APRIL 14, 2019
SECOND DAY OF YAGP FINALS IS OVER 

Yesterday was day one at the Youth America Grand Prix
Finials in New York. Competition has already proven to
be tough and at the highest level! Paris Ballet and Dance,
and Paris Ballet Conservatory are up to the challenges as
the dancers presented Jean-Hugues Feray's Peer Gynt last
night. Mr. Feray said, "They performed beautifully. I am
very ​proud of them!"
Caelan Gagnon competed today. Mr. Feray said, "Caelan
had his best performance today. He nailed it..." 
Sebastian
Bondar and Devon Luxton compete tomorrow. Wish them
well!                                               ...See NY Photos on Facebook



APRIL 6, 2019
WEEK BEFORE YAGP FINALS IN NEW YORK

This is the week before the 20th Youth America Grand
Prix in New York! Director Jean-Hugues Feray has been
working very hard with everyone on a daily basis. However,
these last few days before this major competition in New
York will be incredibly intense preparing the strenuous
last few days.

Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory are
very proud to be bringing three Finalists: Sebastian
Bondar, Devon Luxton and Caelan Gagnon. Also in the
competition will be Mr. Feray’s incredible Ensemble Piece
Peer Gynt to also include dancers Crina Ciolacu, Maia
DeOreo, Raelin Flanigan, Lily Golish, Clare Keavy,
Cyan Love, Byron Matysek, Andrea Medina and
​Mario Mery.

Youth American Grand Prix is considered the Olympics
of Dance. Competition is at the international level bringing
dancers from all over the world. Many dancers are
selected to join renowned professional companies and/or
selected to attend incredible schools connected to such
companies.*

Only the BEST OF THE BEST young dancers make it
​this far!
Only 800 out of 10,000 worldwide, go to NY.

* Many of Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet
Conservatory dancers have already been selected to
attend summer courses with schools like Paris Opera
Ballet School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet
Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next
Generation Ballet and many more. See complete and
very impressive list in the February 2, News Update. 
YAGP Semi-Final information in March 14 update (below).



MARCH 31, 2019
TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 6
SPRING PERFORMANCE 
2019
Tickets ON SALE at 9:00 AM on April 6, 2019 for Spring Performance 2019 featuring The Sleeping Beauty
Suite and more! Get ready to go!







MARCH 29, 2019
PARIS BALLET AND DANCE STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO AREA ARTS SCHOOLS!
Congratulations to Anna Albertsson, Abby Francisco, Lucy Giummo, Bryton Jentzch, Graeme Melcher Amelie Nobel, Jenna Simmons for being accepted into Bak ​Middle School of the Arts.
AND
Congratulations to Olivia Alintoff, Sophia Jackson, Mario Mery, and Crina Ciolacu/10th Grade and Byron Matysek/10th Grade, for being accepted into Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

“...And to all who auditioned and stepped up to the plate!
I am extremely proud of ALL of you!”

Mr. Feray.




​MARCH 18, 2019
SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES
.
Classes resume on Monday, March 25, 2019.









MARCH 17, 2019
​HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!​










MARCH 14, 2019
PARIS BALLET AND DANCE BRINGS HOME YAGP WINNERS - A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
(WITH UPDATES: MARCH 17, 2019)
Dear Families, Friends and Supporters,
The 20th Youth America Grand Prix in Tulsa is now over. I am excited to announce my school, Paris Ballet and Dance and Paris Ballet Conservatory has again, brought home winners!

Most importantly, everyone did beyond expectations during this very tough competition. For most, this was their first time to experience the rigors and stress of competition at Youth America Grand Prix. I must say they all did extremely well. Also, our dancers were well-received by the audience!

