Commentary by Amy Pauszek
Where’s Amy loved attending the Indiana Ballet Conservatory’s 2016 Summer Gala, titled ‘A Night at the Barre,’ which took place July 29 on stage at the beautiful Palladium in Carmel. The gala featured international guest artist and former American Ballet Theatre soloist and New York City Ballet dancer Anna Liceica along with Daniel Mantei, Rachel Richardson and Sean Stewart of the American Ballet Theatre. Gemma Bond of American Ballet Theatre, choreographed the program, which included IBC students from around the United States, Canada and Austria. The first act included classical numbers, including scenes from “Sleeping Beauty” and second act followed with contemporary pieces and dynamite new works with original student choreography. Both acts were truly out of this world. This was the second IBC gala I have attended and I was in heaven watching the special artists perform with IBC students. Trust me, these young IBC students know how to put the “P” in professional. For more, visit IndianaBalletConservatory.org. Where’s Amy can’t wait to see you at the ballet!