Lambertville, NJ – The Mill Ballet School announces Fall 2017 open house dates as August 29th and 30th from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Open House is an opportunity for community members to experience dance and to learn about upcoming programs and classes.
As a fully integrated and inclusive school, the Mill Ballet School’s mission is to offer a positive and creative environment to all students, and to cultivate life-long supporters of the art of dance. Classes are taught by dance educators from the country’s leading dance companies and schools.
Founded by professional dancers Mark and Melissa Roxey in1995, the Mill Ballet School offers world class dance educational opportunities with the highest caliber of faculty.
“The Open House is a wonderful time for parents to ask any questions they may have, and to see and experience what the school has to offer,” says Melissa Roxey. “There are many different philosophies when it comes to teaching and dance education, and parents can see what makes Mill Ballet unique in its approach.”
Individuals and families in attendance will receive a coupon for a free trial class as an opportunity to experience dance this fall.
Current classes include Kinderdance, Pre-ballet, Ballet 1-7, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Boy’s Athletic Dance, and more. The academic year begins on September 10th, and registration is open on an ongoing basis.
About the Directors
Melissa Roxey studied at the School of American Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, the Joffrey Ballet, The Pacific Northwest Ballet School and finished her training with world renowned teacher Maggie Black. She began her professional dance career at the age of 17. Mrs. Roxey danced with the American Repertory Ballet as a soloist, then as a principal with the Dayton Ballet Company.
Mark Roxey began his formal training at The Joffrey Ballet in New York City, where he was awarded a full scholarship and later graduated at the top of his class. He went on to dance professionally with Joffrey Ballet Concert Company under the direction of Edith A’ddario, Joffrey Ballet II under the direction of Gage Bush and Richard England, and The Joffrey Ballet under the direction of the late Robert Joffrey. He then joined American Repertory Ballet and Dayton Ballet as a principal dancer under the direction of Dermote Burke and Marjorie Mussman.