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Draper Guest Artist Irene Rodriguez Interviewed by Local News

While we had our amazing Guest Artist Irene Rodriguez for the week a local news channel reached out wanting to tell her story. Below is the story that was shared with the whole Rochester area. We were incredibly lucky to have her for our 4 Week Intensive this year....

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Draper Center for Dance Education Joins the JCC Campus

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 1, 2023 - The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education will be moving to the JCC’s 1200 Edgewood campus this spring. Draper Center for Dance is the newest tenant to join the JCC Campus, which last year announced a plan to convert its footprint...

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Empire Dance Challenge 2023 Success!!!

This past weekend so many of our dancers competed in the Empire Dance Challenge. All the dancers did an amazing job and we are so proud of them. In case you missed it here are the highlights.  Mini Solos Rhauri Samuels           Elite Platinum, Judges Award, 3rd Place...

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Draper Center receives $5,000 for Ballet Jump Start!!!

Draper Center for Dance Education has received a $5,000 grant from Rochester Area Community Foundation for its Ballet Jump-start! programming. Through the Ballet Jump-start! programming, Draper Center provides free dance classes to all 3 and 4 year olds in Monroe...

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In10sity Competition 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended the In10sity Competition this past weekend! There was so much personal growth as well as amazing performances. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights.   Junior Solos Estelle Heald         Intense...

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NYCDA Buffalo 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended NYCDA in Buffalo this past weekend. In case you missed it here are some of the highlights. Competition  Mini Solos Sadie Cheshire     Platinum     14th Place Anna Nucelli       Platinum      3rd Place Marko Kokovic  ...

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YAGP 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended YAGP in Toronto this past weekend. In case you missed it here are some of the highlights. Junior Age Division                              Senior Age Division Top 24 Classical...

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Draper Dancer to Compete in Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland - On January 29, Madison Bevilacqua, a 15 year-old from Hilton, NY, will travel to Switzerland for the 50th annual Prix de Lausanne competition. The video selections took place between Oct. 20th - Oct 22nd, 2022. Out of 429 applicants from 39...

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ADC IBC Competition 2023

Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who attended ADC IBC this year! Here are some of the highlights in case you missed it.   Junior Classical Ballet Division 2nd   Samuel Gauss 4th    Agnieszka Rynkowski 12th   Isabella Ginerva   Junior...

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24Seven Convention and Competition 2023

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended 24Seven this past weekend! Here are some of the highlights in case you missed it. Competition Minis:    6th Overall Solo – Sadie Cheshire   Juniors: 7th Overall Solo – Estelle Heald 3rd Overall Solo- Anna Shin...

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We Make Dancers. We Make Careers.

Many Draper graduates have joined notable professional companies including New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, National Ballet Of Canada, Alonzo King's Lines, Cedar Lake Dance, Hubbard Street, Cirque Du Soleil, Rochester City Ballet and many more.

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