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SUMMER SESSIONS 


Session 1:
June 14th - July 10th
 
Primary:
Tuition $340 - Deposit $0
 
Intermediate:
Tuition $2,040 - Deposit $300
 
Advanced:
Tuition $2,448 - Deposit $500
 
Session 2: Jult 12th - August 8th
Primary:
Tuition $340 - Deposit $0
 
Intermediate:
Tuition $2,040 - Deposit $300
 
Advanced:
Tuition $2,448 - Deposit $500

COMMUNITY SUPPORT - THE PEOPLE FOR THE CHILDREN YOUTH SUPPORT FUND

FAUBOURG THEATRE "DIVERSITY INCLUSION & CULTURAL INTEGRATION" PHILOSOPHY IS APPLIED THROUGH OUR FREE BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS, MADE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN LIVING IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP. WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS, FAMILIES, AND THE COMMUNITY, WE ARE ABLE TO BRING TO THE STAGE THEATRE PERFORMANCES, FESTIVITIES, INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS,  DANCE AND ART COMPETITIONS, FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND MENTORSHIP TO OUR YOUTH IN NEED. VISIT OUR YOUTH SUPPORT PROGRAMS FUND HERE!


 

OPENING HORIZONS TO CHILDREN IN NEED ! 

THE LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS FOUNDATION

SPONSORING CHILDREN INTO FAUBOURG THEATRE ART AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS. TRANSFORMING THE LIVES  OF CHILDREN WHO ARE FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND/OR ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED, UTILIZING AN UNIQUE FUSION OF ARTS AND EDUCATION CURRICULUM - APPLY HERE!


 

OUR DEPARTMENTS


 

WHAT WE OFFER


 

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Opening future career opportunities to our students through international workshops, competitions, auditions, and performances

REAL LIFE PREPARATION

Training, Mentoring, and Motivating students to reach their full potential and become the best version of themselves in any professional arena

CREATIVITY EVENTS

Bringing to the community projects and events to stimulate creativity and cultural exchange

FAUBOURG THEATRE COMPANY

Delivering theatre events for students, families, and community to celebrate our children's hard work and dedication, and prepare them for future stages to conquer

YOUTH SUPPORT - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FREE BALLET ARTS, CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS, NATURE EXPLORATION, AND LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRAMS MADE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN LIVING IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

 

       

 

 

 

...here to give a Chance to All Children in need...

the human Race will only thrive when all hidden talent is given an Equal Opportunity!!


 

 

 

 

THE JOSEPH CASEY FOUNDATION  

THE PEOPLE FOR THE CHILDREN YOUTH SUPPORT FUND

 

Faubourg Theatre "Diversity Inclusion & Cultural Integration" philosophy is applied through our Free ballet and contemporary performing arts programs, made available to children living in financial hardship. With the support of our sponsors, families, and the community, we are able to bring to the stage theatre performances, festivities, international workshops, dance and art competitions, financial support, and mentorship to our youth in need. Joseph Casey was a man who believed in equal opportunity, kindness, and the human potential when given a chance. 

 

 

Faubourg Theatre works with every child who desires to excel and to be heard. Through our Faubourg Theatre Foundations, we have been sponsoring children with emotional, physical, or financial challenges to help them excel in academics,  social integration, artistic development, and awareness of self, community, and of our planet. Faubourg Theatre's unique, project-learning, interactive program, Literacy Through the Arts, has developed an after-school and summer curriculum in collaboration with Keeneyville School District 20, the Village Hanover Park, and its business community to make an impact on the future of a community who is no stranger to hardship and needs our active help and engagement,  daily. Through our Joseph Casey Foundation, Faubourg Theatre has been able to bring the people to the children and open equal opportunities to students of diverse cultural backgrounds,

by offering free ballet and contemporary programs, and daily work side by side with their more fortunate peers.

 

 

We believe that, no matter what the body type or inherent abilities, each individual, through hard work, dedication, God’s grace, and individual attention can build greatness within themselves. The daily challenges and subsequent accomplishments each student encounters throughout the years of training, ultimately become the building blocks of a masterful, confident, and respected individual, ready to surmount the challenges of the future to come...

 

 

We believe that through the Arts, we can engage our children in creativity with imagination, achievement with excitement, and give them the tools to build confidence and help them battle the impact of social isolation and the rising levels of child depression.

YOUR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AND GENEROSITY
- Helps discover the gems in the rough, shape them into the beauty of their inner talent, and present them to all who rejoice in harmony, strength, and confidence...
- Gives a Voice of Freedom to children found in financial need, social and emotional hardship, educational and career challenges!
- Brings out self-esteem and self-belief in a young one's own worth and abilities to shape their own future.
 
You make it possible for those of lesser fortune to look into a brighter future...
 

...On behalf of our Students and with all our Gratitude,

THANK YOU!

 

THE JOSEPH CASEY FOUNDATION  

YOUTH SUPPORT FUNDS

BRIDGING CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES


OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE IN SUPPORT OF OUR CHILDREN:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Faubourg Theatre has found several ways to support those in need:
 - Free High Quality Arts and Literacy Instruction 
- Full Tuition Performing Arts Financial Scholarship
- Community Support -  Family Support & Youth Mentoring
- Subsidized Youth Talent Projects
- Subsidized Art & Community Festivals
- Free Performance Opportunities

 

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

PROVIDING GROCERIES, HOME & SCHOOL SUPPLIES, FURNITURE, AND CLOTHING, AS WELL AS YOUTH MENTORING TO UNDEREMPLOYED OR UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES

 

 

 

THE NATURAL PEARL FUND

PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY LITERACY AND ART PROGRAMMING, AND COUNSELING RESOURCES  TO CHILDREN FROM UNDER-RESOURCED LAYERS OF SOCIETY. ANNUAL COST - $84,000

