J. S-Conley



Napoli is a ballet in three acts and is a work by August Bournonville. Napoli was first danced but The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen in 1842 and today, they and many other companies continue to carry on the original, brilliant, playful and complex choreography including WRBA students. Additionally choreography is set by myself and […]

Magic Flute


The Magic Flute is a comic ballet originally by the Russian choreographer and ballet master Lev Ivanov from the Imperial Russian Ballet (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet). Our Magic Flute story begins with the villagers arriving in town, happily dancing and enjoying each others company. Suddenly, a curious villager finds a magical flute that […]



Soiree It’s the Roaring’ 20’s… but Adeline and her sisters, Isabelle and LuLu are having trouble catching the spirit. Adeline’s father has gone on an extended business trip. No one knows how long he’ll be away and the girls and his mother miss him terribly. Despite their sadness, the family moves ahead with Adeline’s 16th […]



Degas – A French artist who mastered the essence of true beauty through his paintings and sculptures. An artist who identified with the subject of ballet dancers. An artist who’s work will forever be timeless.

And our Degas ballet was just that. Beautiful and touching. With moments of humor, melancholy, sweetness and love, our Degas ballet […]

Carnival of the Animals


Carnival of the Animals is a children’s story comes to life on stage performed by the students in our children’s program. Carnival has since become one of Saint-Saëns’s best-known works, played by the original eleven instrumentalists all mimicking animals. Our version was choreographed primarily by Deb Young with solos by Jackie Stanton-Conley and additional assistance […]

Celebrate Dance

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Celebrate Dance is a three part program we designed around three composers: Carl Orff, Debussy and Brahms with live accompaniment by Upper Valley music instructor, Victoria Dobrushina and her students.

PART 1: Jackie Stanton-Conley re-staged a contemporary ballet she originally created in 2004 for Vermont Ballet Theatre. The original, performed by only 6 dancers, was […]

Masquerade 2012


Tonight our charming host opens the doors to an evening filled with festive flirtation and intrigue. Come in, dance, and feel free to be yourself.

Oh, who’s this? A mysterious stranger with a sad heart. There is no reason to be forlorn. We can see your beauty behind the mask. True beauty always shines from within. […]

Don Quixote


Don Quixote is a ballet originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, based on an episode taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. White River Ballet Academy staged excerpts from each Act with 30 students and guest artists, Carrington Lorenz of Nashville Ballet and Daryl C. […]

A Tribute to The Beatles


Who doesn’t love the Beatles?!

We certainly love this iconic band and we were inspired to create pieces around this amazing revolutionary music that changed the face of Rock and Roll for so many of us. With choreography by Jackie Stanton-Conley and Christina Megli, our dancers danced it up to songs such as: Here Comes the […]