Canyon Concert Ballet is so very thrilled to congratulate both Isabella Northburg and Nani Ross in their recent decisions to attend Boston Ballet and Colorado Ballet’s year-round programs respectively! We also want to wish a hearty “good luck” to Tessa Rehbein who has joined the Hannah Kahn Dance Company in Denver, CO! For dance teachers everywhere, it is one of our most supreme joys (with a tinge of sorrow) to see dancers we’ve helped train leave their “home” school and go on to further their training in pursuit of their professional dancing goals.
While many dancers are able to go on to wonderful dance careers while staying at their home schools like CCB, other dancers chose to pursue full-time training to achieve their goals. The benefits of these training programs are obvious: Six hours of dancing a day, diversified programming, and the possibility of a dancing job after graduation are the primary benefits and they are big ones! The benefits of staying home are obvious and important too: longer time of familial nurturing and guidance, cost savings, the benefits of a more rigorous education, and the possibility of lead roles in large ballet productions. These can be difficult choices!
This truly gives those of us who were part of these dancer’s training great pride and excitement. Seeing Vera and Jacob off last year and Nani, Bella, and Tessa off this year means that CCB is doing things extremely well in terms of the education of the dancers! This is indeed something to celebrate. Best of luck, Nani, Bella, and Tessa! Knock them dead and post lots on Instagram!