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What an amazing performance. The costumes and set decorations were fantastic and the snow was just magical. Well done all. Rider and Kristy you are absolutely wonderful. I am so glad that we found your studio.


What an amazing performance tonight. Congratulations to everyone and thank you. l have never been so mesmerised and completely transported to another world in my life. Brilliant!

Dear Kristy and Rider,
Wow!
We'd just like to say Congratulations and Thank You. What an amazing show last night! Loved every moment. SO grateful that Sunny is able to attend your wonderful studio. Thanks to you and your staff and all of those involved in the production. Enjoy your break, see you next year.
Melissa, Steve and Sunny


What an amazing performance tonight. Congratulations to everyone and thank you. l have never been so mesmerised and completely transported to another world in my life. Brilliant!

Congratulations to all of you, it was a wonderful production. The growth in the studio in four years is something you should be very proud of

Simply brilliant. They all danced beautifully and it was an amazing production. I had many comments from people in the audience saying they couldn't believe it was a kids concert - the level of talent and professionalism was so high. Well done to you both and thank you for the hundreds and hundreds of hours you put into bringing us such a great show!!

What an amazing production. Congratulations Kristy & Rider on a spectacular evening and congrats to all the super talented NBT students. You were all stunning.


Absolutely blown away! Amazing production you have every right to be proud

Congratulations Kristy and Rider D. Vierling. Sensational performance. Simply amazing ❣❣❣

What a professional production, am amazed by these kids. Nutcracker was just perfect NBT

I wish we were waiting for NBT's production of the nutcracker to start again, once was not enough to see the talented cast perform this beautiful ballet!

Thankyou Newcastle ballet theatre for allowing us the privilege of watching such a wonderful production. It was thoroughly enjoyable and you have such wonderful talented dancers within your dance family. Job well done

Wonderful, just brilliant!


These two were amazing! All the cast where brilliant from tiny tots to the advanced. Loved the concert !

Really enjoyed your performance last night Newcastle Ballet Theatre! Congratulations on a wonderful show and special congratulations to such a team of fine performers. It appears that Newcastle Ballet Theatre just keeps raising the Barre! Well done to all!

Best concert i have ever seen

We went to Newcastle Ballet Theatres end of year performance last night to see our daughter and all her friends perform the Nutcracker and this is what we have to say!
Amazing,Beautiful,Captivating,
Dynamic,Exquisite ,Fantastic,
Graceful,Happiness ,Impressive,
Jubilant,Knockout,Lovely,...
Magnificent,Nice,Overjoyed ,
Phenomenal,Quixotic,Ravishing,
Spectacular,Tremendous,
Unbelievable,Vast,Wonderful,
Xuberant,Yummy and Zestful.  I think that just about sums it up


As I sit here on Gosford Station I am still thinking of how to describe last night. Besides this being our first NBT concert and I have has to wait 2 years I never imagined it would be soooooooooo fantastic. I was in tears after the First Act. To everyone what an amazing experience for everyone and so much hard work. Thankyou Rider and Kristy for your belief in Maddison and for giving Taylah a part in the ballet. Also to Suzanne, Jessica for the costumes OMG and Mel for all the fantastic photos


REVIEWS  -  Another fantastic performance by Newcastle Ballet Theatre  

Nutcracker  2015 The

 2016 Mid Year Performance

I attended Newcastle Ballet Theatre's Half Yearly Showcase two nights ago and I have to say that I have never before seen a student performance as good as this one. Not being personally involved with prior rehearsals for this event I turned up to the performance unprepared for what I was about to witness and I was completely blown away! The students - junior and senior, danced with utter joy obviously so proud to be showing their parents what they have learned so far this year. The choreography was amazing and I congratulate all the teachers on their choices of music for their classical, and contemporary pieces.
The demonstration of the Vaganova style syllabus work was performed this night to music by Bach and was just glorious.
The student choreographic section showcased new items developed by students of all ages and was truly amazing. How talented these students are and how artistic, evoking tears of emotion from myself on a few occasions.
Congratulation Kristy Tancred and Rider D. Vierling. You are both brilliant teachers and you convey your love of dance and artistic professional standards in a delightfully nurturing way to every student. You both are an absolute joy to work for. Newcastle is very lucky to have you in it's midst.

Feedback we received for our Mid Year Performance

What an amazing evening NBT!
Lillia, you were spectacular as always, there are simply not enough words to describe you as a performer. Lewis, always a standout (& injured, no less) and Jasmine.... Wow! You dance with such power & emotion, you captivate every one of us all with the stories you tell.
To my own young dancer, from the moment you floated onto the stage with your little dragonflies, I could not take my eyes off of you. Thank you Kristy, Rider & Jake for acknowledging Imogen's passion, and everything that you do to teach, guide, and support her on this journey. I cannot thank each of you enough xx

Last night was amazing, I was blown away by the talent from everyone on the stage. Also I loved the ballet to Bach and the enchanted garden it was such a beautiful way to present their exam work, thanks Kristy and Rider for such a wonderful concert and all the teachers for their hard work and stunning choreography

What an amazing performance last night! Thank you, students, parents, teachers and most of all the brilliant principals, Kristy and Rider. You all should be so very proud of this wonderful school. It was such a pleasure to show my friend Jan Melvin, (ex Borovansky Ballet and Australian Ballet member) just how exciting you all are. She was so very impressed by the professionalism of every single part of the performance. SO WAS I!!! Amazing everybody, congratulations Kristy and Rider - I am so proud to work at your school.

