BOCA BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS: THE 2016 – 2017 SEASON
Marleen Forkas Presents Boca Ballet Theatre’s [The Nutcracker] In Loving Memory Of Harold Forkas
Featuring world-renowned guest artists, magical sets and sparkling costumes, this unique version of the holiday classic showcases choreography by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin, and a cast of more than 100 dancers. Set to the iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this is a special treat for all ages. Returning to the Boca Ballet Theatre stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will be crowd favorites Cassandra Trenary and Gray Davis both from American Ballet Theatre. Following the matinee performances don’t miss the [Gingerbread Ball], a festive children’s party where kids can meet characters from The Nutcracker including Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier while enjoying sweet treats on the stage!
BOCA BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES “GISELLE” SUCCESS AT J ALEXANDER’S
Boca Raton FL (August, 2016) – After the Saturday night performance of the stunningly beautiful [Giselle], dancers, patrons and friends of Boca Ballet Theatre gathered at J Alexander’s in Boca Raton where General Manager Carl LeMaster greeted guests with warm hospitality, delicious food and great drink selections.
Prior to the après, Boca Ballet Theatre’s production of “Giselle” was applauded by the patrons who gave a standing ovation to professional dancers Bridgett Zehr, formerly of English National Ballet, as Giselle; Gray Davis, from American Ballet Theatre, as Albrecht; Nicole Miratov, from Ballet de l’Opera National De Bordeaux, as Myrtha; also Shannon Smith; Ted Negus; and Sanjay Saverimuttu from Louisville Ballet.
“We are so grateful to have amazing professional dancers join the cast of Giselle”, said co-artistic director Dan Guin, “they trained and performed with our summer intensive students and created beauty”.
BOCA BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL 2016 SUMMER INTENSIVE
Boca Raton, FL – Boca Ballet Theatre extends gratitude to all who supported the Summer Intensive Workshop and Performance, featuring renowned artistic directors, and culminating in a full-length production of “Giselle” with special guest artists Bridgett Zehr, formerly with the English National Ballet and Grey Davis from American Ballet Theatre.
The five week intensive program, which requires audition based approval, provides the opportunity for students to excel in technique, composure, classical purity, and individual artistic development in a professional atmosphere, with the benefit of individual attention from instructors. The faculty was comprised of top Artistic Directors from around the country, including Paul Vasterling – Nashville Ballet; Victoria Morgan – Cincinnati Ballet; Devon Carney – Kansas City Ballet; and Adam Sklute – Ballet West.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: SAMANTHA SCOTTO GOBIELLE
Boca Raton FL – Samantha’s heart was stolen by the beautiful art of ballet when she became a part of Boca Ballet Theatre Company, in Boca Raton FL, in 1994 where she trained under Dan Guin and Jane Tyree. At Boca Ballet Theatre she had the opportunity to dance various corps and lead roles alongside principal dancers, such as Angel Correla from American Ballet Theatre and Heather Sanders from Southern Ballet Theatre (Orlando Ballet), in the following ballets: Les Slyphides, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Raymunda, Coppeila, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, Giselle, Con Amore, Sleeping Beauty, Serenade and Swan Lake.
Samantha received her formal dance training while attending Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a conservatory for dance and academics, in West Palm Beach, FL. She has studied jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, tap and acrobatics for over 20 years.
Since 2003, Samantha has been teaching jazz, ballet and other technique classes where her love for children, a passion to teach and need to pass the flame of dance, inspired her to open her own studio, Arizona Dance Artistry, in Phoenix, AZ in July 2008.