Student Accomplishments ...
Claire Boren, age 14, was awarded a National Training Scholarship from American Ballet Theatre in September 2011. She will attend ABT's 2012 Summer Intensive in New York on full scholarship. Claire is a 3rd year dancer with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas.
Breanne Granlund, age 13, was awarded a National Training Scholarship from American Ballet Theatre in September 2011, and will attend ABT's 2012 Summer Intensive in New York on full scholarship. She will be performing the role of "Clara" in the Ballet Ensemble's 2011 production of "The Nutcracker"
Nathan Vendt received the 2011 George Skibine Memorial Scholarship from the North Texas Dance Council, and a $500.00 scholarship from the Regional Dance America/ Southwest for 2011. He was awarded the Outstanding Male Dancer at the American Ballet Competition in 2011.
Rayleigh Vendt received the 2011 Denton City Contemporary Ballet Scholarship from the North Texas Dance Council. She received a 2nd place in the Classical Division and a 3rd place in the Contemporary Division at the 2011 American Ballet Competition.
Anna Lee Green received the 2011 Miss Miriam Memorial Ballet Scholarship from the North Texas Dance Council.
Katie Boren will dance with the Berlin Opera Ballet in Germany for the 2011-2012 season. She recently completed 2 years with American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, and returned to the Ballet Ensemble of Texas as a guest artist in 2011 to perform the role of “Odette” in “Swan Lake Act II”.
Paul Adams will perform for his 4th year with Texas Ballet Theatre in the 2011-2012 season . He has returned to guest with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas in 2011 as “Prince Siegfried” in “Swan Lake Act II” and as the lead dancer in Fernando Bujones’ “Slavonic Dances”, as well as in 2010 as the “Baron” in “Gaite Parisienne”.
Tye Love will perform for his 2nd year with Oklahoma City Ballet for the 2011-2012 season. He has returned to the Ballet Ensemble in 2009 and 2010 to perform the roles of the “Cavalier” in “The Nutcracker” and as the lead male dancer in “La Vivandiere”, and the “Dandy” in “Gaite Parisienne”.
Diana Herrera begins her second season as a dancer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
Emily Dixon begins her 3rd year as a dancer with Sarasota Ballet in Florida.
Betsy McBride begins her 4th year as a dancer with Texas Ballet Theatre for the 2011-2012 season.
Lindsey Yoes begins her second season as a dancer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre 2.
Abby Lett was contracted as an “Elite Protégé” for the 2010-2011 “Pulse” conventions, traveling with such noted choreographers as Mia Michaels and Tyce Diorio as a demonstrator and performer.
Brittney Dito received the Dr. Caryn and Gloria Ballet Scholarship from the Dance Council in 2008 and in 2009 received the Harper Scholarship. Brittney also received a $500.00 scholarship from Regional Dance America for 2009. In May, 2010 she won first place at the First Annual Dallas Dance Off with her contemporary solo, "Lacrymosa", choreographed by Ballet Academy of Texas teacher Jenny Johnston.
Katie Cheng, age 15, was awarded a National Training Scholarship for her 3rd year from ABT in September 2011.
Courtlyn Hanson, age 14, received the Natalie Skelton Tutu Scholarship from the North Texas Dance Council in 2010.
Lindsey Steed received the 2009 Fred Kelly Scholarship from the Dance Council.
Rebecca McManis received the 2009 Jerry Bywaters Cochran Scholarship from the Dance Council, and in 2008 she received the Darryl Sneed Scholarship from the Dance Council. Her first choreography "Let Go" for the Ballet Ensemble of Texas was selected to be performed at the RDA/SW Festival in Houston in 2009.
Graduating Ballet Academy of Texas senior Caroline Arnold received the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's "Music Deans Scholarship" and "Music Faculty Award" to attend the 2009-2010 year as a ballet major. In 2010 she was awarded the Ken C. Whitener, Jr. Scholarship for Ballet Excellence for her sophomore year at IU.