Ballet South News
Senior Company: August 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dancers and Parent Meeting (Senior Company Only) 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Junior Company: August 24, 2013 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ballet South is a local, non-profit student dance company under the direction of Russell Sultzbach. The company began in 1993 with 6 students and incorporated with non-profit status in 1999. Since then, local high school students have been furthering their education within the camaraderie of this performing company. The belief that exposure to the arts enriches all our lives fuels the dedication of both students and teachers.
Ballet South is the advanced performing company of the school of Performing Arts, designed to allow the serious dancer age 14 and up a chance to perform. The junior company is an extension of Ballet South conducted by Christine French and directed by Russell Sultzbach. This company is for dancers ages 10-13 interested in a more expansive rehearsal and performance outlet. These companies take a special commitment, training, and financial obligation. There are special training requirements necessary for both companies and the auditions are held in the beginning of each dance season.
Each spring Ballet South presents a Spring Concert. This is a repertory concert which allows the dancers to perform in multiple forms of dance, such as modern, jazz, and contemporary ballet. For the Spring Concert guest choreographers are brought in to set original pieces of work. There are also charity concerts included with the Spring Concert to many charity groups in the Central Florida Area.
Ballet South commits to performing for various Community Festivals during the fall, winter holiday season, and spring events. Ballet South is supported by the efforts of the dancers, parent, and patrons.