FEBRUARY 19, 2017
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
GREAT AUDITION FOR THE SPRING PERFORMANCE
Dear Dancers and Parents,
The audition this past weekend for A Midsummer Night’s
Dream was phenomenal! It was incredible to see every
dancer working so hard while putting themselves “out
there.” There were also movements and dramatic requests
which may have been foreign, and new to them. They all
did their best which made me proud to watch!
Let me tell you now, this show will be very difficult to
cast. We all saw some truly great things during the
audition. Plus, there are other factors which are also
important to consider when casting any show.
As everyone knows, I rely on the help of our expert and
talented judges during auditions. I look at and take their
recommendations very seriously. So, a huge “thank you”
to this past weekend’s judges Stefanie Wolfington (for the
younger levels) and Idael German (for the older levels).
Every single role is important. Understand casting a
show is not done lightly. I must take many things into
consideration. It is a well-thought out process. Casting will
be up within a few weeks.
Now, with auditions over, and after the list goes up,
rehearsals start immediately in March. I guarantee it’s
going to be another great Paris Ballet production!
Director Jean Hugues Feray
FEBRUARY 12, 2018
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
GREAT KRAVIS PERFORMANCE
Dear all Dancers, Families and Patrons,
Words cannot express my pride in our SOLD OUT performance at the Kravis Center this past Sunday on February 11. It was a long day and everyone danced so beautifully while giving their all. Thank you all for attending! This particular show meant so much to me because I was able to present my wonderful dancers in the very theatre in which I had performed for many years while I was a professional dancer with Ballet Florida.
I would like to thank the entire staff of the Kravis Center for their warm hospitality and help. Thank you to Liz Diamiano, Angela Gutierrez, Levonda Harris, Christi Keavy, Michael Keavy, Kristen Lenehan, James Nobel, , and Joseph J. Bucheck III. These are my incredible army of committed volunteers on the list who helped before, during and after the performance. And as always, a huge thank you to Karen Mauncy for her incredible organizational skills while having things ready to go for the performance and afterwards, and getting it all unpacked and put away. It’s an enormous job! We absolutely cannot have these wonderful performances without their help.
Now, getting ready for the next” big one,” and as a reminder; auditions for The Spring Performance are this
Saturday on February 17. Information has been emailed and here on the website.
I truly appreciate everyone’s support while experiencing their children grow into beautiful dancers, and great committed and responsible young women and men!
FEBRUARY 3, 2018 - UPDATED JANUARY 31, 2018
KRAVIS PERFORMANCE -- ALMOST SOLD OUT!
Twelve more days and as now, there is only ONE single seat available for the upcoming performance for the February 11th at the Kravis Center!
THE PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!
JANUARY 15, 2018
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Saturday was an excellent start of rehearsals for the show at the Kravis Center featuring Swan Lake Suite, Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux, and “Classical Symphony” on February 11, at 7:30 PM. I am very proud of everyone who worked so hard and was prepared for the day. I can tell it will be another great show!
JANUARY 8, 2018
SUCCESSFUL WINTER INTNSIVE
Magnifque Ballet Winter Intensive was incredible on January 2 through 6, 2018. Over 50 local students as well as students from other counties and states attended the incredible five day-long event at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Classes were taught by truly world renowned teachers including Paris Ballet and Dance Director Jean-Hugues Feray, Stephanie Boublot, Olivier Pardina and the Legendary Charles Jude! Students participated in daily technique, pointe, and floor barre classes. Many also learned pas de deux/partnering and variations classes performed by the Étoiles of the Paris Opera Ballet!
At the end of the Intensive, students were able to show off what they accomplished in an impressive demonstration performance on stage in Persson Hall at the Kravis Center.
Thank you to the wonderful teachers! They were truly impressed with the hard work and dedication from all the students who attended.
Thank you to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts along with Tracy Butler and Miranda Hawkins in the Education Department for their endless work and everything to help make this Intensive possible. Also, thank you to Joseph J. Bucheck III for all his behind--the scenes help, photographs (on Facebook), and helping with transportation.
And thank you to Paris Ballet Director Jean-Hugues Feray for his vision and for creating this program and for bringing these amazing teachers he had the privilege to work with in the past.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to attend Stage International de Danse d' Arcachon in France during the summer of 2018: Olivia Alintoff, Sophia Balfour, Endia Banks, Crina Ciolacu, Maia DeOreo, Raelin Flanigan, Caelan Gagnon, Lily Golish, Isabella Gutierrez, Nicholas Holtz, Kari
Hurmemaa, Rocky Hurmemaa, Sophia Jackson, Addison Joslin, Clare Keavy, Mitchell Keavy, Devon Luxton, Andrea Medina, and Juliana Wolfington.
