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Regional Dance America

This past year, following a rigorous two year evaluation process, Idaho Regional Ballet became a member of Regional Dance America (RDA), an organization which promotes the artistic development of regional dance companies throughout the United States. With over two hundred member companies, including more than two dozen nationally recognized professional groups, RDA provides a national identity and support for its regional members. RDA fosters the education and growth of dancers, choreographers, directors and dance companies through regional and national festivals and by affirming the artistic standards of appraisal, evaluation and performance to which all member organizations are held.

As a member of RDA, Idaho Regional Ballet is now considered to be the only pre-professional dance company in Idaho.

In May of 2015, IRB will travel to Sacramento, California to participate in the Pacific Festival.  Senior Company members will perform, take master classes and have the opportunity to audition for summer intensive scholarships, as well as for colleges and universities.  Junior Company members who choose to participate will take master classes, and attend seminars. 

IRB Company dancers have developed a network of friends from the following past Festivals - 2011 Pacific Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada; 2012 National Festival, Montreal, Canada; 2013 Pacific Festival, Phoenix, Arizona; 2014 Pacific Festival, Spokane, Washington.

Upcoming Performances

 

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IRB Member Placement

Members of Idaho Regional Ballet have been accepted to the following summer programs and colleges and universities:

  • National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA
  • Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, CT
  • Lines Contemporary Ballet in San Francisco, CA
  • Joffrey, NYC, NY
  • Joffrey, Chicago, IL
  • North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Harid Conservatory, Boca Raton, FL
  • Universal Ballet Academy, Washington D.C.
  • Ririe-Woodbury, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Regional Ballet, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland, OR
  • Ballet Adriatico, Italy
  • School of American Ballet, NYC, NY
  • Regional Dance America, Choreography Conference, NC
  • Boston Ballet, Boston, MA
  • The Rock, Philadelphia, PA
  • Los Angeles Ballet, Malibu, CA
  • Contra Costa Ballet, Contra Costa, CA
  • The Portland Ballet
  • Ballet West, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Maple Conservatory, Irvine, CA

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