The Enrico Cecchetti Diploma DVD/Bluray

The Enrico Cecchetti Diploma DVD/Bluray is on sale now! During the course of the Cecchetti legacy project, many of the dancers were promoted to higher ranks in the company. Dancers in the Film:  The Royal Ballet: James Hay, First Soloist Chisato Katsura, First Artist...

In Memoriam- Kay Bliss

  June 30,1926-January 4, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kay Bliss. Many may simply know her as Miss Kay. Examiners have shared memories and wonderful stories of our Miss Kay, a fellow examiner, a National Executive Board Member,...

Dawnell Dryja Retires from the Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Ballet (GRB)—Michigan’s only professional ballet company—and Dawnell Dryja—long-time company member and audience favorite—announced today her retirement from the stage during her 16th season. She will dance in the first show of the 2017-18 season (From...

In Memoriam-Betty Pendracki Bandyk

ELIZABETH PENDRACKI BANDYK Obituary Elizabeth Rose (Pendracki) Bandyk was born on April 23, 1929 to parents Carl and Rose Pendracki. She is survived by her four children, Matthew Bandyk, Andrew Bandyk, Marya Davis and Sarah Hamann, whom they adopted into their home...

CCA International Summer School Enhanced Men's Program

New for Summer School 2016 Introducing the Cecchetti Council of America’s Enhanced Men’s Training  A comprehensive training program devoted to the development of the physiological, technical, and artistic capabilities of the classically trained male...

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition 2017

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition Florence, Italy July 31-August 5, 2017 Competition Divisions: Junior division: 14-16 years of age (at onset of competition) Must have passed CCA Elementary by January 1, 2017 Will demonstrate the 1st set of Port de...

CCA Examination Updates 2015

The CCA Board of Examiners has made the following changes to the length of the following CCA Examinations: The Grades I-IV Teacher Examination length will increase to 2 hours. The Elementary (V) Teacher Examination length will increase to 2 hours and 15 minutes. The...

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition Awards

The Cecchetti Council of America congratulates all competitors and coaches for their participation in the CICB 2014 Classical Ballet Competition. CECCHETTI INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL BALLET COMPETITION 2014 WINNERS Jenny Hackwell, UK, Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Award...