Boys' Scholarship Program
At Ballet Academy East
announces creation of
Boys' Scholarship Program
Photograph by Rosalie O'Connor
"We are thrilled to announce the new Boys' Scholarship Program, which will give talented boys, who may not otherwise have had the opportunity, the chance to be part of BAE's Pre-Professional Division," said Darla Hoover, Associate Artistic Director of the Pre-Professional Division at BAE. "BAE has achieved consistent success in producing technically strong, expressive dancers with a unique syllabus, an extraordinary faculty, and incredible performance opportunities. BAE continues to offer students the absolute best training in a healthy and nurturing environment, and the creation of this new program allows us to include more male students."
BAE's alumni include such dancers as Chase Finlay, New York City Ballet, principal dancer; Ariel Rose, Miami City Ballet; Trevor Felixbrod, Alabama Ballet; Ian Bethany, Ballet Austin; Kendall Britt, Ballet Memphis; Alexander Castillo, soloist and Christopher McDaniel, Los Angeles Ballet; and Devon Carbone, Bavarian State Ballet II; among others.
Pre-Professional Ballet Division auditions for male students ages 7-18 will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 4:45pm and Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10128, between 92nd and 93rd Streets. Eight, Full-Year Tuition Scholarships will be awarded. Girls' auditions will also be held on these dates. Dancers will be separated into groups upon arrival. To apply to attend an audition, visit www.baenyc.com, click on "Pre-Professional Division" and follow the online instructions, call 212-410-9140, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ballet Academy East
Ballet Academy East trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. The faculty is led by Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover and includes Charles Askegard, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker and Cheryl Yeager. The comprehensive syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style. The curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men's weight training, modern and character. Performing opportunities include two annual productions: the Studio Showing in February and the Spring Performance in May. The director and founder of Ballet Academy East is Julia Dubno.
For more information, visit www.baenyc.com.