California Ballet Company presented a matinee performance of Leaps and Bounds on February 14th. The production highlighted the talents of California Ballet Apprentices and the California Ballet School Junior Company. Choreography was provided by school instructors, local professionals, and the students themselves. Styles varied from jazz to classical and contemporary ballet to musical theatre.
Featured on the program were several pieces which were performed at the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix. The amazing group piece and solos showed several California Ballet School students at their best and wowed the audience.
Four students were allowed to present their own work on the program. Each student piece was mentored by and adult instructor, but ultimate was created by the students alone. This year’s program featured the burgeoning talents of Danielle Dawson, Isabella Rasdall, Ashley Ecklund, and Savina Charlier.