to Central Ballet School and Theatre. Our mission is to bring ballet fine arts and performance opportunities to the Greeneville, Greene County region of Tennessee. We want to provide excellence in technical instruction of classical ballet while enriching and inspiring the lives of both dancers and audience members in our performances.
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Central Ballet Theatre announces its 2013 Summer Intensive -- June 17-21.
Joshua Kurtzberg will be teaching the classical ballet technique classes along with a variations class each day. Also included in the week’s line up are modern, Chinese dance, a dance theme class, and hip hop. Chua Hui will be teaching the modern and Chinese dance classes, and Heidi Ehle will teach the thematic class. For the advanced level, partnering will also be offered.
The intermediate level class times are 10:00am-1:30pm. Advanced is 12:30pm-4:00 pm with the partnering class times to be announced. Please see registration
for level requirements.
Click here to download the Summer Intensive Registration Form
Joshua Kurtzberg, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, began his training on full scholarship with Atlanta Ballet under the direction of John McFall and Sharon Story. After 4 years, he was offered a company position but pursued his training with the Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy on full scholarship. Josh has danced with American Repertory Ballet for 4 years. Throughout Joshua’s professional career, he has worked with The Eglevsky Ballet, Stanton Welch, Michael Pink, Ben Stevenson, Peter O’Brien, Lonne Moretton, Alan Hineline, Thom Clower, and the late Fernando Bujones. Last season, Mr. Kurtzberg danced the role of Mordecai in "Esther," and is dancing the Prince in "Snow White." Josh would like to thank all of his teachers who never stopped pushing him.
Heidi Ehle began her lifelong love of dance at the age of five when she began ballet classes with Atti van dan Berg in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Atti, a former dancer with Holland’s Joos ballet, had moved to St. Croix to retire, and instead began a long and outstanding career as a teacher, choreographer, and artist. Heidi danced with Atti’s company, Theatre Dance, Inc., through her school years, spending each summer at extended dance camps such as Jacobs Pillow, and Connecticut College Dance Festival during her middle school and high school years, and teaching early ballet classes in Atti’s school. After a year of study with Xoregos Dance in San Francisco, she went on to become a dual major in music and dance at Bennington College, where she studied Cunningham and Graham Technique and became involved as a choreographer. She later graduated with a degree in Flute Performance. Although injuries sidelined her from becoming a professional dancer, she feels that dance has informed her career as a classical musician for the last 30 years. She became very involved in teaching the Dalcroze method; a well recognized approach to teaching music concepts through movement. Atti was a resourceful, imaginative teacher who had a special talent for nurturing the development of young people through artistic expression. Her influence has shaped every aspect of Heidi’s approach to her work in the performing arts for many years.
Chia-Hui (Kay) Yang
Chia-Hui (Kay) Yang, from Taichung, Taiwan, began learning dance at age eleven, attending professional dance school when she was fourteen. After graduating, she studied a variety of dance techniques at the National Taiwan Sport University, including Ballet, Modern, Yoga, Bballroom, Jazz, Improvisation, Dance Choreography, and Chinese Folk Dance. After completing five years of study, Kay joined the National Taiwan University of Arts in the capital of Taiwan, Taipei where she majored in Modern Dance, falling in love with the Jose Limon technique.