THE PINK DIAMOND FUND

PERFORMING ARTS FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS. PROVIDING FREE BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE ARTS TRAINING PROGRAMS TO QUALIFYING CHILDREN FROM DIVERSE CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS, WHO LIVE BELOW STANDARD. ANNUAL  COST - $30,000

 

     

APPEALING TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO

UNDERSTAND THE GRAVE IMPACT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

AND ISOLATION HAVE ON OUR CHILDREN, AND

WHY ART MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

   

Profile photo"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

   

 

 

THE BLACK OPAL FUND

THE BLACK OPAL FUND

PERFORMING ARTS MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS. PROVIDING SENIOR PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDED TO TRAINEE ARTISTS OF EXCEPTIONAL TALENT, WORK ETHIC, AND CAREER PURSUIT IN THE AREA OF PERFORMING ARTS. ANNUAL COST - $42,000

 

 

     

APPEALING TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO

UNDERSTAND THE GRAVE IMPACT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

AND ISOLATION HAVE ON OUR CHILDREN, AND

WHY ART MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

   

Profile photo"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

   

 

 

THE EMERALD FUND

PERFORMANCES, FESTIVALS, TOURING - PROVIDES FUNDING FOR COSTS RELATED TO PERFORMANCES, COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND FESTIVALS SUCH AS WARDROBE, CHOREOGRAPHY, CASTING, ADVERTISING, TRAVEL, CHARITY, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND ALL OTHER RELATED EXPENSES. ANNUAL PROGRAM COST - $840,000

 

 

     

APPEALING TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO

UNDERSTAND THE GRAVE IMPACT FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

AND ISOLATION HAVE ON OUR CHILDREN, AND

WHY ART MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

   

"Our legacy will always live through the success of those to whom we give. True wealth is that, which we can give with a smile in our hearts." ― Anonymous

 

   

 

 

THE BLUE DIAMOND FUND

BLUE DIAMOND FUNDS GO TOWARDS THE BUILDING OF A FUTURE MULTI-CULTURAL, MULTI-INDUSTRY CONVENTION CENTER, WHERE BUSINESSES, ARTISTS, ATHLETES, AND THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER. ESTIMATED PROJECT COST - $10,000,000

 

 

   

 

 

THE RUBY FUND

RUBY FUNDS GO TOWARDS THE GENERAL OPERATIONS OF FAUBOURG THEATRE, ENCOMPASSING ALL DEPARTMENTS. FUNDS ARE DIRECTED TO THE NEXT BEST USE PER THEATRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ANNUAL OPERATIONS COST - $144,000 

 

PARTNERS & CONTRIBUTORS

DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Christian Education Foundation, Du Page Foundation, CamCraft, Hanover Park, IL, First Eagle Bank, Greenbrook-Tanglewood Homeowners Association, Hanover Park Village and Fire Department, Itasca Bank & Trust, Keeneyville School District 20, Lions Club of Roselle, Living Hope Bible Church of Roselle, Mayor Rodney Craig, Village of Hanover Park, Quartet Digital Printing of Evanston, Roselle Bank and Trust, Round Ground Metals, Inc of Hanover Park, Spavone's Ristorante, Bloomingdale, IL, The Susan Klimaitis Foundation, The Mudd Family Foundation, Village Clerk, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Wickstrom Chevrolet of Roselle, Woodland Windows and Doors, Wintrust Community Bank of Hanover Park

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IMPACTS THE LIVES OF ALL CHILDREN  AND UNDER-RESOURCED FAMILIES IN BRIDGING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IS ABLE TO MENTOR YOUTH, PROCURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, INSTILL A SENSE OF PRIDE IN ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TALENT RECOGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT.

There is always a hill... You can go up or down, but no matter where you are, Art is always there to get you where you want to be...

 

 

 

 

       

TESTIMONIALS


 

 

Faubourg Ballet School Year-Round Class Schedule

 

   

ACADEMY ENROLLMENT PROCESS 

 

 

Step 2. INTERVIEW

You will be contacted via email or by phone to discuss
goals, program expectations, class attendance,& tuition.
Request INTERVIEW Date 

 

Step 3. REGISTRATION

 

 

Tuition Information:

Rali@FaubourgTheatre.com

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS 

FAUBOURG THEATRE FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
THE JOSEPH CASEY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

 

Contact Us

 

 

AUDITION
REGISTRATION

 

   

 

TESTIMONIALS


 

 

VIDEO EXHERPTS 

 

 

FAUBOURG THEATRE PERFORMING COMPANY


 
 
 
 

 

Faubourg Theatre Performing Company is conceptualized as a professional, touring, performing arts company, under the directorship of Watmora Casey and Rali Iordanova. The Company is commissioned with holding professional performances, charitable festivals, and voluntary work in support of communities in need. The Performing Company is a vehicle to promote the talent of young aspiring dance artists and fuel its power towards giving back to those in need – such as the under-served children, their families, the children with Autism, the victims of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, the adolescents facing social and emotional challenges. Faubourg Theatre Performing Company is dedicated to serving and bridging the community of the artists and the children in need.

Faubourg Theatre Performing Company opens the door to talents of various kinds – dance, music, poetry, pottery, graphic design, fine arts, sports, athletics, poetry, drama, street sports, crafts of any kind. We represent the culture of the youth today in one meaningful stage presentation, where adaptations of classical ballet, carried on through modern techniques, are now to expand into incorporating a vast scope of modern art, voicing contemporary youth’s mind, emotions, spirit, and creativity.

Faubourg Theatre is designed to operate as a project-based venture, where any fiscal surplus of each venue will be distributed among its members, communities in need, and societies that make a difference in our lives and humanity as a whole. We encourage our Company Members, who believe in Faubourg Theatre Performing Company’s cause, to promote the journey undertaken in each event, so that their work can be rewarded not only with publicity, but also financially and philanthropically. Faubourg Theatre Performing Company is here to engage the creative community of contemporary times and give it voice throughout the United States and Internationally.

