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The Company

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Our History

The Perla Ballet is a non-profit youth ballet company from Northeast Florida, founded in 2014 under the Artistic Direction of Lori Ladwig. It consists of young dancers from the surrounding comunities.

The Perla Ballet is a proud member of the prestigious Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) – regional organization of Regional Dance America. The Southeastern Regional Ballet Association exists to promote excellence in instruction, choreography, performance and production.  They offer regional and national networking between directors, choreographers and dancers.  In addition, they provide educational and scholarship opportunities for dancers and choreographers.

Our Mission

The mission of the company is to cultivate an enjoyment and appreciation for dance in our community and to use pre-professional training and full-length productions to enrich and educate youth in the art of dance.

Dancer Opportunities

The care, dedication and professional experience that the faculty offers to the The Perla Ballet creates growth that leads to many important and exciting opportunities for the young dancers.

Summer Programs

Students have been accepted into numerous training programs offered by prestigious companies form all over the world, such as:

Orlando Ballet
Joffrey Ballet
National Choreography Intensive
Ballet Magnificat!
Brigham Young University
French Academie/Ballet
Kirov Academy of Ballet
Nashville Ballet
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Alabama Dance Theatre
Brenau University
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp
Texas A&M Summer

College Programs

Colleges from across the country have taken note of the dancers coming from The Perla Ballet, such as:

Brigham Young University
Alma College
Brenau University
Grand Canyon University
Cornish College of the Arts
Kent State University
Point Park University
Texas A&M University

Performance Opportunities

The Perla Ballet performs multiple times each year and continues to grow in opportunity to perform. Seasonal performances include full-length ballets in the winter and spring. Additional opportunities include the annual regional and national festivals for Southeastern Regional Ballet AssociationContact Us if you are interested in having the youth company perform in your community! Repertoire has included:

The Mermaid Princess
Doña Antonia
The Nutcracker
Beauty and the Beast

The Company is made up of over 35 dancers and each company member must be accepted via audition or invitation from the Artistic Director.

Company members commit to:
> A specified schedule of ballet and pointe classes, as well as, one additional elective dance class
> All rehearsals for seasonal productions
> All tuition and fees associated with the company (see Tuition and Fees in the tab above)

Commitment Form: