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...

CICB Ballet Competition Candidate Requirements

Dear Cecchetti Council of America Members, The Cecchetti International – Classical Ballet (CICB) will sponsor the 4th International Competition which will be held on August 7 – 9, 2014 at the Carpenter Theater at Richmond Center Stage in Richmond, Virginia....

CCA International Summer School and Teachers Course

The National Executive Board is pleased to announce the dates for the CCA International Summer School are July 6-19, 2014.  The Teachers Course will be held July 13-19, 2014 with a special Diploma Course presented by Gillian Hurst, ISTD, on July 12-13. The esteemed...