Monday, May 20, 2013
Professional dancers that have been featured in the Milwaukee Ballet and have performed with the likes of Beyonce will serve as special guest instructors at Dancenter North next month.
Ballet and jazz students will have the unique opportunity to get inspired by dance masters with Dancenter North's unique classes next month. Registration is now being accepted for Ballet Inspiration, to be held June 3 and 5. The cost is $25 per class, or $45 for two classes. Instructors include Courtney Kramer and Marc Petrocci. Kramer is in her eighth season with the Milwaukee Ballet and has enjoyed dancing in many roles choreographed by Michael Pink, Matthew Neenan, Lila York and many others. Petrocci is in his tenth season at the Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer. In 2010, he was privileged to have the role of "Peter Pan" created for him by Michael Pink of Milwaukee Ballet for his world premiere. A Jazz Inspiration class will be …
Friday, December 14, 2012
For the fifth year, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet of Chicago brings its holiday performance of 'The Nutcracker' to Grayslake's College of Lake County Saturday and Sunday.
Local productions of “The Nutcracker” are being performed throughout Lake County in December, but for the fifth year in a row, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet of Chicago will bring its one-of-a-kind production to the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. Three shows will be presented: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. The Civic Ballet has re-created Ruth Page’s beloved original full-length staging of “The Nutcracker” featuring choreography inspired by the experience of Dolores Lipinski and the late Larry Long. Presented until 1997 in the Arie Crown Theatre, this holiday classic is known nationally for its dramatization and beauty. “The Nutcracker” features superb …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Experience the exhausting rehearsals, the cutthroat competition, the beauty, grace and grit of professional ballerinas like Katie Martin of Grayslake.
Katie Martin of Grayslake first put on tights and a tutu at age 6 when she began ballet lessons at Dancenter North in Libertyville. She has grown up into a professional ballerina at age 23 who landed a role on the new TV show "Breaking Pointe." The show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, gives an unflinching behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional ballet, the injuries, the competition, the all-consuming lifestyle of dancers, and the beauty of the performances. "I think the show will give the viewers an insight into ballet," said Martin. "The overall gooal is to educate people about the ballet. It is beautiful and ugly and passionate. Ballet is actually a very modern form of entertainment." She said ballet pushes dancers to…
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer: Ballet Theater of Illinois
Since 2007, The Ballet Theater of Illinois has presented it's annual production of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," for the Holidays. The show, which follows the song of the same name, is perfect for children and adults alike. This year, however, will be a little different. Fathers of some of the dancers voluntered their time and weekends to join their daughters on stage. They may not wear ballet shoes or know where fifth position is, but these dads will spend some quality time with their special ballerinas. Performances will take place Dec. 11 at 4pm and Dec 12 at 1pm and 4pm. For ticket information contact The Ballet Theater of Illinois at 847-247-2240.