Sonya Kryzhanovsky 1st place in Division II Classical Catergory and scholarship to Repertory Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2018. Alison Umabrell 3rd place in Division I Contemporary Catergory. Imagine Ballet Theatre 2nd place in Ensemble for finale of Fairyopolis choreography Raymond Van Mason.
I would like to congratulate the following Choreographers for being selected to participate in the 2016 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival! To be held at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden Utah on February 19th and 20th , 2013. Choreographers are not listed in any particular order.
“River Flows” Imagine Ballet Theatre, Choreographer: Christina Stockdale Bradley. Ogden, UT
“Forestial Fays” C DuFault Dance Repertory, Choreographer: Cynthia DuFault, Las Vegas, NV
In Rest Independent, Choreographer: Kelly Archer. Broomfield, CO
“Shadow of the Moon” Deja Mitchell Choreographer: Deja Mitchell. Eden, UT
“Bloodline Duets” Kelly Alvarez & Dancers, Choreographer: Kelly Alvarez. Los Angeles, CA
“Such Sweet Sorrow” Kelly Roth & Dancers, Choreographer: Kelly Roth. Las Vegas, NV
“Not Titled” Deja Mitchell Choreographer: Deja Mitchell. Eden, UT
Reminiscence Excel Dance Studios, Choreographer: Alicia Ambrose. North Ogden, UT
“Understanding Gne Cha,” Kelly Roth & Dancers, Choreographer: Kelly Roth. Las Vegas, NV
Ode to Opposites Syracuse Dance Academy, Choreographer: Aubrey Harames and Lance Tripp. Syracuse, UT
Disseminated Coagulation Imagine Ballet Theatre, Choreographer: Jessica Haslip. Ogden, UT
Imagine Ballet Theatre had 2 of our five dancers place in top 12 Contemporary categories in the YAGP Las Vegas Semi-finals.
I would like to announce the Choreographers participating in this years Festival. Congratulations to them all. Looking forward to seeing all their work live on stage at the Peery’s Egyptain Theatre, Feb 27, and 28, at 7:30 pm. Peoples choice voting will take place on Feb 27th, show and Awards will take place on the Feb 28, 2015.
Aysha Jonas, “Irrevocable Incandescent Kukoma”, Weber State Dance, Ogden, Utah
Madison Jones, “Path of Purpose”, Weber State Dance Dept. Ogden, Utah
Summer Robertson,”Pleasurable Addiction”, St. George Dance Company, St. George, Utah
Rodolfo Rafael, “This and That”, Dance Rod, Clearfield, Utah
Eric G. Bean Jr., “Def.i.(D)ance”, Jaricco Dance, Las Vegas, Nevada
Alicia Trump & Carrie Miles, “Not Alone”, Independent Artists, North Salt Lake, Utah & Las Vegas, Nevada
Aysha Jonas, “Journey to Tower Green”, Weber State Dance, Ogden, Utah
Loren Fletcher Nickerson,”Untitled” Independent Artist, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kassie Searle, “Meant for the Stage”, Independent Artist, Clinton, Utah
Whitnee Jenkins,”The Lonely”, Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy, Spanish Fork, Utah
Danielle Dreis, “Simultaneously Unshaken”, Ogden High Dance, Ogden, Utah
Sonya Kryzhanovsky, “Reflections”, Imagine Ballet Theatre, Ogden, Utah
IBT is pleased to announce that several of our artists have received scholarships and awards as a result of their participation in national competitions so far this year. These include Youth America Grand Prix in Los Angeles, Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City, and American Ballet Competition in Boston.
Awarded scholarship to Ballet Austin Summer Intensive, 2013; American Ballet Competition 2013 – Placed 2nd in contemporary category; Scholarship to Atlanta Ballet, summer 2014.
Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals 2013. Awarded Scholarship to the Rock School of Dance Education, summer 2013; American Ballet Competition 2013. – Awarded the Bournonville Academy Summer in Biarritz, France, 2014.
American Ballet Competition 2013. – Awarded scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy Summer Camp 2014.
