​​​DECEMBER 17, 2018
THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
- THE NUTCRACKER

Dear Students, Families, Staff, Volunteers and all,

The 2018 full production of “The Nutcracker” is over. No
words can express how happy and proud I am. From the
tiniest Mice to all my most advanced students, everyone
performed at the highest level possible! I know I really
push hard during rehearsals but this is the result – an
incredibly beautiful and well rehearsed production
to present.

There are so many people to thank! To start, thank
you to my Guest Artists Idael German, Risselle Alexandra
Portuondo and Joseph J. Bucheck III for adding that extra
spark to the production.

Thank you to: Muriel Joseph and Andre Coore at Palm
Beach Gardens High School. Our Pyro Technician and
Special Effects Coordinator Robert Shekon. Tyler Shaw
for coming in to help with lighting design. Our new Land
of the Sweets Golden Thrones were created and donated
by Julie Luxton, and Liana Diamano stepped in as
sound technician. Tangi Colombel and Michael Keavy
worked Front-of House with Concessions run by the
Nobel Family. Michael Keavy also helped make the score
sound even better. Thank you to all the parents who
donated items to sell at the concessions, as well. Thank
you to Jane Pasley for her help with Mother Ginger’s wig
and helping her get ready for each show. She also
supplied and helped with Clara's wigs. Thank you to
William Linn for making sure Mother Ginger was prepared
for all her entrances. He also helped backstage with
many extra wardrobe repairs. Both Jane and William came
with their time, professional talents and supplies as
volunteers.

There is never enough words to express my thanks and
appreciation for my army of volunteers. Paris Ballet
could not do shows without them. Thank you to all
(including staff) who have generously given their  time to
help make the production possible: Robyn Begley, Jessie
Betancourt, Mercedes Childers, Cristina Ciolacu, Tangi
Colombel, Erika DeOreo, Jodi Flanigan, Agnes Frank,
Angela Gutierrez, Levonda Harris, Stephanie
Higginbotham, Nicole Joslin, Christi Keavy, Michael
Keavy. Roxy King-Currann, Sean Rothman, Krystle
Little, Devon Luxton, Julie Luxton, Steve Luxton,
Jeanette Medina, Lindsay Moretti, Angel Moye,
James Nobel, Karen Nobel, Lynda Pinquiere, Leroy
Roberts, Suzanne Rothman, Emily Schubert,
Ashley Walker and Stefanie Wolfington.

After the final curtain came down me, Tangi Colombel,
Karen Manucy, Leroy Roberts, Kari Hurmemaa, Rocky
Hurmemaa and Joseph J. Bucheck III packed and
loaded two huge truckloads including five carloads of
scenery, sets pieces, props and costumes at the theatre.
Then, they unloaded everything at the studio. This is a
hard and often backbreaking job most everyone never
sees but has to get done. A huge thank you for all their
valuable and volunteer help!

Thank you to Emily Shubert for acting as Rehearsal
Assistant and all her backstage cast coordination and
help.

Thank you to Joseph J. Bucheck III for his extra time,
talent, experience, and everything and all the extras he
does for Paris Ballet and Dance.

Thank you to Karen Manucy for all her long hours and
extra time, organizational skills and complete devotion to
Paris Ballet and Dance. It is important to say, she does
all of this on a volunteer basis.

A very special thank you to Tangi Colombel, for his continued support and positive attitude and eternal patience!

Every day, my staff is incredible. Thank you to Administrator/Volunteer Coordinator Karen Manucy, and Teachers Liana Damiano, Amy Fernandez Idael German, Melody Kline Janine Harris, Olivier Pardina, Risselle Alexandra Portuondo, Martha Satinoff, Emily Schubert and Stefanie Wolfington. Their constant hard work, talent, experience, and support is always appreciated.

I look forward to the performances at the Gardens Mall on December 22, the Magnifique Winter Intensive and the February performance at the Kravis Center. And preparing the students I am presenting at Youth American Grand Prix Semi Finals in Tulsa Oklahoma in March.

With all the hard work, commitment and dedication we continue to make a difference!

With much love,
Jean-Hugues Feray
Founder and Director



DECEMBER 13, 2018
THE NUTCRACKER OPENS THIS WEEKEND

While sets, props and costumes are being loaded into the theatre today, the final studio run-thru is tonight. Tech and Dress rehearsals are tomorrow night and Saturday morning. This spectacular production of The Nutcracker opens this Saturday night!

