Joffrey Ballet School

JBS Honor Roll

Joffrey Ballet School strives for excellence not only in dance training, but also encourages students to pursue academic educations outside of the studio. Many of our students are enrolled in independent study, home schooling, or online high school and college programs. Some even attend local high schools and colleges around the city on top of their full-time curriculum at JBS! We are incredibly proud of these students who showed academic excellence this past semester and made it on to our Academic Honor Roll with straight A’s. 

Note: This post is updated twice a year for the Fall and Spring semesters and includes students enrolled in the trainee programs. 

 

JBS Honor Roll 2014 Fall Semester

Lauren Callaghan: Keystone High School 9th Grade Student – Ballet 1st year trainee

“Just do schoolwork or you’ll have to do it in the summer and that’s not cool.”

Lauren Callaghan

Lauren Callaghan

 

Kyla Couper: HS Senior at Ebus Academy – Ballet 2nd year trainee

“My personal advice is:  If you work hard and dedicate yourself to your goal, than you can achieve anything. “

Kyla Couper

Kyla Couper

Logan Devlin: College Freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania – J&C 1st year trainee

“I am doing college courses on top of my studies at Joffrey Ballet School because I think it’s good to further your education. I always think its good to have a ‘plan B’ too.  I’m not singling myself to one career because I have many things I would like to accomplish in the future.  Sometimes things get tough and time is limited and I am stressed by my work-load this quote motivates me to keep going.  ‘Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time’ – Thomas A. Edison”

Logan Devlin

Logan Devlin

Jessica Eckardt: Northern Virginia Community College sophomore – Ballet 1st year trainee

“Life can get overwhelming trying to balance dance, school, and a part-time job but it has taught me to be more self disciplined than ever.”

Jessica Eckardt

Jessica Eckardt

Allyssa Edwards:  Sophomore in Asbury Schools – J&C 1st year trainee

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” -Fredrick Douglass

Allyssa Edwards

Allyssa Edwards

Haley Justice: Senior in K12 International Academy – J&C  2nd year trainee

“My advice for balancing dance and school is to plan your week ahead so that you can set goals for yourself.  It is important to have a plan as to what you are going to do each day, taking into consideration rehearsals, so that by the end of the week you have not fallen behind.  I also think that it is important to use weekends as a time to catch up and/or get ahead.”

Haley Justice

Haley Justice

Sydney Lastorino: Junior in Keystone Online HS – J&C 1st year trainee

“In order to balance Joffrey and school work, it is very important to stay on task and wake up early on the weekend to get things done!”

Sydney Lastorino

Sydney Lastorino

Savannah Priest: Keystone Online HS Senior – J&C 1st year trainee

“Lost in the waves of confused desperation sometimes the silence is more then declaration. Often the unknown is left alone, but who are we to hide?” -Savannah Priest

Savannah Priest

Savannah Priest

Hannah Smith: Keystone Online HS Junior – J&C 1st year trainee

 “When your love for education is as passionate as your love for dance, it is impossible to fail at achieving both.”

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Rieko Tsunoda: Keystone High School Student – Ballet 1st year trainee

“The tip is to make sure you work a little ahead. Even if you are done with what you have planned, and you still have time, you better do a bit more so that you will avoid having a hard time when you actually get busy. Also, I think when I am ahead of the schedule, I am doing better than when I am behind. I think it is because I am not upset or in a hurry. I can take time paying attention to details which I may not do when I am behind the schedule. ‘The more ahead you work, the better job you do.’”

Rieko Tsunoda

Rieko Tsunoda

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Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core areas of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – JBS is known for its diverse curriculum and has the largest summer intensive training program in the country.


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Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core areas of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – JBS is known for its diverse curriculum and has the largest summer intensive training program in the country.

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