Congratulations to our dancers that traveled to Kannapolis, NC (just north of Charlotte) for a Performance Exchange with the Piedmont School of Music & Dance.
Suzanne had a dream of having the ballet company travel to perform – and that came true this past weekend. There was the group piece, titled The Journey choreographed by Ms. Leah and three YAGP solos performed by Darion, Stephanie and Jennifer. There were many compliments heard from the audience about Cary Ballet students about their level of technique and from the PSMD director Rebecca Wiley, complimenting the behavior on and off the stage – was very professional and they danced beautifully. Ms. Wiley talked about what great care she could see in our coaching and how wonderful each of our dancers were. That is truly wonderful!!
Ms. Leah is very proud. She thanks all the performers for dancing her piece with such commitment, energy, and intensity. She said, “You have not an idea what pleasure I feel when I watch you dance. I think of how incredibly unique and amazing each of you are and how hard we have all worked to bring this piece together. I look forward to each of our performances this year and watching you grow in this piece as dancers and young artists.”
We are very proud to have Ms. Leah as part of our faculty. Her knowledge base, passion for dance and her students is irreplaceable! And a special thanks to all of the parents that helped to make this happen with their commitment to their children’s . It truly is a team effort.
A large group of our dancers plus those in The Journey will travel again next weekend to Winston-Salem, Feb 25-26, to participate at the Festival of NC Dance. The Festival is a weekend of master classes with guest teachers and ends with a free performance Sunday evening at the Stevens Center (downtown Winston-Salem) at 6:00pm. Of the 25 plus studios invited, 16 companies including Cary Ballet (The Journey) & 3D Project (St. Theresa), were invited to perform at the end of the weekend. That is great!! Our dancers are truly amazing in their presentation. Wish them well when you see them.