Devin Jennings joins Brenda Cranford School of Dance
Brenda Cranford School of Dance proudly announces the addition of Devin Jennings as head Ballet Mistress to the studio staff for the upcoming fall dance season. Devin is from Richmond, Virginia and holds a MA degree from New York University in Dance Education with an emphasis in ballet pedagogy and a BA from Coker College in Dance. She is also certified in the National Training Curriculum through American Ballet Theatre. Her professional career has involved training and performing with the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and various regional contemporary companies in NC, PA, and SC. She strives to provide a well rounded dance education rooted in a solid technique yet freedom for individuality and creativity.
The studio is honored to have Ms. Jennings join the staff and is looking forward to her sharing valuable knowledge in the art of Ballet with the students this year. The Brenda Cranford School of Dance, in conjunction with The Hartsville Community Players, is proud to sponsor The Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the second time. This production will take place on December 18 and auditions will be held on September 25. The auditions are open to area dancers. Last December, the one performance of the show was to a sell-out crowd and featured 30 local dancers in the production.
Cranford would like the Hartsville community to know that this is the same production that is presented at the Koger Center in Columbia each December and the CCB brings the same set, backdrops and effects to the Center Theater to give our community a chance to see this first class production. The Company dancers of the CCB are also the main performers in the ballet. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons for several weeks prior to the performance and costumes are provided for by the Ballet Company. Dancers are required to provide their own basic attire. Cranford feels that the educational experience and exposure to working with such a professional company is an experience that dancers who are chosen will never forget. The BCSD studio is now entering their 35th dance season and Registration for fall classes will be held August 17-20 from 2-7 p.m. each day.