It is always a treat to photograph the St Paul’s School Ballet Company in Concord, NH. Directed by Jennifer Howard, these high school students dance with an obvious love of movement and artistic flair. If you ever have the opportunity to see a show, do so. Here are some performance and behind-the-scenes shots from their recent performance on Family Weekend at St Paul’s. The Ballet Company’s Facebook Page
Each year the St Paul’s School Ballet Company in Concord, New Hampshire produces a holiday favorite of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. With new costuming and newly choreographed dances this year’s production is particularly enjoyable.
High school students from St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH excel in ballet. Some of their alums have gone on to the world’s best ballet companies. Under the direction of Jennifer Howard, these students take on complex pieces to perform. Here they are practicing for their production of a Merce Cunningham work.
St. Paul’s School Ballet Company, under the direction of Jennifer Howard, performed four pieces for its final program of the year.
Junction, choreographed by Paul Taylor, reconstructed by Amy Young
Piazzolla Suite (2013), choreographed by Diane Coburn Bruning
Excerpts from BILL (2010), choreographed by Sharon Eyal, re-staged by Douglas Letheren, SPS’03
A Classical Conundrum, choreographed by Philip Neal, SPS’86
St Paul’s School in Concord, NH is known for its dance program. Recently, dance director, Jennifer Howard, gave this class the good fortune of working with Philip Neal, a former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet and Amy Young formerly with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Both artists worked with students on programs to be produced at during graduation week at St Paul’s.
St. Paul’s School Ballet Company in Concord, NH produced an abbreviated, yet wonderful, version of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker this weekend. With students dancing in the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets, the audience is treated to some outstanding performances rarely seen at the high school level. In these photos you can see the Snow Queen, Snow Princesses and Snowflakes…Spanish Chocolate, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Marzipan, Russian, Dewdrop, Flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The company’s leadership: Director, Jennifer Howard, Assistant Director, Courtney Peix-Barros and Musical Director, Michael Orsillo, along with the dancers are to be commended for an outstanding evening of entertainment for the Concord and school communities.
Mike has photographed the Boston Ballet and one of its soloists, John Lam; Julliard students have been among his subjects as well.