MOUNT DORA, FL – The Mount Dora School of Ballet is pleased to announce that once again a group of its students have been accepted to various Summer Intensive programs throughout the country.
Summer is an important time for learning and growth in dance. A student’s day is devoted to dance. Students have the opportunity to work with different teachers and experience artforms that might not be part of their regular school year program. Another benefit is meeting dancers from all over the country and being inspired by their new peers.
Anna White, 14, of Mount Dora, has been accepted to the Harid Conservatory, an accredited, professional-training school for gifted high school students based in Boca Raton. Students are selected for enrollment through a stringent audition process.
Alexandria Campione, 14, of Eustis, has been accepted into the Orlando Ballet Summer Intensive with a scholarship as well as the Rhode Island Festival Ballet. Ms. White and Ms. Campione have also been accepted into the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive.
Mariah Cary, 17, of Tavares has been accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory.
Connor Jenkins,13, of Eustis; Vara Shiva Reom, 13, of Mount Dora and Elizabeth Powers, 12, also of Eustis, have been accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. The Bolshoi Academy is one of the oldest and most established schools for classical ballet training. Along with Ms. Campione, Ms. Reom and Ms. Powers have also been accepted into the Orlando Ballet Summer Intensive with a scholarship.
Anna Scott Clendinen, 10, Madison Yates, 11, Annika Slaby, 10 and Carolyn Bakich, 11 all received acceptance into the esteemed American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Onassis School, Young Dancer’s Summer Intensive in New York.
The Mount Dora School of Ballet was founded by Kathryn Wheeler and Nan Cogswell Keating who also serve as artistic directors. They endeavor to provide their students with performing opportunities in the surrounding communities. The school is now in their 7th season and offers classes for students ranging in age from 3-18 years. For more information please contact the Mount Dora School of Ballet at 352.357.5536.