Welcome to Training Tips– We can all use pointers that will help us achieve our dance goals! Part one of Applying Corrections delves into why addressing critiques is essential to becoming a better, stronger dancer. We welcome guest blogger Rachael Hart as she collaborates with Conservatory Director, Nathan Bland to bring you this important blog series. As we settle in to the
We are excited to welcome to our faculty, Lily Oglesby! She will be teaching all of our Modern this year, but as you will read below she has a very diverse background! Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Miss. Lily! Lily has studied dance and theater for over 30 years. She studied ballet, modern and jazz intensively at
We are thrilled for the upcoming Professional Dance Experience beginning July 24 and all the dancing opportunities it has to offer! Here we will be highlighting two of our guest faculty members — Matthew Powell and Kelsey Bartman. Providing the dancers who attend our intensive with the highest quality of teachers is of utmost importance when planning the summer schedule.
Berks Ballet Theatre has just returned from another successful year at the Delaware Dance Festival(DDF) — It has become a yearly tradition to attend DDF, one that we all look forward to! Artistic Director Kelly Barber started the tradition back in 2011 and every year that BBT has attended it has grown by leaps and bounds. There were over 200
The holiday season is here and Berks Ballet Theatre is gearing up for a weekend of “The Nutcracker” performances. If you don’t have your tickets yet, click here. Some exciting news to share: two of our pre-professional ballet students, Gabby Beauvais and Allison Welch are featured on this week’s Reading Eagle Weekend cover! Check out the cover and click through to read
Summer is certainly upon us with all the sweltering heat we’ve been having! With summer comes, summer intensives. BBTCD’s Summer Intensive for dancers 10 and up begins July 25 and runs through August 19. Along with Conservatory faculty, we have 2 exciting guest instructors. Week 1 | Conservatory Owner / Director Nathan Bland and Principal Teacher Kelly Barber will focus
Berks Ballet Theatre has performed ‘The Nutcracker‘ for the past 39 years. Not since 1994 has a company member had the opportunity to take on the role of ‘The Sugar Plum Fairy’. For the 2015 production not one, but two senior company members will take on this coveted role. This role is one of the most challenging to perform in
“The Nutcracker” is a classical holiday ballet with roots dating back to the 19th century. It premiered in Russia in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre with choreography by Marius Petipa, a French ballet dancer, teacher and instructor and Russian-born dancer and teacher, Lev Ivanov. Surprisingly, the show with the soaring Tchaikovsky score was not as revered back then, with