Friday, January 20, 2017 – 6:30-8PM
Ballet Technique with Sally Andriot
Professional Level Class (ages 18 or older only, please)
The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at TCU
Erma Lowe Hall, 3000 S University Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76129
$15 purchased online in advance* , $20 purchased at the door
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Sally is a Professional/Technical Coach and is the Artistic Director/Owner of Toby’s school of Dance.
Sally W. Andriot began her formal ballet training at a rather late age (11 years) after her gymnastic coach’s insistence on a more artistic approach to her floor exercise routines. Sally began training with Jacqueline Cronsberg in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Jacqueline saw the need for Sally to have a well-rounded training approach from many teachers and brought her to several master teachers in the New England area. Sally worked privately with teachers such as Peggy Gill, Leo Gerard of the Boston Ballet, The Boston Conservatory Ballet School Chair Ruth Ambrose, E. Virginia Williams, founder of The Boston Ballet, David Howard & The Harkness School in New York City.
Sally’s love for the professional dance grew as she continued her studies at Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts in Natick Massachusetts where she graduated High School. Sally was blessed to have a wide variety of master teachers & choreographers to work with at Walnut Hill such as, Sydelle Gomberg (Director), Peggy Brightman (Graham, Evans, Cunningham modern Technique), Valerie Sutton (Bournonville technique), Samuel Kirkjian and the Boston Repertory Ballet Company, Richard England, Frank Ohman, Edward Villella, Cherie Noble, Laura Young, Tony Catanzaro, Anamarie Sarazan and Elaine Bauer all of the Boston Ballet Company, Marcia Haydees and Richard Cragun – Stuggart Ballet, Germany, Faculty from the Royal Academy of Dance in London England.
After graduation from Walnut Hill, Sally pursued her passion further in the College- Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She chose that particular college for their resident performing company. The Cincinnati Ballet Co. was in residence in the same ballet studios as the dance majors at the university. It became very clear that the next move was to work for a professional contract with the Cincinnati ballet and at the age of 19 Sally began her professional career as a toy poodle in the Nutcracker party scene for CBC. She still has the dyed black pointe shoes as a reminder of the work it took to get there both in gymnastics and ballet to do the handsprings, back walkovers and pirouettes for that debut. Sally also remembers what an honor it was to do her first professional Balanchine performance of Serenade with CBC as well. At CBC, Sally had the honor of working closely with the great Sr. Frederick Franklin, David McLain, Oleg Sabine and James Truitte (Lester Horton modern technique) as well as other members of the University Faculty. Sally returned to Boston briefly and had the great opportunity to jump back into Nutcracker and their Fall season before her marriage to her husband, Don. After moving to Texas, Sally spent a year and a half performing with the Dallas Ballet Company season under the direction of Fleming Flindt. And after the company folded she started a new career working for Texas Instruments and teaching dance in the evenings. Sally has been teaching in the Dallas area ever since.
Sally’s professional performance experience includes, Peter and the Wolf, Bournonville Le Conservatoriet, Grand Tarantella, Schumann Fantasies, Pas De Quatre, Swan Lake Act II, Kismet – University of Cincinnati Musical Theater Department, West Side Story – UCMTD, Dido & Aneous Opera – UC Opera Department, Lectures Demonstrations & Choreographers workshops outreach with Cincinnati and Boston Ballet Companies, Con Amore’, Jubilee & Creation de Monde with Joseph Duell, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Copelia, & Les Sylphides – Set by Sr. Frederick Franklin, Domino & Footage – set by Peter Anastos, The Merry Widow & Bill Sunday – Choreography by Ruth Page, set by Larry Long, Serenade & Concerto Barocco – George Balanchine Trust, The Nutcracker – with Cincinnati, Boston and Dallas Ballet Companies, Spirituals & Guarnica & Variegation – James Truitte, Le Combat – Frederick Franklin, Concert Waltzes – Daniel Levans, The Still Point – Todd Bolender, Paquita – set by Alexandria Danilova – reset by Sr. Frederick Franklin, Ballet under the stars Summer Dance with the Dallas Ballet, The Three Musketeers – Fleming Flindt. Master study with Bruce Marks, David Howard, Susanne Farrell, Edward Villella, Arthur Mitchell, Ann Reinking, Nancy Schaffenburg – Cross and many more fabulous teachers that have travelled through Dallas/Fort Worth.
Sally is very thankful for loving parents who provided this opportunity and has been very blessed to work with master teachers and choreographers that so generously have shown their love and passion for the art of dance. Sally hopes that God blesses and instills this love and passion for excellence in performance by using her to teach and coach other dancers. Sally gives all the credit to faith in God
Sally has been married for 30 years to her college sweetheart. They have three grown children two of which have also had a passion for the dance arts. Sally and her family are longtime residents of Plano, Texas.
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Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your email receipt and confirmation number as proof of purchase. If you are purchasing your class at the door we accept payment in cash, check or credit card.
*Class will be available for online purchase until January 20 at noon or until the class is at capacity. If for some reason you are unable to attend, you can cancel your class for a partial refund any time up until 24 hours prior to the class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your class will not be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that if you do not make your purchase in advance, you may not be permitted to take class due to limited space.