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"Growing in the Love of God"

Grace in Motion

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Share and express the 

Love of Jesus in Dance!

Planting Seeds of Hope

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We place Christ Jesus at the centre of everything our students do and learn.

For The Glory of God

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We are a faith-based dance school that provides excellence in Classical Ballet training within an encouraging and nurturing environment.

World-Class Dance Education

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Presenting America's premier Christian Ballet Company BALLET MAGNIFICAT! 

February 15, 2020 ~ 7PM 

General Admission $25

Magnolia Civic Center, New Albany, MS 


This high energy program and powerful delivery will shatter the stereotypical image of ballet!
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Ballet Magnificat! DELIVER US!

Under the blazing Egyptian sun within the shadow of the pyramids, the enslaved Jewish people cry out for a deliverer. One man, Moses, challenges Pharaoh and leads the people to freedom - a vivid prophetic picture pointing to the Easter story of what Jesus Christ did on Calvary. 


“Why tell fairy tales when you can bring to the stage such an alluring story of courage and faith that will challenge us to the core?” 

What we offer

Classical Ballet

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The Classical Ballet Tradition provides the Foundation for all other dance forms when dancers are well trained.  The CCoD training will enable students to transfer their skills and knowledge into jazz, modern, contemporary, acrobatics or any other dance/movement form (see Artistic Director BIO). 

All students will have the opportunity to learn Authentic Repertoire from Traditional Classical Ballets!

Creative thinking skills are developed through dance as well as learning the value of discipline, commitment and work ethic.


  Move with grace, generosity, freedom and confidence, grow in discipline, excel with finesse, improve overall strength, memory, health, posture and flexibility, acquire physical speed, achieve physical and mental balance.      

FIT-for-JESUS (Adult Ballet)

Adult ballet includes seniors. Dance helps you stay physically active.  For those who suffer from conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis, basic ballet technique can help you feel younger, more agile and work to combat muscle atrophy and grease your joints. Ballet also increases circulation, improves overall mobility, and most of all, it’s fun! If you’re bored with traditional aerobic exercise like walking or going station to station at the gym, try a beginner ballet class.

Ballet provides mental stimulation and exercises your muscles with its vast array of gentle combinations. It teaches you how to count music, be aware of weight distribution and refine coordination.  

Education

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World-class Individual Instruction~Professional Career Mentorship~Coaching~Competition Training & Preparation~Private Lessons~Health & Wellness Educational Program~Teacher Training~Student Internship


While excellence in Dance training is crucial to our Mission, we believe that our calling as Educators goes well beyond technique.  Our curriculum supports the development of the whole student within a biblical, nurturing, educational and family environment.  The breadth and depth of the education and training that we provide, coupled with the expertise and support of our connection to world-class Dance Educators makes it possible for us to offer unparalleled ballet training and dance education programs of the highest standard for a wide range of students.  


  • POTENTIAL STUDENTS: We accept and welcome students of diverse ages, abilities, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  
  • EVENTS:  Stay tuned for upcoming Workshops, Open House, Summer Camps, Summer Intensives and Master Classes with internationally acclaimed Master Teachers.
  • DANCE DISCOVERY  At the discretion of the Artistic Director, CCoD incorporates other dance styles.  Although Classical Ballet Theory is our foundational training, we also teach Pas de Deux(partnering), Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Liturgical, Tap, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Social and culturally specific genres such as Ballroom, Character, Irish, Messianic and African praise! 




Ministry

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MISSION in MOTION 


"Our dance is an offering to The LORD in service to one another, our community and the world." 


It is our heart's desire to inspire and sustain a love of God, love for each other, a passion for prayer and a heart for praise and worship of the One God + 


DANCE MINISTRY is the process by which we use our gift of Dance to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as ambassadors to minister reconciliation  to the lost and broken and to encourage, comfort and edify the saints in the Faith.  


Current & future ministries include church worship services, senior homes, hospitals, hospices, schools, community events, and the opportunity for student exchanges both nationally and internationally. 


