Congratulations to all of our dancers who participated in the NC Festival of Dance held at UNCSA in Winston-Salem! Approximately 450 dancers, teachers and directors from more than 30 dance schools and companies across North Carolina participated in the weekend of classes that included ballet technique, contemporary technique, pointe/variations, jazz and character. All sessions will be taught by members of the distinguished UNCSA School of Dance faculty and guest artists.
We are delighted to mention that our own ballet mistress Ms. Deanna Seay was asked to teach several classes at the festival. Dancers from all around the state loved having master classes with her, although we are lucky enough to enjoy them every day here at the studio!
The weekend culminated Sunday evening in a showcase of adjudicated works where Cary Ballet Company performed The Journey, choreographed by Ms. Leah and The 3D Project performed St. Theresa by Susan Quinn Williams. Above you can see our dancers and Ms. Leah backstage before the performance.
The Journey was specifically set for this festival and impressed the audience with our dancers’ skill and artistry! What was striking was the choreography for this many dancers on stage. The various groupings working off of each other and melting into the next pattern/section. The Pas de Deux by Darion Flores and Stephanie Kim was amazing!! The delicate manner of partnering with each other, then into the dynamic solos was breathtaking. The entire piece was WOW through the end.
St. Theresa, performed by three HS Seniors: Katie Baker, Hannah Ehrenzeller and Tanya Haglund was so powerful. It was one of THE BEST performances these girls have done. The intensity lingered throughout the piece and up to the bow. Here you can see the passion they dance with in a studio rehearsal.
Suzanne Laliberté Clark had this to say after the weekend, “Our CBC dancers rocked the house tonight! So beautiful, so elegant. All of us at CBC could not be more proud of our students! They are truly exceptional young artists in EVERY way!”
Congratulations to all that performed…….you were wonderful, beautiful and we are so proud of you all!!