BALLET APETREI

 
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Upcoming Events

IS ART IMPORTANT?

March 27, 2021 6:00-9:00

An event to celebrate the arts in our community! Free and open to the public! You will be greeted outside and 12 people at a time will be ushered into my sanctuary of art for a 10 minute experience. All 12 people will be seated in their own box (for Covid safety). You should come expecting all I have always offered at my art openings: all the arts ....dance, music, visual, culinary, voice!! And my hope is that when your 10 minute experience is up ...you will be able to answer the question for yourself....IS ART IMPORTANT?? ... I’m excited!

 

Summer Intensive & Camps

It's going be an EPIC summer! We've got something for everyone! Spaces are still limited due to Covid, so contact us for a form or more information if you’d like to get in on the fun! Gift your child with the arts! Welcome to our 33rd summer of excellence!!

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SUMMER INTENSIVE

June 14-July 16

Join us for a 5 week summer intensive program in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Pilates for ages 9 to pre-professional.

Summer Dance Camp

June 9-11 Swan Lake Camp

5 day camp for ages 5-8 from 9:00-2:00 each day. Camp will consist of ballet classes, choreography, dance art projects, and dance videos. $190 per week. Bring your own lunch.

Summer Dance Camp

July 19-23 The Sleeping Beauty

5 day camp for ages 5-8 from 9:00-2:00 each day. Camp will consist of ballet classes, choreography, dance art projects, and dance videos. $190 per week. Bring your own lunch.

 

Ongoing Events

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Kelly Fortier

Artistic Director

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.

 
 

Registration Request

Complete this form to request information about enrolling your child in the Apetrei Dancenter today!

 

(985) 624-3622

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