RECITAL: All students participate in our year-end recital at a local theater to perform for family, friends, the community and an Audience of ONE!  



Testimonies

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"Ronda has always impressed me with her unquestionable vocation; she speaks of being 'chosen'~of God calling her to dance...it was always clear that Ronda wasn't seeking fame or applause with her dancing.  Her quest was and is linked with her remarkable talent, in developing her spirituality with a refined and incandescent vocabulary.  Ronda is luminous, with her spiritual vitality, reflection of joy, and her humility.  Nevertheless, she merges leadership abilities together with her unswerving passion for God and love of worship.  She is hardworking, recognizes the personal need for forgiveness and most important, Ronda knows how to laugh, she has a terrific sense of humor.  Coming from the ballet, she is utterly committed to the collective, yet never allows herself to be perceived as rarified and separated by her rank or profession.  She is compassionate  empathetic and has been the perfect person on several occasions to have on my team in a supporting role.  Ronda has a mixture of generosity and spiritual vitality, which makes her a natural teacher.  Ronda is worthy of the trust that has already been placed in her and she is committed to her calling...Ronda is worthy." 

~ Veronica Tennant O.C. Prima Ballerina-The National Ballet of Canada 1964-1989, Producer, Director, Author, Public Speaker, Ambassador UNICEF ~ 





  









Testimonies

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"The beauty of Ronda's generous and venerable spirit combined with her incredible dancing gift is not to be overlooked!"~ Martin Meng (International Master Teacher/Coach: National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet, Staatts Ballett Berlin, National Ballet Gdansk) ~

"I have a great deal of respect and faith in Ronda, as an Artist, woman, and creative spirit.  She is one of the biggest talents I have ever worked with.  Ronda is completely dedicated to the art form.  Ronda inspires us all." ~ Dominique Dumais (Internationally Acclaimed Choreographer: National Ballet of Canada, Co-Director: Mannheim Ballet) ~

"you gave me the joy of loving ballet and I could never thank you enough.  You never gave up on me." ~ Jacquelyn Easson (student) ~

"Thank you for all you have done for me...for always being a positive light for everyone, you truly could make a bad day turn into a good one.  Though I've only had the opportunity to work with you for 1.5 yrs. I've grown more than I''ve ever imagined as a dancer and student.  You saw potential in me that I never thought I had.  I will cherish everything you taught me." ~ Kiera Roberts (student) ~

"It amazes me the impact that you have had on us in such a short time. I have to say I love everything about you, Ronda.  You have a contagious personality and a beautiful loving soul.  We are all so happy that we had the chance to learn from one of the best teachers God put breath into and that I have ever met in all my years of teaching." ~ Heather Lynn (Director/Owner: That's Dancing) ~



FAQ

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1.  Do I have to be a Christian to attend The Conservatory? 

Being a faith-based dance school simply means that we operate on Biblical principles and seek to create an environment that fosters love for God and  love for others.  You do not have to be a Christian to attend or appreciate the value of what we have to offer.

NOTE: We accept and welcome students of diverse ages, abilities, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  

2.  Do I have to be a particular Christian denomination? 

CCoD is not a church, nor affiliated with a church or specific denomination. We are believers that The Bible is the Word of God.  We believe in the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.  

3.  What ages do you teach? 

CCoD provides classes for ages 2 to  adults/seniors. 

From Seedlings to Saints! 

3-4 yrs. ~ Mustard Seeds 

4-5 yrs ~ Sprouts 

6-7 yrs ~ Roots 

7-10 yrs ~ Seedlings

8-11 yrs ~ Blessings 

11-12 yrs ~ Faithful 

12-14 yrs ~ Praise

14-17 yrs ~ Rejoice

17-21 yrs ~ Hallelujah 

 Agape Pointe ~ (Levels to be determined by Artistic Director)

Fit-for-Jesus (Adult Ballet) ~ Saints

Sit & Fit ~ Wise Saints 

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Available for Dancers seeking a professional dance career: 

Pre-Professional Coaching, Private Instruction, Mentorship, Dance Career Counseling 


Teacher Training and Internships 

(Please send resume)

Founders

JOHN + RONDA DEFAZIO

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Executive and Artistic Directors:

Husband + Wife Team

Mr. John is a Wildlife Biologist.  Mrs. Ronda is a former Prima Ballerina.  Together, they have three children and three grandchildren.

