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Pre-Performance Discussions & Dinners

New for the 2018/19 Season! Pre-Performance Dinners Our celebrated Pre-Performance Dinners, exclusive to Silver Circle members, have a new location! Dine with Artistic Director Garrett Anderson and visiting artists throughout the season in Boise’s premier steakhouse, Chandler’s. Enjoy lively conversation…

An Interview with Garrett Anderson

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We recently sat down with our new Artistic Director, Garrett Anderson, to get a sneak peek at the upcoming season, talk about Garrett’s passion for dance, and more! You have danced all over the world – from San Francisco Ballet to Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago…

2018/19 Performance Season Announced!

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BALLET IDAHO ANNOUNCES 2018/19 PERFORMACE SEASON Boise ID — Ballet Idaho, under the new artistic direction of Garrett Anderson, has announced their 2018/19 performance line-up. The new season includes choreography from around the country, as well as traditional favorites The Nutcracker and Cinderella.…

Welcome to Your New Social Scene... Ballet Idaho Introduces the Social Circle

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Young professionals and lovers of the arts are invited to join this casual, membership-based meet up group at local partnering venues. We are calling on individuals and companies to help us kick-start this program and build the next generation in our arts community. We want to hear from you if interested…

New Rehearsal Director Announced

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See a montage of Anne performing here: https://vimeo.com/65616915 BALLET IDAHO ANNOUNCES NEW REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Boise ID — Ballet Idaho announced today that Anne Mueller has accepted the position of rehearsal director. Anne will teach company class, and assist Artistic Director Garrett Anderson with…

An Interview with Peter Anastos

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With the end of Swan Lake comes the end of an era – Peter Anastos, artistic director for the last 10 years, will be taking his leave of Ballet Idaho and beginning his retirement. Our Marketing Director, Meredith Stead, sat down with him to talk about both his journey of the past ten years, as well…

2018/19 Season Dates Announced

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Please mark your calendars for our thrilling 2018/19 season. Programming TBA. Fall Gala at JUMP – Oct 13, 2018 NewDance fall series – November 8 – 11, 2018 The Nutcracker – December 13 – 16, 2018 Winter Repertory – February 8 – 9, 2019 NewDance spring series – March 7 – 10, 2019 Spring…

Ballet Idaho Announces New Artistic Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director 208.343.0556 Ext. 222, mstead@balletidaho.org BALLET IDAHO ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Boise ID — Ballet Idaho announced today that Garrett Anderson has been named the Artistic Director, following a nationwide…

We are hiring! Apply for the Development Director position

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Director of Development Job Description Working with Executive Director and the board of directors, this position will oversee formulating and implementing fundraising goals, strategies and programs, including but not limited to, annual gifts for operating capital, corporate sponsorship and support,…

Behind the Ballet: An Interview with Daniel Ojeda

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With the Fleetwood Mac Collection just around the corner, our Marketing Assistant, Alanna Love, sat down with Choreographer and Company Dancer, Daniel Ojeda, to get a sneak peek at what this groundbreaking ballet will be like and some of the core ideas woven throughout the music and the movement. When…

BIA Announces New Session of 10-week Adult Intro Ballet Workshop

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Fridays September 14 – November 1g at 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM Just $120 for this 10-week program. Call Morgan, 208.343.0556 × 232 or email mphillips@balletidaho.org for more details and to register. More dates for future workshops to be announced.

Ballet Idaho Announces New Work to Fleetwood Mac Music

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2017 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 ext. 222, mstead@balletidaho.org BALLET IDAHO ANNOUNCES NEW WORK TO FLEETWOOD MAC MUSIC Boise, ID – Ballet Idaho announced their February repertory will include a new ballet to the music of…

November Academy Discounts

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It’s never too late to enroll in the Academy! This month we’d like to offer $50 off enrollment in the following classes: Pre-Ballet 2 Tuesdays 6:00 – 6:45 or Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:15 (ages 4 -6) Child Sampler (Tap and Ballet combined) Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:00 (ages 4 -7) Beginning/…

John Frazer returns as company dancer for the 2017/18 season.

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Interview with returning company member, John Frazer. Ballet Idaho: You were a company member from 2010 to 2015. What have you been up to the last two years and what brought you back to Ballet Idaho? John Frazer: In the two years that I’ve been away, I danced with Ballet San Antonio as well as several…

We are hiring a Marketing Assistant!

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The full time position of Marketing Assistant supports the Marketing Director in website management, marketing design elements, and ticketing. General responsibilities include: - Maintain BalletIdaho.org by updating imagery and copy - Assist with design creation and manipulation - Ticketing management…

Artistic Director Search Has Begun! View the job description and help us fill the role.

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We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Position: Artistic Director Department: Artistic Director Reports to: President, Board of Directors FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt Ballet Idaho currently has an opportunity for an Artistic Director in Boise, Idaho. Position start date is June…

2017/18 Season Announced

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An exhilarating 2017/18 performance season line-up has been announced. View the announcement video on YouTube. Visit the website for details or to view our new season brochure or to purchase season tickets, starting at just $108. Single tickets will be on sale to the public in September.

Peter Anastos to Retire in 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2017 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 Ext. 222, mstead@balletidaho.org BALLET IDAHO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER ANASTOS TO RETIRE IN 2018 Boise ID — Ballet Idaho announced Artistic Director Peter Anastos’ plans to retire at the close…

"All Children, Except One, Grow Up". Interview with Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin

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Ballet Idaho premieres Peter Pan this month at the Morrison Center. We had a chance to sit down with Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin as he prepares to dance the role of Peter Pan. For more info or to purchase tickets, click here. Ballet Idaho: What do you think the Idaho community will enjoy the most of the…

Acclaimed Master Teacher Tong Wang to join BIA Intensive as Guest Teacher

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Tong Wang graduated with honors from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in 1986, after which he performed as a principal dancer with companies such as Shanghai Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Dayton Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and, most recently, Ballet West, where he performed leading roles in both classical…

Ballet Idaho to perform at Nampa Civic Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2016 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 ext. 222, mstead@balletidaho.org BALLET IDAHO TO PERFORM AT THE NAMPA CIVIC CENTER Boise, ID – Ballet Idaho will bring a version of their Winter Repertory to the Nampa community in February.…

Winter Repertory's "The Monster and the Gift"

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Interview with Daniel Ojeda We sat down with company member and choreographer Daniel Ojeda to discuss his new ballet, The Monster and the Gift, which will make it’s world debut at this month’s Winter Repertory. Ojeda’s ballet will run February 10 and 11, alongside Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine…

Barnes and Noble Bookfair

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Support Ballet Idaho when you shop online or in store between November 26 and December 1. Present this bookmark in the store or enter the code online.

