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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces Alumna Alecia Good-Boresow as School Principal

Carlisle, Pa. (November 6, 2014) – Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet CEO Nicholas Ade today announced the appointment of Alecia Good-Boresow as CPYB’s new school principal, effective immediately.

The founder and former director of the Kansas City Youth Ballet, Alecia Good-Boresow has been teaching for more than four years on CPYB Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary’s distinguished academic year faculty. A former Kansas City Ballet dancer, Ms. Good-Boresow danced professionally with the Kansas City Ballet from 1983 until 1996 under the directorship of renowned ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer Todd Bolender. Ms. Good-Boresow began her dance training at age five under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. From there she went on to study at the School of American Ballet (the official ballet school of New York City Ballet), Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet.

“Alecia has been part of CPYB for most of her life. She has a deep understanding and an enormous appreciation for our organization and is incredibly admired by staff and students alike,” says Ade. “Importantly, Alecia and Marcia have established a strong collaborative and supportive working relationship. This is imperative in an artistic organization and Alecia possesses the qualities to carry out Marcia’s vision on a day-to-day basis.”

In her role as CPYB school principal, Good-Boresow will work in an administrative capacity in which she will support CPYB students and families and faculty, as well as manage academic and summer schedules, and teach in the studios.

As an educator Good-Boresow’s experience includes teaching more than 24 years on the CPYB 5-Week Summer Ballet Program faculty of dedicated dance instructors. She taught and coached at the Kansas City Ballet School and Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, as well as dance schools across the U.S. During Good-Boresow’s tenure at KCYB, she took the school to perform in the Young Tanzsommer Festival in Austria and Germany in 2005 and 2008.

“Alecia brings experience, dedication and purity to young dancers living their dreams,” says Weary. “She has proven herself as a member of our faculty and our students have come to admire Alecia as a teacher. Alecia fulfills our aim to deliver the highest quality classical training to dancers of the future – and when that person is a CPYB alumna, I couldn’t be more proud!”

“It is with great pleasure and the utmost honor that I accept this wonderful opportunity to become the school principal of CPYB, a place that has played such an enormous role in shaping me not only as a professional dancer but as a teacher and mentor as well,” comments Good-Boresow. “I am thrilled to come home, so to speak, and share with each and every student the knowledge, passion and love that I have for the art of ballet. Being able to work alongside Marcia, Nick and all the incredible CPYB faculty as we move forward educating and training future generations of young dancers is a dream come true for me. Although I may have been a thousand miles away performing and teaching for many years, my heart for Marcia and CPYB has always remained steadfastly in Carlisle, Pa.”

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Alecia Good-Boresow is available for interviews. Contact Bonnie Schulte at 717.245.1191 or schulte@cpyb.org.

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About Alecia Good-Boresow
Alecia Good-Boresow began her training at age five under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). From there she went on to study at the School of American Ballet (the official ballet school of New York City Ballet), Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. The founder and former director of the Kansas City Youth Ballet, Good-Boresow was appointed school principal of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in November 2014.

Good-Boresow was invited to become a member of the corps de ballet of the Kansas City Ballet in 1983 under the directorship of renowned ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer Todd Bolender. While there she danced many principal roles, including “Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Snow Queen,” “Dew Drop Fairy” and “Mirlitons” in The Nutcracker, “Aurora” and “Bluebird” in George Balanchine’s Aurora’s Wedding, “Sanguinic” in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, and  “Swanilda” in Coppélia.  In addition, Good-Boresow danced principal roles in Balanchine’s Concerto Barooco, Apollo, Allegro Brillante, The Firebird, Raymonda Variations, and Western Symphony, Bolender’s Souvenirs and Dance Concertante, Peter Anastos’ Yes, Virginia Another Piano Piece, Anthony Tudor’s Gala Performances, and Lew Christensen’s Con Amore. Good-Boresow also danced leading roles in contemporary works such as Alvin Ailey's The River and Memoriam and Clark Tippet’s Enough Said.

From 1985 until 1996 Good-Boresow was a rehearsal assistant for the Kansas City Ballet. After retiring from the professional stage in 1996, she founded and directed the Kansas City Youth Ballet (KCYB), formerly known as the Midwest Youth Ballet company, in 1997. She held that post for more than 11 years. Experienced in choreography, costuming and scenery design, Good-Boresow took the KCYB to perform in the Young Tanzsommer Festival in Austria and Germany in 2005 and 2008.

As an educator Good-Boresow has taught for more than four years on CPYB Founding Artistic Director Marcia Daley Weary’s distinguished academic year faculty and more than 24 years on the CPYB 5-Week Summer Ballet Program faculty of dedicated dance instructors. She has taught at the Kansas City Ballet School, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Miller-Marley School of Dance in Overland Park, Kansas, Shari Shell-True Dance Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska, Greater York Dance (Pennsylvania), and the Dance St. Louis summer programs. She earned Hallmark’s recognition in three ballerina calendars and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Teachers.

About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning more than 59 years ago, Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary envisioned a school where children would have the opportunity to receive exceptional ballet training. Today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women. The school’s renowned teaching methodology couples performance opportunities with innovative educational initiatives, an esteemed faculty, and a proven syllabus – all in an environment that promotes the acquisition of the life skills crucial to a child’s development.

Thousands of young people have passed through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s esteemed studios. CPYB alumni continually occupy top positions in the leading ballet companies from San Francisco and Miami to New York, London and beyond. Through the organization’s threefold mission – to inspire, educate and enrich – the legacy of Marcia Dale Weary and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet redefines the art form, preserves its history and shapes its future.