Code of Ethics ~ Micah 6:8

  • Do justly  ~ prayerfully consider decisions to do what is right and just for all.
  • Love mercy ~ be quick to extend grace while still upholding a standard of excellence. 
  • Walk humbly ~ have humble hearts, be teachable, be willing to place others first. 


We look forward to meeting you!

Artistic Director

RONDA DEFAZIO (M.Div)

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~ Educator, Master Ballet Teacher, Speaker, Mentor, Choreographer, Ordained Minister, Adjudicator, Performance Coach, Movement Artist ~


"not for my own glory but for God's Glory Alone" 


Ronda DeFazio trained at Canada's National Ballet School (9-19 yrs), entered the National Ballet of Canada under the famous direction of Erik Bruhn (including Lynn Wallis, Director, Royal Academy of Dance, London) and was quickly promoted to the Rank of Soloist.  She was invited to join the Staatts Ballett Berlin (Gert Reinholm).  A year later, she was personally invited by the iconic Maurice Bejart to work with him in Lausanne, Switzerland in the rank of Principal Ballerina.  Her repertory holds all the Major Classical Ballets including Principal Roles in The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides, La Sylphide, Le Corsaire, as well as leading roles in several ballets by the immortal George Balanchine, Roland Petit; Sir Kennith MacMillan, Peter Wright, Maurice Bejart, Valery Panov, Hans Van Mannen and John Cranko.  

Highly regarded as a dancer for her lyrical qualities and exceptional versatility in both Classical, Neo-Classical and Contemporary repertoire, Mrs. Ronda has received critical acclaim throughout the world as she graced the stages of the most prestigious theaters worldwide during her 30 year career, including performing with The National Ballet of Canada (“New York Times” for her “outstanding” performance of “The Prostitute” in Glen Tetley's “La Ronde”); Staatts Ballett Berlin and Ballet Bejart Lausanne (in both companies for her portrayal of “Elue” in Maurice Bejart's “The Rite of Spring”), Alberta Ballet (for her portrayal of “Siren” in George Balanchine's “The Prodigal Son”) and Veronica Tennant C.C. Productions (for dancing in film).

Internationally known as a choreographer's “Muse”, Mrs. Ronda has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with a roster of illustrious choreographers and dancers world-wide: working with or having roles created especially for her by renowned choreographers as Celia Franca, Hans Van Mannen, Rudi Van Danzig, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Glen Tetley, Maurice Bejart, John Alleyne, Dominique Dumais, Mark Godden, Helgi Tomasson, Mikko Nissinen, Anna Sokolow, Peggy Baker, David Allan, Veronica Tennant C.C., David Nixon.  Mrs. Ronda is privileged to have worked directly with Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Erik Bruhn, Fernando Bujones, Azari Plisetsky, Michael Denard, Eugene Valukin, Gianni Versace, Peter Wright, Alexander Grant, Natalia Makarova, Laura Alonso, Magdalena Popa, Marcia Haydee, Reid Anderson, Colleen Neary, Alonzo King, Peter Martins, David Howard, Maggie Black, Victor Litvinov, Karen Kain C.C., Sylvie Guillem, Lynn Wallis and partnered by Maurice Bejart, Rex Harrington O.C., Frank Augustyn O.C., Jorge Donn, Gil Roman, Kevin Hagen, John Alleyne, David Nixon, Patrick Aiden De Bana, Jannick Bouquin, Peter Shauffus and Julio Arozarena. 

