"Starting Over" 
(after difficult times, the heart of dance still beats)

A Private In-Studio Performance featuring... 
 MEDIA CITY YOUTH BALLET
Sunday, August 29th - 6:30PM
(By Invitation Only)
Directed by Natasha Middleton with Ballet Coach, Ruben Tonoyan

Opening
(Ensemble)

Choreography by Natasha Middleton
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

 

Dancers:

Dimitri Alemán - Patrick Fitzsimmons

Emika Davis, Nina Elmoyan, Camila Mier
with Yeva Karapetyan and Melania Mier

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Solos In Order
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CAMILA MIER age 18
Dance: SHE

Choreographer: Camila Mier

Music: Harry Styles

Words from Camila:  "The dance SHE is about a teen girl going through the hardships of her teen years but realizing in the end that “everything’s gonna be fine.”

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EMIKA DAVIS age 17
Dance: Classical Variation

Choreographer: Natasha Middleton

Music: Minkus

Words from Emika:  “It’s so nice to be back in the studio with my friends after almost a year and a half of bumping into couches on Zoom!”

PATRICK FITSZIMMONS age 22

Original member of MC Youth Ballet & with Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre

Dance: Variation from Don Quixote

Choreographer: Petipa & Patrick

Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky

Words from Patrick: " Although I am now member of PBDT, I am excited to be back performing with the Media City Youth Ballet again. Performing is what I missed the most during quarantine. As a grand re-entrance into the life of performing, I will be doing the classic men's variation from Don Quixote. "

NINA ELMOYAN age 15
Dance: Kitri Variation from Don Quixote

Choreographer: Petipa & Coached by Ruben Tonoyan

Music: Minkus

Words from Nina: "It's been nice stepping back into the dance studio; there are no neighbors to upset or vases to knock over. I can now also glance over at my friend Emika, if I forget the dance combination!"

YEVA KARAPETYAN age  14
Dance: Blackout

Choreographer: Natasha Middleton & Camila Mier

Music: Freya Ridings

Words from Yeva " I feel Amazing coming back to dance after not training in the studio for so long. When I am dancing, I feel I am escaping from this world!"
Yeva is also making her debut with Media City Youth Ballet

DIMITRI  ALEMÁN age  20
Dance: 
Train Wreck

Choreographer: Dimitri Alemán

Music: James Arthur

Words from Dimitri (Dima) " My solo is about overcoming the adversities of mental health during quarantine."

Dima is also making his debut with Media City Youth Ballet

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CRICKET WAMPLER  age 20

Original member of MC Youth Ballet & dances with Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre

 

Dance: You Say 

Choreographer: Cricket Wampler

Music: Lauren Daigle

Words from Cricket:  "Dancing throughout covid has made me realized how strong my (and the other performers) love for dance is - working hard throughout this time has been a challenge, but we have made it work and have continued to put in the work.  It has felt beyond amazing to be back in the studio and dancing full out again. I have also gained such an appreciation for using all the space when dancing."

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EMIKA DAVIS & PATRICK FITZSIMMONS

Dance: Pas de Deux a la Mazurka

Choreographer: Natasha Middleton with Coaching by Ruben Tonoyan & Natasha Middleton

Music: Frédéric Chopin

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Newest Member of the Media City Youth Ballet
MELANIA MIER age 13
Sister of Camila Mier....will "debut" in the "Opening" dance piece. Melania is super excited to be chosen to perform the even more challenging classical choreography.