Choreographic Workshop Exchange

Choreographic Workshop Exchange

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) and Ballet Academy East (BAE)  are deepening their commitment to developing young choreographers by embarking on a unique choreographic exchange program of students between the two illustrious schools.

Caroline Tyndall, CPYB FirstSteps 2018 student choreographer traveled to New York City to restage her original, newly created work on BAE students. In the same manner, Alma Reiss-Navarre from BAE’s student choreographic initiative, which took place in November, will travel to Carlisle to restage her work on CPYB students.


Meet the Choreographers 

Caroline Tyndall

Caroline Tyndall, age 16, has been with CPYB for three years. A junior at Carlisle High School, she is the junior class treasurer and a member of the National French Honors Society and the National English Honors society among many others. Tyndall enjoys sking, biking, swimming, playing piano, and spending time with loved ones. Past CPYB performances include George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Balanchine’s Serenade, Western Symphony, and Elegié, and Alan Hineline’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia. Her Parents are William and Christine Tyndall.

Caroline greatly enjoyed her experience choreographing her own work, Transcend, and is excited to welcome Alma to CPYB.


Alma Reiss-Navarre

Alma Reiss-Navarre hails from New York City and is fifteen years old. Currently in level nine, she has been a student at Ballet Academy East (BAE) for thirteen years, starting at age three in pre-Ballet.

Her favorite ballets performed with BAE Pre-Professional Division include: Walpurgisnacht (George Balanchine, staged by Darla Hoover), Dreamers (Choreography by Daniel Ulbricht) Charge (Choreography by Claudia Schreier) Danse Macabre, (S)even, Sweet Guitar Suite (Choreography by Jenna Lavin), Sketchbook (Choreography by William Whitener), De L’Innocencere: Dvorak (Choreography by Alan Hineline), and Un Petite Minuet (Choreography by Marcia Dale Weary, staged by Darla Hoover).  Alma also performed in former BAE student, Filipe Aragao’s, Valsa Sentimental in the 2016 BAE Choreographic Workshop, as well as audit the workshop.

She is overjoyed to share her own work with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, choreographed for this year’s BAE Student Choreographic Workshop, Coloring in Sound