Graduating Senior: Camilla Robertson
Willamette Apprentice Ballet is pleased to announce that an $1800 grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition, distributing funds on behalf of the Oregon Cultural Trust, that was awarded to WAB in the 2020 grant cycle has been rolled over into the 2021 grant cycle, due to COVID-19.
This grant will be utilized to help fund our October 2021 Free Children’s Concert for Benton County 2nd and 3rd grade students, in collaboration with E.P.I.C Opera Orchestra. Willamette Apprentice Ballet is creating a new ballet, “Petra and the Wolf,” with a dual language narration (English and Spanish).
Thank you, Benton County Cultural Coalition!
Thank you to the Marlan and Angela Carlson Family Fund for once again acting as a Performance Sponsor for our October 22nd, 2019 Children’s Concert!
This FREE concert for Benton County 2nd and 3rd graders will feature EPIC Opera Orchestra (conducted by David Campbell), onstage with the dancers of Willamette Apprentice Ballet, performing the whimsical “Carnival of the Animals, ” (with Guest Narrator Charlotte Headrick), as well as excerpts from Swan Lake, La Bayadere, and Orpheus in the Underworld (Can-Can!)
The Running Princess store in downtown Corvallis has made Willamette Apprentice Ballet their sponsored nonprofit for the first quarter of 2019!
Please shop at Running Princess between now and March: $1 from every pair of socks purchased during this time will be donated to Willamette Apprentice Ballet!
Willamette Apprentice Ballet recently learned that we will be receiving an $1800 grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition for our new production of “Carnival of the Animals,” which will premiere on March 8th, 2019, at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, as part of TWO FREE PERFORMANCES: a daytime Children’s Educational Concert, and a full-length evening concert.
Thank you, Benton County Cultural Coalition, for your support and belief in Willamette Apprentice Ballet!
Willamette Apprentice Ballet is collaborating with the Corvallis Community Band on a Children’s Concert for local 4th graders! The Children’s Concert will be Tuesday, October 23rd @ 12:30pm. This particular performance is by invitation-only, for local elementary school students and their teachers/chaperones; the program features music and dance pieces related to the Oregon Trail and the Solar System.
Willamette Apprentice Ballet dancers from the Int/Adv Character Dance class of Corvallis Academy of Ballet will be performing a piece called Hootenanny, a fusion of traditional American square dancing steps and formations + classical ballet; they will be wearing beautiful, historically-accurate dresses that were designed and constructed by Mariann & Erica Jones. Students from the Beg/Int Character Dance class of CAB will be performing Teddy Bear Picnic, dancing with their favorite teddy bears and other stuffed animals.
We look forward to performing for all of those 4th graders in October!