BalletNJ Will Present "Girl Scout Days"
at The Nutcracker
William DeGregory is a former Principal Dancer with the Pennsylania Ballet and
former Director of The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. In addition, Mr.
DeGregory was a long time Ballet Master for the Pennsylvania Ballet and the
first Director of Pennsylvania Ballet II. "Mr. DeGregory brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to our faculty", says David Gallagher, Director of
ABNJ. Gallagher goes on to say," I doubt there is any professional ballet teacher
in the Delaware Valley with Bill's depth of knowledge in all aspects of professional
ballet.In addition, I have known Bill since 1976 and he is one of the finest people
I have ever met!" Gallagher concludes," We could not be more excited about
having Mr. DeGregory on our permanent faculty and I know our students will
improve tremendously through his insights into ballet technique, and the positive
reinforcement he brings to each lesson."
Emily Kimble is a former dancer with BalletNj and holds a Masters Degree in
dance from Temple University. Mrs. Kimble is a life-long resident of South Jersey
and currently teaches at Core Academy of Movement in addition to the Academy
of BalletNj. David Gallagher, Director of The Academy of BalletNj. states," I have
known Emily since she was a child. She danced in all of our productions for years
and it is so gratifying to see what a wonderful professional she has become!"
Emily will be teaching ballet and Broadway Dance during the current academic
year and her high energy lessons and nurturing teaching style will give the
students the kind of mentoring that is a crucial component in their training.
Gallagher goes on to say," The results of her teaching during our 2017-2018
academic year have been 100% positive. Emily will bring to our faculty a
perspective that is necessary for our students to take the next step and we are so
happy that she is back working with us at BalletNj!"
Monica Matteo has been training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap for the past 16
years. In addition to teaching at the Academy of BalletNj , Monica has taught at
SamCams Dance Studio as well as numerous zoom lessons for young children.
She loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and loves watching
them have fun while learning the most beautiful of art forms!
Colleen France is a certified Pilates Instructor through the Power Pilates Institute.
She received her beginner and intermediate mat certifications in 2012 and her
advanced level mat in 2020. She has taught Pilates at the University of
Pennsylvania since 2012. She has been training students at ABNJ for the past
Completing the faculty will be Master Teacher, choreographer, ABT certified
instructor, and Artistic Director of BalletNj, Mr. David Gallagher. With almost 50
years in education, Mr. Gallagher is one of the most qualified ballet instructors in
the United States.
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BalletNj, Theater Company of New Jersey, will present the Girl Scout Days at "
The Nutcracker" on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Voorhees Schools
Theater,1000 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, N.J. 08043. The performance will be at
2:30 P.M. with the backstage tour starting at 1:00 P.M. In addition to the
backstage tour, the scouts will be able to see the dancers preparing for the
performance, observe a demonstration of the basic elements of ballet, a peek
behind the scenes of the stage magic the makes " The Nutcracker" memorable, a
special embroidered "Nutcracker" patch, and a private autograph/photo
opportunity with The Sugar Plum Fairy. The cost of this wonderful event is only:
$30.00 and is open to family members, friends and chaperones. BalletNj accepts
Mastercard/Visa and tickets can be ordered by calling: 856-768-9503. Good seats
will go fast, so call now so you do not miss out on The Magic, The Music and The
Memories of " The Nutcracker".
BalletNJ Presents 38th Annual Production ofThe Nutcracker
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Colleen France is a certified Pilates instructor through the Power Pilates Institute. She received her beginner and intermediate mat certifications in 2012 and advanced level mat in 2020. She has taught Pilates at the Pilates Studio at Pottruck at the University of Pennsylvania since 2012, as well as boot camp, barre and yoga classes. She currently teaches all-levels virtual classes 5 days a week. In addition to Pilates, Colleen is an avid runner, having run 5 marathons, 14 half-marathons and other road races. She has also coached youth soccer and basketball for the past few years. Colleen is a Senior Associate Director and Career Advisor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
" The most entertaining production of "The Nutcracker" I have ever seen!" Gilda
Morigi, critic of Dancer Magazine.
BalletNj, Theater Company of New Jersey, will present it's 38th. annual production
of " The Nutcracker" at the Voorhees Schools Theater, 1000 Holly Oak
Drive,Voorhees, N.J. 08043 on November 27, and December 4 and 5, 2021.
Etienne Diaz, Soloist with the Philadelphia Ballet, will star as the Cavalier.
Additional Guest Artists of the Philadelphia Ballet will be: Alex Babayev, Nick
Patterson and Jack Thomas. Starring dancers from the All South-Jersey Youth
Ballet this production will feature sets and decor by Michael Stockton of the Award
winning Eight Stars Studios, and costumes by Rosemary Gorman and Dr. Sharon
Buttress. All shows will be at : 2:30 P.M. Tickets range from: $35.00 to: $40.00
and can be ordered by calling: 856-507-3783, or through the
firstname.lastname@example.org. BalletNj accepts Mastercard/ Visa. Parking is FREE
and do not forget to ask about your senior citizen discount. Good seats will go
fast, so order your tickets now, so you do not miss out on The Magic, The Music
and The Memories of South Jersey's only nationally reviewed production of " The
THEATER COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY