17 April 2019
Boston Ballet School (BBS) presents the 10th annual Next Generation performance showcasing elite young dancers of Boston Ballet II and Boston Ballet School with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The program includes a new work by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Konservatoriet and William Tell pas de deux by August Bournonville. Les Passages opens the program, choreographed by BBS Faculty, showcasing the Pre-Professional Program. The one-night-only performance takes place May 22 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
“The 10th anniversary of Next Generation is a huge milestone for Boston Ballet School,” said Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “These students truly are the next generation of ballet and it puts a spotlight on the quality training the students receive at Boston Ballet School.”
Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional program trains top talent to prepare them for professional careers with Boston Ballet and other major companies. Currently, more than 20 percent of Boston Ballet’s dancers are graduates of the Pre-Professional program, and 95 percent of Trainee graduates secure jobs with professional ballet companies.
Read the full article on Broadway World.
A Note from DDP:
Liza Yntema, Founder and President of DDP, is Lead Individual Sponsor of Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER initiative, which gave Principal Dancer Lia Cirio time and space to choreograph her new work featured in the Next Generation performance.