Another Amazing Show Put On by NBT
So glad to be a part of the NBT family, to be able to watch these beautiful kids grow with such great talent. Jasmine and Lewis such a strong and amazing couple as always, Lillia I have loved watching you over the last couple of years become such a beautiful dancer to watch, and jasmine you are just amazing to watch you stood out in the very first concert I was apart of with NBT and every one since, you will be missed but I am certain you will make it big, and to my little girl Britt you were simply beautiful you shine on stage

Congratulations to everyone involved in tonight's showcase. What a wonderful display of talent. Special mention to Jasmine Bard who shows a level of maturity in her choreography and dancing far beyond her years. Your solo piece moved me to tears. You always manage to bring out the best in Lewis Formby when you dance with him. We will miss you when you leave for London.
I'm very proud of Lewis who danced with an injured ankle tonight, and displayed grace and maturity throughout every piece.
To Kristy Tancred and Rider D. Vierling along with Sally Forest Egan , Jake Burden, Olivia Pickard and all of the student choreographers, you have created beautiful pieces for the students to dance to as well as the support and nurturing that allows these dancers to grow and develop. Thank you for a fabulous and very entertaining evening

So proud to be part of the NBT community and having the privilege of doing class with so many of you. Another outstanding performance, we'll done Rider, Kristy, Olivia and Meg. You create such magic!

Another beautiful concert. Congratulations to everyone and to Mr Rider and Miss Kristy for everything you do xx   Bring on Swan Lake Act 2. My favourite ballet



Congratulations on a wonderful show. The growth in all the students is amazing. A huge thank you to Kristy Tancred & Rider D. Vierling for everything you have done for Jasmine over the last five years. Tonight I watched her with tears rolling down my face. The dancer I saw on stage tonight is someone who I am incredibly proud of, and I know I have the both of you to thank for that. She has certainly grown from the little 13 year old girl who walked through your doors five years ago, with no technique behind her but an enormous love for dance. Thank you for making her the dancer she is today

Photo by Mel Young Photography

OMG what an amazing evening!!! Lillia & Lewis what can I say , the chemistry between you two was just beautiful and your performance was breathtaking and my tears were flowing just exquisite . Jackson our "Grinch" Bravo young man you took him on whole heartedly and knocked it out the ball park , I can see great things from you to come . All the seniors danced superbly that amazing contemporary piece Miss Sally bought me to tears ,Izzy it's hard to believe your only 14 you took on that piece and told a beautiful story keep it up girl congratulations . All the younger dancers just beautiful you have all improved again and danced beautifully and our tiny tots you are our up and coming stars you all danced so well with your amazing costumes and wild hair-do's.
Last but not least Miss Kristy and Mr Rider you've done it again !!! Another amazing concert with beautiful costumes and wonderful props and beautiful choreography and the amazing technique you teach these kids and once again with all your hard work another student has been granted their wish for the Australian ballet school . NBT in its short 5 years and many more to come has been the platform for quite a few young dancers to have achieve there goals overseas and here in Australia and this couldn't of happened with out you guys and naturally the hard work these kids put in!! You've created not just a wonderful dance studio but an amazing NBT family all the parents and kids and the dance teachers have the up most respect for each other and in all my 53 yrs I've never witnessed a dance studio with such love,respect and support keep up the amazing work .NBT your the best xxxx


 



W.O.W U guys ... seriously, I cannot remember how we found NBT to sign our child up with but have not regretted a minute of it! So professional, so kind, and we loooooove the Christmas concerts. We also really love how the older students take care of the younger students and help them along, because they are the ones our children look up to! Thank you for another fantastic year, we look forward to next year!  Natalie Latu

Thank you NBT for yet another amazing show! I'm not sure how - but every year you manage to out do yourselves and the quality and professionalism of the show and the calibre of the dancers just gets better and better. Thank you Kristy and Rider for giving tirelessly of your time, expertise and selves to bring out the best in our kids both on stage and behind the scenes. What we see on stage is a brief insight into the combined talent of the dancers and your teaching and expertise, and hours and hours of work that both yourselves and the kids put into the performance. Thank you for creating a community where all kids who love dance are nurtured and encouraged. What many people don't get to see is behind the scenes - where a beautiful group of students (both present and past) support, respect, encourage, help, thank, and care for each other, which all comes together to create such wonderful shows and a wonderful studio. The beautiful community you have built is a reflection of your attitudes and behaviour towards the kids and their families and it is a truly special community to be a part of! Thank you - we can't wait to see what 2017 will bring





2016 End of year performance
The Grinch & Swan Lake Act 2
& Other works  

2017  Mid Year Concert.
Featuring performances from our Student Choreography program, Emergence 2017, as well as students from the studio and Full Time Program, dancing Contemporary and Jazz pieces, was once again another fantastic night of entertainment.

Such a great night and a great show!
Thanks Rider and Kristy and all your team - was a super amazing show to watch. Enjoy a well deserved break!

Thanks Rider and Kristy for everything you do. Another fantastic show!

Amazing concert yet again, congratulations to everyone involved. They just keep getting better and better!
Thank you NBT students for an amazing performance night. Your teachers are incredible - your talents shone!☀️Congratulations for all of your hard work

A tremendous show!! Thank you so much! We loved Sally and Kristy's choreography. We loved the students chorey too.
We loved seeing how far our girl has come in a semester!  Thank you so much.
We were so impressed, and also very grateful. Thank you!

Fabulous as ever, gosh your kids are wonderful!!!

Congratulations on another fabulous Mid Year



Photos by Mel Young Photography  

Photos from our 2015 Production of “The Nutcracker”