WATERBURY — The Woodbury Ballet School and Company will move its 2020-21 season to the Fulkerson Arts Center at Chase Collegiate.

After operating for more than 40 years at the Woodbury Academy, official school of the Woodbury Ballet, the school decided to move its studios to Waterbury.

The plan has been in development for more than a year.

Randyl Errica, artistic director and Waterbury native, decided this would be a great opportunity to expand the school’s space and offer a central location.

The new dance space in the Fulkerson Arts Center will consist of large dance spaces on two floors, a costume shop, student lounge, offices, and a stage for performances.

Woodbury Ballet was set to offer a pre-professional dance program on the campus partnering the unique opportunity for students to have an auditioned base high caliber dance training with a top academic institution.

The abrupt closing of on-campus and online classes for the 2020-2021 Chase Collegiate School year did not deter Woodbury Ballet and its intentions to move their studio.

Many of the school’s pre-professional students attend from all over the state as well as Massachusetts and New York.

Woodbury Ballet Company and School perform “The Nutcracker” at The Palace Theater in Waterbury each year.

Woodbury Ballet has earned the reputation of being a top training school for ballet dancers.

Many of its students have gone to professional careers, college dance programs, teaching and arts administration.

The school has won several awards at top ballet competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix and the Connecticut Classic.

Pre-professional classes as well as children’s classes will start in October.

More information on the program and schedules is available at www.woodburyballet.com.

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