Register Today and Save 20% on Select Youth Classes

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Save 20% when registering and paying in full by August 15, 2016 for the following classes: Youth Sampler: Thursdays 7 pm – 8 pm Ages 8 -12 Includes introduction to Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance Beginning Youth Ballet: Mondays 6:15 – 7:45 Ages 8 -10 Intermediate Youth Ballet: Thursdays…

Company Member Promoted

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 ext. 222, mstead@balletidaho.org BALLET IDAHO PROMOTES COMPANY MEMBER ELIZABETH BARRETO TO THE ROLE OF PRINCIPAL FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON PERFORMANCE TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 Boise, ID…

New Student Savings

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New students to Ballet Idaho Academy save 30% off when you register for fall classes and pay in-full. This special, limited time offer is valid only for Pre-Ballet 1 or 2, Children’s Sampler, Adult Ballet, or Creative Movement. Limited time only, some restrictions apply. Call or email for details,…

Employment Opportunity: Academy Administrator

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PART TIME ACADEMY ADMINISTRATOR JOB LISTING – 25 hours GENERAL: The Academy Administrator reports directly to the Academy Director and carries out activities related to academy management including enrollment, registration and payments, record keeping, front desk supervision, and maintenance of…

Employment Opportunity: Costume Director

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Ballet Idaho and Opera Idaho are searching for a joint Costume Director for our upcoming 2016-2017 season. Opera Idaho, a twelve week contract, and Ballet Idaho, twenty three weeks, will be producing six mainstage and two showcase productions collectively. Responsibilities: Organization and management…

FREE Adult Tap Trial Class

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Join us for our new beginning Adult Tap Class! Come for a free trial class on May 2.

Boise Arts Organizations to Co-Host Idaho Gives Block Party This May

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2016 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director, Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 ×222, mstead@balletidaho.org BOISE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO CO-HOST IDAHO GIVES ARTS BLOCK PARTY THIS MAY Boise, ID – April 21, 2016 – Arts organizations in the downtown Boise Cultural District…

Interview with BIA students Alison Kim and Courtney Barclay

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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…

Ballet Idaho at Treefort

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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…

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

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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. Meet amazingly talented local designers, Coco Relf, Elizabeth Barreto of Barreto Dancewear, and Pattie Wells…

Interview with Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin

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Ballet Idaho: What inspired you to start dancing? Ethan: As a little kid I loved to perform. I would dress up and put on shows and always dance around the house whenever there was music playing, especially when the weather channel would do the “local on the 8s”. When I was around 5 my parents saw…

Spring Workshops and Class Offerings

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Choreography Workshop Join us for a series of choreography sessions and delve into the creative process. Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, BIA faculty member and director of Project Flux, will lead the workshops along with other guest faculty. Together students will experiment with the tools and techniques…

Interview with John Selya

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Ballet Idaho: What inspired you to become a dancer? John: Dancing is the perfect balance of sports and music and at 10 years old I began dancing with the School of American Ballet. BI: What do you appreciate most about Nine Sinatra Songs? John: I appreciate the complexity and simplicity of the romantic…

Interview with new company member Shane Horan

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We had a moment to catch up with company member, Shane Horan, who joined Ballet Idaho just before The Nutcracker, in December of 2015. Ballet Idaho: How long have you been dancing and what got you started? Shane: I’ve been dancing since I was 4 years old. I immediately fell in love with ballet when…

Summer Intensive Auditions at Ballet Idaho

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Please visit their website for more information. Ballet Austin Monday, January 4, 2016 Registration 4:00 – 5:00, 5:00 -7:00 Studio 1 Oregon Ballet Theatre OBT Sunday, January 10, 2016 Registration 12:00 – 12:30, 12:30 – 2:00 Studio 1 Registration 2:00 – 2:30, 2:30 – 4:00 Studio…

Pointe Shoe Fittings Saturday, Nov 14 with Phillip Broadbent from Empire Dance Shop in Spokane, WA

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Ponite Shoe Fittings with Phillip Broadbent from Empire Dance Shop in Spokane, WA. Phillip has a longstanding relationship with students and professional dancers throughout the Northwest for his expertise in fitting pointe shoes. Location: Ballet Idaho, Studio 3 – Annex Building PLEASE ENTER…

Ballet Idaho Dancers Return to the Studio

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Fall is upon us and, second to a pumpkin spice latte, we are thrilled to have our dancers back in the studio full time! They are hitting the marley floor hard in preparation for NewDance, Up Close fall series and The Nutcracker.

Ballet Idaho Academy Student Joins Professional Company

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We are proud to announce that Ballet Idaho Academy student, Lydia Herman has joined the Ballet Idaho company as apprentice. We had a moment to sit down with Lydia and discuss the upcoming season. BIA: How has this start to the season differed from previous years of coming back to the Academy? Lydia:…

Ballet Idaho Returns to Barnes and Noble

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Support Ballet Idaho by shopping online or in store between November 18 and December 3. Mention Ballet Idaho at the register of your local store, present this bookmark or use the bookmark code online. A percentage of your sale is donated back to Ballet Idaho! Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble will be in-store…

Shop Amazon and Support Ballet Idaho

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You can support Ballet Idaho when shopping online with Amazon by using AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. When customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com),…

Ballet Idaho at Barnes and Noble Booksellers

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Support Ballet Idaho by shopping online or in store between October 10 and October 23. Mention Ballet Idaho at the register of your local store, present this bookmark or use the bookmark code online. A percentage of your sale is donated back to Ballet Idaho! Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble will be in-store…

Fred Meyer Rewards for Ballet Idaho

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Do you shop at Fred Meyer? Support Ballet Idaho by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to our nonprofit profile and Ballet Idaho will earn a donation every time you shop. You will still receive your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates, plus you will help us earn donations from the $2.6 million…

Yelp's Boise Bourbon for Ballet

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Help fundraise for Ballet Idaho by celebrating September as National Bourbon month at local watering holes around town! Participants will need the Yelp app. Don’t have it? You can download for free at yelp.com/yelpmobile - Check-in to participating business on Yelp - Order a qualifying bourbon cocktail…

Ballet Idaho welcomes Danielle Troyano!

