The GOAL of the Ballet Academy of Texas is to provide quality, professional dance Ballet Academy of Texas instruction for all ages. The primary focus is on classical ballet technique which provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. Our goal for the recreational dancer is to gain self-confidence through the physical and mental accomplishments that come from positive dance instruction. The professional background of the directors and staff will provide the more serious student with the knowledge and training necessary to prepare for a career in dance. The school was awarded the OUTSTANDING SCHOOL award for the Southwest area at the Youth America Grand Prix, an International Ballet Competition, in 2005, 2006, 2007 2010 and 2013. The Ballet Academy of Texas opened a new, state-of-the-art 11,000 sq. ft. facility in October, 2005. It consists of four large studios, all with sprung marley flooring, viewing areas into all the studios, and two large waiting areas. It is conveniently located in the center of Coppell near the corner of Sandy Lake Rd. and Denton Tap Rd., just south of I-121.
COPPELL, TEXAS –
Seven young aspiring dance professionals have been recognized by the Dance Council of North Texas with scholarship awards. Receiving approximately 1/3 of the total number of scholarships awarded, these dancers' talents were recognized through a national application process with the awards designed to supplement their summer study costs, where they have been accepted to numerous special workshops. Dancers from left to right are Masumi Yoshimoto, age 17 of Irving, Kristen Wright, age 17 of Dallas, Audrey King, age 13 of Lewisville, Helena Cerny, age 14 of Coppell, Hannah Menchu, age 17 of Dallas, Sheridan Guerin, age 16 of Grand Prairie, and in the center Akihiro Yoshimoto, age 14 of Irving. In addition to their studies at the Ballet Academy of Texas, these dancers are members of the performing company Ballet Ensemble of Texas. They will be part of the company's upcoming performances of the charming comedy ballet, "Coppelia" to be presented at the Irving Arts Center Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. For more information go to.balletensembleoftexas.org