Artist: Tampa Bay Ballet
Lineup: Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The dancers of the Tampa Bay Ballet and Tampa Ballet Theater will be returning to “New Seeds Festival” this year performing new original works choreographed by Miranda Heitz. The piece is entitled “Beauty from the Breakdown” and is a modern and contemporary work showcasing music by “Florence + the Machine”. It tells a story about how going through struggles and getting through that breakdown can turn out to be a beautiful thing.
Tampa Bay Ballet (TBB) is an emerging professional dance company and pre-professional dance school located in Oldsmar Florida. TBB believes that a solid foundation in ballet is key to any dancer's aspirations and the school's primary focus is a structured ballet curriculum, offering classes in other dance disciplines. Beginning with students as young as 3, dancers are exposed to all levels of study to train and prepare for a professional career. TBB offers existing local artists and dancers abroad, professional performing experience.
Mrs. Clark began her dance studies at the age of three in her hometown of Asheville NC. By the age of ten, she was accepted into the Boston Ballet Children's Summer Workshop and was the youngest member of the Greenville Ballet in SC for three years, later attending the School of American Ballet's summer program at Julliard in NYC.
After graduation, Lindsay continued her studies NYC and in 1998 she began dancing professionally with the North Carolina Dance Theatre appearing in George Balanchine's Serenade. Eventually returning to Asheville, NC to begin her teaching career, now more than 10 years later, Mrs. Clark has instructed and choreographed students and professionals from all over the country.
Since the introduction of the Tampa Bay Ballet School and Company, she continues to promote the growth and knowledge of dance through lecture, instruction, choreography and performance. Tampa Bay Ballet has performed many classical, neoclassical and original modern works since the Company's debut performance of "An Evening at the Ballet" in March 2009. In December 2009, Mrs. Clark choreographed and directed the Tampa Bay Ballet's first full-length ballet "The Nutcracker".
In addition to directing the Tampa Bay Ballet, Mrs. Clark also organizes outreach demonstrative performances and instruction for public and private schools and community organizations.