COMPETITION COMPANY

 

Faubourg Theatre Competition Company is a youth company, training under a special program to attain highest standard in technical and artistic abilities.  Faubourg Theatre has been developing winning competitive ballet and contemporary dancers for over 30 years and counting. Our students and teachers have received numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years. Faubourg Theatre is regarded by the international dance arts community as one of the top schools for training dance artists for the professional arena. The program opens opportunities for dancers to build their resume, gain international exposure and audition for professional companies  and schools throughout the US and abroad.

 

   

 

   

COMPETITION SKILLS PRE-REQUISITE RECOMMENDATIONS


    • Intermediate Level Academy Members:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork throughout Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors simple pirouettes landing in 5th position, while maintaining correct turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 150 degrees turned out Extension for 4 seconds devant and à la seconde.
      • Ability to maintain 90 degrees Arabesque and Attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back, and execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to execute 16 single Fouettés, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Changements, Assemblés, and Petit Jettés, closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout.
    •  Intermediate-Advanced Level Academy Member:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork throughout Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors simple Pirouettes sur les pointes, landing in 5th position, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 160 degrees turned out Extension for 8 seconds devant and à la seconde; execute Promenade en dehors, while maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to maintain 90 degrees arabesque and attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back; execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, and Penché maintaining  correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean single en dedans and en dehors Grandes Pirouettes en Attitude, Arabesque, and à la Seconde sur les pointes, landing in Plie Allongé, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 32 single Fouettés, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 4 clean Italian Fouettés en dehors and en dedans sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Entrechat-quatres, Assemblé Battu, and Petit Jetté Battu closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout
      • Demonstration of clean Grande Allégro jumps in Saut de Chat, Entrelacé, and Cabriole, at full extension level of elevation, while maintaining posture and turnout
    • Advanced Level Academy Member:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean triple en dedans and en dehors simple Pirouettes sur les pointes, landing in 5th position, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 170 degrees turned out Extension for 8 seconds devant and à la seconde, and execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, while maintaining Extension maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to maintain 110 degrees Arabesque and Attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back; execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, and Penché maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Penché en relevé
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors Grandes Pirouettes en Attitude, Arabesque, and à la Seconde sur les pointes, ending en pointes allongé, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 32 single Fouettés sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 8 clean Italian Fouettés en dehors and en dedans sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Entrechat-six, Assemble Battu, Petit Jetté Battu, and Brisé closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout
      • Demonstration of clean Grande Allégro jumps in Saut de Chat, Entrelacé, and Cabriole, at full extension level of elevation, while maintaining posture and turnout
 
 

CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY COMPETITIONS

YAGP
Youth America Grand Prix

January 21 - 24, 2021

WBC
World Ballet Competition

June 2021

WBAC
World Ballet Arts Competition 

October 17 - 20, 2020

NYCDA
NYCDA

February 12 - 14, 2021

Nexstar
Nexstar

March 12 - 14, 2021

Jump
Jump Dance Convention

January 8 - 10, 2021

 
 
Competitions are by invitation only. 

 

   

COMPETITION COMPANY APPLICATION PROCESS 

 

Step 1. AUDITION

 

Step 2. INTERVIEW

You will be contacted via email or by phone to discuss
goals, program expectations, class attendance,& tuition.
Request INTERVIEW Date 
 

 

Step 3. REGISTRATION

 

       

Schedule & Tuition Information:

Rali@FaubourgTheatre.com

 

Contact Us

 

 

 


FAUBOURG THEATRE ACADEMY

 

 

With decades of training and producing world-class dance artists, Faubourg Theatre has developed its own syllabus utilizing an unique approach to prepare professionals for every style of classical and contemporary ballet.  We take pure desire and transform it into a highly trained, resilient, and always outstanding dance artist. 

 

Faubourg Theatre is the place where work and ethic perfection is the norm! We expect no less from our students and are proud to have delivered exceptional  dancers for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, National Ballet of Canada, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, Ballet West, Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet to name a few.

 

Each year Faubourg Theatre dancers win numerous dance competition awards and scholarships to world renowned schools such as American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet Academy NY, Houston Ballet, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, The Royal Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Fransisco Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, John Cranko of Stuttgart, Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, and more.

 

Faubourg Theatre works with every child who desires to excel and to be heard. Through Faubourg Theatre Foundation, we have been sponsoring children with emotional, physical, or financial challenges to help them excel in academics,  social integration, artistic development, and awareness of self, community, and of our planet. Faubourg Theatre's unique, project-learning, interactive program, Literacy Through the Arts, has developed an after-school and summer curriculum in collaboration with Keeneyville School District 20, the Village Hanover Park, and its business community to make an impact on the future of a community who is no stranger to hardship and needs our active help and engagement  daily.

 

 

We believe that, no matter what the body type or inherent abilities, each individual, through hard work, dedication, God’s grace, and individual attention can build greatness within themselves. The daily challenges and subsequent accomplishments each student encounters throughout the years of training, ultimately become the building blocks of a masterful, confident, and respected individual, ready to surmount the challenges of the future to come...

 

 

 

SUMMER SCHEDULES


 

 

 

SUMMER SCHEDULES


 

 

 

Watmora Casey

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Tatyana Mazur

BALLET MISTRESS

Rali Iordanova

ACADEMY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Kat Wildish

INTERNATIONAL MASTER INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Matteo Corbetta

INTERNATIONAL MASTER INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Caroline Baldwin

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - ROYAL DANISH BALLET - ONLINE FACULTY

Luciana Rezende

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Sarah Daley

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR - ALVIN AILEY - ONLINE FACULTY

Joshua Kiesel

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - KANSAS CITY BALLET

FAUBOURG THEATRE COMPETITION COMPANY

 

Faubourg Theatre Competition Company is a youth company, training under a special program to attain highest standard in technical and artistic abilities.  Faubourg Theatre has been developing winning competitive ballet and contemporary dancers for over 30 years and counting. Our students and teachers have received numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years. Faubourg Theatre is regarded by the international dance arts community as one of the top schools for training dance artists for the professional arena. The program opens opportunities for dancers to build their resume, gain international exposure and audition for professional companies  and schools throughout the US and abroad.

