Jun 4, 2021
High school seniors Max VanNocken-Whitmer and Sarah Balding can always count on dance to let them express themselves, even as a global pandemic prevents them from performing for an audience.
Listen to our latest episode as Max & Sarah talk about their passion for dance and their love of Bainbridge Dance Center’s role in their lives. They’ll talk about their past experiences and future dreams, including the upcoming BDC virtual production of Paquita, which tells the story of a young girl who is unaware that she is really of noble birth and was abducted when she was an infant after the assassination of her parents. She wins the love of the young French officer, Lucien d’Hervilly, when she saves his life.
Details available at bainbridgedancecenter.com/paquita.
Sarah Balding is a 17-year-old high school senior who's been dancing for 13 years and plans to continue dance in college. She has studied a variety of dance styles in her life, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and more. She has been dancing with Bainbridge Dance Center for two years and says it is, by far, one of her best dance experiences. She feels she has grown so much as a dancer through BDC and all of the teachers are amazing. She plans on going to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania this fall.
Max VanNocken-Witmer is currently a senior at Bainbridge High School. In the fall, he plans to attend The University of Utah to study Modern Dance and Environmental Science. Max started dancing in his parents' bedroom to old CD's and was then enrolled in dance classes at Bainbridge Dance Center. Max has always had a strong passion for all forms of dance and wants to continue exploring new styles and sharing his passion with everyone willing to listen (or watch).
Founded in 1981, Bainbridge Dance Center is dedicated to providing high-quality dance education focused on cultivating curiosity, generosity, and professionalism. We provide students with a high level of professional technical training as well as the development of a healthy sense of self-esteem, a joy for learning, a respect for others, and a broad basis for a lifetime of art appreciation and participation.