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July 31, 2010

Ballet students attending intensive programs

Five students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts in Burbank will be attending summer ballet intensive programs across the United States.

They are Faye Bosco, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Briggs, Rose Filichia, Lena Harris and Ryan Sinton.

Each girl had to audition along with many other students to be selected for their prospective programs. Auditions were conducted all across the country.


"We are delighted to have so many of our young dancers participate in these incredible summer ballet intensive programs," said Jennifer Bosco, American Ballet Theatre certified ballet teacher and co-owner of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts. "It is through all of their hard work and dedication during the year that has brought them to this level of proficiency."

Faye Bosco, 12, Jennifer Bosco's daughter, has been dancing since she was 2. After participating in one of the 18-city nationwide auditions, Faye was accepted to the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at the University of Alabama. This three-week program for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 to18 features a comprehensive ballet curriculum taught by New York-based American Ballet Theatre staff and dancers.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Briggs, 13, auditioned and was accepted to both the Brigham Young University Summer Ballet Workshop in Provo, Utah, and the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at the University of Alabama, which she attended last year. She will only attend the Brigham Young Workshop because was chosen to be a member of the Burbank High School dance team, which also has a summer training program.

Rose Filichia, 10, auditioned at Cal State Long Beach and was accepted to the American Ballet Theatre Young Dancer Workshop in New York City. This two-week intensive day program taught by American Ballet Theatre artistic staff, American Ballet Theatre alumni, guest teachers and pianists including Franco De Vita, principal of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis School at American Ballet Theatre, will be attended by 120 young dancers ages 9 to 11.

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