Appalachian Ballet members receive honors

From summer workshop scholarships to university scholarships, Appalachian Ballet Company members received honors or recognition recently for their work on stage or in the classroom.

Brittany Blum, a dancer with the Appalachian Ballet and a faculty member at Van Metre School of Dance, was named the student president of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science through the medical technology program at the University of Tennessee.

Anne Souder, a graduating senior, will be moving to New York to attend Fordham University and the Alvin Ailey Dance program this fall on a scholarship. Anne was also awarded academic and dance a scholarships to Butler University. Anne was last seen as Peter in ABC’s production of “Peter Pan.”

Olivia Miller and Kimmy Allen will be attending the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in dance. Carly Ross, Olivia Miller and Chandler Blum will attend the Craft of Choreography summer Intensive at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston Salem.

Chandler Blum was awarded a scholarship to attend the conference from the Southeastern ballet association. Chandler is also attending the Hubbard Street Dance summer program in Los Angeles, Calif.

Laura Morton, last seen as Tinkerbell in ABC’s production of “Peter Pan,” received full scholarships to The Alabama Dance Theatre summer program and the Southeast Alabama Dance program.

Anna Edens and Leiza Kelly will be attending the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet program. Kelsey Helton will be attending The Louisville Ballet summer program, and Megan Earnest, Mindy Earnest and Alexandra Bowen will be attending the Nashville Ballet summer program.

Clare Souder, a younger member of the company will be participating in the musical “The Music Man” coming this summer at the Clayton Center.

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