 

   

 

   

COMPETITION SKILLS PRE-REQUISITES 


    • Intermediate Level Academy Members:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork throughout Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors simple pirouettes landing in 5th position, while maintaining correct turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 150 degrees turned out Extension for 4 seconds devant and à la seconde.
      • Ability to maintain 90 degrees Arabesque and Attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back, and execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to execute 16 single Fouettés, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Changements, Assemblés, and Petit Jettés, closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout.
    •  Intermediate-Advanced Level Academy Member:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork throughout Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors simple Pirouettes sur les pointes, landing in 5th position, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 160 degrees turned out Extension for 8 seconds devant and à la seconde; execute Promenade en dehors, while maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to maintain 90 degrees arabesque and attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back; execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, and Penché maintaining  correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean single en dedans and en dehors Grandes Pirouettes en Attitude, Arabesque, and à la Seconde sur les pointes, landing in Plie Allongé, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 32 single Fouettés, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 4 clean Italian Fouettés en dehors and en dedans sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Entrechat-quatres, Assemblé Battu, and Petit Jetté Battu closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout
      • Demonstration of clean Grande Allégro jumps in Saut de Chat, Entrelacé, and Cabriole, at full extension level of elevation, while maintaining posture and turnout
    • Advanced Level Academy Member:
      • Ability to maintain correct posture, turnout, and footwork Barre Work
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean triple en dedans and en dehors simple Pirouettes sur les pointes, landing in 5th position, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to maintain 170 degrees turned out Extension for 8 seconds devant and à la seconde, and execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, while maintaining Extension maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Ability to maintain 110 degrees Arabesque and Attitude, with correct alignment, with turnout in both legs, crossing upper leg behind back; execute Promenade en dehors and en dedans, and Penché maintaining correct lines, turnout and alignment
      • Penché en relevé
      • Consistency in executing series of 5 clean double en dedans and en dehors Grandes Pirouettes en Attitude, Arabesque, and à la Seconde sur les pointes, ending en pointes allongé, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 32 single Fouettés sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Ability to execute 8 clean Italian Fouettés en dehors and en dedans sur les pointes, while maintaining turnout and posture
      • Demonstration of clean Petit Allégro jumps in Entrechat-six, Assemble Battu, Petit Jetté Battu, and Brisé closing in 5th position, with minimum elevation to pointed toes, while maintaining posture and turnout
      • Demonstration of clean Grande Allégro jumps in Saut de Chat, Entrelacé, and Cabriole, at full extension level of elevation, while maintaining posture and turnout
         
 
 
 
 
COMPETITIOS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY!

 

   

COMPETITION COMPANY APPLICATION PROCESSSKILLS PRE-REQUISITES 


Step 2. INTERVIEW

Request an INTERVIEW Date to discuss goals & program expectations

Step 3. REGISTRATION

 

STAY CONNECTED!

Follow our journey, where students become dancers, and dancers become artists... - artists of life!

ARTS & EDUCATION

Join Faubourg Theatre "Literacy Through the Arts" original program to open new horizons for children in the underserved communities!

THE ACADEMY OF BALLET

Where a single voice is as big as any majority!

Our Mission

To Transform Lives Through Arts and Education

 

Faubourg Theatre

 

is DEDICATED to its Students, Families, and Community through a full commitment to talent and creative freedom.

has been PRODUCING professional dancers for the US and international classical and contemporary ballet arenas

for over 25 years.

                is an AWARD WINNING school, working with award winning team of teachers, training award winning students.

            is COMMITTED to utilizing a targeted custom approach applied to each student, to achieve impeccable results within 4-6 weeks.

         empowers each individual VOICE, as much as any majority - develops confident individuals for every professional arena.

               SUPPORTS children with autism and children from the under-served layers of our society.

Faubourg Theatre has been dedicating resources towards the educational development and social enhancement of the lives of children in need. In collaboration with local authorities, businesses, and professionals, our the Faubourg Theatre Foundation has developed and extended an original, systematic approach – Literacy Through the Arts, to those children found in special need of support. The methodology utilized has proven successful over the years, per studies and testimonials of school officials and families involved. Faubourg Theatre is on a path of expanding the magnitude of its programs, incorporating a broader range of arts, applied with level of intensity necessary to create a tangible impact on heightening youth academic results measured against standard educational requirements.

We have made it possible for all, who are willing, to give a little and make a real difference in the lives of our most innocent members of society… To make a contribution to our community projects please make your DONATION today!

The Faculty - Behind The Scenes

Watmora Casey

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Laura Mudd

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

Tatyana Mazur

BALLET MISTRESS

Rali Iordanova

ACADEMY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Kat Wildish

INTERNATIONAL MASTER INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Matteo Corbetta

INTERNATIONAL MASTER INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Caroline Baldwin

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - ROYAL DANISH BALLET - ONLINE FACULTY

Luciana Rezende

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - ONLINE FACULTY

Sarah Daley

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR - ALVIN AILEY - ONLINE FACULTY

Joshua Kiesel

BALLET INSTRUCTOR - KANSAS CITY BALLET

Madeline Kiesel

BALLET INSTRUCTOR

Rigoberto Saura

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

Michele Welsh

PUBLIC RELATIONS & PHOTOGRAPHY

Brian Welsh

IT & VIDEOGRAPHY

Our Values

Children express themselves through the language of the arts

The arts promote strength, resilience, and confidence

In encouragement, disciplined practice and personal accountability

 

 

 

