Ballerina Emily Slawski standing in front of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia.
By PAM HARBAUGH
Three great stories about the Space Coast Ballet:
#1: The Space Coast Ballet presents its “Dance and Dream” summer ballet 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy performing arts center.
The first act stars the school’s primary through pre-professional students will perform special selections demonstration their skill in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance.
The second act is from the Sleeping Beauty Ballet.
Advance tickets are $20 general and $15 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door will cost $25 and that’s cash only. Call 321-684-7390 or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
#2: The school will hold its 2016 summer intensive from July 5 to 16. The intensive will be taught by teachers from the famed Vaganova Ballet Academy and Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Classes will include classical technique, pointe, variations, modern, partnering and character dance. Fees are $350 weekly and $600 for the full two weeks.One of its teachers is EMILY SLAWSKI, a fabulous dancer who studied with Space Coast Ballet and has emerged as a world class dancer. (Read more about her below.)
But to be considered for the intensive, you have to act fast and schedule an audition right away. Cost for auditions are $25 in person and $35 for video auditions. Call 321-684-7390 to schedule an audition or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
#3: There’s so much excitement in this third piece of news I’m going to let it remain in the words of teacher and SCB director JANNA KIROVA:
“And the best news for me as a teacher! WE HAVE GREAT NEWS TO SHARE!
“Former SCB student Emily Slawski was invited to dance at one of the most prestigious, worldwide Ballet Events — the Benois de la Danse Gala on May 17 at the Bolshoi theater in Moscow, Russia. Her partner, Dmitry Zagrebin, currently principal dancer with Swedish Royal Ballet, is nominated for Benois de la Danse Prix well know as ‘Ballet’s Oscars.’ They successfully performed Tchaikovsky pas de deux, sharing the stage with world ballet stars such as Lucia Laccara, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Semyon Chudin, Anastasia Kolegova and many more. This is an honor that is very much deserved!
“Emily joined Space Coast Ballet Academy in 2006 when she was nine years old. In 2010, she was invited to perform with the Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York City for three years in a row. Under Janna’s Kirova coaching, Emily was a Gold medalist winner in several competitions including World Ballet Competition in 2011 and Youth American Grand Prix in 2012. She received several scholarships including American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet. In 2012 at the age of 16 she was invited to perform with ABT in apprentice position but she chose instead a one year contract with the Royal Swedish Ballet. In just a few short months she received a life long contract with the same company. Emily was chosen by Mats Ek, one of the most recognizable modern choreographer in the World, as Julia in his new production ‘Romeo and Juliette.’ She continues to succeed in her professional career and we are absolutely sure that more great news will come very soon!
“We are very exited and proud of Emily, she works very hard and never gives up.”