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Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Winter Works

Ballet Conservatory's WINTER WORKS: Innovations & Variations, Sat, March 3 @ Diana Wortham Theatre

Ballet Conservatory will present WINTER WORKS on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre.  Winter Works will be danced by Ballet Conservatory's acclaimed company and includes premiere contemporary dance works + classic repertoire, showcasing a beautiful variety of music and movement.

Innovative new modern and neo-classical choreography by Nadia Iozzo (see below), Nick Kepley (Broadway & Ballet Austin) Angie Lynn (BCA director, featuring graduating senior Avery Sund) and Megan Jones Medford premieres alongside a classical piece from 'Coppelia' set by Gavin Larsen (see below).

Tickets for Winter Works are to .50 and are available by calling Diana Wortham Theatre at (828) 257-4530 or visiting .

 

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville Summer Intensive

BCA's Summer Intensive 2018!

12-26-18

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville will hold its NINTH ballet intensive June 18 to July 14, 2018! The intensive is geared toward talented dancers ages 10 and up with a serious interest in ballet. Daily classes include intense, professional instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, men's class, modern, jazz, pilates, and special projects. AUDITIONS ARE SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 or by video submission/DVD. Room & Board available. Prominent past Guest Faculty has included Gavin Larsen (PNB, SAB)-now on BCA's permanent faculty, Nick Kepley (Ballet Austin, Broadway), Addul Manzano (Charlotte Ballet, Ballet National de Cuba), Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (San Francisco Ballet), Amanda Edge (NYC Ballet, SAB, CPYB), Aygul & Nurlan Abougaliev (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Moscow City Ballet) among others. Guests teach alongside BCA permanent faculty, including Miss Larsen, director Angie Lynn and ballet mistress Nadia Iozzo (KC Ballet, Alberta Ballet). Each division is limited to 16 dancers, so if you're looking for individual attention, we want to hear from you!

Nadia Iozzo Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Nadia Iozzo (KC Ballet, Alberta Ballet) makes mark as new Ballet Mistress!

12-10-16

BCA celebrates our first fall with new Ballet Mistress, Nadia Iozzo, formerly of Kansas City Ballet and Alberta Ballet, anchoring our pre-professional program. Nadia is a generous and talented teacher, and is making a strong impact in studio classes and our 8th Annual 'Nutcracker' production. Her Royal Academy of Dance training and honors complement BCA director Angie Lynn's own R.A.D. credentials. Nadia's dance work and teaching experience at Kansas City Ballet earned her superb professional references from some nationally influential ballet colleagues. We are fortunate to have her on our team. Take a look at Nadia's full bio in the faculty tab on

Gavin Larsen Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Gavin Larsen (PNB, SAB) New Year, New BCA Faculty!

12-27-16

BCA is thrilled that Gavin Larsen will ring in the New Year as BCA's newest faculty member. Formerly of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Alberta Ballet, Gavin trained at School of American Ballet. She brings a wealth of principal dancer and teaching experience to the Ballet Conservatory's pre-professionals and beyond. Gavin is also a notable writer for some of America's leading dance publications.

About Gavin Larsen

Gavin, a native New Yorker, received her dance training at the School of American Ballet, the New York School of Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She began dancing professionally at age 17 with Pacific Northwest Ballet and went on to perform with the Alberta Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and as a guest artist with Ballet Victoria. Over the course of her 18-year professional career, she danced principal roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, James Kudelka, Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Taylor, Christopher Stowell and Kent Stowell, among many others. In May 2010, Ms. Larsen retired from full-time performing to focus on a career as a teacher, coach, freelance dancer and writer. She was most recently a faculty member at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and the children's ballet master for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She has taught for The Portland Ballet, BodyVox, Olympia Dance Center, Ballet Victoria, Ballet Hispanico and Sunking Dance, as well as coaching students privately. Her writings on dance have been published by Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Dance/USA's journal In the Green Room, and the literary journal The Threepenny Review. Ms. Larsen joins Ballet Conservatory's faculty in January 2017, after guest teaching in BCA's Summer Intensive.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Pre-Professionals

Pre-Professional Division Auditions Sunday, August 14, 2016

7-22-16

Auditions for BCA's 2016-2017 Pre-Professional Division and Nutcracker 2016 will be held Sunday, August 14, 2016 at BCA Studios, 5 Points Bldg., 6 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC, 28801.