DECEMBER 31, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
It’s hard to believe but it’s going to be a New Year. As I look back on 2017, I am amazed at all the great things we all accomplished!
I am so proud of every single student. With their commitment, they all have worked very hard. It is a pleasure to watch them grow and improve!
Thank you parents and guardians who worked hard, as they made sure their children were in classes and rehearsals. Thank you all the donors and volunteers, who have gone the extra steps it takes to make a school of this quality possible.
Thank you to my expert teaching staff Idael German, Kristen Lenihan, Riselle Portuondo, Ben Slayen, Emily Schubert and Stefanie Wolfington. Thank you to Olivier Pardina, as well. They are truly incredible instructors and caring people.
Also, thank you to my administrative staff Karen Manucy and Joseph J. Bucheck III, and all their extra volunteer time. They help keep the “machine running” while making sure all the students are well-looked after and cared for.
The vision is alive and well!
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Magnifique Ballet Winter Intensive, and when classes resume on
January 8, 2018!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Director Jean-Hugues Feray
DECEMBER 29, 2017
MAGNIFIQUE BALLET WINTER INTENSIVE – NEXT WEEK
Everything is set and ready to go for next week’s exciting Magnifique Ballet Intensive at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. From January 2 through January 6, 2018, students will be taught by the most prominent teachers in the dance world including the Legendary Charles Jude! What could be more exciting? Students from this incredible Intensive will be chosen to attend the Stage International de Danse d'Arcachon in the south of France!
DECEMBER 22, 2017
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Director Mr. Feray, teachers and staff want everyone to have safe and wonderful Holiday. Enjoy the love and
warmth of family, friends, and great food! Enjoy the Winter Break. Magnifique Ballet Winter Intensive is January 2 - 6, 2018. Regular Classes resume on January 8, 2018 as we all gear up for a New Year!
DECEMBER 18, 2017
MORE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Two families have graciously donated items for a Silent Auction. The proceeds will go to Paris Ballet Conservatory’s 501(c)(3) Fund. Besides other benefits to students, this Auction will help with the creation and purchase of costumes which every child will wear in all future shows.
Please feel free to stop by the School Office and share in the silent auction.
There are also limited sizes of Black T-Shirts for The Nutcracker and Powder Blue School T-Shirts!
*Please note all items are check or cash only.
DECEMBER 13, 2017
AUDITIONS FOR SWAN LAKE SECTIONS
Reminder: Auditions for Swan Lake sections and Flower Festival in Genzano is this Saturday, December 16, at 12:30 PM.
DECEMBER 12, 2017
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
DECEMBER 8, 2017
THE NUTCRACKER OPENS TOMORROW
Get ready for a magic filled weened as Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory OPENS The Nutcracker tomorrow at 7:30 PM. Join Clara on her magical journey to the incredibly bright and fantastic Land of the Sweets. Choose seats online today until 3:00 PM. After that, tickets are only available at the door. Don’t miss out on the wonderful production.
ORDER TICKETS NOW!
DECEMBER 6, 2017
Maria Faden of Maris Faden's Jewelry has generously donated select items of beautiful jewelry for a Silent Auction.There are exquisite items for children, teens and adults include necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Please, stop by the School Office during hours or in the lobby of the theatre before the performance, and during intermissions to place your bid! ALL proceeds of the Auction will benefit Paris Ballet Conservatory.
DECEMBER 5, 2017
THE NUTCRACKER OPENS THIS WEEKEND
After several appearances, and starting yesterday with daily studio run-thrus the cast of this year's production of The Nutcracker is ready to go! From dancing dolls, little mice, toy soldiers, dancing dolls, snowflakes and flowers and much more, the cast is excited to perform onstage for this wonderful yearly production of the Holiday Season!
Tickets are available online BEFORE December 8 at 3:00 PM for $30.00. After that, tickets may be purchased at the door starting one hour before curtain for $32.00.0
DECEMBER 4, 2017
PRE-ORDER FLOWERS FOR YOUR DANCER
Before The Nutcracker starts, call today to order something extra special from Creative Floral (561) 277-9102 or pick up a bouquet in the lobby before the performance. A proceed of sales benefits Paris Ballet Conservatory!
DECEMBER 3, 2017
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR - RUN-THRU DRESS REHEARSALS
Thank you to all of you for a long great day of rehearsals in costumes, including all the volunteers AND staff! You guys truly rock. And to all my students, I love you to the moon and back.
I am so very proud, we are going to have amazing performances next weekend!
AND ON SIDE NOTE:
It’s wonderful to know that people care about and truly
respect the people and the space with whom and where they work, and spend most of their time. So, special thanks to the students who stayed afterwards to help clean up: Pagett Bondar, Ava DeMarco. Jolie Henkle, Cyan Love, Mitchell Keavy, and Juliana Wolfington.
