Dancers will be performing solos from Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Don Q., Flower Festival, as well as contemporary works created for this competition that will take place in Boston. Please join us for a bit of dance along your stroll. Featured dancers are Danielle Dries, Catherine Aoki, Katerina Winkler, MaKayla Finlinson, Aleksandra Winkler and Sonya Krzhanovsky.
Ogden, Utah, January 7, 2014: Imagine Ballet Theatre (IBT), an Ogden-based ballet company, will hold company auditions on January 18, 2014 at their studios on 2432 Washington Blvd., Suites C & D, in Ogden. Dancers will have the opportunity to audition for the upcoming 2014 performing season as well as the 2014 Summer Dance Intensive program.
Imagine Ballet Theatre’s 2014 performing season will include several performing opportunities for company members, who must be age nine or older. This spring, IBT will prepare and perform a World Premiere new work along with a second presentation of Peter and the Wolf with choreographer by IBT Artistic Director Raymond Van Mason, a former Principal at Ballet West. In February, the company hosts and participates in The Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, with entries from artists around the nation. IBT will continue its season into December with performances of its acclaimed The Nutcracker, also with choreography by Van Mason. Other performances may be added to the company’s season as opportunities are presented. IBT is widely recognized in the region as providing quality and professional-level performances. IBT received a Utah Best of State Award in 2005, and Mason received a 2006 Utah Best of State Award for Best Choreographer as well as the Ogden Mayor‘s Award for the Arts. Dancers within the company have received recognition and summer scholarships from prestigious ballet companies and organizations such as: The Youth American Grand Prix, American Ballet Theater (NYC), Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle), The Rock for Dance Education (PA), The Joffrey Ballet School (NY), Ballet West (UT), and others.
Imagine Ballet Theatre’s Summer Dance Intensive also receives national recognition. Dancers who are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to train under professional and former professional dancers from national companies such as Los Angeles Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Ballet West, and Repertory Dance Theater, as well as a former star of Broadway who will teach jazz in the Fosse style. The summer program will offer training in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, modern dance, character development, jazz, choreography and more. Ages for the program are six and up, with an audition required for dancers ages eight and up.
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ages 9 and up, registration 9:30-10:00 am; audition 10:00-12:00 pm
For Company members and Junior Company members.
Note: IBT Company members are ages 9 and up; Summer Program 8 and up
Where: Imagine Ballet Theatre, 2432 Washington Blvd, Suites C & D, Ogden
Dress: Young Women: Black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, if dancer is en pointe bring pointe shoes, hair in a bun
Men: White shirt, black tights or shorts, ballet shoes
Registration Fee: $25.00, non-refundable
Other: Dancers must bring a dance resume and photo
For more information about Imagine Ballet Theatre and its upcoming performances and other dance opportunities, please visit www.imagineballet.org.
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 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm. Peoples choice voting will take place on Feb 21st show and Awards will take place on the Feb 22, 2014
Tawna Halbert, Satellite, Junction Dance, Ogden, Utah
Summer Robertson,Keeping up with Joneses, St. George Dance Company, St. George, Utah
Rodolfo Rafael, Case #07051990, Rafael Contemporary Dance, Clearfield, Utah
Jessica Skagen, Struggle:verb:to contend with an adversary or opposing force, Weber State Dance, Farmington Utah
Sarah Longoria, Adrift, Municipal Ballet Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Denise Purvis, To the End, Shifting Velocity Dance, Cedar City, Utah
Carrie Miles, The Bench, Imagine Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jessica Haslip, G.F.R., Weber State Dance, Ogden, Utah
Erin McMahon, Somewhere in the Middle, University of Utah Dance Dept, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rodolfo Rafael, Press Play, Rafael Contemporary Dance, Clearfield, Utah
Ellie Hanagarne, Inverted Out, Municipal Ballet Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Abigail Hardin, Uplifted, Imagine Ballet Theatre, Nixa, Mousouri
Sierra Miles, Finding Family, Imagine Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
Imagine Ballet Theatre will celebrate the life of Utah native Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children taken in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at a performance of the Nutcracker on December 21, 2013 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater to raise money for her organization.
Emilie’s parents, Robbie and Alissa Parker, created The Emilie Parker Art Connection to support art programs in schools and communities and as a way to honor and remember their 6-year-old daughter.
Hazel Clarke and the Karios Dance Company will present an evening of dance on Oct 12, 2013 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $15.00 reserved seating. All Utah High school dance classes may get in for $7.50 by mentioning High School Dance at the box office.
The full-length production will explore the complexities and aspects of mental illness and its effect on society as well as the individual himself. As the audience takes a tour through the fictional facilities of Sunny-ville Mental Health Institute, they meet colorful characters as well as lost souls, and experience both the archaic and cutting-edge methods of psychiatric treatment used throughout history as well as today.
www.kairosdancecompany.com for more info about Kairos Dance Company
Sponsoring the evening: Imagine Ballet Theatre, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Utah Dance Educators Organization, Weber State Dance Department, Ben Lomond Suites Hotel, Only in Ogden, Ogden City, Utah Division of Arts and Museums and NamiUtah.
www.namiut.org for more info on Mental Health in 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.