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August 28th Grand Opening features tours of state-of-the-art facilities at Sendik’s Towne Centre
MILWAUKEE – August 18, 2008 – Milwaukee Ballet School, the official school of Milwaukee Ballet, will open its new school location in the Sendik’s Towne Centre on the corner of Capitol Drive and Brookfield Road this September. The opening of the Brookfield location reflects recent growth and increased demand highlighted by the School’s enrollment increase of 40 percent in 2006-2007. A special Grand Opening celebration at the new studios will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 – 8 p.m. where visitors can tour the state-of-the-art facilities, meet School Director Rolando Yanes and other faculty and staff, speak with dancers from the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program, and enter to win tickets to Milwaukee Ballet performances and other prizes from Towne Centre tenants.
The expansion into the largest Milwaukee Ballet School branch location combines the class offerings at the current Silvernail Village branch and at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, providing greater flexibility to students and families with a full range of dance classes. Milwaukee Ballet School maintains two additional locations – the School’s headquarters at the Jodi Peck Center south of downtown Milwaukee and its Riverpoint Village branch in Fox Point.
“Milwaukee Ballet School’s new Brookfield location demonstrates our commitment to growth and expansion in Waukesha County and meeting the needs of its residents,” said Rolando Yanes, Director of the Milwaukee Ballet School. “The new branch features ample studio space and high-quality facilities to fully accommodate both our current students west of Milwaukee as well as new students in the area.”
The Brookfield facility features three new state-of-the-art dance studios with sprung dance floors, regulation ballet barres and mirrors, abundant natural light and a large waiting area for families. As with all Milwaukee Ballet School classes, students will find instruction by professionals with previous international performing and teaching experience or college degrees in the art of dance. Students also benefit from live piano accompaniment with highly skilled musicians in class. Outside of the studio, students and families will also find convenience in the abundant parking and many shops of the Sendik’s Towne Centre shopping area.
Milwaukee Ballet School will continue its collaboration with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for its advanced Master classes, Art Camps, Holiday Arts Festival, and other performances, further enhancing Waukesha County’s fine arts offerings.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center and developing the artistic relationship even further,” said Michael Pink, Artistic Director for the Milwaukee Ballet. “There are great opportunities for collaboration between our organizations and within the community.”
Milwaukee Ballet School is also currently undergoing the process of becoming accredited by the National Association of School for Dance. The process will be completed in the fall of 2008, and if accredited, the Milwaukee Ballet School will take the title as the only school in the Midwest that has met the high national standards of excellence in dance education.
Established in 1975, the Milwaukee Ballet School offers age-appropriate classes year-round for students three years of age to adult novices, including Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Classical Ballet, Modern
Ballet, Pointe and Pilates. As the only dance school in Wisconsin affiliated with a professional ballet company, Milwaukee Ballet School students are exposed to a variety of aspects of professional ballet such as professional dancers, live orchestra, professional costuming, guest artists, and medical staff. School students regularly participate in Student Showcases and also have the opportunity to perform in Milwaukee Ballet Company productions, including The Nutcracker.
For more information about Milwaukee Ballet School, call (414) 649-4077, or visit www.milwaukeeballet.org.
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities. Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School are recognized among the top companies in the nation. With an annual operating budget of more than $5 million, Milwaukee Ballet presents more than 40 performances to more than 50,000 people each year. Its resident company includes 25 professional dancers along with 18 trainees in its Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program and is one of the few dance companies in the country to maintain its own symphony orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School, the official school of the Ballet, has an enrollment of nearly 900 students at three locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Peter and the Wolf
Students from Milwaukee Ballet Academy, First Stage Children’s Theater and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra are proud to present Peter and the Wolf September 5 – 12, 2008 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. The production features the original choreography of Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink, the stage direction of First Stage Associate Artistic Director John Maclay and the conducting of Carter Simmons, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Director of Artistic Education. Ticket prices for Peter and the Wolf are $10 for adults and $5 for young people under 12.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center at (414) 267-2900 Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information visit www.milwaukeeballet.org.