The Northshore's only non-profit ballet company and home to KFortier Studios and The ArtWalk
Purchase Recital Tickets
Recital tickets go on sale on Monday, May 1st to the general public. Ballet Apetrei Members may purchase tickets starting Tuesday, April 25th as a thank you and perk for being a Ballet Apetrei Member.
All current members have received an email with the Early Access Code. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive your code.
Summer Intensive Study
June 5th-July 7th
KFortier Studios Summer Intensive Dance Study
-5 week intensive study program
-Weekly guest teachers and choreographers
-Daily Instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Yoga, and Pilates
-Level I: Ages 5-6 and 7-8, 1 hour/week
-Level II: Ages 9-12, 3 hours/week
-Level III: Ages 13-18, 12 hours/ week
Level IV: Ages 13-18, 25 hours/week
There is still time to be a part of the premier ballet school on the Northshore, KFortier Studios which is the home of the non-profit ballet company, Ballet Apetrei, and The Artwalk. We hope you'll check us out. Registration for the 2023-24 year has begun. Class sizes are limited!
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Kelly is a native of New Orleans, where she received her early training. She also trained and danced with the Houston Ballet, the Hartford Ballet, and in New York City. She danced as a soloist at the Dallas Opera from 1984 until 1988 when she retired from her performance career. In 1988, Kelly and Constantin Apetrei opened the Apetrei Dancenter and founded Ballet Apetrei. Kelly has choreographed several ballets for Ballet Apetrei including Requiem, Guide Me Home, and Symphony Classique. She is known for her great understanding and teaching of the classical ballet technique. Kelly is very involved in arts in education and giving back to the community. Ballet Apetrei has received the Legacy Award from St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce, been recognized by the St. Tammany School Board for involvement in the Special Ed Workplace Program, and arts in education, as well as providing tickets and transportation to the less privileged in our community to attend the Nutcracker performance. The company volunteers in our area by performing in community events such as Fall and Spring for Art, Three Rivers At Festival, White Linen Night, and helping build homes for Habitat for Humanity. Kelly has started a dance program and scholarship program for the Boys and Girls Club of Covington this season and is excited to bring her love and knowledge of dance to these children in our parish. Kelly has also formed a collaboration with local artists called The Artwalk, which provides the Ballet Apetrei Studio as a forum to display their work. The non-profit organization's mission statement is to provide ballet training and performances to the community with international artists alongside the dancers of St. Tammany Parish.
Complete this form to request information about enrolling your child at KFortier Studios today!