Port Chester, New York, March 28, 2016
For the third year in a row, students of Ballet des Amériques in Port Chester, New York, succeeded in highly competitive auditions for participation in the Summer School of the Paris Opera Ballet School. Alexandria B. of Greenwich, Connecticut, will attend the program at the “Supérieur” level, while Marguerite G. of Rye Brook, New York, was admitted to the highest level: “Supérieur pro”.
Established in 1713 under King Louis XIV, the Ballet School of the Paris Opera – l’École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris – is the world’s oldest and most prestigious educational institution for classical dance, and Ballet des Amériques is honored to return to this original source of formal ballet training.
The results of the auditions reached the students in February, while Marguerite G. and company dancer Isodale Alexis were training and rehearsing in Paris with director Carole Alexis for the Grand Prix de Paris Let’sDANCE® competition. After weeks of preparation and eventual performances in classical and modern dance in front of an illustrious jury, our dancers received more good news: Both were awarded the title of laureate finalist and were invited to perform in the concluding performance of the event at the Carreau du Temple on February 14th. Marguerite performed a choreography in the modern dance category, while Isodale Alexis performed choreographies in both the classical and modern categories.