AWARDS

YEAR AWARD COMPETITION CATEGORY CATEGORY
2020 AVA KEILER TOP 24 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2020 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2020 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2019 SOFIA HEINRICH 1ST PLACE CAREY ROSE WINSKI, IL OVERALL
2019 DELFINA MAMONE 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2019 DELFINA MAMONE TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2019 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2019 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2019 JULIA PANKAU TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2019 SOFIA HEINRICH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2019 SOFIA HEINRICH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2019 SOFIA HEINRICH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2018 DELFINA MAMONE TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2018 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2018 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2018 KATERI KOSAR TOP 24 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2018 LAYLA PORTER TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2018 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE CAREY ROSE WINSKI, IL OVERALL
2018 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE PRECISION ARTS, IL OVERALL
2017 TRINITY SANTORO 1ST PLACE - GOLD WORLD BALLET COMPETITION JUNIOR OVERALL
2017 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE WBAC CHICAGO, IL CLASSICAL
2017 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 2ND PLACE WBAC CHICAGO, IL CONTEMPORARY
2017 RALITZA IORDANOVA GRAND PRIX WBAC CHICAGO, IL CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD
2017 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2017 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2017 GRACE DAVIDSON TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY SENIOR PAS DE DEUX - LAS FILLE MAL GARDEE
2017 GRACE DAVIDSON 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR PAS DE DEUX - LAS FILLE MAL GARDEE
2017 JOSHUA KIESEL TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2017 TRINITY SANTORO TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2017 TRINITY SANTORO 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2016 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2016 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2016 HOLLY PARADAY TOP 24 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2016 KERA FERNSTROM TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2016 KERA FERNSTROM TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2016 TRINITY SANTORO 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2016 TRINITY SANTORO 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2015 BRIGID WALKER YOUTH GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY
2015 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2015 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 3RD PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2015 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE THUNDERSTRUCK, IL OVERALL
2015 ELISABETH ROSE WELSH 1ST PLACE PRECISION ARTS, IL OVERALL
2015 TRINITY SANTORO 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2015 TRINITY SANTORO TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2015 TRINITY SANTORO TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY PRE-COMPETITIVE OVERALL
2015 TRINITY SANTORO 1ST PLACE - PLATINUM NYCDA, IL JUNIOR OVERALL
2015 JASMINE GETZ 1ST PLACE - PLATINUM NYCDA, IL SENIOR OVERALL
2015 WATMORA CASEY & TATYANA MAZUR OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL
2015 WATMORA CASEY HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR HANOVER PARK, IL
2014 JASMINE GETZ 1ST PLACE IDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, POLAND, EU OVERALL
2014 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP PHILADELPHIA, PA SENIOR CLASSICAL
2014 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP PHILADELPHIA, PA SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2014 GIOIA ZAPPANI 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2014 GIOIA ZAPPANI 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2014 JENNICA BARKER TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2013 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2013 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2013 GRACE DAVIDSON TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2013 LOGAN VELASQUEZ TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2013 LOGAN VELASQUEZ TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2013 TIMMORIE FREEMAN TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CLASSICAL
2012 ANNA-JULIA IGNATOV GRAND PRIX REKLAMA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL CLASSICAL
2012 ANNA-JULIA IGNATOV ARTISTRY & PROFESSIONALISM AWARD REKLAMA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL CLASSICAL
2012 CELINA LINDLAND TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2012 CELINA LINDLAND 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2012 GRACE DAVIDSON YOUTH GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
2012 GRACE DAVIDSON GRISHKO MODEL SEARCH AWARD YAGP NEW YORK, NY SPECIAL AWARD
2012 JESSICA JENKNER TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CLASSICAL
2012 KURTIS IRWIN 2ND PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2012 KURTIS IRWIN 1ST PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CLASSICAL
2012 LAURA ZENG 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2012 LOGAN VELASQUEZ TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2012 LOGAN VELASQUEZ TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2012 MARIEL WEBER TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2012 RILEY MCMURRAYTOP 12 TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2012 WATMORA CASEY & TATYANA MAZUR OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL
2011 ALANNA WAHL TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 ALANNA WAHL 3RD PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 ANNA-JULIA IGNATOV TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2011 CELINA LINDLAND TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2011 CELINA LINDLAND TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 GRACE DAVIDSON HOPE AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
2011 GRACE DAVIDSON HOPE AWARD YAGP NEW YORK, NY PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
2011 HANNAH KULAS GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
2011 HANNAH KULAS 2ND PLACE YAGP NEW YORK, NY SENIOR CLASSICAL
2011 LAURA ZENG 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2011 GRACE DAVIDSON 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PAS DE DEUX - GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE
2011 RAECHEL SPARREO 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 RAECHEL SPARREO TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2011 REBECCA VERNON TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CLASSICAL
2011 REBECCA VERNON TOP 12 YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 SPENCER DAVIS 3RD PLACE YAGP INDIANAPOLIS, IN SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 WATMORA CASEY OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD YAGP NEW YORK, NY
2011 WILLIAM GEARY 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2011 WILLIAM GEARY 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2010 RAECHEL SPARREO 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2010 RAECHEL SPARREO TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2010 FAUBOURG BALLET 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL ENSEMBLE - SPRING BLOSSOM
2010 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2010 DIVYA REA TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2010 GRACE DAVIDSON HOPE AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE
2010 KENNEDY LIGGETT YOUTH GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2010 LAURA ZENG TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2010 LAURA ZENG TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2010 MACKENZI DROZDZ 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2010 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL ENSEMBLES - MAZURKA
2009 SARAH CHUN 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2009 ARTHUR STASHAK TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2009 ARTHUR STASHAK TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2009 ARTHUR STASHAK TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2009 ARTHUR STASHAK 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2009 BRIANNA STEINFELDT TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2009 BRIANNA STEINFELDT 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2009 DANIELLA SPITELLI TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2009 HANNAH KULAS TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2009 HANNAH KULAS YOUTH GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR
2009 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY ENSEMBLES - PAS DE DEUX - HARLEQUINADE
2008 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PAS DE TROIS
2008 RAECHEL SPARREO TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2008 SARAH CHUN 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 SARAH CHUN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2008 SARAH CHUN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 FAUBOURG BALLET OUTSTANDING SCHOOL AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL
2008 ARTHUR STASHAK YOUTH GRAND PRIX YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
2008 BIANCA SILVA 2ND PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2008 BRIANNA STEINFELDT TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2008 BRIANNA STEINFELDT 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 BRIANNA STEINFELDT TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2008 CAROLINE BALDWIN 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2008 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SMALL ENSEMBLES - IN THE AIR TONIGHT
2008 KEELY LYTTON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2008 KEELY LYTTON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 KELSEY VAN TINE 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 KENNEDY LIGGETT 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CLASSICAL
2008 LILLYANN NICOLETTA 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 LILLYANN NICOLETTA TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2008 MONIQUE EVANS 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2008 MONIQUE EVANS TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2008 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL ENSEMBLES - NEVER LATE
2008 NICOLE LARSON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 SARAH CHUN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 SARAH CHUN 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2007 FAUBOURG BALLET OUTSTANDING SCHOOL AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL
2007 AMANDA HICKEY TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2007 BIANCA SILVA TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2007 CAROLINE BALDWIN 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2007 CAROLINE BALDWIN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2007 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN TOP 12 YAGP NEW YORK, NY SENIOR CLASSICAL
2007 KELSEY VAN TINE 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 KELSEY VAN TINE TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2007 LILLYANN NICOLETTA 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2007 LILLYANN NICOLETTA TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2007 FAUBOURG BALLET 2ND PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL ENSEMBLES - NATURE'S
2007 NICOLE LARSON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2006 VICTORIA PAIGE 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2006 WATMORA CASEY OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD YAGP CHICAGO, IL
2006 AMANDA HICKEY TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2006 BRIANNA STEINFELDT TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2006 CAROLINE BALDWIN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2006 CAROLINE BALDWIN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2006 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2006 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2006 KELSEY VAN TINE 3RD PLACE YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2006 KELSEY VAN TINE TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2006 NICOLE LARSON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2006 NICOLE LARSON TOP 12 YAGP ORLANDO, FL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2006 OLIVIA LAFRENZ TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2005 FAUBOURG BALLET TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL LARGE ENSEMBLES
2005 FAUBOURG BALLET 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SMALL ENSEMBLES
2005 JENNIFER BAUBKUS TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2005 KALEIGH SCHOCK TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2005 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2005 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2005 KATIE MCLAUGHLIN 2ND PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2005 OLIVIA LAFRENZ TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CLASSICAL
2005 PAIGE GUINTA TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2004 ANNA MONTGOMERY 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2004 OLIVIA LAFRENZ 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL PRE-COMPETITIVE CONTEMPORARY
2003 SARAH DALEY TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2003 FAUBOURG BALLET SPECIAL MENTION - JUDGES YAGP NEW YORK, NY ENSEMBLE - THE DOLLS
2003 CHELSEA CLOW TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CONTEMPORARY
2003 CHELSEA CLOW 3RD PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2003 ELLEN BRIGGS TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL SENIOR CLASSICAL
2003 FAUBOURG BALLET 1ST PLACE YAGP CHICAGO, IL ENSEMBLES - MUSIC BOX
2002 ELLE CARPENTER TOP 12 YAGP CHICAGO, IL JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
2002 LILIANA MUHLBACH TOP 12 YAGP DENVER, CO JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY
ACHIEVEMENTS

Caroline Baldwin – Royal Danish Ballet

Riley McMurray – Houston Ballet

Arthur Stashack – Dutch National Ballet

Lanie Smith – San Francisco Ballet

Divya Rea – Kansas City Ballet

Amanda Hickey – Gus Giordano

Katie Maclaughlin – Houston Ballet

Kelsey Vantine – Tennessee Ballet

Rachel Sparreo – Miami City Ballet

Hannah Kulas – The National Ballet of Canada

Sarah Daley – Alvin Ailey

Rachel Skippor – Complexions

Sarah Chun – Joffrey Ballet, Northern Ballet

Brigid Walker – the Royal Ballet

Timmorie Freeman – City Ballet San Diego

Jennie Baubkins – Tennessee Ballet Theatre

Therese Davis – Pennsylvania Ballet

Grace Davidson – Hope Award New York 2011

Joshua Kiesel – Washington Ballet / Colorado Ballet

Braeden Barnes – Nevada Ballet

Will Geary – Cirque du Soleil

Aaron Rogers – the Joffrey Ballet

Kirk Hanning - Pennsylvania Ballet

Kurtis Irwin – Colorado Ballet

Mary Angela Granberry – Freelance

Daniela Spittelli – National Ballet of Portugal / Grand Rapids Ballet

Brianna Steinfeldt – American Ballet Theatre

Callie Shock – Nevada Ballet

Chelsey Claus – Grand Rapids Ballet

Gabrielle Del Rey – Radio City Rockettes

 

 

THE EMERALD FUND

Subsidized Performances, Festivals, Touring, & Competitions, providing funding for project related costs, such as wardrobe, choreography, casting, advertising, travel, and all other related expenditures. Annual program cost - $840,000

 

 

 

THE EMERALD FUND

Subsidized Performances, Festivals, Touring, & Competitions, providing funding for project related costs, such as wardrobe, choreography, casting, advertising, travel, and all other related expenditures. Annual program cost - $840,000

 

THE PINK DIAMOND FUND

Performing Arts Tuition Scholarships, providing free Ballet and Contemporary Dance Training Programs to qualifying children from diverse cultural backgrounds, living below standard. Annual cost per student - $30,000

 

DONATE A DIAMOND

 

 

THE BLACK OPAL FUND

THE BLACK OPAL FUND

Performing Arts Merit Scholarships, providing Financial Scholarships awarded to junior & senior trainees of exceptional talent, work ethic, and community contribution. Annual cost per student - $42,000.

