Interview: Elise Shea, Indiana Ballet Conservatory student, Paris Opera Ballet summer intensive attendee

Only by strong will and hard work any person, be it male or female, can become a good performer in the dance-world. the training demands a variety of rigorous classes that prepare them for the diversity of the world of magic, but where those who have to create the illusion have to work very hard to make this believe world true.

The Young Artist Feature.

Elisa Shea, Indiana Ballet Conservatory student, Paris Opera Ballet summer intensive attendee


Every little girl that ever waltzed around their living room in a skirt made of tulle shared a similar dream: To dance in Paris; the most grandiose of ideals that seemed to illustrate all things ballet. From Indiana to France, this summer, that dream became reality for Indiana Ballet Conversatory student Elise Shea.

The dream didn’t stop there: Not only was the Vaganova-trained dancer accepted to Paris Opera Ballet’s prestigious summer intensive, she was also placed in the highest level. After following her teacher Alyona Yakovleva from Ballet International to the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana to the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, Shea’s unwavering dedication to her craft is undoubtedly one reason for her success. Referring to herself as a “full time dance student and full time academic student,” we have a feeling that Paris is only the beginning…

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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