This year marks the School of Ballet Central New Jersey’s 5th anniversary of their Summer Programs! Launching a ballet academy is no easy feat by any standards, but founders/instructors Thiago C. Silva and Alexander Dutko decided to go for it because they saw something missing in the learning experience at other institutions. BalletCNJ is devoted to creating a fun, positive atmosphere where technique and artistry are constantly emphasized. Of course, all the pain and exertion of learning to dance is still there, and both instructors have a heavy focus on challenging students on a daily basis, to put fear aside and try something new. Never a dull moment!
To celebrate this important anniversary, the school will be hosting a Gala Night on August 22. This event will be complete with a performance by the students from BalletCNJ’s Summer Intensive 2015, a cocktail hour and dinner with a silent auction! Princeton Montessori School, a proud sponsor of BalletCNJ, will provide the venue. We invite parents, students, and anyone interested in ballet, and dance in general, to come out and enjoy the evening with us! Tickets can be reserved online.
“We believe that artistry needs to be taught from the beginning. Instead of doing exercises for the sake of going through the motions, we ask our students to imagine every class is a performance.” –Thiago C. Silva
- By BalletCNJ