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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces Appointment of
Nicholas Ade as School Principal and Faculty Member

Pacific Northwest Ballet Eastside School principal and former PNB dancer joins CPYB staff

Carlisle, Pa. (June 12, 2012)– Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary today announced the appointment of Nicholas Ade as school principal and faculty member effective September 1, 2012.

A native of Los Angeles, Ca., Ade has been principal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Eastside School under artistic director Peter Boal since 2006. A former Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) corps de ballet member, Ade danced professionally with PNB from 1996-2006 under Francia Russell, Kent Stowell and Peter Boal. Ade received his early professional training at San Francisco Ballet School and North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as attending summer programs at the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet School and Boston Ballet School.

As a dance educator, Ade’s experience includes Pacific Northwest Ballet’s School for the last seven years, as well as serving as guest faculty at Ballet Academy East in New York City, Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, the University of North Carolina School of Arts, and CPYB. He has served the national and regional festivals of Regional Dance America (RDA) as both a faculty member and adjudicator.

“Our students have grown to admire and respect Nick’s talents through his guest teaching at CPYB over the course of the last several years,” comments Weary. “He brings an exceptional eye and an understanding of the needs of young dancers. He was my first choice and I couldn’t be more pleased that he’s joining CPYB!”

“Having been with Pacific Northwest Ballet for 16 years, I’m grateful for the many cherished memories onstage and rewarding moments with students in the studio. As a teacher, I thirst for learning and this opportunity to study under the tutelage of Marcia Dale Weary is thrilling,” says Ade. “The prospect of contributing to a new group of students at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet shares the same intense desire for excellence that I’ve come to be familiar with at PNB.”

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About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet headquartered in Carlisle, Pa. CPYB’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet.


 

About Nicholas Ade
Nicholas Ade is from Los Angeles, Ca. He trained at San Francisco Ballet School and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He danced with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) from 1996-2006 under Francia Russell, Kent Stowell and Peter Boal. While with PNB, Ade performed leading roles in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments and A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow; and Kent Stowell's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. He has also been featured in Balanchine's La Valse, Prodigal Son, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, and Who Cares?; and Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries. He originated featured roles in Val Caniparoli's Torque and Nicolo Fonte's Almost Tango and Within/Without.

Since 2006, Ade has been principal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s Francia Russell Center, PNB’s Eastside School, under Artistic Director Peter Boal. Ade also teaches at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and serves as permanent guest faculty at Ballet Academy East in New York City under Darla Hoover and Julia Dubno. He has also taught throughout Europe and North America, including the Iliev Foundation in Bulgaria. Ade has also taught at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He also has been on faculty at several national and regional festivals for Regional Dance America (RDA). Ade’s relationship with RDA has also extended into adjudicating in 2010; as well as serving as host to the Craft of Choreography Conference (CCC) and Summer Intensive from 2007-2009 and has been on the faculty of the CCC from 2004 through 2009. He has served as host of PNB's Eyes on Dance and Discover Dance outreach performances and has been Project Coordinator for PNB's NEXT STEP (formerly Choreographers' Showcase) since 2005.