Simple words cannot convey how extremely proud I am with everyone’s hard work, discipline, total dedication, and wonderful performances. It was also |a pleasure to share such close time with my students along with their mothers, fathers, and families members.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Sebastian Bondar who placed Second in the Junior Men Classical Category and is moving on to the NYC Finals.
Devon Luxton who placed Third in the Junior Men Classical Category and is moving on to the NYC Finals.
Caelan Gagnon who placed in the top 12 Pre-Competitive Category and with such high scores that he has been selected to move on to the NYC Finals.
Peer Gynt received Top 12 in the Ensemble Category with a very high score, and will go to the NYC Finals.

Congratulations to Crina Ciolacu and Clare Keavy who were in the top 24 out of 135 girls in the Junior Classical Category.

Congratulations to Raelin Flanigan, Isabella Gutierrez, Cyan Love and Maia DeOreo who out of 135 girls whom competed, had high and promising scores.

Congratulations to Lily Golish, Byron Matysek, Andrea Medina and Mario Mery who did not compete in individual presentations but who also danced with our other competitors in Peer Gynt.

I would like to also congratulate all the others throughout the country who either won, placed and who participated. It was a pleasure seeing all this talent come together this past weekend

As we have returned home, Spring Performance rehearsals will soon begin. As well as, the Annual Open House on April 26 where others can see what we presented this past weekend!

It just keeps getting better as we all make a difference!

Sincerely,
Jean-Hugues Feray
Founder and Director

UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2019
After competing at Youth America Grand Prix in Tulsa March 7 - 10, 2019, adding to the great Summer and YAGP results, Sebastian Bondar, Caelan Gagnon, Devon Luxton, Mario Meryand Byron Matysek and all got accepted into the following Summer intensives with scholarships with The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy.                                ...See Photos on Facebook



​MARCH 9. 2019
DAY TWO OF YAGP COMPETITION IS OVER

Day two of competition at Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals is over with the ensemble presentation of Peer Gynt tomorrow. Director Jean-Hugues Feray has been very pleased with (and proud of) all each of his talented students. The audience reception has been great, as well. All performed at a wonderfully high level. ​Competition is tough because all the young dancers who participate at Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals come with their A-Game. Anything can happen. It is an incredible opportunity to just be there much less, perform on that huge stage with the other wonderful talent!



​MARCH 7. 2019

PARIS BALLET AND DANCE/CONSERVATORY IN TULSA FOR YAGP

Paris Ballet and Dance students are already in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 20th Youth America Grand Prix Semi - Finals. Director Jean-Hugues Feray has been spending the day today coaching each student for their solo presentations, and the ensemble ballet Peer Gynt. Youth American Grand Prix is considered the Olympics of the dance world. It is also a great place for students to see how they compare with others in the country and the world, while having the extraordinary opportunity to be seen and judged by great teachers, and directors from other major national and international schools, and world renowned professional dance companies.

Competition begins tomorrow. Excitement is at a peak aseveryone prepares!

Best wishes to Jean-Hugues Feray, Paris Ballet and Dance and Sebastian Bondar, Crina Ciolacu, Andrea Médina, Maia DeOreo, Raelin Flanigan, Caelan Gagnon, Lily Golish, Isabella Gutierrez, Clare Keavy, Cyan Love, Devon Luxton, Mario Mery,  Byron Matyesk
...And to all dancers competing this coming weekend!



MARCH 1
, 2019
PARIS BALLET STUDENT TO APPEAR AN NATIONAL BROADWAY TOUR IN W
PB
We are so proud of our Little Paris Ballet and Dance Ballerina Caroline Joslin who was cast as Lulu in the National Broadway Tour during its West Palm Beach run of Waitress while at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. She will be amazing on that big Kravis Center stage!
​The performances are March 5 -10 2019.






FEBRUARY 23, 2019
AUDITION FOR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

The school audition for The Sleeping Beauty is today.
Best wishes and good luck to all!








