Ballet News

Archive of: March, 2016

Interview with BIA students Alison Kim and Courtney Barclay

With the term coming to an end, the BIA students have been busy in the studio working on The Sleeping Beauty performance. The grand ballet will feature about 30 Academy students in various roles including Alison Kim, who played Clara in The Nutcracker, and new to our Academy, Courtney Barclay. We had a chance to talk to the them about why they love the academy.
Ballet Idaho: What do you love most about Ballet Idaho Academy?
Courtney Barclay: I love the fact that we get to learn from professional dancers. Not too many people can say that their ballet teacher is currently dancing on a ballet company. It’s a huge privilege to have such experienced and talented teacher.
Allison: I love the styles and all the teachers. I love to dance in Ballet Idaho Academy.
BI: Courtney, in the Sleeping Beauty, you will dance a few roles. Which is your favorite?
CB: Dancing the part of a nymph is definitely my favorite part because it’s more challenging role. It’s always been a dream of mine to dance among the professionals and when I am in the nymph rehearsals, it’s hard not to be inspired, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Sleeping Beauty and I can’t wait to perform in it!
BI: Alison, in the Sleeping Beauty, what are you looking forward to most about playing Little Red Riding Hood?
AK: I am looking forward to dancing on the Morrison Center stage again and working hard with the Big Wolf, played by Justin and Shane. I’m honored to be Little Red Riding Hood. It is really fun, because I am a similar age to her.
Ballet Idaho Academy

Ballet Idaho at Treefort

Ballet Idaho’s Viewers Like You, with choreography by Daniel Ojeda, will open Treefort Music Fest on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 pm in the Mardi Gras Ballroom in Downtown Boise. Featuring live music by Thick Business, Viewers Like You first premiered at Ballet Idaho’s NewDance, Up Close fall series in November 2015.

The best way to guarantee entry to shows at Mardi Gras during Treefort Music Fest is to have a festival wristband and arrive early. Limited number of single show tickets ($20) may be available at the door for shows if there is room once wristband holders enter. Day passes (wristbands) for one day of the fest are also available.
Treefort passes
Festival artists
Full festival schedule


Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Spring Fashion Show, March 5

  1. Learn about the killer spring and vintage trends available at local Boise boutiques, courtesy of Piece Unique & Shoez, Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique, In Retrospect, and Prestige Skateshop.
  1. Meet amazingly talented local designers, Coco Relf, Elizabeth Barreto of Barreto Dancewear, and Pattie Wells of LunchBOX West Boise/Meridian.
  1. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of champagne.
  1. Bid in a super stylish silent auction, including locally made jewelry and accessories.
  1. With a $5 raffle ticket, you have a chance to win $100 at Piece Unique & Shoez every month for 12 months!
  1. Stunning, Sleeping Beauty themed decor by Bliss Events and Sound Wave Music & Lighting Design.
  1. Free after party, with dance music by Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho.
  1. Gorgeous Ballet Idaho dancers as runway models.
  1. The Sleeping Beauty inspired vignettes and choreography by Ballet Idaho company member Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin.
  1. Support your local arts community so that we can continue to bring world class works to our city!

Purchase your tickets today.
Fashion Show 2015

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