In 2000-2001, she was commissioned by Mikko Nissinen (director of Boston Ballet) and Alberta Ballet to choreograph for the 1st. Canadian Festival of New Works.  In the creation of “Virtues & Vices”, she was responsible for the music,choreography, costume and set design, a cast of 26 dancers (including Mikko Nissinen), and sound text written and recorded especially for her by the Veronica Tennant C.C.  Mrs. Ronda was also invited as a Guest Artist: National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Jorgen and Veronica Tennant C.C. Productions.

Mrs. Ronda has consistently been involved in creating dance for television on both the international and national scene, including Pyramides by Maurice Bejart, Television Suisse Romandes; La Ronde by Glen Tetley, CBC with past Canadian Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson Presents.  She was featured in Flamenco at 5:15 directed by Cynthia Scott  (Academy Award for Best Documentary). She has created two original roles in dance films, choreographed/directed and produced by Veronica Tennant C.C: “TRIO” (Gemini Award) and “Northern Light: Visions and Dreams.”   

Among her honours and awards, she is a recipient of Canada Council Grants and The Peter Dwyer Award of Excellence; received her Master of Divinity (University of Toronto) through the generous support of The Dancer Transition Resource Centre.  She was ordained as a Minister in 2008 and devoted herself to serving as a pastor; prison and youth ministry,  an advocate for social justice (poverty, homelessness) at "Yonge Street Mission" in inner-city Toronto and church planting in rural Canada.  She was selected as one of “20 up-and-coming Women in Toronto” by “The Catherine The Great Society” of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada where she danced/choreographed among the paintings of Emily Carr. She has collaborated with “The Arts and Letters Club - Toronto” in multi-disciplinary works and was a favorite headliner as a Featured Artist/Dancer in Veronica Tennant's C.C. “Invitation to The Dance” with celebrated Canadian concert pianists Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach; “Songs for Survival” produced/choreographed/directed by Veronica Tennant C.C. and Andrew Parker (director Chatanooga Ballet) with the Oriana Singers and danced with students of Canada's National Ballet School where she conducted the women's choir through dance; Moses Znaimer's Idea City; “Carmen La Gitana” (Producer/Director: Veronica Tennant C.C.) in the Ballet/Flamenco/Contemporary/Theatre role of Micaela and Manuelita opposite Rex Harrington O.C., Soprano Jean Stilwell and Veronica Tennant C.C.

Mrs. Ronda has been teaching for 21 years.  She was on the faculty of Grant McKewan College as a Master Ballet Instructor, Artist-in-Residence at Belhaven University as a Guest Master Teacher and Choreographer and continues to be in high demand from dance schools, companies and competitions as a judge in the genres of Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Contemporary.     

All of Mrs. Ronda's students benefit from her experience of excellent training, teaching, adjudicating and performing within the Classical Ballet genres of Enrico Checcetti (Betty Oliphant, National Ballet School), Royal Academy of Dancing (Lynn Wallis, director RAD London, Lynn Seymour, Alexander Grant, Peter Wright, Christine Anthony) Aggripina Vaganova (V. Litvinov, A.Plisetski, E.Valukin, R. Nureyev), Cuban Style (Laura Alonso, Julio Arozarena), Paris Opera Ballet (Denis Ganio, M.Bejart, Sylvie Guillem, Michael Denard), August Bournonville (Erik Bruhn, Peter Schauffus, Eva Evdokimova) and George Balanchine (Joysanne Sidimus, Victoria Simons, Peter Martins, Colleen Neary, Kevin Hagen) She is exceptionally versed in the styles of National,Character, Modern, Contemporary, Liturgical Dance: Martha Graham, Maurice Bejart, Glen Tetley, Jiri Kylian, William Fosythe and Roland Petit. 

Mrs. Ronda especially enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for Dance; 

giving what she has been given by The Greatest Giver + encouraging all who are captured by the Love of Dance...

"The gift is great, but the Giver is greater still. Thou, O God, art the Giver and in thee is the Life that never dies. Amen.”


