The Muses of Terpsicorps 2017

Join us for Terpsicorps' annual kick off event! 

 Photo by  Zaire Kacz

Photo by Zaire Kacz

The pre-professional wing of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents an exciting evening of classical and contemporary dance performed by up and coming young dancers. The Muses is composed of students ages 10- high school who study at The Academy at Terpsicorps, under the direction of Heather Maloy, artistic director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. 

Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance expanded its mission in September of 2015 to include the already thriving dance school. Classes are offered to students of all ages and skill levels, but the Academy takes special pride in their pre-professional division program. This program is comprised of a small group of talented and focused young dance artists on their way to professional careers in the field of ballet and modern dance. With 20+ hours of diverse dance styles and cross training a week, the program is specially designed to give them everything they need to compete in today’s concert dance world.  

The performance will include a new work based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. This piece showcases the versatility and artistic abilities of the advanced students, and is a remarkable telling of both the fun and dark sides of the woman dubbed “the First Flapper” by her husband and literary genius, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also included are excerpts from the classical ballets, “Napoli” by August Bournonville, and “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by resident choreographer Heather Maloy. Contemporary works will include Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance favorites, “Run Ragged”, by Heather Maloy and an excerpt of “The Turn of the Screw”, by master choreographer Salvatore Aiello, as well as new works by Lindsey Kelley, Becky Ewing and Heather Maloy.

Seventeen students who have trained with Maloy in the past have been accepted into the UNC School of the Arts’ high school or college dance program, arguably one of the finest and most competitive in the nation, as well as into the prestigious dance programs at Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, and the Alvin Ailey School in NY. Former students of Maloy have gone on to perform professionally with the Charlotte Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Elephant in the Black Box in Madrid, Spain, Basel Ballet in Basel, Switzerland, Ballett Mannheim in Germany, Lydia Johnson Dance Company in NYC, Staibdance and T. Lang Dance in Atlanta.

Click here for more information about the students and the pre-professional division of the Academy.