Laurel Ballet - An education you can count on! Performances you can be proud of!

Program includes classes in ballet,pointe, variations, conditioning, placement, modern, jazz and acting as regards performance

Cost per week is $300.00 plus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee
Level 3's have the option of taking just the morning session at a cost of $150.00 per week plus the $25.00 registration fee

Full Day from 9:00-3:00
Half Day from 9:00-Noon

Age Level 8-18

Kelsey Bartman, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began formal training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Summers were spent studying at American Ballet Theatre New York, Jacob’s Pillow Jazz Program for two years and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School for several years. Kelsey then continued as a trainee with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. During that time, she choreographed works for PBT’s school and company. She then joined Nashville Ballet 2 in 2007 and was hired on as a Nashville Ballet Apprentice. She is a co-creator of Works in Progress Choreography Project, and has choreographed for Nashville Ballet, Nashville Ballet 2, and Texture Contemporary Ballet. Kelsey had her work Stills From Italy performed at White Wave DUMBO Dance festival, and The Rose was showcased at Dance Canvas in Atlanta. She has had the honor of dancing in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations, and Serenade, Sarah Slipper’s Postcards From the Boys, Paul Vasterling’s Adjustable Wrench and Carmina Burana as well as multiple works by Alan Obuzor and Gabriel Gaffney Smith. Ms. Bartman has taught for The School of Nashville Ballet, Evolve Productions, The Alloy School, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet,  and for Laurel Youth Ballet. She has recently had the privilege of teaching a workshop for the group Yaledancers of Yale University.
Kelsey is currently Associate Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer for Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Christopher Bandy

Christopher Bandy grew up in West Virginia and took ballet starting at the age of 9 at the Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet School.  He would spend several weeks a year in NYC taking classes with David Howard on scholarship.  After high school he spent a year at the Princeton Ballet School before beginning a 14 year dance career with American Repertory Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Terpsicorps Theater of Dance in North Carolina, where he serves as ballet master during the month of June each year.  He has taught ballet for over ten years for professional dancers from Pittsburgh to San Francisco to Nashville. Three years ago Bandy co-founded a pre-professional program at Oglebay Institute in Wheeling. He is also an avid choreographer and has created works for Terpsicorps, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Texture Contemporary Ballet in addition to creating an original production of The Nutcracker on commission from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra


From Columbus, Ohio
With Nashville Ballet since 2010
Training and Education
Columbus Dance Theatre, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Julliard School
Previously Nashville Ballet Apprentice
Judson Veach trained for 11 years with Columbus Dance Theatre (CDT) where he studied under his father and Artistic Director, Tim Veach, as well as teachers Anne Adair, Kennet Oberly, Roberta Taylor, Scott Brown and other CDT faculty.
After completing two years as an apprentice at CDT, he went on to a year of study on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet. While there, he danced the principal role in Atonement by Canadian choreographer Josh Bemish as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Workshop.
Veach attended The Julliard School Summer Dance Intensive in 2007. In the summer of 2008, he attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Institute where he was awarded the Chautauqua Dance Circle Scholarship. In 2009, he received a full scholarship to the summer and year round programs at the School of American Ballet studying under Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Andrej Kramarevsky, Sean Lavery, Johnathan Stafford and Peter Frame.
After attending the Summer Intensive program at Nashville Ballet in 2010, he joined the company as an apprentice the same year, and was promoted to full company member in 2011.
His credits at Nashville Ballet include dancing Sugar Plum Cavalier and Snow King in Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s Nashville’s Nutcracker, Dracula in Vasterling’s Dracula, Mercutio in Vasterling’s Romeo & Juliet, Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade and Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, as well as appearing as a soloist in the world premiere of Vasterling’s The Ben Folds Project. Veach has also performed in works choreographed by Christopher Bruce, Gina Patterson, Brian Enos and Christopher Stuart.
Veach is also dedicated to teaching the dancers of tomorrow. In fall 2016, he helped create Nashville Ballet's new Young Men's Scholarship Program, which provides tuition-free ballet training for males age 6-18, and serves as a Principal Instructor.

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