 

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Dancers will be notified of their results by email following their audition. If accepted, they will be required to sign the , pay their fees, and enroll in their classes.

For more info please visit or call 828-255-5777.

Karin Averty Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Karin Averty (POB, SFB, JKO) Master Classes March 17 & 19!

1-21-16

BCA is thrilled to welcome back Karin Averty, formerly of the Paris Opera Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and currently teaching at ABT's JKO School, formerly at the School at STEPS on Broadway. Karin will teach Master classes on March 17 to 19, 2016. We are very excited to have Karin with us again!

About Karin Averty

Karin is currently teaching at ABT'S JKO School, after teaching at STEPS School on Broadway in NYC. Karin joined the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1973 and became a member of the Paris Opera Ballet in 1979. She was quickly recognized internationally when she received the Varna Grand Prix (in the youth category) in 1980 at the International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria. During the Paris Opera Ballet Competition, she was promoted to Premiere Danseuse in 1983. In 1986, the AROP Paris Opera Ballet Association awarded her the Prix du Public. From 1984 to 2005 she interpreted principal roles of the classical repertory (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Bayadere, Don Quixote, Coppelia, la Fille mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliette, Etudes…) and new works from guest choreographers invited to the Paris Opera Ballet (William Forsythe, Odile Duboc, John Neumeier…) but also choreography by Lifar, Balanchine, Robbins, Tudor, MacMillan, Graham, Taylor, Tharp, Kudelka …) In 1987 she was invited to be a Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet during a leave of absence from the Paris Opera Ballet. In 1988 she became Guest Principal Artist with the San Francisco Ballet and the following year was part of the San Francisco Ballet’s French tour at the Champs-Elysees Theater. In 2003 she obtained her Diplôme d’Etat in Ballet (official French teaching diploma). Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Prime Minister of France, honored her with the National Merit Order as a Chevalier in 2004. As a final good-bye to the Paris Opera Ballet, and for the first time in her career, she interpreted the role of Juliet in Nureyev’s choreography Romeo and Juliet at the Bastille Opera on July 9, 2005. Karin pursued her career as a guest artist. In February 2009 she made her final appearance in Japan performing « Les Biches » Nijinska’s choreography with the NBA Ballet Company to celebrate Serge de Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes 100 years. Since then Karin is a freelance Ballet instructor and coach for Ballet Companies and Schools throughout the world. She has been invited in France, Korea, Japan, Canada, Israel, and the USA.

BCA Welcomes Adam Still!

11-11-15

BCA is delighted to welcome Adam Still! Adam will play the Cavalier in this year's . Rehearsing here with our very own Sugar Plum Fairy, .

About Adam Still

Adam Still is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the Harid Conservatory where he trained under Svetlana Osiyeva and Olivier Pardina. He received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow summer programs. In 2004 he won the silver medal in the U.S.A. International Youth Ballet Competition and in 2005 received the Rudolph Nureyev Education Fellowship. Adam most recently danced with Ballet Met under the direction of Edwaard Liang and before that was a Soloist with the Colorado Ballet under the direction of Gil Boggs. While at Colorado Ballet Adam danced leading roles such as The Prince in The Nutcracker, Green Man in Lila York’s Celts,  Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, The Male Duet in Great Galloping Gottschalk, Peter in Peter Pan,  Prince Benno in Swan Lake, Principal Man in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and “The Chosen One” in Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring.

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Adam Still Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Adam Still (Ballet Met, Colorado Ballet) to Teach Master Classes!