 

 

 

 

 

THE NATURAL PEARL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS 

 

TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH ARTS AND EDUCATION 

 

 

 

Faubourg Theatre, in the context of its Community Programs, is part of a large coalition with the Habitat for Humanity, Keeneyville School District 20, The Tanglewood Greenbrook Homeowners Association, and the Hanover Park Village. Faubourg Theatre is thecommunity organization that serves as the catalyst to unearth hidden talent from the under-resourced children of diverse cultural backgrounds, who would benefit academically and behaviorally from our interactive Literacy Through The Arts program. Faubourg Theatre perpetually collaborates with teachers, social workers, and principals to identify individual children across grade levels to be invited into the programming. Our uniquely designed project-based learning program incorporates reading, writing, art, and performances. It is applied in small class setting to allow for personal attention tailored to each individual student's needs. After years of success in improvement of academic performance and behavioral patterns among children with social and economic challenges, we are looking at expanding the Literacy Through The Arts program to a larger number of under-resourced families, whose children often are left behind due to lack of financial resources and opportunities to develop their talent.

"The Love of a child is a true measure of one's worth" ― Anonymous

WHEN EDUCATION IS A CHALLENGE, ART COMES TO BRING IN COMPREHENSION

WHAT WE DO & THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE

Literacy

We provide highest quality literacy instruction, children's literature, mentoring, and professional development. With Faubourg Theatre original unique teaching methodology, we seek to enhance learning focus, motivation, and improved academic and behavioral results.

Over the past 7 years, Faubourg Theatre has been working in close collaboration and partnership with Keeneyville School District 20. We have made our programs available to a community, where 42% of families qualify for free or reduced lunch and where 60% of students are at below average reading levels.

  • Literacy Through The Arts – Afterschool Program for the under-served children. Designed in collaboration with the Erikson Institute and implemented by Faubourg Theatre into the educational system of Keeneyville School District 20.
  • Bilingual Summer Program – Designed and implemented by Faubourg Theatre to counteract the summer slide.

The two programs use various art forms as a stimulus to proactive voice and creative thinking, paired up with academic instruction in reading, math and social sciences. The methodology is primarily targeted towards children from various backgrounds, with special circumstances, who are struggling academically, and are socially and behaviorally challenged. Through our motivational methods application, school authorities and parents have observed students achieve substantial academic and behavioral improvement. The children we serve are from families with sizable financial difficulties, which limit their ability to afford extracurricular activities for their children, including tutoring or behavioral counselling.

Our Community Programs give an opportunity to those under-resourced families to uncover and develop their children's unique potential. We are looking at expanding the program through increasing affordability of instruction, as well as reach out geographical expansion to low-income children who are in dire need for structured approach to improving their academic performance and social integration, utilizing the arts as a medium for building self-confidence and sense of achievement.

The average annual cost per student is at $7,000. 90% of the LTA operations are financed by external donations, grants, voluntary work, and fundraisers.

Performing Arts Training

We provide highly qualified art instructors teaching co-ordination, discipline, musicality, and stimulating imagination. We promote freedom of expression within a defined structure and timing format, thus strengthening character, confidence, and mind liberation. Faubourg Theatre's Performing Arts Academy Training Program has been progressively developed over the past 30 years. As a ballet and contemporary arts school, we are recognized by the world ballet community as a center for professionalism, which develops highly skilled, disciplined, and capable artists for the professional dance theater arena. Our year-round training focuses on building strong fundamental technique, musicality, artistry, and uncompromised work ethic among our students. To unlock and develop potential, we focus primarily on motivation and conscious planning for the future, thus enabling our students to identify goals and measure achievement. To stimulate creativity, we allocate time for supervised, yet undirected improvisation, choreography opportunity, heart to heart talk and family engagement.

Faubourg Theatre provides a strict training regimen of 3-6 hours a day, 6 days a week, 46 weeks a year, with 2 weeks allocated  to intensive workshops. Under the Natural Pearl Community Program, we incorporate children from the under-served layers of society, who are unable to afford the training, and provide them with scholarships to allow their talent development, social integration, and emotional and behavioral well-being.

The average annual cost per student is at $8,500. 90% of Performing Arts operations are funded through external donations, grants, voluntary work, and fundraisers.

Performances

We integrate students of diverse cultural backgrounds and various dance arts training experiences in the production of exciting theater performances and festivals. We give children the chance to celebrate the fruits of their work and share their gift with audiences, performing under magnificent lights, with beautiful decor and beautiful costumes.

Faubourg Theatre holds two major performances each year - a Christmas Show and a Summer Show, as well as community festivities, cultural celebrations, performances for the elderly, in which children from various cultural backgrounds, social status, and training levels work together as one towards a common goal - to bring joy to their families and to celebrate their hard work. Performances bring incredible joy to dancers, a sense of accomplishment, a reward for their work and discipline, an empowerment as agents of celebrity to the community.

The average annual cost per student is $2,000. 90% of the Performances operations are funded by external donations, grants, voluntary work, and fundraisers.

Mentoring

We mentor and guide youth through social and emotional hardship. We motivate them to excel in education and planning for the future. We provide them with further education and career council, and facilitate work placement and community engagement. Annual cost per child - $2,800.

Youth Mentoring Program – Designed to engage youth in productive work, facilitate job placement and higher education related decisions.

  • Over the past 9 years, we have been able to actively assist the community youth with channeling their artistic talents, providing them with free performing arts training and space for creating their own performing groups, as well as opportunities to perform.
  • We have provided free mentoring to guide youth through their struggles and decisions for the future. We have provided them with jobs within our organization, as employees elsewhere, or as even young entrepreneurs. This way we help their self esteem and engage them in rewarding work as fully functional members of society. We bring hope for the future, based on joy in the present.

