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Artistic Motion 2015 Spring Show

Friday, May 29th - 6:00 pm & Saturday, May 30th - 1:00 pm

Join us as our students present their Spring recital. Students will be performing from creative movement, ballet, tap, tumbling, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and Salsa classes. We will also have students from our piano and voice classes performing.

Join us at Greensboro Day School's Sloan Theatre. Tickets are $12 each and available for advanced purchase. Purchase your tickets HERE!


Saturday, May 30th - 6:00 pm & Sunday, May 31st - 2:00 pm

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Esmeralda Guest Artists

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Juan Alexis Abreu Headshot

Katrina Blose and Joe Blocker Photo

From left to right: Engels Jose Mendez as Phoebus; Juan Alexis Abreu as Acteon;
Katrina Blose as Diana; Joe Blocker as Acteon

Artistic Motion School of Arts (AMSA) is proud to announce a joint venture with the National Ballet of the Dominican Republic in their presentation of Esmeralda, based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This AMSA production will feature four guest artists, as well as students from the AMSA Company, dance, and drama classes.

The Dominican Republic has sent two of its graduating dancers to perform in the United States as part of a cultural exchange with AMSA and AMSA’s spring production of Esmeralda. Engels Josè Mendez, 18, will perform the role of Pheobus; and Juan Alexis Abreu, 22, will perform the role of Acteon. Both dancers are in the final level (8th) of the National School of Dance of the Dominican Republic (ENDANZA). They have been dancing for three years as apprentices of the National Ballet of the Dominican Republic.

Also joining in the performances are Joe Blocker, performing in the role as Acteon, and Katrina Blose, performing as Diana. Blocker is a junior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. This is Blocker’s debut performance with AMSA. Blose is a current faculty member of the Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy (AMPA), a pre-professional ballet training program located in Greensboro.

Join us at Greensboro Day School's Sloan Theatre. Tickets are $15 each and available for advanced purchase. Purchase your tickets HERE!

Summer Session 2015

Summer is almost here! We have Some exciting things in store:

  • Summer dance intensives (for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels);
  • Summer dance/drama/music camps;
  • Vaganova ballet training (levels Pre-Vaganova through Level 3);
Contact us today for more information! We look forward to spending the summer with you!

Registration is open for summer session. Browse schedules »

AMPA Auditions - Next Audition: Sunday, June 7th

Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy Ballet Dancers at Greensboro studio

The first round of auditions for the 2015 session of the Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy (AMPA) were held on Sunday, March 29. We had a lot of fun seeing new faces!

AMPA is a pre-professional ballet training program based on the Vaganova ballet syllabus. Classes take place after school and in the evening. Students begin training as young as 8-years-old (with Pre-Vaganova classes) and continue through 18-years-old. Upper level students train more than 20 hours per week with classes including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, drama for dancers, and piano.

Interested in being a part of AMPA for the 2015-2016 Academic Year? If so, additional auditions will be held on:

  • Sunday, June 7th
  • Saturday, August 29th.

Registration forms and additional details are on the AMPA page.

Valery Lantratov Headshot.

Master Intensive Workshop with VALERY LANTRATOV

Join us June 8-12 from 4:45-8:45 pm each evening for a MASTER BALLET INTESIVE. Classes will include ballet technique, variations, and more. Cost is $275 for the week and classes are open for AGES 11+.

Summer Intensive 2015 Registration Form.

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Advanced Dance Training Intensive Workshop with MISHA TCOUPAKOV

Mark your calendars now and register early! Misha Tchoupakov will be joining us for an ADVANCED DANCE TRAINING INTENSIVE from JUNE 15-19. This intensive is open for AGES 12+ and will be held from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Classes will included ballet technique, variations, yoga, and contemporary. Cost is $300 for the entire week.

Summer Intensive 2015 Registration Form.

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Artistic Motion Featured in Yes! Weekly

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"Get on Your Feet" by Lenise Willis - Read about Artistic Motion in the August 20 issue of Yes! Weekly.


About Artistic Motion Performing Arts Studio

Artistic Motion School of Arts, founded in 2000, is firmly established as one of the top performing arts studios in the Triad. The studio boasts an internationally acclaimed faculty including alumni from Russia’s Moscow State University of Dramatic Art and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Dominican Republic’s Acadamia de Ballet Santo Domingo, England’s Royal Academy of Music, The Republic of Georgia’s Music Academy, and the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts. Instructors are veterans of the stage and have danced professionally with the Bolshoi Ballet, the National Ballet of the Dominican Republic, the National Ballet of Armenia, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Maryland Ballet.

Artistic Motion is committed to providing its students with a positive and professional performing arts experience beginning as young as 3-years-old and continuing through adulthood at our two state-of-the-art studio locations. Classes and private lessons are available for performing arts training from recreational to pre-professional levels in all disciplines including dance, music, drama, and acrobatics. Recreational classes and private lessons are also available in yoga, Zumba, and martial arts.

Our Faculty

We take pride in taking time to find the highest quality teachers with a commitment to excellence who enable you to achieve your highest performance goals. Artistic Motion's all-adult faculty have extensive, first-hand knowledge of their field and what it takes to help you make it to the top.

Professional Performances

You will learn through "doing" at Artistic Motion. You'll not only benefit from a strong technique-based curriculum, you'll have many opportunities to perform.

Each semester we showcase your talent. Student work is presented in Open Classes at the close of the fall semester. Spring semester culminates with an on-stage experience in our popular, fully staged, professional performances. These original productions are open to the public and usually sell out!

Other Opportunities for Professional Growth

If you are a highly-motivated dancer age nine or older, you may be eligible to audition for Artistic Motion's own Dance Company. As a member, you'll participate in an extended weekly class with other dancers who have similar goals. You do not have to be an Artistic Motion student to participate, but we do require previous dance experience.

Our strong Master Class series brings in guest artists from all over the world who have expertise in a variety of genres. These enhanced programs are another way you can study your discipline of choice at the highest level possible.

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