Thursday, September 28, 2017

AND HER LEGACY CONTINUES.....

I couldn't teach yesterday. I couldn't stop crying. Tessa taught my classes yesterday. Today I am feeling joy as I look into their smiling faces and listen to their giggles.  Oh how she would have loved to have taught this class of little ballerinas!  In honor of Ms Leanna I taught them swan arm movements with the help of a video from one of our past performances and my assistant since my shoulder is still injured. I wish I had recorded them focusing so hard to be so lovely and graceful Swans! Today I am peaceful.  I love you forever Ms Leanna!  Until we meet again....



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

IN MEMORIUM.....

Leanna Joyce Gomez   3/5/49 - 9/27/17  It is with deep personal sadness that I share with my ballet families and friends the passing of my own ballet teacher and mentor, Ms Leanna Gomez, after a battle with cancer. My deepest condolences and love to Ms Leanna's children and grandchildren. Her son, Kip Gomez and her daughter, Heather Sanders are family to me. They have always been her pride and joy and I know she will be watching over them.

I will continue to do my best to pass on her legacy and her love of ballet and teaching that she instilled in me. I am eternally grateful for the many years of encouragement and incredible knowledge that she shared with me ever since she came into my life when I was 6 years old. Her loss is immeasurable to me and I am heartbroken. The world has truly lost one of the greatest women I have ever known. I adored her. I know she is in a better place and I know I will see her again... but today I need to grieve. 


My last visit with her was almost a year ago in October. We had a wonderful visit and she was in a delightful mood and we talked for hours. I wish I had known it was our final visit. She influenced my life in so many ways. In the same way that I hear my mom's voice as I parent my children.... I hear Ms Leanna's voice as I teach my dancers. My heart is hurting and my emotions are so close to the surface right now. Every year I have sent her the DVDs of our performances and she has called me after, just bursting with joy and compliments. I will miss that so much! 


I know she will be sitting in the front row to watch our performance of Swan Lake next June. I won't have to wonder.... I know she will be there. I am grateful to know our spirits and our relationships continue beyond this life. I am so thankful that she lived and that I had the blessed opportunity to know her, love her and learn from her. 


These pictures are from when she was young and still performing when she was in the ballet La Boutique Fantastique which is also about a doll like Coppelia.










Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What our parents and students are saying...

Amber Dawn Rolfe-Voorhies reviewed En Pointe School of Ballet —  5 star
May 21, 2017 We love En Pointe! Mrs Rachael is an amazing instructor. She is both competent and professional. One of my little girls is really shy and struggles with large crowds. Mrs Rachael's sweet, calm, and loving demeanor helped my daughter gain confidence and courage and is now able to express herself through ballet. This is such an amazing company to be a part of.

Ashley Giessing reviewed En Pointe School of Ballet — 5 star
November 16, 2016 So glad we found En Pointe! Rachael is an amazing instructor who has helped my shy daughter open up, and love ballet.

Jordan Packham reviewed En Pointe School of Ballet — 5 star
June 13, 2016 · Great, school learned a lot very quickly very fun place.

Tamra Gull Hyde reviewed En Pointe School of Ballet — 5 star
December 17, 2014 · Wonderful classical ballet school. A very serene environment with high quality ballet instruction. We love it here!


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Swan Lake 2018

We are so excited to perform Swan Lake again! 
These images are from our 2013 performance. 
So hard to believe it will be 5 years since we performed this beautiful ballet.














Monday, January 30, 2017

Cinderella Ballet Saturday June 3rd

En Pointe School of Ballet is excited to perform our version of the classic ballet Cinderella in two performances Saturday June 3rd at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.  The earlier performance times allow for our youngest dancers to perform while they are at their best. 

We have a cast of talented dancers ranging from our youngest 3 year olds through our teenagers and adults.  The principal roles of Cinderella, Prince, Stepmother, Stepsisters, and the Fairy Godmother are performed by students from our Advanced Pointe, Intermediate Pointe, and Men's classes. 

Mark your calendars now and be sure to join us for a delightfully beautiful and professional performance.  With elaborate costumes and scenery, fantastic choreography and our wonderful students, this performance will be an unforgettable experience for all!

Cinderella is suitable for all ages and has magical scenes that will amaze and captivate even the little ones.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or through our students' families or instructors.  The performance venue is Herriman High School. 


11:00 AM Cast

4:00 PM cast

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Meet our newest Beginning Pointe students ....

Our beginning Pointe students are excited to show you their new pointe shoes!  All of them are progressing beautifully!  Mrs. Rachael is especially excited that her youngest daughter Natasha, center, has finally achieved her goal to dance en pointe!  It is going to be a fun year!