The Nutcracker and other Ballet Things!

This Season we are so excited to be able to offer our PreProfessional Dance Company Dancers more Ballet! Ballet is the basis of all dance techniques and we are so lucky to have 2 amazing Ballet Instructors on our Faculty.

Our Director Miss Lindsay trained with the Academy of Dance Arts in Red Bank, NJ with Jennifer Church, where she studied Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus. Miss Lindsay was examined by top examiners from London, passing all of her RAD Exams through the PreProfessional Level. Miss Lindsay trained with Victoria Hall and Daniel Catanach of the New York City Ballet, and was accepted on Full Scholarship to train and perform with 2000 Feet a Dance Company based out of Philadelphia. She performed lead roles with The Company of Dance Arts in their Nutcracker Ballet for more than 10 years, she also danced with the Garden State Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet in many different Classical Ballet Productions. Miss Lindsay is also Certified to teach Ballet through Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, passing both a high level written test as well as a Ballet physical exam. She is also Certified in Barre Above, the Ballet Training Exercise method used to strengthen dancers in all stages of their careers.

Miss Lindsay will be teaching a weekly Ballet Repertoire Class. Repertoire class dancers will be learning ballets, or sections of ballets, from the classical repertoire. You might learn a part of Swan Lake, or Sleeping Beauty, or maybe a more contemporary ballet by a modern-day choreographer. Dance History will also be explored in this class! Dancers will learn everything from Balanchine to Twyla Tharp!

We are so excited to introduce Miss Alicia, who will be teaching a 90 minute weekly Advanced Ballet Technique Class. Bringing her excellent training to our students will help us as we train for our First Annual Nutcracker Performances!  

Ms. Ceraldi was classically trained in Vaganova and Balanchine method of ballet since the age of six. She was the recipient of many scholarships throughout her training including School of American Ballet and Walnut Hill School. In her professional career, she performed many principle and soloist roles in many well-known ballets such as Les Syphide, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, and The Nutcracker. She also holds credits for performing for the Miss America Pageant, Jerry Lewis Telethon, and multiple TV and commercial dance education programs.

Following her professional career, she owned and operated her own school for 13 years. After having her 4th child she chose to step down from owning and became the Artistic Director. Ms. Ceraldi finds great pride and pleasure through teaching and choreographing. Over the past several years, she has received multiple awards for her choreography and acknowledgement of her students’ technique. She is also the proud instructor of multiple competition title winners, special awards and scholarship holders. Many of her students have been recipients of scholarships to many professional academies including American Ballet Theater, Joffrey, Kirov, Alvin Ailey, and The Rock School. Her students have also been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater, Music Videos, and short dance films. 

Ms. Ceraldi is currently PBT certified and Rhythmworks certified, and is so excited to start working with the Broadway Bound Dancers!

Don’t forget Nutcracker Auditions are coming up! September 21! All dancers are encouraged to audition! Please contact the studio for more information!

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