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Video: Television Interview

"100 HUNTLEY STREET"  From Ballerina to Anglican Priest (Part 1/2)

Video: Television Interview

"100 HUNTLEY STREET"  From Ballerina to Anglican Priest (Part 2/2) 

Adult Fitness

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HOLY YOGA:  Explore how breath and movement can deepen your relationship with Jesus!  Stretch and release tension while reflecting on Scripture passages. 


BARRE FITNESS:  A combination of Dance, Pilates, and yoga-based fitness exercises combined to give you cardio-based workout!  We use worship music and have fun in this fast-paced class.  Sure to leave you sweating! 




 


       

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ADULT BEGINNER BALLET:  Always wanted to try Ballet?  Now is your chance!  Beginning Ballet technique for the adult student.  No prior experience required!  Build grace, strength and 

flexibility of a dancer!  


PERSONAL TRAINING


HEALTH & WELLNESS


PRIVATE LESSONS





Guest Faculty

Anthony LoCascio

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Guest Teacher

TAP


A native New Yorker, Anthony LoCascio has performed, taught, and toured internationally since 1994. He has opened for people such as, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder; Appeared on, Regis & Kathy, Good Day New York, MTV and more.  Anthony has been seen internationally as far as Monte Carlo and South Africa. As a NYC cast member, and the FIRST American to earn a standing role in Tap Dogs, he performed with the Dogs for close to 17 years, often playing The Enforcer. He finished a six-week tour in South Africa with the International Cast in 2013.  Anthony frequently teaches at conventions and tap festivals, and adjudicates at competitions throughout the world. Currently, his projects include his Role of Spiritual Gangster for Singer/Songwriter Frank Persico, as well as choreographing, performing, and enjoying his Taplife Company.  You can take class with Anthony at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and when he visits us in New Alba

Staci Cousert

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Guest Teacher

MUSICAL THEATER-ACROBATICS-TAP


Staci Cousert resides in New York City and is the Manager and a Member of TAPLIFE.  Highly qualified in her performance and teaching experience of Ballet, Acrobatics and especially Tap, Jazz and Musical Theater, Staci grew up in Kansas City, started dancing at the age of 2 and was educated in Teachers' Training Programs: NY, LA and Chicago and studied with Gus Giordano, Pattie Obey, Roni Mahler, Susan Quinn-Williams, Chrystal Chapman and is a regular student of Finis Jhung.  Staci, who now resides in NYC, was a regular on  Sesame Street LIVE!  and she shares her expertise in Tap and Musical Theater with us!

Toby L. Word

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Guest Teacher / Advisor 

MODERN


Toby L. Word, native New Yorker, from Chesapeake, VA; Master Dance Instructor, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Dance, from the State University of New York, Purchase College, NYC, licensed and certified massage therapist.  Training-Bernice Johnson School of Dance in Queens, NY; Lynbrook Dance Center in Long Island, NY; New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts (movie “Fame”); scholarship student at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.  Professional Dancer/leading roles: Chinese & Modern dance company, Tsai Fung in NYC; Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, and studied with Jubilation! Dance Company, founded by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alumni. 

Modern Dance Teacher at the prestigious Rudra Bejart School, Lausanne, Switzerland.  Professional Dancer with Contemporary Dance Zurich and Ljada Modern Dance Company, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis, USA, Young Audiences of Indiana, USA. 

Toby has served as Praise Dance Ministry Team Leader for 10 years at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk. “Toby is an inspiring blessing for us at CCoD; not only with her outstanding world class knowledge in dance but her unwavering faith and love for her Savior, Jesus Christ!”   

Kelsey Hammons

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Kelsey began her training in Clinton, MS and was recently accepted into Ballet Magnificat! Professional Trainee Program  dancing in "The Scarlet Cord" and "The Prodigal Son" Kelsey is an Intern with us here at CCoD!



Faculty

Abby Belle Grant

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Mustard Seeds Teaching Assistant  

Ballet Teacher

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ASHTON GORDON 


Ashton Gordon grew up in Orlando, Florida dancing with Showtime dance studios from ages 3-8; Central Florida Ballet where she studied under Vasile Petruchio and Vladimir Bykov until her senior year of high school. 


