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by ARB Access & Enrichment Dept. Intern and Rider University student Kaleen Butterfield

Cranbury Day 2015 performances

by Maria Gottfried, ARB Marketing Dept. Intern and The College of New Jersey student

Driving through the New Jersey countryside, I came upon the quaint town of Cranbury. As an intern here at American Repertory Ballet, Cranbury Day was the first time I got to see the ARB Workshop and ARB Workshop Juniors students perform. I was looking forward to watching them and to photographing the performances!

Summer Intensive Intermediates and What It Means to Improve

by Kat Giordano, ARB Summer Intern

Nestled into the quaint street side shops of Cranbury, I found the familiar face of my favorite place, American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School. Inside too familiar sights were everywhere I looked: smiling dancers, countless bags bursting with ballet slippers, and, on this special occasion, proud parents. I was lucky enough to catch the at the end of the week, just in time for their parent showcase and a fun afternoon special treat, musical theater dance!

Expressing Ourselves: Lessons We Can All Learn from the Summer Intensive Juniors

by Kat Giordano

“Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all; to express with your whole self the person you are.” –Melissa Hayden

I #loveARB and Open Enrollment Classes for Adults

Rider University student Kaleen Butterfield is working as an intern in ARB's Access & Enrichment Department during her spring semester. Here, she writes about her experience as a Princeton Ballet School student taking Open Enrollment classes for adults:

Summer Intensive Juniors Program develops well-rounded dancers

By Marisa Remez, Summer Marketing and Development Intern 

Over the past two years, I have spent quite a bit of time in the Wilcox dance studio on Princeton University’s campus. Whether I was spending hours choreographing, participating in dance workshops, or dancing during groggy Saturday morning rehearsals, I associate this studio with developing my skills alongside close friends who share my love of dance.

Summer at PBS: Intensive Improvements

By Marisa Remez, Summer Marketing and Development Intern 

An Interview with Lindsay Jorgensen: from Understudying to Performing Aurora

Princeton Ballet School's annual spring production is always a delight. Every year, the school presents an adaptation of a full-length classical ballet, which showcases the talent of over 300 students, ranging from 5 years old through adult and from beginner through pre-professional levels. The featured roles are danced by members of ARB Workshop - a perfomance group comprised of the Professional Training Program and Trainee students. These roles are kept very close to the original choreography; they require precision and artistry.

Princeton and Boston

January 19/20:  Princeton and Boston.  Here we are in the thick of auditions.  Saturday in Princeton, we auditioned over 100 eager young dancers.  It was great to welcome some familiar faces from former summers, back now hoping to become Trainees to the company.  And it’s always super to see the next generation of our own students reaching the age at which they can audition for the advanced division of the Summer Intensive.


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