FEBRUARY 22, 2019 (Updated March 17, 2019)
PARIS BALLET AND DANCE STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO TOP SUMMER INTENSIVES

Congratulations to all these Paris Ballet and Dance students for their acceptances in the following Ballet National and International Summer Intensives!
Olivia Alintoff: Next Generation Ballet with 15% Scholarship. Endia Banks: The Nutmeg Conservatory. Gabriella Betancourt: Joffrey Ballet School with a scholarship and American Ballet Theatre. Keira Bliss: American Ballet Theatre. Sebastian Bondar: The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy with scholarships. Maia DeOreo: Paris Opera Ballet School, France, Bolshoi Ballet, Miami City Ballet. Raelin Flanigan: Paris Opera Ballet School, France. Caelan Gagnon​: The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy with scholarships. Lily Golish: Joffrey Ballet School with a 75% scholarship. Isabella Gutierrez: Bolshoi Ballet, Sarasota Cuban Ballet. Sophia Jackson: Next Generation Ballet with a 20% Scholarship. Addison Joslin: Pennsylvania Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Clare Keavy: Paris Opera Ballet School, France, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet Charlotte Kimmerling: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Cyan Love: Ballet West, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Academy in Chicago. Devon Luxton: Paris Opera Ballet School, France with full boarding, and The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy with scholarships. Ella McDermott: SAB Junior, SAB CA, and American Ballet Theatre. Mario Mery: The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy with scholarships. Byron Matysek: The Joffrey Ballet Academy in Chicago, Next Generation Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Amelie Nobel: The Nutmeg Conservatory and Joffrey Ballet School. Juliana Wolfington: Bolshoi Ballet with full Scholarship and Ellison Ballet. 



FEBRUARY 18, 2019
GETTING READY FOR YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX

On March 6 through 10, 2019, Paris Ballet and Dance will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of the Youth America Grand Prix 20th Anniversary competition season. Please understand Paris Ballet and Dance would not be going if Director Jean- Hugues Feray didn’t think these students were ready to compete at the Semi-Finals. Everyone has been working very hard to present ourselves in the best light. ​Each student should be very proud of their hard
work ​and dedication. 





FEBRUARY 15, 2018
STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO PARIS OPERA BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE

Several Paris Ballet and Dance students have been accepted into the Paris Opera Ballet Summer Intensive for 2019. This is the same world renown and prestigious school where Director Jean-Hugues Feray received his incredible training while beginning his distinguished career!





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​FEBRUARY 14, 2019
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY










FEBRUARY 12, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR - THE KRAVIS SHOW ON FEBRUARY 10

Dear Patrons, Students and Families,

Dance is not an easy accomplishment. It takes hard work, and total dedication. I am so very proud of my students and their performance at the Kravis Center this past Sunday night. Everyone did their absolute best. They worked so hard and again, this show proves it.

Thank you to Karen Manucy for her expert and wonderful organizational skills and constant support, and Tangi Colombel for the often thankless job of transportation, and loading and unloading. Thank you to Robyn Begley, Erika DeOreo, Jodi Flanigan, Angela Guiterrez, Christi Keavy, James Nobel, Sean Rothman, Suzanne Rothman for all their help back stage. Thank you to William Linn for doing Oberon and Puck’s make up, and Joseph J. Bucheck III for supplying the makeup.

Also, thank you to the entire staff of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from ticket sales to all the technical aspects of the show. They are all incredible for what they do. This is why The Kravis Center is one of the finest venues in the world!

Our next big venture is March 6 through 10, 2019 as we will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of the Youth America Grand Prix 20th Anniversary competition season. 

It just keeps getting better. I appreciate the fact that you are all a part of it!

 Sincerely,
Jean-Hugues Feray
Founder and Director



​​
DECEMBER 24, 2018
​​ALL THE SEASON’S BEST - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Spend the Holidays with loved ones while sharing all joy within your hearts.









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Great Presentations at Youth American Grand Prix!
This past weekend, Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory were in New York for the 20th Youth American Grand Prix Finals.
Congratulations to the three Finalists, and dancers in Director Jean-Hugues Feray's Ensemble Piece Peer Gynt! 
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