Kristina Pulcini Ballet Academy Has Two Performing Companies, DVBT and DVBC, each of which are described below:
Delaware Valley Ballet Theater (DVBT)
Full-Length, Classical Ballet Productions
Delaware Valley Ballet Theater (DVBT) is KP Ballet’s regional classical ballet company. It consists of students of outstanding potential and offers them the opportunity to perform and to have a truly professional ballet company experience. DVBT dancers perform in full-length classical ballet productions. Our repertoire includes: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Upon graduation, DVBT Company Dancers are prepared to enter university dance programs or go on to professional ballet companies. However, because DVBT dancers have had the experience of dancing with a regional professional ballet company throughout high school, most elect to go on to college or pursue other careers while continuing to dance as an activity/sport. We’re proud that our DVBT dancers are superbly disciplined students, whose academic accomplishments have taken them to excellent colleges and universities, often with academic scholarships. Also, we’re proud that our DVBT graduates have been accepted to dance professionally at professional ballet companies and to train at elite ballet programs.
Admission to the Company
The dancers (starting as Apprentices from ages 11 and up) are selected by Artistic Director, Kristina Pulcini. Dancers must train at KP Ballet Academy exclusively to join DVBT.
We have an outstanding artistic staff of skilled professional instructors. All have professional dance careers, academic degrees or extensive teaching experience. Each staff member is dedicated to providing a creative, inspiring and fun learning environment while helping students learn how to apply their ballet technique to the art of performing. DVBT Company Dancers also have the opportunity to work with and be coached by guest professional dancers and choreographers.
DVBT has professional costume designers who design and make our exquisite professional quality tutus and other costumes.
DVBT performs several times annually in full-length productions that mirror the classical repertoire of major ballet companies.
Click here to watch a bit of our Nutcracker Ballet:
Click here to watch a bit of our Swan Lake Ballet:
Delaware Valley Ballet Contemporary (DVBC)
Ballet to the Vibe of Great Pop
Delaware Valley Ballet Contemporary (DVBC) is where the beauty of ballet connects with the fabulous vibrations of great pop music, both past and present. We design and perform a repertoire of original, contemporary ballets. Our dancers showcase their classical ballet skills in unique and vibrant expressions.
Classical ballet training is the foundation for great dancing ability. Some of the most famous and gifted dancers of all time were grounded in classical ballet. Just take a look at Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in some of their remarkable dance duets and you’ll know what we mean. Watch Gene Kelly in Singing in the rain to see how ballet training grounds and extends the dancer’s abilities and interpretive skills when dancing to pop.
It’s a given that KP Ballet Academy dancers love the classical ballet repertoire. Dancing to Tchaikovsky’s magical scores in Swan Lake and Nutcracker is a joy for just about any ballet dancer. But for some dancers, they also like to kick it up a notch and use their skills to express and interpret popular music.
That’s what DVBC is all about: classical ballet applied to great popular music. We dance to great pop from eras gone by right up to today’s hits.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• DVBC is for dancers 12 years and older, by audition
• Foundation of classical ballet training required
• Two annual performances
FOR MORE INFORMATION
• For more information or to audition for DVBC, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.853.0555
Click here to watch a bit of a DVBC performance: