The GOAL of the Ballet Academy of Texas is to provide quality, professional dance Ballet Academy of Texas instruction for all ages. The primary focus is on classical ballet technique which provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. Our goal for the recreational dancer is to gain self-confidence through the physical and mental accomplishments that come from positive dance instruction. The professional background of the directors and staff will provide the more serious student with the knowledge and training necessary to prepare for a career in dance. The school was awarded the OUTSTANDING SCHOOL award for the Southwest area at the Youth America Grand Prix, an International Ballet Competition, in 2005, 2006, 2007 2010 and 2013. The Ballet Academy of Texas opened a new, state-of-the-art 11,000 sq. ft. facility in October, 2005. It consists of four large studios, all with sprung marley flooring, viewing areas into all the studios, and two large waiting areas. It is conveniently located in the center of Coppell near the corner of Sandy Lake Rd. and Denton Tap Rd., just south of I-121.
Photography by Sharen Bradford
The Ballet Academy of Texas is pleased to announce that Breanne Granlund, age 16, has been offered a position with American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company in New York beginning in September. She has trained at the Ballet Academy since she was a young girl and has been a leading dancer with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas for several years. Audiences may remember her as the "Firebird" in last Spring's performances at the Irving Arts Center, or as the "Snow Queen", in the company's production of "The Nutcracker" in December, 2013. She is pictured here in the role of "Paquita", which she will perform along with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas this coming weekend in Dallas as part of the "Dallas DanceFest" at City Performance Hall. They will perform at 2:00 on Sunday, August 31st, as part of the North Texas Dance Council's Honors program.
Breanne is the third student of the Ballet Academy of Texas to receive this position with American Ballet Theatre in the past year. Previous dancers Courtlyn Hanson, age 17 of Coppell, and Nathan Vendt, age 20 of Little Elm, are now part of the main company of American Ballet Theatre in New York.
Jimena Flores-Sanchez is performing the role of "Pigtail Girl" in "Graduation Ball"
Photo by Cathy Vanover
Saturday Evening: March 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: March 8th at 2:30 p.m.
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COPPELL, TEXAS –
The Coppell-based Ballet Ensemble of Texas is planning a fun, entertaining and ambitious program of dance for their annual Spring Performance. The company will revive the classic comedy ballet "Graduation Ball", which is based in the 19th century when boys' schools and girls' schools have one dance per year together, and mischief abounds! Also on the program will be "Donizetti Variations", the beautiful ballet by famed choreographer George Balanchine, as well as world premieres by resident choreographers Jenny Johnston, Allan Kinzie, and Darrell Cleveland.
The performances will take place at the beautiful Irving Arts Center on Saturday, March 7th @ 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 8th @ 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, and $25.00 for Students and Seniors. They may be purchased by calling the Irving Arts Center at (972) 252-ARTS or by going to their website at www.irvingartscenter.com. The Ballet Ensemble would like to thank their sponsors for this year's season of performances: Macy's, the City of Coppell, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information visit the Ballet Ensemble of Texas website at www.balletensembleoftexas.org or call (972) 745-0199.
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