DECEMBER 2, 2017
The December 1 Holiday Party was awesome. It was probably the best attended over the years. There was so much food, wine and dancing. Everyone had a lot of fun! Thank you for the support of and hosts James Nobel and Karen Nobel from Kid's Need More Art in Downtown Abacoa!
...See Photos on Facebook
NOVEMBER 25, 2017
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR - THE NUTCRACKER GARDENS MALL PERFORMANCES
Wonderful performances of The Nutcracker suite today at the Gardens Mall! I am so very proud of all of you my dear students! This is why I always push you so hard! I know what you can accomplish and I see the talent in every single one of you! Don't ever forget that I am always extremely proud of all of you and for ever grateful to be your teacher and Director.
A huge thank you to all the parents as well and the wonderful volunteers. Your time is so precious! And to my incredible staff, a huge Thank you. All this is extremely promising leading up to the full length production on December 9th and 10th. Love and hugs to all.
NOVEMBER 25, 2017
STARTING THE HOLIDAYS, AND "THE NUTCRACKER"
Join Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory as they perform excerpts from the Holiday Classic Ballet "The Nutcracker" December 25 at 3:00 and 5: 00 PM at Nordstrom's Court.
After the second performance, there will be a FREE drawing donated by L'Occitane en Provence
...An international retailer of body, face and home products based on essential oils and natural ingredients.
NOVEMBER 22, 2017
A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
I would like to take this time to thank my staff and teachers for their hard work. Thank you to all the parents who work so hard to make sure they get their children to the studio for classes and rehearsals. Thank you to all the patrons, donors, fans, and exceptionally good friends who have always supported my dream in creating a great place for girls and boys to receive the highest quality dance| education in South Florida.
Most of all, thank you to my talented, dedicated and committed students. They are the reason we all come together and work so very hard. I am always so proud of all of them!
We are excited and looking forward to all of our bright upcoming Holiday performances including the ones at the Gardens Mall this Saturday, November 25. Also, the Auditions for Paris Ballet Winter Magnifique Intensive is on Sunday, November 26.
HAVE A TRULY WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DAY AND ENJOY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
MR. FERAY ON TV
This morning Director Jean-Hugues Feray appeared on
WPBF TV to talk about Magnifique Ballet Intensive.
November 25:Performance at the Gardens Mall
November 26:Audition for Magnifique Ballet
November 27: Cyber Monday. Shop Amazon Smile
and they donate to Paris Ballet Conservatory
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
WORD IS GETTING OUT
The Audition for Magnifique Ballet Winter Intensive is November 26, 2017.
The Kravis Center has posted several announcements including: WRMF and Palm Happening Magazine, to name only a few.
Visit the Magnifique Ballet Winter Intensive page for more information!
NOVEMBER 9, 2017
AD DEADLINE IS SOON
Reserve ad space in this year’s program book for The Nutcracker! Advertise your business or show your child (and the world) how proud you are of all their hard work and accomplishments in a quarter, half or full-page ad.
Advertise in all three production books (December, February and June) and receive a discount! Call: 561-308-8377 or email: email@example.com DEADLINE: November 17!!
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
SHOP AMAZON SMILE AND THEY DONATE
With Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays fast approaching REMEMBER to do all your online shopping at Amazon Smile. They donate a percentage of eligible purchases to Paris Ballet Conservatory. Each donation To the Conservatory benefits every single student in the School. HERE'S HOW
NOVEMBER 6, 2017
VERY BUSY WORKSHOP
Herr Drosselmeyer's workshop is starting to get really busy preparing for the 2017 production of The Nutcracker.
There will be newly added set decor AND a very special effect!
Get tickets now!
Don't forget the Deadline for ad submissions is November 17!
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
WELCOME TO THE STAFF
Director Jean- Hugues Feray, Paris Ballet and Dance and Paris Ballet Conservatory is extremely excited to announce the addition of Jan Hanniford and Stefanie Wolfington to the staff of teachers.
Ms. Hanniford will be teaching on interim depending on her schedule. Mrs. Wolfington will be teaching Pre- Ballet, Level 5 and Adult Ballet. Both are incredibly qualified with extensive educations.
They are also well established with a vast experience as performers, teachers and coaches.
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER! ...See Bios
OCTOBER 30, 2017
There are no classes on Halloween: Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Enjoy the evening while spooking around, and being scary and terrifying! See everyone on Wednesday, November 1.
OCTOBER 10, 2017
GREAT PERFORMANCE AT THE HIMMEL
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Thank you to all my Dancers who performed so beautifully at the Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach tonight. I am one more time very proud! Thank you Sandra Baran, The Jupiter Academy of Music and Alice Culbreath, Grace Notes Foundation or the invitation and for another great event!