11-4-15

BCA is delighted to announce that Adam Still (Ballet Met, Colorado Ballet) will teach Ballet Master Classes this Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Ballet Conservatory. Adam will also be our Cavalier for . The fee for each class is . Please sign-up on notice board at BCA or call 828-255-5777. Here is the schedule: 1:00 to 2:30, Ballet Master Class Int/Adv Ages 13+. 2:30 to 4:00, Ballet Master Class Int Ages 10 to 12.

 

About Adam Still

Adam Still is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the Harid Conservatory where he trained under Svetlana Osiyeva and Olivier Pardina. He received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow summer programs. In 2004 he won the silver medal in the U.S.A. International Youth Ballet Competition and in 2005 received the Rudolph Nureyev Education Fellowship. Adam most recently danced with Ballet Met under the direction of Edwaard Liang and before that was a Soloist with the Colorado Ballet under the direction of Gil Boggs. While at Colorado Ballet Adam danced leading roles such as The Prince in The Nutcracker, Green Man in Lila York’s Celts,  Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, The Male Duet in Great Galloping Gottschalk, Peter in Peter Pan,  Prince Benno in Swan Lake, Principal Man in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and “The Chosen One” in Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring.

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Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Summer Classes

Enjoy Summer 2017 With BCA June 7 to August 19!

During summer 2017, BCA offers a wide variety of open ballet classes as well as special "themed" ballet workshops for children, ideal for any dancer from beginner to professional. Classes are offered at affordable summer rates and convenient class times. We are also delighted to offer our "Petite Summer Intensive" for dancers ages 8 to 10! And of course, BCA's offers serious young dancers ages 10 plus a month-long, all-day ballet ballet training intensive. It runs from June 29 to July 15.

AVAILABLE NOW! Summer 2017 Schedule & Registration Form. Includes a schedule of all Children's Workshops, all Open Classes and a registration form.

BCA's Policies + Procedures.

Children’s Summer Workshops (Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11)

All workshops are Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 12:30. Tuition is 5 /week (5 if paid by 4-25-17) plus summer registration fee for new students. Take off for each additional workshop/sibling. Sharing showcase performance at 12 noon Friday each week.

    June 12 to 16, SLEEPING BEAUTY Week (Ballet, Modern)

    July 17 to 21, BROADWAY DANCE Week (Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet)

    July 24 to July 28, PETER PAN Week (Jazz, Ballet, Modern)

    July 31 to August 4, CINDERELLA Week (Ballet, Modern)

    August 7 to 11, COPELLIA Week (Ballet, Modern)

                Copellia = A toymaker's dolls come to life!

5-Week Children's Classes (Ages 3 to 5)

All classes run 12:45 to 1:30pm. Tuition is ( if paid by 4-25-17) for the 5-week session plus summer registration fee for new students. Make-up missed class any Tues., Thur., or Sat.

SESSION 1 June 6 to July 8

    BALLET - Tuesdays, June 6 to July 4

    TAP (age 6-12)- Thursdays, June 8 to July 6

    BALLET - Saturdays, June 10 to July 8

SESSION 2 July 18 to August 19

    BALLET - Tuesdays, July 18 to Aug 15

    MODERN (age 6-11)- Thursdays, July 20 to Aug 17

    BALLET - Saturdays, July 22 to Aug 19

Petite Summer Intensive (Ages 8 to 10)

June 12 to 16

Geared toward talented young dancers ages 8 to 10 with a serious interest in ballet. Meets Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 2:00. Tuition is 5 plus summer registration fee for new students.

Summer Intensive 2018

June 18 to July 14

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville will hold its ballet intensive June 18 to July 14, 2018. The intensive is geared toward talented dancers ages 10 and up with a serious interest in ballet. Daily classes include intense, professional instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, men's class, modern, jazz & hip-hop, pilates, and special projects. Non-technique classes include acting for dancers, nutrition, injury prevention, and ballet history. Admission is by audition or Video submission. Because each program is limited to 16 places, dancers can expect an extremely high level of individualized attention and coaching. Learn more about




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