There has been a special movement happening at Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee lately, and we are not just talking about the stellar dance moves. Riding on the heels of its success with “Christmas in Narnia: An Original Story Ballet” this past December, the Center’sCompany Etudes Youth Ensemble Ballet (CEYEB) has some big things in store this year.
The greatest addition to the Company began earlier this school year with the arrival of American Ballet Theatre® accreditation. Owner and Artistic Director Amy S. Lowe received certification fromABT® this past spring making the Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee the only dance school in Northwest Florida where budding and serious ballerinas can receive dance training from the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. This recognition gives PACT students a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, where dancers can receive some of the best training in and around Tallahassee.
Secondly, the Center and the Company took on a big task this fall. Lowe, with the help of The Acting Studio at PACT‘s Director Naomi Rose-Mock, created a new holiday tradition with the very first production of “Christmas in Narnia” in December. The story was an adaption of the classic “Narnia” series and a welcome treat to holiday traditions, other than the normal “Nutcracker” productions seen around Tallahassee. The Center and the Company plan to make the show an annual event for many years to come.
Now, CEYEB has a brand new production in the works. This spring audiences are invited to escape from reality and experience “A Taste of Ballet,” featuring an evening of dinner and dance for one night only. This exciting event will take place Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the McFarlin House and The Leaf Theatre in historic Quincy, FL. For more information on the exciting things CEYEB and PACT have to offer, visit http://www.pactdance.com or call 850.562.1430.