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Question and Answer with Danielle Troyano How did you get started in dance? My older sister Kristen was a dancer, and I was always hanging around the studio watching and waiting for her to finish. I always had a ton of energy; I could not sit still for more than a second at a time! My mom decided…

Fall Registration Savings Through Monday, June 22, 2015

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Save 15% on tuition fees when you register for classes at Ballet Idaho Academy, now through Monday. Fall schedules and registration materials are available online or at the front desk. Register today! Classes fill quickly. For questions regarding classes, instruction, and the new schedule, contact…

June Newsletter

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Our June Newsletter is now out and it’s the perfect chance to see what Ballet Idaho has planned for the 2015/2016 season. See our full newsletter here and don’t miss your chance to purchase a season subscription and save 15%! Fall Registration Ballet Idaho Academy is now accepting students for Fall…

May Newsletter

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Our May Newsletter is now out and it’s the perfect chance to see what Ballet Idaho has planned for the 2015/2016 season. See our full newsletter here and don’t miss your chance to purchase a season subscription and save 15%! May 7 – Don’t forget to support Ballet Idaho on Idaho Gives Day! For…

Ballet Idaho Academy Upcoming Events

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Academy Open House Thursday and Friday, August 20 and 21, 4 pm -6 pm Activities include facility tours, Faculty meet and greet, registration discounts, raffles, and more! Save $50 off fall registration when you register at the Open House. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, please call…

Ballet Idaho Announces 2015/2016 Season

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Company to Bring First Ever Idaho Performance of Twyla Tharp Ballet with Costumes by Oscar de la Renta NewDance, Up Close Choreography Showcase Returns Peter Anastos’ The Sleeping Beauty Wraps Season BOISE, IDAHO – Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos has announced the company’s 2015/2016…

Good Morning Idaho Visits Ballet Idaho

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Good Morning Idaho visits Ballet Idaho for a special on the job, and teach J Bates a thing or two about the art of the dance and our upcoming performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The full story can be viewed here. Tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are still available for April 10 and 11…

April Newsletter

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Our April Newsletter is now out and we have a lot of events and our final performance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to close out our 2014/15 season. See our full newsletter here and we hope to see all of you this April at the Morrison Center for A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Don’t miss your chance to…

You're Invited to Tea for Tutus

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Join us for our Tea for Tutus fundraiser – a community program that allows children to experience the music and movement that is ballet. You are encouraged to wear your fun and fancy party clothes to this afternoon event where children learn a few steps from Ballet Idaho Academy instructors enjoy…

Save the Date - Fall Gala

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Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Event theme and ticket information coming soon to BalletIdaho.org. Host committee: Will Heatter, Nick Roundtree, and Monica Walker

Local Designs + Dancers = Fashion Show '15

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Join Ballet Idaho on April 4, for a fabulously stylish fundraiser. View the hottest vintage and new spring fashions from local boutiques and designers, prepared and designed exclusively for and worn by Ballet Idaho dancers. Enjoy champagne, hor’doeuvres, raffle and silent auction. Tickets available…

Three More Chances

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Don’t miss your last opportunity to experience this spectacular performance of new choreography by some of our dancers and other amazing local talent. Purchase now. NewDance, Up Close: tickets $20 and $25 in our own intimate 200-seat theater at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Friday, March…

Balanchine's Rubies Comes To Idaho

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Ballet Idaho is honored to have been granted the rights to perform Rubies this February. Rubies, choreographed by George Balanchine and staged by Paul Boos. Rubies will be performed on the Morrison Center for two shows over Valentine’s Day weekend. For ticket info, click here. Balanchine plays a…

Ballet Idaho Academy's Summer Intensive

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Ballet Idaho is pleased to offer our 2015 Summer Intensive for students at the Intermediate/Advanced levels and between the ages of 11 and 17. The program will run 3 weeks, Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00 with a two week minimum requirement. Classes will include: Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Contemporary,…

Summer Intensive Auditions This Weekend

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Ballet Idaho will be hosting auditions this weekend for two summer intensive programs. Be sure to read the information below for registration times and details! Nutmeg Ballet, Torrington, Connecticut Audition Date: Friday, January 16th 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm, Studio 1 ESPAA Registration: 5:30 pm For…

Ballet Idaho's January Newsletter

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Ballet Idaho’s January Newsletter is here! Read about our upcoming events and performances this Winter and keep caught up with us around town. We are also thrilled to be presenting Mosaic/Rubies/Pirates! this upcoming February. Tickets are available and can be purchased through The Morrison Center. Ballet…

The Nutcracker Playbill

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We hope you enjoyed the show! Due to the highest Nutcracker attendance in Ballet Idaho history (!!!), we have run out of playbills… We apologize for the shortfall but are also thrilled with the support of our favorite holiday classic! You may access the playbill The Nutcracker Playbill here or email…

Please Plan Ahead for The Nutcracker

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It is almost time for Ballet Idaho’s The Nutcracker, December 19-21, 2014 at the Morrison Center. The show is scheduled to last approximately two hours, including intermission. The show will start promptly at the scheduled time! Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. Tickets…

Ballet Idaho Group Night with the Idaho Stampede

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Ballet Idaho is performing at the Idaho Stampede Halftime Show! Come out to support us and purchase your ticket in advance through the Ballet. A portion of every ticket we sell will be donated back to Ballet Idaho. Join us in downtown Boise on Tuesday, January 27th at 7pm. The Centurylink Arena…

