Marilla Morrison: Governor’s School Reflection

This past summer I had the honor of spending five and a half weeks at the Governor’s School East of North Carolina. Since 1963, select rising seniors and a few rising juniors have attended either the East campus at Meredith College or the West at Salem College each year. As candidates for Governor’s School are […]

Princess Camp Day 2 & 3

Yes, I am a mom of three boys. I can name all of the Thomas the Tank Engines, dinosaurs, and Marvel Characters. I have played in mud, climbed trees, collected bugs, attended hundreds of football games (pee wee, midget, mites, middle school, high school, and college) and built lots of fires. By being a ballet […]

Princess Camp 2018 Day 1

Preparation for Princess Camp starts way before the little girls arrive. Decorations were purchased a year ago, supplies ordered a month ago, and craft ideas saved on Pinterest throughout the year. All of this leads to this day…the day when I see little princesses come through the door and follow the music. I could not […]

Marilla Morrison Accepted to Governor’s School of NC

Congratulations to Marilla Morrison, Burlington Dance Center Senior Company 1 member, on her acceptance to The Governor’s School of North Carolina. Marilla will attend NCGS-East this summer, 2018. NCGS is a publicly funded residential summer program for intellectually gifted high school students. Marilla’s main area of study will be dance.

Madeline Braxton: Where is She Now?

From Madeline; Hi! 🙂 Just a little update on my life: I am so happy to say that as of May, I am a UNC-Greensboro alum with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. I loved every minute of my time in the dance school, learning and growing with such a wonderful community of people. […]

Abbey Misenheimer: Where is She Now?

From Abbey Misenheimer – Graduate of 2012: It’s amazing how quickly life has changed since I first walked through the doors of BDC a little over 6 years ago in the Fall of 2011! Upon graduating from Eastern Alamance High School in 2012, I attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where I […]

Doria Worden: Where is She Now?

From Doria: At the end of June, two years of being a trainee at Richmond Ballet came to an end. I moved to Wisconsin at the beginning of September to start work as an Apprentice with Madison Ballet. Finally, after many years of practice, it feels so good to be able to tell people that […]

Governor’s School East Experience

Governor’s School East Experience by: Macon Carroll Governor’s School, contrary to popular belief, is not where one learns how to become a governor, though current governor Roy Cooper did visit campus to meet everyone. Rather, it is a five-and-a-half-week program where students from around the state, studying various subjects, intermingle, live alongside each other, and […]

First Day of Ballet

It is the night before my new ballet year begins and I am filled with excitement thinking about the new little faces I will see tomorrow. I wonder if they have tried on their ballet shoes and pranced on their floors? I wonder about the feelings of mom and dad as they look at those […]

Betsy Walker Completes Levels 4 and 5 ABT Training

Betsy Walker has successfully completed Levels 4 and 5 of the American Ballet Theatre-National Training Curriculum.  She spent many hours in the ABT studios studying with Raymond Lukens and Franco De Vita, directors of the program. “Meeting ballet teachers from the US and around the world as well as current and former members of the […]