Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia.
Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton, Emily Anasti, Rose Filichia, Lena Harris, Rebecca Levin, Haley Briggs, Layton Briggs, Emma Casali, Josie Nivar, Leah Perez, Brooke Sinton, Penny Yokas and Molly-Jo Terry.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Briggs, a junior at Burbank High School, was also selected. She will attend the Joffrey Bolshoi Exchange Program in Moscow.
This is the second year for the program. Just 10 dancers from the United States were chosen from auditions around the country to attend the Bolshoi program, said Jennifer Bosco, artistic director, American Ballet Theatre affiliate ballet teacher, and co-owner of the Red Chair School. Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is one of the oldest and most renowned ballet companies in the world, she added.