Myers Ballet School News!
NEW YORK CITY BALLET CASTING CALL!
Auditions will be held for local children and teens in Balanchine’s Coppélia and Mozartiana for this year’s Saratoga summer residency.
MARCH 10, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Coppélia includes roles for:
24 girls who are between 4’ 2” and 4’ 11” tall. Understudies will also be cast. *
6 girls, ages 14-18 years old, who are between 5’ 2” and 5’ 6” **
6 boys ages 14-18 years old, who are 5’ 5” or taller
Mozartiana includes roles for:
4 girls and 2 understudies ages 9-12 with advanced ballet technique who are between 4’ 6” and 4’ 10” tall *
*applicants should have at least two years of ballet training
** applicants should have at least two years of dance training
The children’s cast for Coppélia will rehearse starting on June 30 at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts. Mozartiana rehearsals will begin on July 7. Teenagers in Coppélia will have two rehearsals that will begin on July 14, in advance of the company’s stage rehearsal.
Coppélia performances will be held at 8 p.m. on July 18 and 19, and at 2 p.m. on July 20.
Mozartiana will be featured as part of the Tschaikovsky and Balanchine program at 8 p.m. on July 16 and at 2 p.m. on July 18
HOW TO APPLY:
Pre-audition videos are highly encouraged and should be submitted by February 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition check-in on March 10 will commence at 12:15 pm at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts Studios, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.
The Glimmerglass Festival is holding auditions for their 2019 Festival Season. They are looking for youth ages 8-18 for the following productions:
Show Boat (acting roles for any gender/ethnicity, ages 8-12, no singing needed)
Noah’s Flood (Their Youth Opera, featuring members of the Young Artists Program. Music by Benjamin Britten. Solo singing and chorus singing roles for any gender/ethnicity)
Auditions will be held on March 16th and 17th from 11:30 - 3:00.
For details and information on how to sign up for an audition spot, please visit: https://glimmerglass.org/auditions/
Famous for her work as a principal dancer at the world-renowned New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette is also one of the only female choreographers currently working at a major ballet company. Watch her discuss her love for her craft, her passion for moving people, and her work writing the unique language of dance.
Northeast Ballet's Sugarplum Fairy, Miss Lauren Lovette featured in The Daily Gazette.
Click HERE to read article.
2018 Komp Scholarship Walk
Generous people who supported the 2018 Bill Komp Walk, sponsored by the Komp sisters!
Congratulations to Myers Ballet School alum and one of Northeast Ballet's Assistant Artistic Directors, RICHARD GATTA!
Mr. Gatta has been cast in the upcoming Encores! production of GRAND HOTEL at the City Center in New York City!
Congratulations to Ms. Lauren Lovette, NYCB Principal Dancer, and our Sugarplum Fairy for making the cover of Dance Magazine!
Myers Ballet School at SPAC's annual New York City Ballet Gala
Northeast Ballet Company will present its annual Nutcracker performance at Proctors Theater. Please see below for audition and performance information. Please continue to check Northeast Ballet Company's website for updated information.
AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 9th, 2017. 12:00 - 5:00 pm Proctors Theater
2017 SPAC Nutcracker Tea Performances at the Hall of Springs: Sunday, November 19th, 2017
NEB Nutcracker School Show: Friday, December 1, 2017. 10:00 am Proctors Theater
NEB Nutcracker Performances: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm
CBS 6's Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theater: December 15th - 17th, 2017
Myers Summer Intensive Week 1
Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship winners!
Raymond Myers Scholarship - Annie Pinkerton
Joan Gould Scholarship - Emma Chaney
William H. Komp Scholarship - Gentlemen will receive free attire and a trip to NYC to see the New York City Ballet
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.