Director Jean-Hugues Feray and the cast are ready to go! Clara and her Prince, the Nutcracker, the Rat King, Snow Queen and her Prince, the littlest Mice, Toy Soldiers, Dew Drop, Sugarplum and her Cavalier to the crew, staff  to the army of volunteers will be backstage in the wings ​for ​another ​year of Holiday delight.

Tickets are available online until Friday, December 14 at 3:00 PM. Price is $32.00. After 3:00 PM on Friday, tickets are available at the door starting one hour before curtain for $35.00. (Cash or check only.)
...STUDIO REHEARSALS ON FACEBOOK



DECEMBER 2, 2018​
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
HAPPY HANUKKAH!









​DECEMBER 1, 2018
HOLIDAY PARTY - MOVIE
This year Paris Ballet and Dance held it's Annual Holiday Nutcracker Party at Cineoplis Luxury Cinema in Jupiter, Florida where event goers shared in a SOLD OUT private screening of Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, They also had movie snacks and an abundance food. Extra special "Thank Yous" to both Karen Nobel and Karen Manucy for completely taking this event under their wings making it a huge success. Thank you to the management and staff of Cineoplis.                                         ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK




NOVEMBER 26, 2018
ARTICLE/PHOTOS IN PALM BEACH POST

The article in the Palm Beach Posted about Magnifique International Winter Ballet Intensive was published today.                                                                                                                             ...SEE SPREAD IN PAPER



NOVEMBER 25, 2018
PHOTOS BY MORETTI
A huge THANK YOU to Lindsay Moretti for volunteering her talents, time and all her studio equipment as she took pictures of cast members in The Nutcracker  who wanted photos in their show costumes. The proceeds of the money collected will go towards the Paris Ballet Conservatory.

Mrs. Moretti has two children in the the school. She also volunteers backstage for every theatre show. Paris Ballet and Dance appreciates her generosity, dedication and ​commitment! 



NOVEMBER 21, 2018
THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
To my Students and Families, Staff, Volunteers, Friends and Supporters,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am honestly grateful you have chosen to become part of Paris Ballet and Dance. It is a pleasure to teach and work with each and every one of you on a daily basis.

Your involvement and commitment helps make Paris Ballet and Dance a truly wonderful place to learn to dance, rehearse and perform. It is a delight to watch and be with my students while watching them excel. 

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Share your love with each other as we all keep making
a difference!

Sincerely,
Jean-Hugues Feray
Fonder and Director




NOVEMBER 16, 2018
HOLIDAY PARTY - SOLD OUT
As of today, The Annual Holiday Party private screening of Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is officially SOLD OUT! It is going to be a great event.



NOVEMBER 15, 2018
ADVERTISING DEADLINE AND DVD ORDER
The deadline for program book ad submission has approached.  

KEEP THE MEMORY FOREVER! Order the-two set DVD of
The Nutcracker today! Download order form







NOVEMBER 12, 2018
POINTE SHOE FUNDRAISER
Now through November 28, 2018, clean out the closets
and donate unwanted items to Paris Ballet. The goal
​is to purchase a pair of pointe shoes for every girl already en pointe!                              ...MORE INFORMATION







NOVEMBER 11, 2018
HAPPY VETERANS DAY
Thank you for your service!









NOVEMBER 4, 2018
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AMAZON SMILE
Director Jean-Hugues Feray and Paris Ballet would like to thank everyone who shopped Amazon Smile this past week during their biggest donation promotion ever. Donations to Paris Ballet Conservatory go a long way. From teachers, scholarships, new costumes, set rentals, prop construction, theatre rental and crew, to the mundane but equally important costs of, music, utilities, supplies and more, every donation benefits every single student who attends the Paris Ballet and Dance! It is by shopping Amazon Smile, and/or making a monetary or in-kind donation, Paris Ballet can help make a difference for all students, and the entire community.                                                                                                                       ...DONATE NOW!



OCTOBER 30, 2018
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
No classes on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Go spooking and have a great time. Please, be safe.