All Three were awarded scholarships to Interlochen Arts Academy Year.
Raymond Van Mason, American Ballet Competition 2013. Awarded Excellence in Teaching and 3rd place for the ensemble work in “Turning Back.”
As a result of the experience in Boston, IBT is also pleased to welcome Maria Alejandra, from Bogota, Colombia, as a scholarship recipient for the Summer Intensive program at IBT.
Imagine Ballet Theatre will be hosting their Summer Intensive from July 8th to August 9th, , at IBT Studios, 2432 Washington Blvd. Ogden Utah.
Guest Teachers will include:
Gary Flannery, former star of Broadway and movies, including All That Jazz; Oswaldo Muniz, former dancer for Pennsylvania Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, and Edward Villella and Dancers; Allynne Noelle, principal dancer for the Los Angeles Ballet and former soloist with Miami City Ballet; and others!
This is a fabulous opportunity for dancers to focus on their art and receive individual expert instruction in a variety of dance genres. A past participant stated, “Summer at IBT changed me as a dancer. It gave me the skills and the confidence to really believe in myself as a performing artist.”
About Imagine Ballet Theatre
Raymond Van Mason, Artistic Director, created IBT in 2004, to offer the company of dancers an opportunity to work with professional artists and foster professional performing experiences. IBT encourages involvement in the arts through The School of Imagine Ballet Theatre and the performing company. Imagine Ballet Theatre has gained national and state recognition by receiving the 2005 Utah Best of State Award for Best Children’s Performing Group, as well as invitations in 2004 & 2006, to perform at “Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival” at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA. They returned from the 2006 competition with the Judy G. Mayer Award for Small Groups. In 2005, the company received a certificate of recognition from the Ogden City Council for their contribution to Ogden’s art community. For 2007, the company has been awarded a Utah Performing Arts Touring Grant from the Utah Arts Council. Dancers within the company have received recognition and summer scholarships from prestigious ballet companies such as: American Ballet Theater (NYC), Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle) The Rock for Dance Education (PA), and others, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Bournonville Academy Biarritz (France), Interlochen Center for the Arts, and others.
Please join us for the Ogden City Arts Stroll Feb 1, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 and and see Dancers as Art. They will perform classical variations from Giselle, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Fairy Doll. As well as new works created for the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals in Los Angeles California. We have 5 exceptional dancers that will be dancing for you Catherine Aoki, Emma Chase, Madeline Compas, Danielle Dries, and Ashleigh Richardson.
The Choreographers will present their works at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah on Feb 22nd and 23rd, 2013. Choreographers are not listed in any particular order.
I hope that you will come and join us for an evening of eclectic dance.
“Windows to Bach” -Carrie Lee Miles and Amanda Sowerby– Weber State Moving Company- Ogden, Utah
Sanctuary- Heather Nielsen –Independent -Lindon,Utah
Little bit of Love-Nate Freeman- YD- Salt Lake City, Utah
Sinte – Deja Mitchell– Deja Mitchell-Eden, Utah
Pandora–Nate Freeman- YD- Salt Lake City, Utah
In Vain- Hazel Clarke- Kairos Dance Company- Redondo Beach, California
Out of the Ashes-Abigail Hardin–Imagine Ballet Theatre -Ogden, Utah
Male Solo- Rodolfo Rafael– Weber State University Dance Program- Clearfield, Utah
Calvary- Hazel Clarke- Kairos Dance Company- Redondo Beach, California
Sorry, Wrong Number – Alicia Trump -Weber State University Dance Program- North Salt Lake, Utah
Mental Hygiene-Rodolfo Rafael– Weber State University Dance Program- Clearfield, Utah
Unmade- Rebecca Bryant– Rebecca Bryant Danceworks- West Lafayette, Indiana
Delirium- Carrie Lee Miles– Imagine Ballet Theatre- Ogden, Utah
Walking Things Out– Shauna Neddo-Weber State University Dance Program- Ogden, Utah
Pursuit- Emma Chase– Imagine Ballet Theatre- Ogden, Utah