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March 2017

BOCA BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR LA SYLPHIDE

Boca Raton – One of the oldest ballets still commonly performed, La Sylphide ushered in the beautiful, romantic era of ballet and remains popular today.  Directed and choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin, La Sylphide is his interpretation of the Bournonville classic.  “We are so pleased to announce that New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Megan Fairchild and Gonzalo Garcia will be returning to the Boca Ballet Theatre stage dancing the lead roles of The Sylph and James”, said Dan Guin. “Our audience will remember them from their recent performance in the Don Quixote grand pas de deux at the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance”.

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Megan Fairchild and Gonzalo Garcia in NY City Ballet’s production of La Sylphide | Photo Credit Paul Kolnik

RAISE THE KILT AT BARREL OF MONKS BREWING SUCCESSFUL EVENING WITH IMMEDIATE GOAL MET

Boca Raton – On Friday, March 24th, 2017 patrons and special guests of Boca Ballet Theatre gathered at Barrel of Monks Brewing for a fundraising event to support the upcoming production of La Sylphide.  The goal for the evening was to raise $20,000. Announcements were made during the event by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin and former ballet star Steven Caras encouraging patrons to be generous and the goal was met!

Among the honored guests were Forrest and Chris Heathcott, Steven Caras, Fred and Kriss Simms, Paul and Patricia Kilgallon, Matt and Kat Saady, Mark and Debbie Neuman, Joe and Holli Rockwell Trubinsky, Dr. Bill and Maria McFee, Marleen Forkas, Blake and Seton Smith, Zizah Preble, John and Beth Buckley and Jo Ann Engelhardt. A heartfelt Thank You goes out to all in attendance; Boca Ballet Theatre would not exist without the support of community minded individuals such as you!

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Dr. Bill and Maria McFee and Dan Guin

Forrest and Chris Heathcott

Fred and Kriss Simms, Mark and Debbie Neuman

BOCA BOCA BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS “SHARE THE JOY” FEATURING THE BBT4PD PARTICIPANTS

Boca Raton –  On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Boca Ballet Theatre’s outreach program “Boca Ballet Theatre for Parkinson’s Disease” (BBT4PD) will present the second annual “Share The Joy” performance, a fundraising event,  that will pair our amazing program participants with dancers from Boca Ballet Theatre in a moving and entertaining presentation that will leave your sprit uplifted…..don’t forget your box of tissues!

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Share The Joy participants with BBT program directors and volunteers | Photo Credit: Silvia Pangaro

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | FORMER STUDENT NICOLE WINTER PERFORMING WITH L’ECOLE NATIONALE DE CIRQUE IN MONTREAL

Boca Raton – Nicole Winter began performing for and pleasing crowds before she began kindergarten. She began training in ballet at age 4, and continued her dance training at Boca Ballet Theatre and Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Performing Arts. At the age of 14, she discovered her true talent and calling: circus arts. Dance allowed her to perform high level contortion acts with the grace of a ballerina. At 16 years old, she was accepted into the prestigious Cirque du Soleil affiliate L’Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal. She trained there for 2 years, majoring in contortion. In 2015, she signed with Cirque Eloize and is currently touring with their show iD as a contortionist and aerialist. When she is not on tour, she resides in Miami, Florida. She is thrilled to be performing full time all over the continental United States and abroad.

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