Originally from Glocester, RI, she began her training with Festival Ballet at a young age. Kara danced with FBP as a scholarship student and also as a membr of the junior company. She has participated in the Joffrey summer intensive New York and attended Festival Ballet’s Trainee summer intensive program in 2011. Kara has also competed in Youth America Grand Prix in 2010 and 2011. With Festival she has danced a variety of roles in The Nutcracker, including Clara and snow corps. This is her second season with Festival Ballet Providence as a company trainee.
In downtown Providence, it’s hard to get much closer to the Providence Train Station than The Vets, where we are presenting Agon & Orchis March 8, 9, and 10.
Taking the train to Providence from Boston (or anywhere in-between) saves time and money, not to mention the headache of traffic and parking. The commuter rail originates at Boston’s South Station, served by the Red Line subway.
All Aboard for AGON & ORCHIS!
Friday, March 8, 8:00pm curtain. Depart Boston at 6:10pm; arrive in Providence at 7:13pm.
Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm curtain. Depart Boston at 4:35pm; arrive in Providence at 5:40pm (grab dinner in the city before heading to the show)
Sunday, March 10, 2:00pm curtain. Depart Boston at 11:05am; arrive in Providence at 12:15pm (sit down for brunch or walk the RI State House grounds before going to the theater)
However you choose to come, just make sure to get to The Vets for a double-bill of groundbreaking ballets! For more info on Agon & Orchis, click here.
Originally from Palm Harbor, FL, Casey began her training at the age of 12. She trained with America’s Ballet School and has attended various summer programs including Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Festival Ballet Providence. In 2009 she attended Orlando Ballet as a trainee, performing in The Nutcracker, and Peter Stark’s Cinderella. Most previously, she has danced with Sarasota Ballet as an apprentice, performing in Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Donizetti Variations, Who Cares?, and Serenade. She has also performed in Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Façade, Will Tucket’s Spielende Kinder, and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird. This is Casey’s first season with Festival Ballet Providence.
Today we are beginning a new series featuring each of our trainees, apprentices, and company dancers. We think this is a great way to meet the unique and talented artists that are the heart of this great company. Keep checking back to see all the interviews throughout the rest of our season.
We sat down with Balanchine Trust repetiteur Sandra Jennings to give us her insight into George Balanchine’s masterpiece Agon.
Check out the video below:
Having danced for many years with New York City Ballet under Balanchine’s direction, Jennings’ perspective is unique and valuable to FBP. Also in this video, FBP company dancers Vilia Putrius and Mindaugas Bauzys performing a pas de deux from Agon during Together We Dance 2, October, 2012.