Ballet Idaho's December Newsletter

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Ballet Idaho’s December Newsletter is here! Read about our upcoming events and where we will be around town during this holiday season. We are also thrilled to be presenting The Nutcracker December 19, 20, and 21st! Tickets are available and can be purchased through The Morrison Center. Ballet Idaho’s…

Conversing with Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic

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Boise Weekly sat down recently to talk with Peter Anastos and Robert Franz about Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic. Take this chance to read about some of the history they have shared and how they have built one of Boise’s longest-running, best-known arts organizations! Conversing with Ballet…

Parking for NewDance, Up Close

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We look forward to hosting NewDance, Up Close at Ballet Idaho headquarters in the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Parking is limited around the downtown Boise area and in our parking lot, so we wanted to offer a downtown Boise parking map as reference to public lot and garage parking. Please…

Ballet Idaho's November Newsletter

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Ballet Idaho’s November Newsletter is here! Read about our upcoming events and where we will be around town during the festive season. We are also thrilled to be presenting our NewDance, Up Close Fall Series on November 14/15 and 21/22. Tickets are available, but are going fast! Ballet Idaho’s November…

Opera Idaho Presents Orpheus

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Ballet Idaho is proud to partner with Opera Idaho and Boise Baroque Orchestra to present Orpheus! See company members Andrew Taft and Elizabeth Herrmann-Barreto perform with six upper level Academy dancers at The Egyptian Theatre next Sunday the 26th & 28th! The Egyptian Theatre 700 W Main St Boise,…

Ballet Idaho's October Newsletter

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Ballet Idaho’s October Newsletter is here! Read about our upcoming Fall Gala, online auction, American Girl Fashion Show and other events coming up. We are also thrilled to have John Seyla coming this month to provide class to our professional company. It looks like it will be a great month coming…

New Time Announced for American Girl Fashion Show

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We are excited to announce that we will be adding an additional show time to our American Girl Fashion Show! Due to the tremendous turn out of aspiring models coming to audition at The Village in Meridian and the Boise Town Square Mall, we are more than thrilled to give more girls the chance to be…

Ballet Idaho Academy hosts TMP Dance For Parkinson's

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What: TMP Dance for Parkinson’s – Fall Session When: Monday, September 15, 2014 – November 24, 2014 Where: Ballet Idaho, 501 S 8th Street Boise, Idaho 83702 On Monday, September 15th, 2014, Trey McIntyre Project launches a new initiative in its groundbreaking exploration of the healing power of…

New Academy Classes Added

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By popular demand… NEW CLASSES ADDED DOWNTOWN AND WEST! Fall registration is under way but it’s not too late to register for classes. We have added more times to the schedule for your convenience. See a complete schedule of classes on our site. DOWNTOWN ACADEMY Pre-Ballet 2 – Fridays, 5:15 to…

Edward Villella Intensive Classes

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Fellow Dancers, The Sun Valley Ballet School is honored to be having Edward Villella teach two Master Intensive Classes and give a lecture/reception at our YMCA studio. We feel this is such an amazing opportunity for our dancers that we wanted to open this event up to other schools. Please see the flyer…

Academy Summer News

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Summer does not necessarily mean taking it easy and having time off from dance. Instead several of our academy students took advantage of summer study in order to hone their skills, with extra time to focus completely on training. While many students participated in our own summer intensive and ongoing…

Ballet Idaho Academy Open House

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Ballet Idaho Academy is hosting an Open House at both our Downtown and West locations! There will be a range of activities to enjoy and the chance to view our facilities. More information to be coming soon! Activities will include: Facility tour Demo classes and more! Time: Wednesday, August 27th Thursday,…

Dancing for a future: Boise teen uses ballet to overcome adversity

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BOISE -- A Boise teenager is beating the odds after finding a passion in the Treasure Valley. The 15-year-old is perfecting turn-outs and pliés, hoping for a future in the ballet. When you walk into one of the brightly lit studios at Ballet Idaho, you can see the concentration on the students' faces. "Big…

2014/15 Class Schedule Announced

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    Download printable versions of the schedule Academy West Schedule or Downtown Academy Schedule.  

Ballet Idaho Welcomes New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2014 Contact: Meredith Stead, Marketing Director Ballet Idaho 208.343.0556 x22, mstead@balletidaho.org   BALLET IDAHO WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BOISE, ID - Ballet Idaho has announced Jennifer Weaver as its new Executive Director, and members of the community…

Alice in Wonderland Parent Information

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The 2014 Alice in Wonderland Cast List is listed below: 2014 Alice In Wonderland Cast Alice in Wonderland- Order Form Alice Rehearsal Schedule 3-14 and 3-15 Alice In Wonderland Rehearsal 3 -20 thru 3 - 29 POST Alice Rehearsal Sched 3 - 29 thru 4 - 9 Alice Costume Guide The performances are at the Morrison…

Alice in Wonderland Fashion Show

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:00 PM Rose Room - More information coming soon -

First Thursday Block Party

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JOIN SOUTH 8TH STREET’S BLOCK PARTY FIRST THURSDAY - December 5, 2013   The South 8th Street neighbors are coming together with activities, entertainment and refreshments to celebrate the holidays and their new beautiful landscaped block! Boise Public Library Renewal Home Fulton Street Showroom Creative…

Through the Dancer's Eyes

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Kathleen Martin, company dancer at Ballet Idaho, sat down with 3 of the choreographers for this weekend's Fall Rep. Enjoy small interviews from Company C Contemporary Artistic Director Charles Anderson, Ballet Idaho Company Member Daniel Ojeda and Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos. Join us…

American Girl Fashion Show® Raffle Prizes

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During each of the four American Girl Fashion Shows® we will be raffling off great local and American Girl prizes! Each show will have a grand prize drawing of an American Girl Doll and her accessories. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased before the event here. Prizes include: Kaya Doll Kaya'a…

A Note About Ballet Idaho’s Production of The Nutcracker

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped with The Nutcracker performance. We couldn't do it without you! Photography Information: Rehearsal Schedule Order online at http://idahoactionphotos.com/f84666728 Password: 'dance' For questions contact Dave Keefer at 208-284-9112

Volunteer of the Year 2013

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Ballet Idaho's Volunteer of the Year- 2013/14   Brook Blakeslee Retail Brokerage Colliers International   Brook Blakeslee is the team leader of the Retail Services Group, which provides professional services to tenant and landlord assignments. Brook began working in commercial real estate…

Peter Announces the 2013/14 Season!