At 17, Miss. Gordon moved to Toronto to further her ballet training at the National Ballet School of Canada. During her years in Toronto, Miss. Gordon had the privilege of training with Mrs. DeFazio’s teachers, and colleagues: Deborah Hess, Peggy Baker, Raymond Smith, Shaun Amyot and Vera Timashova with guest teachers from the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Ballet School, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Ballett am Rhein Dusseldorf of Germany. Her repertoire consists of Serenade, Yondering, Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, and Paquita among others. 


Ms. Godon moved to Jackson after Ballet Magnificat! Summer Dance Intensive in 2017, and began the Trainee Program, touring Ballet Magnificat!’s production of Deliver Us nationally and internationally to Mexico and Honduras. In August of 2018, she joined the Alpha Company as an Apprentice and is now a company member.

Guest Faculty / CCoD Assessors

RAVENNA TUCKER-WAGNON

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Masters of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology;  Pilates Certification, Body Arts and Science International (BASI); Associate of The Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD); Royal Ballet School Teachers’ Course for Professional Dancers (TCPD); The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Diploma (C.S.T.D.)

   Malaysian-born Ravenna Tucker, began dance training in Hong Kong then at the Royal Ballet Upper School in London. In 1978 she won the Adeline Genée Gold Medal Competition, and in 1979, the French Foundation Prize at the Prix de Lausanne. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1979, and was named “Dancer of the Year” by Dance and Dancers magazine in 1984. On promotion to Principal Dancer in 1985 she danced the title Prima Ballerina roles in the Royal Ballet versions of the classics. In 1990, she joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet until 1996. Tucker has also performed with Singapore Dance Theatre, International Dance Day 2001 in Manila, Rose Borromeo Dance Company (Flamenco), Ecnad Project Ltd., Project Dance London (2011), and the inaugural Mississippi Dance Festival (2012).  She taught as a full-time dance lecturer at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, and guest taught for Singapore Dance Theatre, Debra Colker Dance Company, the Mississippi Dance Festival, the Alabama Dance Festival, American College Dance Association 2013 and 2016, and competitor classes of the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson in 2010 and 2014.  She has served as Secretary for the Dance Association (Singapore) / World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2001 conference, Artistic Committee of Singapore Dance Theatre, and as Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Legacy: The Unsung Heroes – Tony Llacer in 2004. She has examined for the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal and judged various Ballet competitions in Britain, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. 

   Mrs. Tucker was a member of the selection committee in 2010 and an Evaluator in 2014 for the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.  Certified teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance, the Commonwealth Society of Teachers’ of Dancing (Australia), Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates, and holds a Masters of Creative Industries-from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She is currently a Professor of Dance at Belhaven University and is married to Jackson, MS Architect, Stan Wagnon.

SOL MAISONET

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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Started ballet, age 12. She received many scholarships by the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture to continue training in New York City (USA) and Cuba. Teachers: Madame Maggie Black, Ramón Segarra, David Howard, Melissa Hayden, Juan Anduze, José Pares. She performed professionally as Soloist / Principal for more than 25 years with companies: Ballet Puertorriqueño, Ballet Theatre of San Juan, Ballet Concierto, Ballets of San Juan. 1983: Invited by the government of Colombia under Artistic Director, Ramon Segarra, to dance as a Principal Dancer with the “Ballet Nacional of Colombia” with headquarters in Bogota. As a Principal Ballerina, several original ballets especially choreographed for her, "Val’s of Ravel", Stravinsky’s "Firebird", "Symphony in Three Movements" and “Ciclos”; Principal roles in many classical ballets including "The Nutcracker", "Les Sylphides", "Swan Lake", "Rites of Spring", "Tango Expectro", "The Merry Widow", George Balanchine’s "Rubies", "Serenade", "Who Cares.”

