The Ballet Centre in Murray
"We build quality dancers"


At the Ballet Centre we emphasize the development of the student where your child is the main focus.
We stress the anatomical development of a young dancer learning self -esteem through self-discipline.
Proper technique is important in the growth of any dancer. With our adaptation of the Russian Method of ballet, we have gained an extended appreciation of the role physics plays in proper balance of the body. This understanding, imparted to our students from their earliest experiences here enables them to exquisitely perform the dramatic jumps, turns and rapid changes required.
All classes are accompanied by a pianist, this enables the teacher to give their full and uninterrupted attention to teaching rather than fumbling with recorded music. The Ballet Centre has its own theatre and scenery and provides costumes for all performances at no cost to the parents.
- We administer discipline with the upmost care and compassion. Our teachers are well trained in the art of classical ballet and follow a specific syllabus throughout the year. -

Vicki Hawkes Scholarship
(for Intermediate-Centre students)

Star Renee Smith Scholarship
(for Kinderdance-Intermediate students)
**Scholarships are awarded at the summer performance**

cc_purpMichelle Armstrong - received her early training with Susan Wright and studied with Willam Christensen for nine years. She was a corps de ballet member with Ballet West in the 1986-87 season and performed with New York City Ballet with Jacques d'Amboise in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1988. In 1991-92, she studied and danced with Anatoli Kucheruk of the Kiev Ballet, Russia. This is her 22nd year as the artistic director of the Ballet Centre. Michelle has a BFA in ballet from the University of Utah

cc_purpSusan Wright - Administrator, Teacher and Founder of the Ballet Centre has changed the format of the Ballet Centre and her own method to the Russian Ballet Method. Susan received her training from the late Jean Renee and has taught locally for 45 years. Susan designs and makes all Ballet Centre production costumes.

cc_purpNatali Baker - started ballet 21 years ago and studied at the Classical Ballet Conservatory in Orem, Utah and was a member of The College of Eastern Utah's Ballet Repertory Ensemble. After taking a two-year break to get her degree, she came to the Ballet Centre and has been a member of the centre class for the past 13 years. Natali has performed as a soloist in many Ballet Centre productions. Natali is married and has one son and a baby girl.

Elizabeth Armstrong - Elizabeth has been a part of the Ballet Centre her whole life. She has danced in leading roles in the Ballet Centre productions and staged many ballets for "Ballet Under the Stars." Elizabeth has been a teacher's assistant in character class and choreographed several Ballet Centre productions. She is currently pursuing an Engineering degree at the University of Utah.

cc_purpKaitlyn Daughtery - Kaitlyn has been dancing at the Ballet Centre for 11 years and is currently in the Centre class. In 2010 she became a teacher's assistant and taught various classes at the Ballet Centre as a substitute teacher where she quickly developed a love of teaching. This is her third year as a member of our teaching staff. In addition to dancing and teaching, Kaitlyn is working on her degree in English at Westminster College.

cc_purpSymbria Lewis - Symbria has been a teacher's assistant for 2 years and is an
accomplished dancer in the Centre class.This is her first year on our staff as a permanent teacher. Symbria loves working with young children.

Amber Giles-Amber began dancing at the Ballet Centre in 1999. She has been the stage manager since 2005. Amber holds a BA Degree in Graphic Design from Southern New Hampshire University and calls the Ballet Centre her home awaw from home.

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KINDER DANCE: Wednesday- 4:30-5:15pm
$120.00/Quarter - Light blue uniform

PRE-BALLET: Tuesday & Friday - 4:30-5:30pm
$160.00/Quarter - White uniform

LEVEL 1: Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
$175.00/Quarter - Pink uniform

LEVEL 2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
$190.00/Quarter - Lavender uniform

LEVEL 3: Monday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-4:30-5:45, Friday 5:30-6:30pm
$225.00/Quarter -Burgundy uniform

OPEN CLASS: Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
$100.00/Quarter - Ballet attire uniform

INTERMEDIATE:Mon. 5:45-7:15, Wed. 5:45-7:15,Fri. 6:30-7:30pm
$275.00/Quarter- Royal blue uniform

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED: Tues.5:30-7:00, Wed. 5:15-7:00pm,Thurs.6:45-8:15
$300.00/Quarter-Purple uniform

ADVANCED-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 4:30-6:30pm
$350/Quarter-Black uniform

CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
$400.00/Quarter - Hunter green uniform
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
(for skilled, accomplished dancers - by invitation only)

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Student Showcase - December 12 7:00pm
Original pieces choreographed and performed by advanced students also...
"Nutcracker Suite" pieces performed by advanced students and accompanied by the live Guitar Ensemble from the School of Performing Arts
Ballet Centre Theatre

Christmas Performance "A Christmas Dream" - December 15,16,17,
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

Fairy Tale Ballet "Wizard of Oz" March 17,18,19
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

Progression Night - April 19.20
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

School Recital - July 12
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:00pm

"Ballet Under the Stars" - July 15, 16
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:30pm

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gt_grybk QUARTERS
Fall Quarter - September 8-November 26
Winter Quarter - November 30-February 12
Spring Quarter - February 15-April 22
Summer Quarter - April 25-July 12

gt_bluyw OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm
cc_purpBill Wright - Business Manager
cc_purpSusan Wright - Administrator

The Ballet Centre in Murray
#70 East 4880 South
Murray, Utah 84107
801-266-5066 FAX: 801-266-6009

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