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Peter and the Wolf at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Presented by The Music Hall & Ballet des Amériques Ballet des Amériques – Westchester’s premier dance company – brings its acclaimed ballet Peter and the Wolf to the Tarrytown Music Hall. Choreographed by Carole Alexis to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf is

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Summer Intensive Audition at Ballet des Amériques – Saturday, March 4, 2017

Auditions for the 2017 Summer Intensive program at Ballet des Amériques will be held at 16 King Street in Port Chester on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10am to 12pm. Please call 646-753-0457 or e-mail admin@balletdesameriques.com to pre-register. A $25 audition

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Carole Alexis – a key player in the arts

Carole Alexis, Choreographer and Artistic and Executive Director of Ballet des Amériques, was recently featured in The Journal News as a key player in the arts in the Lower Hudson Valley: State of the arts: Key trends in 2017 by

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Facing the Barre at Ballet des Amériques

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Summer Intensive 2016 Finale at Port Chester Day

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, the Summer Intensive students of Ballet des Amériques brought their final performance to Lyon Park in celebration of Port Chester Day. Here is a little excerpt featuring a character dance to Celtic music from Brittany and

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Studio Anna Pavlova

Studio Anna Pavlova: Constructed July 2011 – Renovated July 2016 A newly renovated Studio Anna Pavlova welcomed students to our International Summer Intensive this 1st of August. A big Thank You to Jose and Ronaldo for their renovation work and

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Introducing our Guest Teachers in August 2016

Throughout our 4-week Summer Intensive in August 2016, several classes will be taught by renowned guest faculty.  Ronald Alexander, Karin Averty and Kathryn Sullivan have taught Master Classes at Ballet des Amériques on previous occasions, and we are delighted that they have agreed

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Le Carnaval des animaux

Select your seats and book your tickets by clicking on the poster below Le Carnaval des animaux – The Carnival of the Animals On the heels of the second season of Evenings of Dance in Port Chester, the Company of

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Ballet des Amériques in Paris

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.

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Audition for Summer Intensive 2016

Auditions for the August 2016 Summer Intensive program at Ballet des Amériques will be held at 16 King Street in Port Chester on Saturday February 27, 2016. Please call 646-753-0457 or e-mail admin@balletdesameriques.com to register. A $25 audition fee is

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Director Carole Alexis

Meet Carole Alexis, Director of Ballet des Amériques. What Makes Her Tick? An in-depth interview with Carole Alexis by Leslie Yager. GreenwichFreePress.com

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August 2015 Photos and Videos

Welcome to our International Summer Intensive This August, we are welcoming students from across Westchester County, including the Hudson Valley, from Fairfield Country, from Illinois, Paris, France, and Bern, Switzerland, to our International Summer Intensive. Students come to Port Chester for

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Ballet Auditions for Academic Year 2015-16

Ballet des Amériques is auditioning prospective students for its Pre-Professional Program and its Conservatory Program for the Academic Year 2015-16 (September – June). Auditions will be held in our studios at 16 King Street in Port Chester on Saturday, August

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Community Outreach

Our Visit to the Thomas A. Edison School On May 29, 2015, our Director Carole Alexis and her Company of professional dancers visited the Thomas A. Edison School, a public elementary school in Port Chester, at the invitation of Community

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Premiere: Jeux d’enfants

Press Release Premiere: Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) Port Chester, NY, May 17, 2015 The preprofessional students of Ballet des Amériques will dance the premiere of Jeux d’enfants or Childen’s Games – a set of twelve miniatures composed by Georges Bizet – in an original choreography by Carole

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Press Release: Peter and the Wolf – Company Premiere

Press Release: Peter and the Wolf – Company Premiere Following the successful first season of Evenings of Dance in Port Chester, the Company of Ballet des Amériques comes to the Emelin Theatre with the premiere of Peter and the Wolf, a ballet

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Save the date

June 13th and 14th, 3 p.m., at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY Online ticket purchase for our annual production will be available soon through our main website and the Emelin Theatre.

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Auditions

Auditions Although the official auditions for our 2015 Summer Intensive August 3 – 28 have now passed, there are still some spots available in this year’s 4-week program. Please write to admin@balletdesameriques.com or call us at 646-753-0457 to schedule an appointment.

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Port Chester Open Studios

Improvisational Performances at Port Chester Open Studios Two dancers from Ballet des Amériques will be giving short improvisational performances in the afternoon on Saturday, April 25, as guests of Port Chester Open Studios, a weekend of exhibitions by visual artists in the historic Ernest

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Support a Good Cause

Support the Mission of this Not-for-profit Organization with a Charitable Gift Donate online: http://www.balletdesameriques.com/donate

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Audition April 11 2015

Ballet des Amériques is holding a second round of auditions for its Summer Intensive 2015. The audition times on Saturday, April 11, 2015, are as follows: 9am-10am for students aged 4-8 10am-11am for students aged 9-12 11am-12:30pm for advanced students

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Arts Deals

In association with ArtsWestchester, Ballet des Amériques announce their first Arts Deal For their new series Evenings of Dance in Port Chester, Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company invite you for an evening of art and cuisine in the village of

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Introducing our Guest Teachers

Each week in this year’s four-week summer program from August 3 until August 28, several classes will be taught by renowned guest faculty. Kathryn Sullivan and Ronald Alexander have taught Master Classes at Ballet des Amériques on previous occasions, and we are delighted

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Press Article about Ballet des Amériques

Please enjoy this article about us in the Greenwich Free Press: An Evening of Dance at Ballet des Amériques Injects Flavor and Creativity

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Student Accepted at the Paris Opera Ballet School

Press Release: Ballet des Amériques Student Accepted at the Paris Opera Ballet School Ballet des Amériques is pleased to announce that another student has been accepted by the Opéra National de Paris as a boarder trainee to the Paris Opera’s Summer School at

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Pinterest

Visit Ballet des Amériques School & Company’s profile on Pinterest.

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Tradition into the 21st Century

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Evenings of Dance in Port Chester

What audiences are saying about this series: On Facebook: Fran Dell The company has improved every time we have seen you. Each time it is more exhilarating, the moments are more indelible – is it possible to be more indelible? We think

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Summer Intensive 2015 Auditions

Ballet des Amériques is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Intensive program: Summer Intensive – 4-week program – August 3 – 28 Summer Registration Fee: $30 Arts & Crafts Materials: $50 Elementary – Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to

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Impressions: Nutcracker Ball 2014

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The Nutcracker Ball

You are cordially invited to our fourth annual Nutcracker Ball – performances, reception and fundraiser for Ballet des Amériques. Students of our School will present excerpts from the Nutcracker, while our professional dancers will perform original pieces from the repertoire of the Company. Performances on Saturday, December 13th,

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Makeup Workshop with Nicky Posley

The Art of Makeup Renowned makeup artist Nicky Posley joined us on Saturday, November 8, for a master class on stage makeup for dancers. Parents and other adult guests in attendance found Mr. Posley’s presentation and conversation with his audience

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Ballet Conservatory

Below is a short video of daytime Conservatory students at the barre – at Ballet des Amériques

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Training at Ballet des Amériques – Junior Division

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Preventing Dance Injuries

Physical therapists Elisa LaBelle from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and Todd Wilkowski from Performance Physical Therapy will speak to students, faculty and parents about dance injury prevention. Time: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. Place: Ballet des Amériques, 16 King St., Port Chester, NY 10573 Topics covered:

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The Waterfront in Port Chester

Photo Shoot at Port Chester’s Waterfront On a beautiful day in early fall, Director Carole Alexis took the female dancers of the Company and two students of the Conservatory across the street to Port Chester’s Waterfront for a photo shoot.

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Ballet School offers Program aimed at Home-schooled Students

An Article about our daytime Conservatory Program in WestchesterParent From the Article: Ballet des Amériques School and Company in Port Chester now offers a program for home- and cyber-schooled students. The new program at the dance school in Westchester County

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Sansha Photo Shoot with Ballet des Amériques

Dance fashion photo shoot at Ballet des Amériques for Sansha New York January 19, 2014 Director: Carole Alexis Photographer: Shamsher Dhanoa Make-up artist: Nicky Posley Models: Students and dancers of Ballet des Amériques

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Peter and the Wolf – Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal for “Peter and the Wolf” at the Emelin Theatre, June 13, 2014 Photography: Shamsher Dhanoa, EstaVida Photography Choreography: Carole Alexis, Director, Ballet des Amériques Technical Director: Paul Uhry Newman Music: “Peter and the Wolf” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “Boléro”

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Music Class at Ballet des Amériques

Music Class at Ballet des Amériques with Ariel de la Portilla Summer Intensive students are learning about variations in note types of mensural notation during a solfège class with teacher Ariel de la Portilla on double bass:

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Afro-Caribbean Class at Ballet des Amériques

Afro-Caribbean Class at Ballet des Amériques with Franck Muhel In this first video clip, students of our 2014 Summer Intensive 2 are dancing Beguine: Then it’s time for Salsa: Post by Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.

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Open Class Program for Adults

Something that may be of interest to parents of our students: Ballet des Amériques is now offering a program of open classes for adults of all levels from beginners to dancers who wish to build on prior experience: Ballet, Flamenco, Zumba Fitness,

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Master Class with Kathryn Sullivan

On Thursday, August 14, Kathryn Sullivan returns to Ballet des Amériques to teach a Master Class to our Summer Intensive students. We look forward to welcoming Madame Sullivan back to our studios.

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Studio Maurice Béjart – maintenant tout en blanc

We finished installing new white vinyl dance flooring in Studio Maurice Béjart. The black floor moved to Studio Jean-Baptiste Lully, our multi-purpose studio for Flamenco, Music, Arts and Crafts, Acting for Dancers … Happy Monday to our August Summer Intensive students

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Giving Life to Dead Pointe Shoes

With the August Summer Intensive about to begin, here’s a look at what students did in this past July’s session. First up, an Arts and Crafts project:

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Press Release: Ballet des Amériques Student Accepted at the Royal Ballet School

A student at Ballet des Amériques has been accepted by the Royal Ballet School in the United Kingdom as a boarder trainee to its White Lodge Summer School 2014 program. Emanuel L, a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, is trained by

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Press Release: Ballet des Amériques announces first daytime Conservatory Ballet Program in Westchester County, New York

Ballet des Amériques is pleased to announce three programs for the serious dance student and an open class program for adults: Conservatory Program Daytime schedule for home and cyber schoolers Pre-Professional Program Afternoon and evening schedule Post-Graduate Program Daytime schedule for

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Tickets

Three weeks till showtime, and hundreds of tickets sold. Get yours today!

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Peter and the Wolf

Ballet des Amériques presents “Peter and the Wolf” and Divertissements Back by popular demand: Ballet des Amériques returns to the Emelin Theatre with two performances of its original production of “Peter and the Wolf” – choreographed with a new ‘twist’ by Carole Alexis. The shows

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A Dance from Martinique

Students of last year’s Summer Intensive are practicing a dance from Martinique taught by Franck Muhel in an Afro-Caribbean class at Ballet des Amériques:

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