OCTOBER 29, 2018
AMAZON SMILES' BIGGEST PROMOTION EVER
AmazonSmile is launching their biggest bonus donation to date --  5% for 5 days. From October 29 to November 2, they will be donating 5%, ten times their usual rate, on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. You Shop. They Donate.  ...MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO SHOP






OCTOBER 25, 2018
REHEARSALS FOR THE NUTCRACKER

Rehearsals for this year's production of The Nutcracker are in full-swing. From the Little Mice, Toy Soldiers, Snow Queen and her Prince, Snowflakes, Dew Drop, Flowers, to the Sugarplum and her Cavalier, the entire cast is working diligently towards another incredible productions.  Director Jean-Hugues Feray really has the experience and  know-how to put together the best talent for a great show!

It's early and great seats are available. ORDER TODAY!                                ...SEE PHOTOS OF REHEARSALS





OCTOBER 16, 2018
​2018 AUDITION FOR MAGNIFIQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLET WINTER INTENSIVE

On October 14, 2018, Paris Ballet and Dance in collaboration with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts held auditions for Magnifique International Ballet Winter Intensive. Paris Ballet and Dance Director Jean-Hugues Feray (and Founder of Magnifique Intensive), along with Olivier Pardina adjudicated the audition with students from all over the South Florida.

Thank you to Master Teacher Idael German for teaching classes for both levels. Thank you to Joseph J. Bucheck III for his behind the scenes help. A huge thank you to Miranda Hawkins, and The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for this collaboration and being a great host facility!

Magnifique International Ballet Winter Intensive featuring classes taught in the French style by the Legendary Charles Jude, Stephanie Roublot, Olivier Pardina and Jean-Hugue Feray will be January 2 – 6, 2019 at the Kravis Center. Private and/or video auditions are still accepted.   ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK



OCTOBER 10, 2018
TICKETS FOR THE NUTCRACKER - ON SALE OCT 14 AND MORE
Get ready! Tickets for The Nutcracker go ON SALE on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM. It is best to read |all the information about tickets sales emailed or here BEFORE trying to purchase tickets.

ALSO
AUDITIONS FOR MAGNIFIQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLET WINTER INTENSIVE - OCTOBER 14
The audition for Ballet International Winter Ballet Intensive is on October 14, 2018. It is important to register for the audition in advance. through the Kravis ​​Center. More information is on the Audition Page.



OCTOBER 5, 2018
KRAVIS TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW - AUGUST 6

Tickets for Paris Ballet's performance at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts go ON SALE tomorrow August 6. The show will feature A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite and more!                                                                                                                                                                                                       ...MORE INFORMATION







OCTOBER 3, 2018
WATCH MR. FERAY ON THE NEWS ON OCTOBER 8

Director Jean-hugues Feray will be on WPBF 25 Morning Television at 9:00 AM, October 8 to talk about the
Magnifique International Ballet Intensive at the Kravis Center in January. The audition is on October 14 at ​The Kravis Center.





SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
AUDITIONS FOR THE NUTCRACKER ARE OVER AND REHEARSALS HAVE BEGUN
Auditions for The Nutcracker were exciting. Everyone brought their “A” game! It was great to see students work so hard. Thank you to all the judges: Hollond Schiller-Romain, Risselle Alexandra Portuondo, Emily Schubert and Stefannie Wolfington. A very special thank you to judges Jessica Benton and Dianne Cahill. Both were principal dancers with Ballet Florida, and worked with Director Jean-Hugues Feray.

After the cast list went up, rehearsals started ​immediately on September 15, 2018. From the first day, it looks like this year's production ofThe Nutcracker will be beautiful and another huge success!                                                                                                                                                      ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK




SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
​CELEBRATING THE JEWISH NEW YEAR!









​​
AUGUST 31, 2019
HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Regular scheduled classes on Saturday, September 1.
NO CLASSES on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3.

Enjoy the Sunday and Monday Holiday weekend.
Maybe get a little rest because the 2018|2019 Season
begins to ramp up -- NOW!