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Please watch as Peter Anastos, Artistic Director, announces the 2013/14 season!

Join Us!

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American Girl Fashion Show® Join us October 12 & 13 for the American Girl Fashion Show® at the Grove Hotel! Styles of Yesterday and Today The American Girl Fashion Show® is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite doll. Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether…

Summer Maintenance Classes

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Ballet Idaho Academy is offering 6 weeks of maintenance classes during July and August for the upper levels of the academy. Dates: July 1 - August 9 (up to 18 classes) Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:30 - 12:30 Ballet Idaho Academy is offering six weeks of maintenance classes during the summer…

Story Ballet Camps

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  Come experience the magic of the Story Ballet in Ballet Idaho Academy’s Story Ballet Camps, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland this summer. Children will become immersed in story telling through dance, music, mime and arts & crafts in three hour sessions each day. We have added an Adventure…

2013 Summer Junior Intensive

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Ballet Idaho is pleased to offer our 2013 Jr. Summer Intensive for students at the Intermediate level and between the ages of 10 and 15. The program runs two weeks, Monday thru Friday 10:00 - 5:00 and will consist of Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Modern Dance and/or Jazz and Composition. Instructors…

2013 Summer Programs

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  Story Ballet Camps Click for more information & registration Summer Maintenance Classes Intermediate/Lower Advanced Level July 1 - August 9 Ballet Idaho Academy is offering six weeks of maintenance classes during the summer for upper levels of the academy. This is an intermediate/lower advanced…

Masked Ball Gala

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Save the Date! Ballet Idaho's Masked Ball Gala ...an evening of mystery and fun... Saturday Evening, October 26, 2013 the Riverside Hotel Masks are required and costumes are highly recommended  

Cinco de Mayo

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  Thank you Mark & Lana Hollingshead for another fabulous Cinco de Mayo party! Thank you to Gallo Giro for the fabulous food. Hispanic Folkoric Dancers of Idaho and Maraichi Alma de Mexico for the fun entertainment. Whitney and Andrew of Photobooth Boise- the photobooth was a blast. And to…

Studio Series

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Experience the creativity of the company dancers as they express themselves as choreographers. Saturday, March 16 at 8:00pm Sunday, March 17 at 2:00pm Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy 501 South 8th Street, Boise Please call for tickets 208-343-0556 Sponsored By:

Tea For Tutus

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  Tea for Tutus presented by Ballet Idaho Academy Saturday, March 9th at 11:00am and 2:00pm Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy 516 South 9th Street, Boise, Idaho Tickets $40 each Please call for tickets: 208-343-0556

A day in the life of two Ballet Idaho dancer.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCgh7z88zXE A behind the scene look at Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti and James Brougham life as dancer at Ballet Idaho.  

Ballet Idaho’s 2010 The Nutcracker Photo Gallery

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Photos property of Ballet Idaho Photographer: Idaho Exposure, Tom Oetzell [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157625771858672"]

Paul Kaine named new Executive Director for Ballet Idaho

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(Boise, Idaho) January 6, 2011 Ballet Idaho Board Chairman Pat March named Paul D. Kaine as its new executive director of Ballet Idaho, effective January 10, 2011. Paul is currently the Principal Partner of KPK Consulting, LLC, in Nashville, TN. Arts Consulting Group (ACG), a national arts management…

The Smallest Dancers Steal Their Own Show

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The New York Times Critic's Notebook By: Alastair Macaulay Published: 12/23/2010 ...In comic episodes like that “The Nutcracker” becomes the American equivalent of the traditional British Christmas pantomime, a show with all kinds of character numbers telling a serious, noble story with lots of comedy…

Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair

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When creating his version of the Nutcracker, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos wanted both a life-size Nutcracker doll and mechanical Mouse doll to entertain the party guests. "In the scene the Nutcracker doll and the Mouse doll have a fight and the Nutcracker is broken," he said. "This gives…

The Nutcracker Chronicles: Vegas but No Showgirls

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The New York Times ARTS BEAT The Culture At Large Published: December 23, 2010 By: Alastair Macaulay LAS VEGAS — “All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin …” Sinatra sings ill-advisedly amid the hubbub of my hotel lobby. In what’s said to be Las Vegas’s quiet season, this is one of the…

Thank you Colorado Springs!

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Ballet Idaho made its first appearance in Colorado Springs dancing The Nutcracker over Thanksgiving weekend. We were produced by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, a wonderful orchestra that played beautifully for us. The musicians, staff and many members of the audience told us it was the best and…

Ballet Idaho's The Nutcracker at Morrison Center-Idaho Statesman

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Ballet Idaho’s sparkling production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet brings the holidays alive with magic and dance. Artistic director Peter Anastos’ version tells the story of Clara and her magical life-size nutcracker doll. The doll transforms into a prince to defeat the Mouse King, but needs Clara’s…

Nutcracker Photo Gallery!

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Don't miss this season's celebration of The Nutcracker! Enjoy some highlights and images from Ballet Idaho's 2009 presentation of The Nutcracker. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157625425586971"]

So your child wants to perform?

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So Your Child Wants to Perform, By Amy Pence-Brown Encourage Their Interests with Auditioning Tips and Opportunities Is there anything cuter than watching your wee ones twirl and leap on stage so proudly (or sometimes so shyly) in their pink tights or black bow ties? When my Lucy took her first…

Meet the artist: Ballet Idaho’s Jared Hunt

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BY DANA OLAND - doland@idahostatesman.com Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman Published: 12/05/10 Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/12/05/1443815/meet-the-artist-ballet-idahos.html#ixzz17NC7ElPo At 5-foot 9-inches, dancer Jared Hunt is a ballet dynamo. Athletic and powerful, he moves…

2010 Nutcracker Auditions

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Thank you to everyone who braved downtown Boise on Saturday to audition for Ballet Idaho's 2010 Nutcracker! (Thursday 9/30) Nutcracker cast list coming soon! Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule for October 1 & 2

Academy Parent Season Subscription Discounts

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Parents who enroll in the Academy for the 2010-2011 academic year AND order a season subscription, can receive up to a 20% discount on the cost of your tickets. New this year: 2-show, 3-show and 4-show packages, PLUS youth prices too! Call the office at 343-0556 to enroll and order today!

