THE WISDOM FROM
Ballet Master Teachers
in the United States.
Each day the dancer gets a different taste of the morsels, great tips, and styles available to them
In this time of limited travel, experience dance across the country.
Mariaelena Ruiz Cary Ballet
Harrison Ball New York City Ballet
David King The Ballet Clinic
Kati Hanlon Mayo Charlotte Ballet
Stephanie Murrish Encore Ballet Conservatory
Christopher Charles McDaniel Dance Theatre of Harlem
Heather Iler Cary Ballet
Beth MacLeish Project Ballet
Meredith Benson - Artistic Director of de la Danse
Danill Gaifulin Encore Ballet Conservatory
Shayla Bott Brigham Young University
Melinda Howe Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Adriana Suarez Boston Conservatory of Ballet
Armando Luna Armando Luna Dance
Kathleen Sinclair Ballet Yuma
Nadia Thompson Dresden Germany
Natasha Brooksher Brooksher Ballet
Raul Salamanca Golden State Ballet
Get one on one corrections -
Class size is limited.
( Level: Dancers must be Intermediate/Advanced Dancer- Professional )
PAST Distinguished Teachers
June Workshop 2020 included :
As you Begin your Virtual Journey this year with us, here are some of the teachers , the students in our program have met .
Zooming Across America
Are you Wondering what to do Next?
Because of these unusual Pandemic times, We believe that along with updating ballet studies’ delivery method, we can also update the way we teach ballet. Your Students will have access to great teachers, intensive personal mentorship, and the experience of the professional ballet world is now available to you.
Dozens of instructors and dance studios that have seen a tremendous downturn iIn the US . From restaurants and bars to hotels and events, the city’s culture and leisure sector has been particularly hard hit, as tourist numbers fall and residents increasingly stay home. So has the the Arts
Classes designed for makeshift home studios to Supplement your training you are already receiving and stay in shape Continue to improve and grow as a dancer
No matter where you are, You can Zoom with us!!
About the Artistic Coordinator
Jill Eathorne Bahr
Coastal Ballet USA’s Choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr is recognized for her unique and personal choreographic approach. Her works are in in Ballet Companies including Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet , Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Florida, Cary Ballet, Alabama Ballet, and many prepro training companies throughout Regional Dance America.
Jill Eathorne Bahr served as Resident Choreographer of Charleston Ballet Theatre since its inception as a professional ballet company in 1987.
Bahr been awarded two National
Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowships, four Monticello Choreographic Fellowships, the William Habich Choreography Award, the South Carolina Arts Commission
Choreography Fellowship in 1997 – the first time offered in 10 years, two Astral Choreography Awards, and was part of the Celebration of the Uncommon Woman in Oregon.
Bahr was most recently awarded the Verner Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission recognizing outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina and a second choreography
fellowship from the same organization in 2009.
She has been National Adjudicator twice for Regional Dance America, and served on the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Panel.
Consider Supporting Artists
Artists are not ok right now.
There will be very few Dance Performances....
No New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania Ballet and few very few Nutcrackers which is a Ballet Companies Lifeline.
Broadway is closed until 2021,
Cirque is filing for bankruptcy, Elliot Feld/Joyce Theatre laid off 90% of its workforce permanently, cruise ship performers are out of work, theme park performers have no idea when they will be recalled.
There is no time frame for when we will all be able to go back to the jobs that most of us have only known. There isn't a pill that will allow us to be back in the theatre on January 1st, magically. Many of my friends, when we are allowed to head back into the theatre, won't be there. Some were living on the edge before this pandemic, and this loss of work has made them change careers. Some were ready to retire, and this just pushed them over the line. Some have felt abandoned by the companies that they have given their blood, sweat, and tears to for years. Some have died from Covid-19. Some have taken their own life. Some will not be able to get back into shape after nearly a year off from dancing. Some are giving up pursuing their dream. Sadly, some companies that we work for will not make it through this storm.
I am not okay. None of us are okay.
We need you. Please help us through this incredibly confusing and challenging time. Reach out to anyone you know that is affected by this. We need to feel less alone; believe me; we feel very alone. The performing arts contribute nearly $1 trillion to the US economy. We have regenerated your cities, neighborhoods, schools, and each of us has somehow touched you personally with our work. If you can, please support your local arts organizations. We need them to be there for us when this is over, and you need us to be there when this is over.
I am not okay.
. Give them a virtual hug and make sure they are taken care of. Donate to arts organizations and keep arts alive.
Our hearts and souls need it NOW more than ever.