Six Tallahassee Dancers Accepted to Prestigious Summer Intensives

Dancing Through Summer Vacation

Six dancers from Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee

have been accepted to prestigious ballet summer intensive programs

TALLAHASSEE, FL – While most children are eager to begin a summer of no homework, fun vacations, and relaxation, six dancers from Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee will have a unique story to tell when they return to school after their phenomenal upcoming 2012 summer break. PACT dancers Tori Bulecza, 13, Claire Gunter, 13, Haley Holcomb, 13, Tenley Kiger, 15, Caroline O’Bryant, 12, and Emma Sanz, 14, have all auditioned for and been accepted into prestigious summer ballet intensives throughout the nation. All six dancers are current members of Company Etudes Youth Ensemble Ballet (CEYEB) and there is a lot to celebrate, as acceptance into these world-renowned programs is such an esteemed honor.

Bulecza and Holcomb have been accepted to the Florida State University’s School of Dance Summer Intensive in Tallahassee, while Gunter, O’Bryant, and Sanz will travel to SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York to attendAmerican Academy of Ballet’s Summer School of Excellence. Kiger has been invited to travel to Alabama to attend the American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive.

In fact, not only have Kiger and Sanz been accepted to either AAB or ABT summer programs, both were accepted to the Joffrey Academy of

Dance Summer Intensive in Chicago, which is the official school of the Joffrey Ballet. Lastly, Sanz has one more to add to her list as she was accepted into the Patel Conservatory/Next Generation Ballet summer intensive in Tampa, FL also, so with three acceptances, Sanz has decided to attend Joffrey.

Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee director and owner, Amy S. Lowe is thrilled beyond belief for her dancers as she continually offers encouragement to the members of CEYEB, “Keep up the hard work! It’s paying off.”

Company Etudes Youth Ensemble Ballet is a pre-professional ballet company located right here in Tallahassee and housed at Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee. Each year, they put on two full-length productions including Christmas in Narnia in December and one full-length story ballet in the spring. For more information on the exciting things CEYEB and PACT have to offer, or call 850.562.1430.

From Left to Right: Tenley Kiger, Amy S. Lowe (director), Tori Bulecza, Caroline O’Bryant, Emma Sanz, Claire Gunter. Not pictured: Haley Holcomb


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