Tickets on sale Monday, November 1st for Ballet Idaho's The Nutcracker

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Date: October 28, 2010 Contact: Heather Calkins 343-0556 x 22 Single tickets go on sale Monday, November 1st for Ballet Idaho’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Join Ballet Idaho at this classic holiday tradition on December 10th, 11th, or 12th at the Morrison Center, made possible as…

What’s in that drink?

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This past Tuesday Ballet Idaho dancers and staff held a taste-testing soiree at the Tully's in BODO. It was a rainy, windy fall day...so absolutely PERFECT to be all cozied up in our neighborhood coffee house to taste and decide on selected Nutcracker drink specials! Terry, Jerry and Jill treated us…

Ballet Idaho Opens With 'Baroque!'

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Three years in and the company is finding its footing. By Dana Oland - doland@idahostatesman.com Published: 10/22/10 Music and dance are inextricably intertwined, especially in classical ballet. One can’t think of the movement or ballet story without hearing the rich, orchestrated, memorable music…

What makes Ballet Idaho so special?

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Meet the talented and inspirational dancers of Ballet Idaho!

Ballet Idaho Opens the Season with Baroque! and Welcomes New Company Dancers!

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Please join Ballet Idaho returning and new company dancers and Artistic Director, Peter Anastos for the 2010-2011 opening season performance of Baroque!, October 22, 23 and 24 at the BSU Special Events Center. Tickets on sale now through Select-a-Seat outlets. Ballet Idaho welcomes new and talented…

BALLET INNOVATIONS: Encore, October 8 & 9

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Ballet Idaho dancers will bring back to the stage an encore performance of last season’s BALLET INNOVATIONS, showcasing new works as dancers and choreographers on Friday and Saturday, October 8th and 9th at 8:00 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy Auditorium on 9th and Myrtle. Eleven…

Kudos to Jared

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Kudos to Ballet Idaho's Principal Dancer Jared Hunt, who recently performed in his hometown Ogden, UT partnering with Ballet Idaho Principal Dancer, Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti. Read the review! http://www.standard.net/topics/features/2010/09/16/s-ogden-native-back-after-dancing-around-globe

Ballet Idaho’s Family Series: Baroque! Tickets ON SALE NOW for Saturday, October 16th at Noon

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eptember 20, 2010 Contact: Heather Calkins (208) 343-0556 Boise, Idaho – For young families new to ballet, please join us for an interactive presentation of Baroque!, at the Family Series on Saturday, October 16th, at 12:00 pm at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy on 9th and Myrtle in downtown…

Ballet Idaho Opens With Baroque! Introducing New Company Dancers

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September 14, 2010 Contact: Heather Calkins (208) 343-0556 Boise, Idaho – Please join Ballet Idaho returning and new company dancers and Artistic Director, Peter Anastos for the 2010-2011 opening season performance of Baroque!, October 22, 23 and 24 at the BSU Special Events Center. Tickets on sale…

Ballet Idaho launches the season with an Encore Performance of BALLET INNOVATIONS

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September 14, 2010 Contact: Heather Calkins (208) 343-0556 Boise, Idaho – Ballet Idaho dancers will bring back to the stage an encore performance of last season’s BALLET INNOVATIONS, showcasing new works as dancers and choreographers on Friday and Saturday, October 8th and 9th at 8:00 p.m. at the…

Ballet Idaho's Growth & Innovation Continues

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As part of Ballet Idaho’s continued growth and development, the organization announced that Julie Numbers Smith, its transitional Executive Director since 2007, will conclude her role this season. As a result, a national search process will be launched to hire her replacement. Arts Consulting Group…

Wedding Bells….

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Summer 2008: A new city… a new job…new friends… and a new company with a fresh vision – all things I couldn’t wait to experience upon moving to Boise. There is one thing, however, I did not anticipate. Falling in love… Nutcracker 2008: I met Grant a couple weeks before performances of…

Ballet Idaho’s Growth & Innovation Continues Organization Launches Search for Executive Director

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August 23, 2010 Contact: Pat March (208) 921-8819 Boise, Idaho – As part of Ballet Idaho’s continued growth and development, the organization announced that Julie Numbers Smith, its transitional Executive Director since 2007, will conclude her role this season. As a result, a national search process…

Even as professionals, dancers never stop learning.

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Like most young dancers, I attended my fair share of summer programs as a teenager. At 14 I attended Dance Aspen, where I first trained with Jillana. I had no real knowledge of George Balanchine, or Balanchine technique, but was swayed by the thought of dancing in the Rocky Mountains. I enjoyed the…

The Combinations About Killed Me!

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The first week at the intensive was just sort of adjusting to new classes, teachers, and habits. You take a placement class that's just like the audition, so anyone who's interested in coming here can just relax and take a technique class, like it's no big deal (but of course look your best!) The first…

"I Just Love Dance!"

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The Wizards and Wands Summer Dance Camp sure put a spell on me. The two groups of dancers we had for each camp were truly amazing. Many of the dancers have never danced before and were completely in awe of the whole experience. The others who had taken dance previously found a new realm of enjoyment.…

Nerves & Excitement at the Jillana School

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I auditioned for the Jillana School of ballet on February 14 when Jillana came to Boise and was accepted. The Jillana School is in Taos, New Mexico in the ski valley. It was so beautiful and surrounded by mountains. We lived in condos during our stay and mine was called the Powderhorn. Some condos had…

Who is this exotic creature with one name?

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Jillana! I remember the first time I saw her name on a New York City Ballet poster and wondered, Who is this exotic creature with one name? This was WAAAAY before Cher or Madonna coined their own one-name celebrity status. As a collector of early NYCB memorabilia, I followed her name through foreign…

It’s a….Home!!!

