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miss tollie 20 year anniversary

This recital weekend we enjoyed several amazing performances and celebrated Miss Tollie’s 20th year teaching at the Academy. To honor her, we have created a video that highlights her incredible career. Thank you Miss Tollie for all that you do for the Academy! Special thank you to Miss Caitlin for putting this wonderful tribute together. […]

2017 summer camps!

2017 summer camps!

Join us at the Academy for various summer dance camp programs. Short-term sessions and private instruction also available for all ages and levels

our 35th anniversary performance of the nutcracker (full-length video)

Watch our 35th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker here…

alice 2016 video trailer

alice 2016 video trailer

watch the video montage here

performance hair and make-up prep video

For tips and info on preparing hair and make-up for a performance, click to watch the video above Download demo video for iPhone by clicking here

we’re winners and other stories

As many of you know, last month Jr. and Sr. Company members participated in National Dance Week Foundation’s Kick It Challenge. After submitting our video, we were recognized as one of the winners of the 2nd Annual Video Contest in the category of dance studios! We are so excited to be recognized for our efforts and can’t […]

the nutcracker movie

the nutcracker movie

Watch the trailer here

winter showcase video

winter showcase video

Watch the video montage, download video for your iPhone…

one dancer’s love of the nutcracker

Staples High School Sophomore and Academy student Jill Rappaport’s experiences as a dancer in the Academy’s… read more

rave reviews for the academy’s david fernandez and his choreography for joaquin de luz

David Fernandez’s “Five Variations on a Theme” performed by Joaquin De Luz, New York City Ballet…read more

rave reviews for the academy’s david fernandez and his choreography for joaquin de luz

We’re excited to announce that The Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by Dance Films Association (DFA) and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, has accepted our work as part of the 40th annual internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival and will be screened at The Walter Reade Theater in January of the coming year!

The piece was choreographed by our own David Fernandez and features the Academy dancers Tess Davis, Katherine Flug, Amanda Kenner and Mae Logan along with 12 other your dancers from various schools.

Congratulations to all!

WHITE SHIRT, BLACK TIE, BLACK PANTS XXS…
A Ballet Films behind-the-scenes look at 16 aspiring young dancers exploring an opportunity uncommon for this age group – the chance to collaborate and perform a contemporary ballet work from an up and coming choreographer with dancers from four different schools.  This short-format documentary gives the viewer a chance to see how these young ladies are brought together, how they feel about being selected and how the common goal of opportunity prevails over the typical rehearsal/performance process for this age group.  The piece also features commentary from notable personalities within the dance world.

Duration: 14 minutes
Music: J.S Bach Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D Allegro
Choreograpy by: David Fernandez
With Dancers from: The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westport’s Academy of Dance
Directed by: David Schilirio and David Fernandez
Cinematography and Photography: Craig Hyland, David Schiliro, Niko Plaitakis and Shannon Kester
Produced by: Visual Mercenary Group in association with Craig Hyland and David Fernandez

BALLET FILMS…
Is your access to classical ballet works and contemporary dance pieces performed by today’s most talented performers. We invite you to share in these moments, as they have never been seen elsewhere – off the grand stage, up-close and very personal.

This ongoing series includes performances choreographed especially for the lens along with behind-the-scenes moments and interviews with the performers, choreographers, film crew and notable enthusiasts.

Please enjoy, share your commentary, and stay tuned for ongoing inspiration.

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Your tax-deductible contribution by VISA or MasterCard by clicking here. Type in David Fernandez and please be sure to fill in all of the contact info so that we can acknowledge your donation with a proper thank you!

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