Ballet students offer free performance at LPCA

LAKE PLACID The curtain will come down on the current ballet season when the Olympic Center School of Ballet, conducted by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) under the direction of Michela Boschetto, performs at the Lake Placid Center for Arts (LPCA) on June 2. The 4 p.m. curtain call, which is free of charge, will include students from the Olympic Center School of Ballet. Jennifer Durfey and Lindsay Yamrick, both of Tupper Lake, Alie Schombeck of Plattsburgh, Jessica Kemp and Kate and Sara Madzder, all of Saranac Lake as well as Martina Viadana of Lake Placid will entertain. I am very proud of these students, said Boschetto. With two years of hard work, they have achieved excellent results. Durfey will spend time this summer at the American Ballet Summer Program in New York City; Schombeck will attend the Conservatory of Boston Summer Program; Viadana, Yamrick and Kemp will study at the Boston Ballet School Summer Program; and the Madzders will be in Saratoga Springs at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. The ballet students will share the LPCA stage with a special performance of the Lake Placid High School spring musical Beauty and Beast, directed by Kim Weems with choreography by Boschetto. After receiving rave reviews in March, the local students will reprise Be Our Guest and Gaston to the appreciative LPCA patrons. To work again with these amazing kids will be a big honor, continued Boschetto. As the recital closes the current season, the Olympic Center School of Ballet reminds everyone classes for students from ages 3 to 73 will resume in September at the LPCA. The change of venue is due to the pending construction of the new Lake Placid Conference Center. We will be there for at least two seasons until the new site at the Olympic Center is ready, stated Boschetto. I want to say thank you to Nadine Duhaime of the arts center for offering us the opportunity to use their outstanding facilities. For more information on the June 2 performances, please call the LPCA at 518-523-2512. To inquire about next seasons classes, please phone 518-523-1655 x 295. See the entire summer slate of activities and events at the LPCA by logging on to www.lakeplacidarts.org.

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