Daniel Cohen, a fourteen-year-old sophomore at Hendrick Hudson High, is now studying six days a week on a full scholarship at American Ballet Theatre. During his six weeks on scholarship at ABT's New York City Summer Intensive, which is their most competitive and sought-after summer program, he was invited to join their year-round program at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Daniel has studied at Logrea for eight years and will maintain his ties there while continuing at ABT, dancing in The Nutcracker again this year with Westchester Ballet Company.
Ari Brandsdorfer, now completing his senior year at Hendrick Hudson High in Montrose, New York, attended the Rock School in Philadelphia on full scholarship this summer for seven weeks of daily intensive training in technique, partnering, jazz, and coaching. A student at Logrea for the past eight years, Ari was recently featured as the Boy in Blue in Westchester Ballet Company's spring production of Les Patineurs.
Students from the Logrea Dance Academy are regularly accepted into prestigious summer dance programs across the country, based on the quality of their auditions. The Academy has been pleased to congratulate its students accepted into:
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
American Academy of Ballet at Vassar
American Ballet Theatre (AL, CA, MI, NY, TX)
American Ballet Theatre
Bates College Young Dancers Workshop
Boston Dance Lab
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Charleston Ballet Theater
Joffrey Ballet (Midwest, NY)
Juilliard School of Music
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
North Carolina Dance Theater
North Carolina School of the Arts
Pittsburg Ballet Theater
The Rock School
San Diego Ballet
State University of New York, Purchase
Universal Ballet Academy
Washington School of Ballet
Beyond Logrea Dance Academy
It is not unusual for dancers to begin studying at Logrea Dance Academy while in elementary school, and continue their training right through high school graduation. Academy alumni have gone on to pursue careers as lawyers, school teachers, physical therapists, artists, and athletes, as well as professional dancers and dance instructors. In its demonstration of maturity and perseverance, Academy graduates have found their commitment to the dance has helped them gain admission to the colleges of their choice.
Academy graduates have gone on to perform with Charleston Ballet Theater, Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre in Texas, and San Diego Ballet, and have been admitted to the country's most prestigious university dance programs. Additionally, the Academy has nurtured talents worthy of competing in the national Grand Prix competition for the past several seasons.
All these Academy students have shared one common experience –