Soiree de Ballet 2019

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What: Soiree De Ballet 2019

Where: Paradise Valley Community College 

When: Saturday May 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday May 12th at 2:30 p.m.

Please see below for the ticket link and number for the box office in order to purchase tickets.

Scottsdale School of Ballet will once again present 2 performances for the Soiree de Ballet 2019 at the Paradise Valley Community College for these shows. We are also happy to announce our Spring guest artist, Kenta Taniguchi of the Eugene Ballet dancing the role of”Solor” in “La Bayadere” . You can see his bio below. Mr Taniguchi, as well as these performances are generously sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation.

The evening features the perennial favorite, “The Ballet Class,” where the audience gets a look into the training of a ballet student, from the beginning steps through the Advanced level.

This is followed by “The Enchanted Room”, an original work choreographed by Donald and Sibylle Dadey, and Flamenco by Julia Chacon is set to a compilation score where the story follows a girl who instead of doing homework, daydreams, falls asleep and dreams of a faraway land. Or is it a dream?

For the finale, we present highlights and our variations from “La Bayadere-Act II“, set to the wonderful music of Ludwig Minkus. Exquisitely re-staged after one of the classical masters by Sibylle Acatos-Dadey, with additional choreography by her and director Donald Dadey. We are also featuring choreography from faculty members, Kelsey Kroll and Rebecca Boizelle for our Contemporary portion of the program.

Again, both performances are held at the Center for The Performing Arts, Paradise Valley Community College on May 11th 7:00 and May 12th at 2:30. Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032 at the corner of 32nd Street and Union Hills.

To purchase tickets now, click this link SPRING TICKETS or you can also purchase your tickets in person at the PVCC box office and over the phone at 602.787.7738. We encourage you to by your tickets early as we have sold out some shows in the past.

Kenta Taniguchi

Kenta Taniguchi was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently a company dancer with the Eugene Ballet Company, under the direction of Toni Pimble. He started his ballet training at the Yen – Li Chen Ballet School and continued his dance education at the Arizona School of Classical Ballet as well as the Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in California. He graduated from Texas Christian University while under full scholarship, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet. He received opportunities to perform principal roles while at TCU in ballets such as Napoli, Paquita, Giselle, Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Valse Fantasie, Don Quixote, and Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies. Kenta has taught and guest performed across Arizona and North Texas including the Texas Ballet Theater under the direction of Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.

Kenta was a Top 12 and Third place recipient in the Youth America Grand Prix regional competitions. He has attended summer intensives at The Harid Conservatory, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet. In addition to dancing, Kenta has choreographed classical and contemporary works for various schools which include Yen-Li Chen Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, TCU, and on Eugene Ballet Company and Academy dancers.

While at the Eugene Ballet Company, Kenta has performed Pimble’s The Nutcracker, Mowgli, Peer Gynt, Romeo & Juliet, Bolero, Suzanne Haag’s Firebird, Sympathique, Stephen Mill’s Hamlet, and Val Caniparoli’sTutto Eccetto il Lavandino.  Other opportunities include dancing in collaboration with the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Pink Martini, and being invited to dance at the McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival in California.

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