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Principal Dancer, Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti shares some wisdom about buying a new house! Read all about it.... You know that someone is from the south when they have a Miss Manners edict book that actually has ear marked pages. Mine is sitting within easy reach, by my dining room table. Why am I talking…

An Inspiring Week at Summer Dance Camp

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The last week of Pre-Ballet camps could not have gone better. As an instructor it is always nice to end on a positive note, and that’s exactly what the week of Angelina Ballerina was for myself and the other instructors. The students were so eager to learn that we moved on to harder and more advanced…

Love & Hate the Summer Layoff

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I think every dancer has a love/hate relationship with the long summer layoff. What's great is that you can do all those things you've been putting off when rehearsals and shows were the priority. What's sad is that I really miss the excitement and discipline of dancing everyday for my job; to wake up…

"Julia is not just learning about ballet....."

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It's been so exciting to hear the fun stories from our girls who are attending Jillana's Summer Intensive. It's also been rewarding to hear from their parent's who are sharing their thoughts about sending their daughters away to a 4-week Summer Intensive. Julia Dunlop, Ballet Idaho Academy Student The…

Where is Jared?

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I was curious to find out what our dancers were doing this summer. I found Company Principal, Jared Hunt, in San Francisco dancing with a new company called Post:Ballet. Here's a word from Jared: There is an African Proverb that states “When the music changes, so does the dance.” Well, in my case,…

Hannah's Thoughts from Wizards & Wands Summer Dance Camp

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A huge smile crept across my face and I am ever so slightly embarrassed to say a small tear appeared in my eye as I saw the parents join their budding ballerinas on stage for the finale of the end of camp performance. As they leapt into their parents arms or twirled around, smiles across their faces,…

Camp Fancy Feet!

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First week of Pre Ballet Camps – what a journey! Every summer brings new excitement and new dancers to begin the love of ballet. This past week we had two camps for ages 2-3, as well as ages 3-5. Each one of these camps started out with a lot of excitement and nerves on the first day, as the week went…

Ditch the Boring Workout!

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Ditch the Workout—Join the Party! On Tuesday June 22nd Ballet Idaho’s Natalie Gallegos Wickstrom and guest instructor from Seattle, Washington set up studio 1 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy with live drummers and 30 guests for some intense, energy-induced Zumba! Natalie is high energy…

Reflections on the 2010 Summer Intensive

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This year's Ballet Idaho Summer Intensive had a lot of interesting students from Idaho, Montana, New Jersey and British Columbia, Canada. In a previous blog you can read what Madison Cole's mom said about their experience here in Boise at the Summer Intensive. Madison is going to be 12 years old soon…

An Amazing Surprise in New York City!

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Since moving to Boise two years ago, I had not been back to New York City, my hometown. So after the company finished this season and the Academy Year-End Performance had taken place, I felt it was a good time to make the trip and catch up. I love Boise, but there's nothing like New York! I saw lots…

Our Visit to Ballet Idaho's Summer Intensive

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When Durea and Heather from Ballet Idaho asked me to write a blog about our experience here in beautiful Boise, I was more than happy to do it! We are from New Jersey and this is our first time here and so far... so very good. My daughter is dancing with Ballet Idaho in their Summer Intensive for 2…

New Apprentice for Ballet Idaho

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The Regional Dance America Festival is a breathtaking event! There are over 500 students from across the Western and Pacific states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan,…

Road trip to RDA!

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Three teenagers, two mothers, two ballet teachers, Racheal Nole and myself and Ballet Idaho’s Artistic Director, Peter Anastos, take a road trip to Richland, WA. While the scenery was great, the purpose was a four day dance-filled adventure. I accompanied five young dancers, and three very supportive…

Peter & the Wolf

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The Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble continues its 2009/2010 tour performing three shows at two Boise area schools last Friday, May 7th. It was a long day for the dancers who performed two shows of Moving Through Time, choreographed by Ballet Idaho Artistic Director, Peter Anastos, at Trail Wind Elementary.…

Dancing with the Boise Philharmonic!

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Forget about Dancing with the Stars! There is simply NOTHING like dancing with the Boise Philharmonic! What a fantastic time we had performing with the Phil this past weekend, both at the Morrison Center in Boise and Swayne Auditorium in Nampa. The dancers were thrilled being so close to the musicians,…

"Action Artists"

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As Ballet Idaho dancers prepare for their showcase, Ballet Innovations, it is exciting to watch the process of growth and understanding of each dancer through their choreography. Dancers are, what I call "action artists." They express their creativity through every movement and muscle in their body.…

A medley of music......filters into the halls.

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It started in a conference room. Eleven dancers sitting around the table and one on the phone. It’s Monday, our day off. We haggle over casting and in about an hour we have 12 choreographers with cast lists and preliminary schedules in hand geared up to go to work. We thought we had this all under…

Dress Parade?

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So, I was very curious yesterday when the hallway was lined with clothing racks and storage containers. I went into the studio anticipating a rehearsal of the company preparing for this weekend’s collaborative performance with the Boise Philharmonic. To my surprise is Heather Hawk with a black gown…

Oh, Baby!

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Tuesday’s audience for Ballet Idaho Family Series presentation of The Italian Program was truly inspiring….and dedicated! I think I officially met Ballet Idaho’s YOUNGEST audience member ever, a young gentleman born at midnight (April 5th). Reminder: our Family Series performance was at 6 pm…

Oh Pulcinella, you're simply mad!

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Our rehearsals for the Spring antipasti program had been underway for a week or so when we were scheduled to have our first day of Pulcinella antics. My legs were tired and I was ready to go home to enjoy a glass of Brunello when I realized that having a role created on me would be as wonderful as…

Ballet Idaho has a great Academy!

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Ballet Idaho has a great Academy! So many of our students are traveling to prestigious schools this summer it's a sure sign we're on the right track. David Wilcox from Long Beach Ballet came to audition for his summer course in January. Part of that program is a 3-week trip to China and he invited…

What an exciting evening!

