Thank you!!!

To the Dancers, Volunteers, Staff, Donors, and Sponsors of The Nutcracker. The shows were beautiful and the lobby activities great fun. Have a wonderful holiday season!

2014 sponsorsThank you to our Sponsors

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Thank you to the Silent Auction Donors

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Thank you to all of our 2014 Donors

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AND Thank you to all of our volunteers – without you the show would not go on!!

 

Nutcracker Tickets Available

The Nutcracker is only a month away! For ticket information and to purchase tickets go here.

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SILENT AUCTION ALL WEEKEND: 
During Intermission bid on items and services from local businesses and craftsmen including:

Dave Personious carving: Shorebird at Rest:  Golden Plover – Carved and Painted Wood.  sleeping GOPL carving

This year our production of is sponsored by these wonderful people! Thank you!

2014 sponsors

Bravo Norman, Bravo!

North Star Ballet paid  tribute to its Founding Artistic Director, Norman Shelburne, October 18 at Salisbury Theater; and it was a surprise!54461042ef770.image

It’s not easy to surprise a man who has lived in Fairbanks for more than 30 years and mentored a large segment of the community.

But an entire theater full of people — former students, families, community friends — managed to keep the secret and surprised Norman Shelburne, who recently retired from North Star Ballet.

Read the entire article by Kris Capps here.

photo courtesy: Sherrie Merdes

Meet our new Artistic Director – Courtland Weaver

Chris Kapps of the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer did a very nice article about our new Artistic Director, Courtland Weaver.nsb_news_sp14

After dancing in France for nine years, Weaver worked as associate director of Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, collaborated with other arts organizations and worked as stage manager and lighting designer/technical director at the Alice Bassler Sullivan Theatre. He was named Anchorage Concert Association’s educator of the year in 2004.

He knows Alaska, and he knows ballet.

One of his strengths is collaboration and innovation.

“I like to see my dancers dance. And not traditionally where you see them dance,” he said. “We used to call ourselves a guerrilla dance company. We would do dance interventions. It’s called flash mob now.”

Read the rest here.

Fall Dance School Schedule

School Calendar

August 21     Company and Apprentice Auditions 5 pm
August 22     In-person registration 10 am – 6 pm
August 22     Junior Company Auditions 5 pm
August 23     In-person registration 10 am – 6 pm
August 23     Scholarship Auditions 2 pm
August 25     First day of Classes
August 30     Chili Potluck at the Studio 11am-2pm featuring Jim Baird’s Chili
September 1  Labor Day Holiday
September 7   Nutcracker Children’s Auditions 2 pm
September 22   See’s Candy Fundraiser Begins

 Download a schedule for the 2014 – 2015 school year by clicking on the link below.

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We will be in the studio during the Fair to answer questions and to register students (in person or by phone) from noon – 8pm M-F and from noon – 4pm on weekends. Stop by to see us!

Thank you

To all the parents and friends who helped to set up the studios for the Summer Intensive Performance!

To the dancers who did a beautiful job!! and

To the faculty who worked with the dancers during the Intensive!

 

Summer Intensive Performance

intensive logoCome to the Summer Intensive Performance Friday, July 11 at 4pm at our studio on the Fairgrounds. The free performance  will last half an hour and include:

  • A ballet to Scarlatti choreographed by Norman Shelburne
  • A modern piece choreographed by Kathryn Alter of the
  • An excerpt from Coppelia, Le Travail, choreographed by Norman Shelburne

Refreshments to follow.