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Angela Price

Angela Price

Angela Price began her ballet studies with Andre Van Damme at American Academy Ballet. She continued her studies under Kim Pauley and began dancing with the Charleston Ballet in a minor role with a group of children in the premiere of DOODLE DANDY. The following year she was accepted as a member of the company and has performed classic and contemporary works with the Charleston Ballet for many seasons.

She has participated in many West Virginia Dance Festivals as well as summer intensive study at Point Park College's International Summerdance, Briansky Saratoga Ballet in New York, and The School of Cleveland San Jose Ballet. There she studied under many notable instructors: Laura Alonso, Barbara Sandonato, Mireille Briane, Olga Dvorovenko, David Keary, Robert Maiorano, Gladisa Guadalupe, Karen Gabay, Tom Smith, Dennis Nahat, Libby Lubinger, Markian Kamichak, Yves de Bouteiller, Ariel Serrano, and also, Ilene Bergelson for jazz and musical theater. She has also studied with Duncan Noble and Gyula Pandi from North Carolina School for the Arts, David Howard and Oleg Briansky of New York, and Miguel Campaneria a former principal of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and frequent guest artist and choreographer of the Charleston Ballet.

Ms. Price also has extensive experience teaching Pilates and ballet classes to students at the American Academy Ballet and serves in the capacity of assistant ballet mistress to the company and the apprentice company and often acts as the stage manager for Charleston Ballet productions such as LA BAYADERE and SWAN LAKE. She holds certifications from The Method Pilates, PhysicalMind Institute, Balanced Body, and Pilates Certification Center and has studied in Chicago, Washington D.C., Richmond, Boston, and Raleigh. She has studied with master pilates instructors Blythe McNamara, Susan Heath, Arlene Bass, Norvell Robinson, Jr., Michael Wright, and with pilates elder Mary Bowen.

Ms. Price's performance credits are many and include classical roles in traditional full-length works LES SYLPHIDES, LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, PAQUITA, SLEEPING BEAUTY, COPPELIA, GISELLE, SWAN LAKE, and also, the "dewdrop fairy", "Russian", and "Spanish" in THE NUTCRACKER with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She danced in original contemporary works THE WASPS, DANSE MACABRE, RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and Jerry Rose's PRAISE and in folk-style ballets THE FLAPPERS, ''Melancholy" in Van Damme"s IMAGES, AFRICAN IMAGES, and GYPSY DANCE SUITE. She portrayed the roles of "Carlotta Grisi" and "Marie Taglioni" in PAS DE QUATRE, Berta" in K.R. Pauley'S premiere of ONDINE, "Caterpillar" In Yves de Bouteiller's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and "the gold fairy of the pas de trois" in SLEEPING BEAUTY with Hungarian guest dancer Peter Agardi. More dramatic roles that Ms. Price has performed include Jerry Rose's MISS EMILY based on the life of Emily Dickenson and Martirio in Luis Montero's ballet adaptation of THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA. She partnered with Donald Laney in several modern works, including Shane O'Hara's LISBOA, and Laney's STEPPE AND BROOKE and ONWARD. She has danced leading roles in Laney's modern works FINDING PLACE and JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND as well as the principal role in Pauley's DUSK TO DAWN. She has also danced in RAYMONDA ACT III and GRADUATION BALL.

Ms. Price has performed in the works of several guest choreographers: Saeko Ichinohe's KAZA-HANA, Oleg Briansky's COUNTRY MOON, Miguel Campaneria's Spanish-style MAJISIMO and TANGOS, Christopher Fleming's PLAY BALL!, Luis Montero's BOLERO, and Ronnie DeMarco's CELEBRACION. She has also performed in the premiere of many of K.R. Pauley's original works: TCHAIKOVSKY SUITE NO. 2, THE SEASONS, FAUST VARIATIONS, ROMANIAN FOLK DANCES, DANCE IN THE MADHOUSE, GAMES, and POULENC'S PIANO CONCERTO. ELEMENTS, WEST SIDE STORY, REPETITION, and SHE LOVES YOU to music of the Beatles.

She has participated in student performances for WV schools, lecture demonstrations for Governor's Honors Academy at Fairmont College, Concord College, and Marshall University Spring Concert series in 1995 and 1997. She choreographed and performed in a dance interpretation of Benjamin Britten's REJOICE IN THE LAMB for Kanawha Presbyterian Church in June 2001. Other collaborations include performances with the Montclaire String Quartet and Woman Song and recently with the WV Symphony's opera presentations of CARMEN and WEST SIDE STORY where she portrayed the role of "Anybody's. She has also performed with the Charleston Light Opera Guild as "The Pearl Lady" and "Daphne" in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, "Dream Dancer" in their FestivALL/WV Sesquicentennial production of THE CIVIL WAR, THE MUSICAL, and in their summer productions of CHICAGO and CABARET.