.