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I was so excited for Tuesday’s Family Series:Cinderella! We had a very welcome full-house at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy auditorium highlighting Act II of this Saturday’s production Cinderella, all in full costume and make-up. I watched curious kids learning about theater etiquette,…

Cinderella, Cinderella night and day it's Cinderella!

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Rehearsals are going so well for our new production, it's hard to believe the company just came back from a long post-Nutcracker lay-off. The dancers are in amazing shape! Both my Cinderellas, Phyllis Affrunti and Racheal Nole are fabulous --- they are very different dancers. One of the great things…

Week two of Cinderella

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Week two of Cinderella rehearsals begin and the dancers are ready to learn Act III. Class is quiet and it seems that a little mental fatigue and muscle soreness have set in. By Friday I have seen it all... tripped over my broom, had my practice skirt fall to my ankles in some turns, spilled my coffee…

Nutcracker on the Strip

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Exhausted the morning after finishing six successful shows of Ballet Idaho’s The Nutcracker and attending the cast party, I was already on a flight to Las Vegas, Nevada for another week of performances. Upon arrival in this brand new city, I was excited to start my adventure. The city was filled with…

Cinderella!

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It was our first week of preparing for "Cinderella." Music by Prokofiev and choreography by Peter Anastos, it is a story we all know and love. The dancers are working very hard and learning lots of new material. It's nice to be back in the studio and put our bodies back together after the holiday layoff.…

My Nutcracker Adventure

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Sunday December 13, 2009 It’s 4:30 pm Sunday December 13th. The Morrison Center is rolling up the carpet from Ballet Idaho’s successful run of Nutcrackers. The crew was busy packing, the volunteers were helping gather costumes, and the company was abuzz about post show parties and their plans for…

Variations on Cinderella

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What a long and (almost) happy relationship I've had with Cinderella over the years! In 1982, I was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to collaborate with him on the choreography for a new production of Cinderella for American Ballet Theatre in New York. We started work but were interrupted by a dancers'…

Chiropractor Sets it Straight for Ballet Idaho Dancers

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There are ballet dancers and there are doctors, but there are very few doctors who have danced with the New York City Ballet. Afshin Mofid is one of them. Mofid, the only chiropractor in the Northwest with a professional dance background, runs Mofid Clinic of Chiropractic of Boise, the official chiropractic…

Bus call for the tour to Billings

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Bus call for the tour to Billings, Montana, was for 6:30 a. m. for a 7 a. m. departure. I unlocked the Annex building as the trickle of cold, sleepy dancers began. Someone decided to start a pot of coffee for the road. The dancers huddled in the office reminded me of hovering over a campfire for warmth. Michael…

The Nutracker children shine!

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What an amazing Nutcracker year this has been! Alex Ossadnik and I started on September 12 in Las Vegas, teaching the children's parts to an entirely new group of kids. The Nevada Ballet Theatre will dance our production right after we finish in Boise. Then we went on to Billings, Montana, where we…

Returning to the Barre

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I began dancing when I was three. I have vague memories of sitting in the backseat of the car captivated by my pink fairy like ensemble and dreaming of twirling and prancing around the studio. As time wore on I began to become disillusioned and found it hard to motivate myself. New passions pulled…

Halloween Costume Party Thank You!

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A HUGE thank you goes to the numerous volunteers, staff, donors and participants of the first-annual Halloween Costume Party held Saturday, October 24th at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. A dedicated team of volunteers spent many days collecting and assembling decorations, carving pumpkins…

Who Says Brothers & Sisters Can't Get Along?

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Ballet Idaho Academy Students and Performers in The Nutcracker Ballet Idaho: Who are you and how old are you? Brenna: My name is Brenna Houk and I am 11 ½. Sebastian: My name is Sebastian Houk and I am 10. Ballet Idaho: Tell me something interesting about you: Brenna: I was the only 5th grade girl…

Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Monday!

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Tickets go on sale Monday, November 2nd for Ballet Idaho’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Ballet Idaho continues the classic holiday tradition and is pleased to present The Nutcracker this December. With extraordinary choreography, beautiful sets and costumes, this will celebrate the season in dazzling…

Our First Program and Onward

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Our first program is finished, and it was a lot of fun. A big thank you to everyone who attended. Pieces like Swan Lake, Idaho and Yes, Virginia don’t work if we can’t interact with the audience. For the opening night of Yes, Virginia I was nervous that I was going to step out on the stage, do…

The Reality of Professionalism

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As children’s rehearsals for The Nutcracker progress, I would like to address the reality of working with a professional company, a reality that includes especially our younger cast members: There is no such thing as “meanness” and “embarrassment”. Once rehearsal starts there is only the work…

What a great turnout for “Dress Rehearsal!”

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Ballet Idaho’s inaugural “Dress Rehearsal” Fashion Show Fundraiser was a smashing SOLD-OUT success, held last Friday, October 9th at the Linen Building. Company dancers and professional models strutted down the runway in fashions from several downtown Boise and Eagle boutiques. The evening was…

The "Friends" Studio

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Ballet Idaho has kicked off the new 2009-2010 season with the opening of the Academy and the Nutcracker Auditions. We are gearing up now for our first performance and setting the stage for the rest of the year! As I say all this, I can only think about how much help we need to carry out everything…

Swan Lake, Idaho!

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Swan Lake, Idaho! Who would have thunk it? Since I saw my first Swan Lake, oh, about 45 years ago, I have always found the scene with the Hunters, the beginning of Act II, to be unfinished. They appear in nearly every production of Swan Lake all over the world, but who are they? Are they just the…

Ballet Idaho 2009 Nutcracker Auditions

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Nutcracker Auditions without a hitch. Do you think this is a miracle? Well, it happened in Boise yesterday. We had nearly 100 children come to Ballet Idaho's Nutcracker audition and it was a splendid success. We found terrific talent, wonderful kids who eagerly took on the challenge of performing…

First Season Flutters

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As the company reunites I can spot a heightened sense of pride and togetherness. “First-Season-Flutters” have made room for healthy ambitions and self-responsibility together with a sense of self secure-ness, self-motivation and a drive to excel. Our three new principal dancers, Racheal and Zeb Nole…

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