Our mission is to provide a wholesome and enriching ballet environment for children and adults of Eastern North Carolina to explore and develop their artistic expression, movement and physical wellbeing. NBB will provide a classically based ballet program that will allow for self-exploration, creativity within movement and discipline. NBB will present artistic opportunities for the student and community through performances and summer camps.
Every Student will be exposed to an enriching curriculum containing a wide variety of Ballet dance styles, pantomime and characters in Ballet stories using props, pictures and costume pieces.
Every student will learn classic ballet technique, terminology, history, costuming and music through a well developed curriculum.
Every student will be treated with dignity and respect with positive reinforcement throughout their training. Each student is expected to be dignified and respectful of themselves and their art form.
Each student will be taught ballet in a variety of styles, learning how to execute ballet steps within the curriculum in a variety of ballet combinations. Students will learn how to dance rather than just learning a dance.
|Lindenwood University and furthered her education with Post-baccalaureate studies, on scholarship, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a Professional Certificate in Art Education, emphasis on developing programs in Interrelated/Integrated Arts. Receiving teaching certificates in Missouri and Illinois, Miss Laura has taught a variety of fine and performing arts programs, for both public and private schools. She has developed and taught programs for pre-school students as well as for gifted and special needs children. Miss Laura has worked with Nationally known choreographers restaging major classical Ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and smaller classics Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre and Origami. At New Bern Ballet Miss Laura will provide students with a well developed ballet curriculum blending Vaganava (Russian), Paris Opera (French), Cecchetti (Italian) and Balanchine (American) techniques.|
|Jacksonville University in Florida where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with departmental honors. Before attending college she was an apprentice for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland in Annapolis, Maryland. She received her ballet training from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. She has performed several lead roles in contemporary works as well as classical ballets such as Paquita and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. She has been privileged to perform in works created by distinguished choreographers: Keith Lee, Twyla Tharp, and Jennifer Muller. Miss Elizabeth is originally from Manchester, Maryland and has recently moved to New Bern with her husband. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance with the students of NBB and NBBCo.|
|Northern Virginia Dance Academy under the direction of Robert and Robin Conrad Sturm. While at NVDA, she was invited to be a member of the Asaph Dance Ensemble and performed with them for seven seasons. She also attended summer programs at Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and BalletNOVA Center for Dance. After high school, she graduated Suma Cum Laude from Northern Virginia Community College with her Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. After spending a season dancing with the Corpus Christi Ballet in Texas, Abby moved to New Bern with her husband. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and pass on her love for ballet at NBB.|