1990: represented Puerto Rico in Barcelona, Spain, at the 5th Iberoamerican Festival, Oscar Lopez; became one of the finalists with Cuban choreographer Petra Bravo’s piece “Que Signo Lleva el Amor”. 1992: joined recognized choreographer Gabry Christa, Holland and Gloria Llompart , Puerto Rico to found the dance company, “Danzadentro”.1994: epresented Puerto Rico in Barcelona, with her own choreography "Una Vez al Mes”. Ms. Maisonet represented Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands in Caracas, Venezuela, in the "Latin-American Dance Congress" with Bravo's choreography "Un Solo Dueto" and Gabry Christa's "Matutina" for the Virgin Islands and NYC.

Ms. Sol Maisonet has been teaching since 1977; her accomplishments include:developing / enhancing the Dance Department Ballet Curriculum for the School of the Arts in Carolina Puerto Rico; Choreographing for children musicals such as “Lilipun” “Aladdin” and several other theater plays; she has also trained many professional dancers during her career.

Guest Master Teacher for Summer Intensives: San Augustine Conservatory of Dance in FL, Rejoice Dance Academy in MS, Ballet Aviv in Louisiana; Ballet 5:8 IL, Ballet Magnificat former Trainee Program Director; Ballet Magnificat II Artistic Director, as School of Arts Principal, she developed the Upper School Ballet syllabus from 2001-2011.

Adjunct Dance Faculty for Belhaven University, Dance Ministry Ensemble Artistic Director; currently serves as Rehearsal Director for guest choreographers for the fall/spring BU concerts. Ms. Maisonet now works as Ballet Mistress for Ballet Magnificat! And Trainee companies as Rehearsal/Master Teacher.

NEW! GOD's ANGELS

GOD's ANGELS is a Dance Program for children & adults with Special Needs

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“And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,“Let all God’s angels worship him.”~ Hebrews 1:6 ~


GOD’S ANGELS is a Dance Program that:


Leads to, supports, and reinforces an understanding of Dance by encouraging movement, creative activity, and sensory awareness.


Offers creative movement classes where rhythmic activities are introduced to stimulate fine and gross motor skills and speech and language development, as well as visual, sensory and auditory processing skills!

Class Sizes Are Limited

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OUR DANCE PROGRAM WILL HELP:

  • Stimulate fine and gross motor development.
  • Stimulate speech and language development.
  • Stimulate sensory, visual, and auditory processing skills.
  • Establish routines.
  • Foster a love of God and love for one another.


Individualized Attention

OUR DANCE PROGRAM WILL HELP: Encourage attention and cooperation.
• Encourage exploration and self-e



  • Encourage attention and cooperation.
  • Encourage exploration and self-expression through dance in a safe,
    structured, encouraging, loving, Christ-centered and family environment.

Past Events

2017/2018 Summer Dance Intensive

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  "Come Dance With Me!"

This Unique Summer Intensive will consist of personal mentoring and coaching in the Art of Classical Ballet.  I will focus on refining technique, pointe-work, authentic Classical Ballet repertoire and pas de deux(enrollment dependent).  There will also be a contemporary element including technique, improvisation and choreography.  Aimed at male and female dancers - aged 13/14-21 - who have had Classical Ballet training, this is an ideal program for those who are seeking expertise, a career in Dance and the highest standard of Dance training in North Mississippi. 

Register Early!   ~ $25 Registration Fee ~

Limited Class Size!

Tallahatchie RiverFest Arts Market New Albany, MS

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Ballerina~BunZ 

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$5

All proceeds go towards our Scholarship Fund!

"Made with LOVE by a Ballerina for aspiring ballerinas"


Tallahatchie RiverFest Arts Market New Albany, MS

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We had an awesome time greeting and serving folks in the community! 

Psalm 148 

Face painting and raising awareness of our Scholarship Fund: providing dance to ALL!  Dance ministry in Senior Homes, Hospices, Hospitals.  


SPONSOR!

The Christian Conservatory  of Dance 

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Ballet Magnificat!


February 15, 2020

7PM

The Magnolia Civic Center

New Albany MS

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