The Mission Statement of Coastal Ballet Academy is to teach the art of ballet in a loving manner. The syllabus is designed to enhance the physical, emotional, and mental development of each child.At the end of the dance season each student will be richer in body, mind, and spirit and take with them a deeper love of dance, music, learning and many joyful memories.
Artistic Director: Madame Rio Cordy Barlow
Madame Rio Cordy Barlow has danced professionally with the Miami Ballet, Alabama Ballet and Coastal Ballet Academy. She received her training thru the Royal Academy of Dance in London England. She is trained in New York at Juliard and the Russia Vaganova Ballet technique. Madame Barlow has groomed many students to become professional dancers, ballet teachers, Olympic participants and contestants in professional beauty pageants. She has had 2 silver medalists at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi. During her career with the Miami Ballet she was Soloist with Walt Disney Enterprises, Orlando Florida. Madame Barlow was instructor, Ballet Mistress and Event Coordinator at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Birmingham Alabama and ran two schools while in Birmingham. She was also Ballet Mistress at Ballet Pensacola, in Pensacola Florida. As Artistic Director of Coastal Ballet Academy in Foley Alabama and our nonprofit company, Coastal Ballet, she produces an Annual Nutcracker Performance, in which all dance schools and theatre groups in the community are invited to audition. Madame Barlow has worked with theatre groups in Florida, Georgia and Alabama and is proud to be a Board member of the South Baldwin Community Theatre bringing dance education and fine Arts to the Gulf Coast.
OPEN AUDITION FOR 3RD ANNUAL NUTCRACKER
All local Dance schools’ students and Theatre/Drama students are encouraged to participate in the Nutcracker performance on December 9, and 10th at the Foley Civic Center. Open Auditions for Nutcracker held on September 9, 2017 at 9:30 am located at Coastal Ballet Academy 3786 S. McKenzie St. Foley Al.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Madame Barlow at 251-979-9851