This program has been fully funded by Faubourg Theatre volunteers. It involves professionally trained instructors, studio space, temporary housing, stage time, mentoring time to guide them through planning and drive them to job interviews, helping them organize and market their own small entrepreneurship. We work in close collaboration with the Hanover Park Police Department and the Mayor of Hanover Park, IL to assist with crime prevention and resolution. In 2015, our director Mr. Watmora Casey was awarded the Hanover Park award “Humanitarian Of The Year” in honor of his and his organization’s social contribution to the community.

The average annual cost is $2,800 per individual. 100% of this operation has been funded by voluntary work and donations.

HIGHLIGHTS

Fact Sheet: Literacy through the Arts Summer Enrichment and After-school Programs 
Information and Highlights: 
The after-school and summer programs offer children, literacy education through the arts. This school year, 40 district students participated in after-school programming at Greenbrook and Waterbury Elementary Schools and Spring Wood Middle School. 
55 Keeneyville District #20 students registered for the Literacy through the Arts, summer program, up from 25 children last year. 
District teachers and Faubourg Theatre teaching artists collaborate to create an integrated literacy-arts based summer and after-school enrichment curriculum aimed to increase reading comprehension, nurture social and emotional learning and engage parents. 
90% of students attended consistently throughout the summer. 92% of the families participated in at least one of the family events this summer. 100% of the district’s teachers returned to teach this summer. Children from the literacy program performed in the Faubourg Theatre Summer Show. 
The summer program culminated with a community picnic and dance performance by the children. 
The majority of summer program participants signed up for our after-school program. 
This year, the breadth and depth of our partnerships increased with Habitat for Humanity, The Hanover Park Village, First Eagle Bank, and other local banks, businesses, individuals, community organizations, and churches. 
Testimonial: “My child believes in herself. Since my daughter has participated in the program, her self confidence and willingness to participate has soared. She's like another kid.” 
Other highlights from this year include: Several advanced dancers in our pre-professional training program earned YAGP awards in classical and contemporary solos, including first place in classical, third place in contemporary, and top 10 in both classical and contemporary from YAGP Semi-finals in Chicago. 
Three new Board Members have been added to Faubourg Theatre’s Board of Directors. 
Please consider a contribution to: Faubourg Theatre, 1102 E. Lake St., Hanover Park, IL 60133 Attention: Laura Mudd LMudd@FaubourgTheatre.com 847-630-4425

OUR PROGRAMS

Literacy through the Arts After-School Program

Faubourg Theatre collaborates with Keeneyville School District 20  to engage students who are struggling in school and/or at home in the Literacy Through the Arts After-School Program at Greenbrook Elementary School. The program is designed to provide a custom approach to improved academics and social interaction, utilizing the arts as a a roadmap to  a student's personality and potential.- Wednesdays 2:30-4:00

Literacy through the Arts Summer Enrichment Program

Faubourg Theatre collaborates with Keeneyville School District 20  to engage students who are struggling in school and/or at home in the Literacy Through the Arts Summer Enrichment Program. This collaboration includes community members, arts and educational organizations, and families to support students to maintain academic gains made during the school year, focusing on reading comprehension, math concepts, and social-emotional growth. The performing arts engage the children to express themselves and their ideas, bridging their development as thoughtful and creative thinkers.
For more information, click here for program details in the invitation letter and register for our program.

 

 

Faubourg Theatre + Caribbean Schools Arts Partnership

Our Artistic Director, Watmora Casey and Faubourg Theatre are committed to serving, when possible, the children and families of the Caribbean Islands through arts and education.
We approach this project in several different ways and from various directions.
1.  Tropical Storm Relief effort in Dos D'Ane Primary School, Dominica.
We provide books, school supplies and teacher professional development around linguistic validation and enrichment (Creole) through read alouds along with cultural dance rehearsals with the students since Oct. 2015
2.  Literacy / Arts Support in Saint Croix, USVI at Juanita Gardine Elementary School.
This is the elementary school Mr. Casey attended as a child and we have an ongoing partnership, supporting the students through school supplies, reading material and art supplies.
3. March 2017 / Staff Professional development arts and education.
Modeling Cultural and linguistic relevant read-aloud and dramatization with elementary school students. Cultural dance lesson with Faubourg Theatre instructor and The Caribbean Dance Company.

Literacy through the Arts Dance Performances

Faubourg Theatre organizes and produces winter and summer dance performances, the Evanston Presbyterian Senior Homes  Christmas Show, picnics and festivals. Students participate in the Hanover Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, Hanover Park Village Resource Fair, and more. Faubourg Theatre, with the help of our sponsors, provides free and discounted dance training, choreography, costumes, and tickets for under-resourced students and their families.

 

 

 

 

PARTNERS & CONTRIBUTORS

DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Christian Education Foundation, Du Page Foundation, CamCraft, Hanover Park, IL, First Eagle Bank, Greenbrook-Tanglewood Homeowners Association, Hanover Park Village and Fire Department, Itasca Bank & Trust, Keeneyville School District 20, Lions Club of Roselle, Living Hope Bible Church of Roselle, Mayor Rodney Craig, Village of Hanover Park, Quartet Digital Printing of Evanston, Roselle Bank and Trust, Round Ground Metals, Inc of Hanover Park, Spavone's Ristorante, Bloomingdale, IL, The Susan Klimaitis Foundation, The Mudd Family Foundation, Village Clerk, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Wickstrom Chevrolet of Roselle, Woodland Windows and Doors, Wintrust Community Bank of Hanover Park

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IMPACTS THE LIVES OF ALL CHILDREN  AND UNDER-RESOURCED FAMILIES IN BRIDGING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT FAUBOURG THEATRE IS ABLE TO MENTOR YOUTH, PROCURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, INSTILL A SENSE OF PRIDE IN ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TALENT RECOGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT.

There is always a hill... You can go up or down, but no matter where you are, Art is always there to get you where you want to be...

 

 

 

 

 

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