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highlights Dallas Summer Musicals celebrated its 75 Year Anniversary on June 12, 2015.

London School of Dance celebrates its 50th year of training young dancers this fall.

Kitty Carter’s Dance Factory proudly presents its 35th Anniversary Season in 2015-2016.

Arathi School of Dance is pleased to announce its 35th anniversary.

Ballet Conservatory begins its 25th year in Lewisville, Texas.

Indian Cultural Heritage Foundationcelebrates its 20th year promoting intercultural awareness between Indian and American cultures.

in the metroplex Kelly Lannin, Artistic Director, and Mary Neel, Business Director for the Ballet Conservatory, proudly announce that BC alum Laine Habony is currently dancing with New York City Ballet, Heather Crosby Kotelenets is with Texas Ballet Theatre and Steven Lochperforms with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Faculty members Nancy Lochand Janet Waters celebrate their 25th anniversary with the school.

Sarah Beth Marr, principal dancer for Mejia Ballet International, is writing a blog to encourage dancers in their dance careers ( She hopes that her readers can find encouragement and inspiration from her devotion- als specifically geared towards dancers. Readers can also find her on Facebook and Instagram: facebook/Sarah Beth Marr; instagram: @sarahbethmarr

TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance presents Conversations on Dance as well as various community engagement activities throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Please check regularly on the SCCD website at and LIKE us on Facebook at

across the state Eight students at Ballet Conservatory received top honors at this year’s YAGP Regionals held in Dallas and Austin. In the YAGP Senior Division, Mackenna Pieperwas the 1st place Senior Classical winner. Carley Denton, Madeline Hanly, Olivia Lambert and Julia Tiller all received Top 24 in the Senior Classical division. Carley Dentonalso received Top 12 in Senior Contemporary. Carly Greene received Top 12 in both Junior Classical and Contemporary. Kristina Lorelli and Mikaela Seale received Top 24 in Junior Classical.

Pictured: Carly Greene

in the nation Jonathan Harris, former Dallas Ballet Center student and DCNT Scholarship recipient, has accepted an offer to join the Sacramento Ballet as a full company member. He begins his pro- fessional career in October of 2015.

Christopher Vo, BTW and Juilliard alum, performed on the 2015 Tony Awards in the cast of The King and I. Earlier this season, Chris performed in another Tony nominated show—On the Town.

Pictured: Ali Honshell

Ali Honchellwas made a new apprentice of Bruce Wood Dance Project.Ali graduated from Marcus High School this June and studied at Ballet Conservatory for 13 years. She was a member of LakeCities Ballet Theatre and LBT2 for six years.

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Dark Circles Contemporary Dance performs at the Dance Gallery Festival at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York, New York September 25-27, 2015 and at The Dance Gallery Festival at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas October 1-3, 2015.

Ballet Conservatory student Mackenna Pieper, YAGP 1st place Senior Classical winner, competed in the International Finals in New York City in April.

DANCE! NORTH TEXAS a publication of the dance council of north texas vol 18 • no 3

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