Saturday Sampler June 10
Ballet Depot Studios, 506 West Michigan Street
10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)
No reservations needed. It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.
No need to come in special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.
Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742
Summer is always an exciting place at the School of the Minnesota Ballet, a chance not only to work on ballet technique but to explore and enjoy other dance styles such as jazz, character, tap, and modern.
To see all the class offerings in the Summer Term and the Summer Intensive, click on School/Summer Programs.Read More
From Monee, Illinois, Emily began dancing when she was three. She studied at Faubourg School of Ballet and then the Ruth Page Center of the Arts, where she trained under beloved ballet master Larry Long and was also a member of Civic Ballet of Chicago. Emily was one of the first trainees for Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, where she danced with the company in Paquita at the Joffrey Gala. She spent 2010–12 in the Milwaukee Ballet II program, where her main teachers were Mireille Favarel, Rolando Yanes, and Karl von Rabenau. Some of Emily’s favorite dances she performed with MBII include Diana and Acteon, Pas de Quatre, Tarantella, Clowns and Others, and Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind. While in MBII, she also performed with Milwaukee Ballet in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda, Nutcracker, Coppélia, Dracula, Peter Pan and in Lila York’s Celts. Emily attended summer intensives at Boston Dance Lab, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Kaatsbaan, Orlando Ballet, BalletMet, and Milwaukee Ballet. Now in her fifth season with Minnesota Ballet, she has danced such roles as Lucy in Dracula, Sugar Plum Fairy in The “Manhattan” Nutcracker, Svetlana in Firebird, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Princess Rose in Sleeping Beauty, and in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others. For her portrayal of Columbine in Harlequinade Pas de Deux, the News Tribune praised her “pristine lines that are the signature part of her style as a dancer.”