We were thrilled as usual! This was a great opportunity for the dancers to perform with live musicians.
OCTOBER 17, 2017
JAM XV OPENS TONIGHT - OCTOBER 17
Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory performs two works at Jupiter Academy of Music’s JAM XV tonight at the Harriet Himmel Theatre. Director Jean-Hugues Feray’s piece entitled Mythos, will be danced to a twenty one piece string orchestra of student musicians, and teachers from the Jupiter Academy of Music. Kristen Lenihan’s work is the piano duet Mozkowaki Spanish Dance # 2 featuring Melody Sze and Jupiter Academy of Music’s own Director Sandra Baran at the keyboard.
This is the fourth year in a row to have the honor of being chosen by Ms. Baran to dance in their annual
concert to benefit Grace Notes Foundation. It is truly a wonderful event featuring talent young musician and dancers! ...See Last Night's Rehearsal of Facebook
OCTOBER 12, 2017
MAGNIFIQUE BALLET WINTER INTENSIVE 2018 AUDITION
The Audition for Magnifique Ballet Winter Intensive is November 26 , 2017. This very specialized Winter Intensive is a great opportunity to be taught by the greatest French teachers in the world of ballet. It is highly recommended for any serious ballet student to attend! ...MORE INFORMATION
OCTOBER 6, 2017
ON SALE TODAY!
Tickets for Paris Ballet's performance of Swan Lake Act 2 Suite, Flower Festival in Genzano Past de Deux, and Classical Symphony go at the Kravis Center go on sale - TODAY!
Get tickets NOW!
OCTOBER 5 2017
WORLD BALLET DAY
Sharing the love joy and passion for dance!
See and celebrate with The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House, National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet LIVE!
OCTOBER 4, 2017
ELEVEN DANCERS AND TWENTY ONE MUSICIANS
Last night was the first rehearsal with the musicians of Jupiter Academy of Music. The studio was packed with eleven dancers and twenty one musicians to work on Director Jean-Hugues Feray’s exciting new work
Mythos. The piece (along with a second work) will be performed at JAM VX on October 17 at the Harriet
Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach. The conductor is the President and Director of the Lighthouse Suzuki Strings Cynthia Hinkelman. Leading the violin section is Laura Mozena, artistic Director of the group. They both teach also teachers at the Jupiter Academy of Music. Also present was Alice Culbreath director of Grace Notes Foundation.
This is the fourth year Paris Ballet and Dance and Paris Ballet Conservatory has been asked to perform with
Jupiter Academy of Music in their yearly concert to benefit Grace Notes Foundation. It is a great collaboration of students of both dance and music as they work together. …See Photos on Facebook
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
SALES FOR THE NUTCRACKER START OCTOBER 1
Ticket sales for the 2017 production of The Nutcracker starts at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 1. It's a good
idea to go over the Ticket Polices beforehand to become familiar. That way, there will be no surprises.
Sales will appear as Paris Ballet and Dance on credit card statements.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR - SWAN LAKE AT THE GARDENS MALL
Thank you to all my students who performed at the Gardens Mall yesterday. You once again all made me very proud! There was a nice positive energy! A huge thank you to everyone who attended, the unconditional dedication of our Paris Ballet families who showed one more time how supportive they are of the school.
To the incredible volunteers, Tangi Colombel, Angela Gutierrez, Christi Keavy, Michael Keavy, Erika DeOreo
and Stephanie Wofington -- a HUGE and very special thank you to you as well! You once again rocked, your
time and help means the world.
Thank you to the staff members who were there, Joseph J. Bucheck III for the incredible input and great company. AS ALWAYS, thank you to Karen Manucy who was at her other job but once again made sure that everything as ready in her very own special way that it felt she were there physically!
Thank you to The Gardens Mall for this opportunity, and to great collaborations in the future!
It was another incredible demonstration of a great team, talent, dedication, love and passion.
Again, thanks to all! Good times people! Good times!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS - LOOK WHO'S GOING TO FRANCE
Congratulations to the Melcher family who won the paid air fare for two - to France! The drawing was held at the Gardens Mall after the second performance and streamed LIVE!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
LIVE FEED FOR THE GARDENS MALL PERFORMANCE
Paris Ballet and Dance, and Paris Ballet Conservatory go LIVE on Facebook Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM with the performances of Selections from Swan Lake at the Gardens Mall.
There will also be the LIVE drawing from the Gardens Mall after the second performance at 4:00 PM for the winners of the paid air fare to France.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
THE NUTCRACKER HAS BEGUN
Yesterday was a great first day of rehearsals for The Nutcracker. From Rats, Gingers, Friends to Snowflakes
and more, the building was buzzing with dancers all day long as they were learning their new roles. Judging from the first day, it looks like it's going to be another wonderful production! ...See Rehearsal Photos
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