Skip to main content

Norfolk/Wrentham - Local Town Pages

Ballet Franklin at FSPA to present “Spectrum”

Ballet Franklin, the ballet conservatory at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Cheryl Madeux, will present “Spectrum” a diverse program of ballet repertoire at THE BLACK BOX on April 1 and 2. 
The Ballet Franklin students will present Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Western Revelries, Class Concert, and Contemporary works. In addition to choreography by Cheryl Madeux, a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, and Hartford Ballet, the concert features Donna Bonasera’s fun an energetic ballet “Western Revelries.” Ms. Bonasera is best known in the dance world for training dancers of the highest level technique, including Ms. Madeux, and her memorial choreography for both the ballet and musical theatre stage. She received her diploma from the Russian Choreographic Schools in Russia and is constant evolving and developing proper dance training programs based on the Vagnova Method of Classical Dance and Music Theatre. 
Ballet Franklin offers the highest quality of classical ballet education and training in the  area. They also provide their dancers with a wide variety of performance opportunities for all  ages and levels interested in the study of classical ballet. Ballet Franklin graduates and students have been accepted to some of the most  prestigious trainee, college, and summer ballet programs available. 
The scope of the curriculum provides unparalleled  opportunities for dancers to pursue programs tailored to their interests, abilities, and needs. From beginner students seeking to establish a solid foundation in classical ballet technique, to advanced dancers focused on refining artistry, musicality, and performance qualities, all will find a home to train, grow, and develop at Ballet Franklin.
Every student is encouraged to audition for FPAC Holiday Productions’ The Nutcracker, which is performed with a professional orchestra and special guest artists, such as Boston Ballet Principals Erica Cornejo and Paulo Arrais and Soloists Dalay Parrondo and Bradley Schlagheck. Conservatory dancers have the extra opportunity to participate in Ballet Franklin’s Spring Ballet Production as well as audition for FSPA ensembles and dance company opportunities offered throughout the year. The programs are designed to expand knowledge of the classics and explore contemporary ballet and original works by faculty or guest artists. Past Spring Ballet productions have included Alice in Wonderland, Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Les Patineurs, and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.  Repertory Concerts include classical and contemporary original works. 
For “Spectrum” tickets and more information on Ballet Franklin, the ballet conservatory at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, visit or call (508) 528-8668.