AUGUST 24, 2018
​AUDITIONS FOR THE NUTCRACKER ON SEPTEMBER 8
Auditions for The Nutcracker are September 8, 2018. Paris Ballet and Dance is very happy to announce the Jury panel will be Emily Schubert, Risselle Portuondo, Stefanie Wolfington, Hollond Schiller-Romaine
AND
Former professional Principal Ballerinas Diane Cahill-Avonda and Jessica Benton Kelty. Both of these incredible artists worked and danced with our Director Mr. Feray.             ...SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK





AUGUST 19, 2019
GREAT FIRST WEEK
The first week of classes were wonderful. All the students were ready to go. Director Jean-Hugues Feray and all the staff were extremely happy to see all the eager returning faces and lots of new ones, as well! A huge "thank you" to everyone for either registering early or coming in extra early before classes to register. It truly saved time. Thank you to ALL the staff for being ready to go!

​REMINDERS:

  • Both the Kravis Commitment Letter and the letter
    for The Nutcracker (along with payments) are due
    ​very soon.
          Intensive is October 14


AUGUST 13, 2018
WELCOME BACK - CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 13
Welcome back to all returning students. Mr. Feray and ​the staff look forwarding to seeing everyone's bright and eager faces for the upcoming year.

Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory would like to welcome to the staff Liana Damiano for
Ballet, Jazz and Tap, and Melody Kline for Jazz and Tap. ALSO
Welcome back to Risselle Alexandra Portuondo as the NEW FULL-TIME Modern teacher, as well as teaching| Contemporary, and Neo-Classical.

Idael German, Martha Satinoff, Emily Schubert, and Stefanie Wolfington will be returning again this year, and Olivia Pardina will be taking on more classes. 

For those who have not registered, it is VERY IMPORTANT to come in AT LEAST 20 minutes before class time begins early to complete the paperwork and ​financials. To make the process faster one can download the forms on the Registration Page and have them ready. All in all
...It is going to be another STELLAR year!




AUGUST 8, 2018
OPEN FALL REGISTRATION 
Open Fall Registration continues. Classes begin August 13. Please, do not wait until the last minute to register. Students may not enter class unless all paperwork is completely filled out. One may download forms from the Registration Page and bring them in before the 13th to save time. 



JULY 17, 2018
THE SUMMER INTENSIVE
As students start returning from all their summer courses across the country and from Stage International De Danse d'Arcachon in France, it’s time to start registering for Paris Ballet and Dance’s very own incredible Summer Intensive starting July 30. This Intensive will feature incredible renowned Master Teachers, Yumelia Garcia, Olivier Pardina and Director Jean-Hugues Feray. Great classes are offered to continue a good student’s phenomenal dance education which includes workshop classes to prepare them for The Nutcracker.

Most “outsiders” (non-dancers) don’t understand the drive and commitment of a serious dance student. However, those students know what it takes to become better, and to be the absolute best they can possibly be!

REMINDER:
OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL begins July 30.
To make things easier, download all forms for both The Summer Intensive, and Fall and have them completely filled out before coming in.



JULY 4 2017
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!










JULY 1, 2018
OFF TO FRANCE - 
BEST WISHES TO PARIS BALLET DIRECTOR AND PARIS BALLET STUDENTS AS THEY HEAD TO FRANCE! 
Director Jean-Hugues Feray prepares to leave for France to teach at Stage International De Danse d'Arcachon  Intensive in the south of France. There, he joins other incredible internationally renowned Master Teachers including the Legendary Charles Jude! These professionals studied and performed at The Paris Opera Ballet, and/or have had astonishing and impressive careers performing throughout the world with other major French companies.

Selected students from Paris Ballet and Dance will also join this outstanding summer intensive. This is an extraordinary experience! These serious students will be  taught by truly phenomenal teachers and renowned artists. All will return for Paris Ballet and Dance’s very own Summer Intensive in July and August with Master Teachers Yumelia Garcia, Olivier Pardina and Director  Jean-Hugues Feray​!



JUNE 28, 2018
ANNOUNCING THE 2018 | 2019 SEASON
​There are so many wonderful and exciting things planned for next season. These plans include classes, performances, events and more! More things may be added as they are finalized and become available.

Please check our 2018|2019 Season Page for more information.






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THE NUTCRACKER AT THE GARDENS MALL
- December 22, 2018 
MAGNIFIQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLET WINTER INTENSIVE at and in collaboration with The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - January 2 - 6, 2019
HAMILTON MASTER CLASS - Taught by Phil Colgan, Dance captain of HAMILTON - January 14, 2019
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM AND MORE at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - February 10, 2019