Myers Ballet School News!
William H. Komp Walk a big success!
The 2017 William H. Komp Scholarship walk was another success. Myers Ballet School students Robbie Titsworth and Jesse Robinson along with many others walked on Thursday, May 11th in Saratoga Springs to help raise over $2000 for the scholarship given in memory of William H. Komp. Bill Komp was a treasured friend of Miss Myers and an inspiration to the community as one of the first male dancers in the area.
Thank you to all that participated and donated to make this year such a success!
Please help support Myers Ballet School family!
Everyone at Empire State Youth Orchestra was devastated at the news that our dear friend and outstanding music educator, Monica Roach, suffered a stroke on April 21. One of the Capital Region's most beloved cellists, composers, and teachers, Monica has devoted her life to music and to nurturing the next generation of musicians. It was Monica's vision that helped launch ESYO's first outreach program, City Instruments, providing free private lessons to children who could not otherwise afford them. Over the past two decades, Monica has offered the gift of music to hundreds of children, encouraging their talent, and helping them grow into outstanding young men and women. Monica's students look to her not just for musical guidance, but for advice on how to overcome life's challenges, how to succeed in school, and, most importantly, how to feel good about themselves. Monica's unwavering faith, her contagious sense of humor, and optimism have served as inspiration to all who know her.
Monica is on her way to recovery, but this will be a long and difficult road. As heartbreaking as it is, it could be some time before she is able to play again. She is already eager to work her way toward that goal, but the income she earns from her music will be hard lost. ESYO is doing all we can to lessen that burden, but it will only go so far.
Many have asked how they can help, and how they can best support her husband Michael, and their two children (both awesome ESYO musicians!). In response, ESYO has established a fund to assist Monica's family through this very difficult time. Every dollar raised on this page will go directly to Monica and her family to help pay for medical bills and support her recovery.
To make a financial contribution to Monica and her family, click here.
You are welcome to include a note for Monica in the donation form, and we will be sure to pass it along to her.
Please forward this message to friends of Monica.
Myers Ballet School Remembers a Friend
Myers Ballet School remembers Ms. Elizabeth Harr. Ms. Harr was a dear friend and supporter of the school. Ms. Harr was one of Northeast Ballet Company's readers at The Nutcracker Tea at Saratoga's Hall of Springs. We will miss her terribly. Information about her life and services can be found by clicking here. Services will be held THIS SATURDAY, May 20 at 11:00 am at the Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs.
Myers Ballet School students and staff head to New York City to see Ms. Lauren Lovette's piece for New York City Ballet!
Miss Myers and Staff Members attend An American in Paris at Proctors!
Miss Myers, Miss Fitzy, Miss Alie, and Mr. Lucas accepted a special invitation to attend a dress rehearsal for An American in Paris at Proctors Theater. While there, they met famed Director and Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, and cast member Barton Cowperthwaite! They even snagged a picture in front of Northeast Ballet's Nutcracker poster!
Miss Myers with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Choreographer, Lauren Lovette!
Miss Myers traveled to NYC to see Miss Lovette's debut work for New York City Ballet, titled "For Clara".
Dancers accompany Ms. Marcia White as she accepts her Star at SPAC!
We Submitted to the Daily Gazette's Schenectady Smiles Photo Contest!
Myers Students and Northeast Ballet Company members welcome guests to SPAC's 50th Anniversary Ballet Gala!
Photos: The Times Union
Myers Ballet School students represent the school at SPAC's Family Night! July 22, 2016
Myers Ballet School student, Tara Sweeney with New York City Ballet's, Ballet Master in Chief, Mr. Peter Martins!
Tara is performing with NYCB this summer in A Midsummer Night's Dream.