Mary Van Dyke, Artistic Director
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I just wanted to let you know how fabulous Ms. Anna was today at Ivy's party! She was amazing with the girls!!! She is such a talent keeping them engaged while having so much fun. They all LOVED it and Ivy had a dreamy 5th birthday!!! She could not have been happier. Thank you so much for providing such wonderful dance opportunities to young girls! Please keep me updated for summer camp opportunities...Ivy has already asked. Thanks!
-Robyn Slen-Shana Efaw (mother of 6 year old Avery)
Hi Mary! I just wanted to let you know that Claire auditioned and got a part in Hutchison's Fall musical. She is the only 5th grader in the play and there are only 4 middle school girls in it, so it is a big honor for her to have been chosen. I know that she did so well in her audition because of her experience with you last spring in the Sound of Music! She even did a monologue and song from it at the audition. Thank You for your wonderful instruction and guidance!
My daughter (then 6years old) did the Annie production with them last summer and she absolutely loved it. The teachers and helpers were great and they were very organized and put on a wonderful production. :)
-Elisa Buffy / East Memphis Moms
Mary: First, thank you for all the work that you do in putting together an excellent program for children. The attention, patience and skill provided by your instructors, combined with the variety of schedule, make the program definitely worth the drive from Arkansas. Thanks again for all you do!
-Julie Dodd (mother of 5yr old)
Thank you for the past two years...Hattie has had so much fun with Miss Erin and Miss Mary as her teachers. She always learns so much and loves to show it off at home. And we loved the recital. The costumes are always perfect and sweet for their age and they just looked adorable!
-Cyndie Fogarty (mother of 5 yr old)
Dear Mary. The Children's Ballet recital was wonderful. J.B. and I can't stop telling people about it. We were so proud of Claire and are so thankful for you teaching her.
Sincerely, Myra B. (school teacher and mother of 4 yr old)
Each week my daughter can't wait to go to ballet class at Children's Ballet. She enjoys learning the dances and practicing the positions. I have been so pleased to see her coordination and confidence grow by leaps and grand jetes ! She's even decided that when she grows up she wants to be on stage just like Miss Mary.
-Shana Efaw (mother of 6 year old Avery)
Children’s Ballet Theater is amazing! Our daughter, Parker, age 13, joined CBT in August 2016. In this short time, we have seen her confidence grow tremendously. Her teachers have pushed her to recognize her own talent and built her up while teaching her the art of ballet. We have found a wonderful ballet home with Children’s Ballet Theater and look forward to watching Parker excel.
My (3 year old) daughter absolutely LOVED her first semester of ballet with Ms Chey this Fall. Your instructors are fabulous with this age, which can be challenging at times! Thank you.