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Performing Arts of Spring Grove

Performing Arts of Spring Grove (PASG) is a professional studio dedicated to the fine arts of theatre and dance. Our instructors are highly committed to sharing their knowledge through effective, encouraging, positive instruction. We offer our students a graduated system of study at every skill level. PASG provides a complete education in dance, whether in pursuit of a professional career or simply in search of physical and mental enjoyment.

History of Illinois Youth Dance Theatre

Illinois Youth Dance Theatre, Inc. is under the Artistic Direction of Alyce Keaggy-Brinkmann. Founded in 2000, IYDT is a non-profit company providing an opportunity for pre-professional dancers to showcase their talent. The company has performed “The Nutcracker” annually for 8 years as well as a variety of other works, starting in 2001 with “Swan Lake”. The company then performed the original full-length ballet created by Mrs. Keaggy-Brinkmann “Joan of Arc” in 2002 and 2003 at several different venues. Mrs. Keaggy-Brinkmann created a second original full-length ballet of “The Little Mermaid” which IYDT performed in 2004 and 2005 to rave reviews. IYDT has also performed excerpts from several classical ballets including “Swan Lake”, “Cinderella” “Paquita”, “La Bayadere”, and “Giselle” in addition to several contemporary mixed repertory pieces. IYDT is pleased to have welcomed several professional guest artists over the years including Samuel Pergande and Steve Bierens (Joffrey Ballet), Rolando Yanes, Lance Hardin, and Karl von Rabenau (Milwaukee Ballet), and Calin Radulescu (Romanian National Ballet).

PASG Director Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann danced professionally for Milwaukee Ballet Company for 13 years, beginning in 1983. She was promoted to soloist in 1986 by Artistic Director Basil Thompson. She has been on faculty with Milwaukee Ballet in past years, and again in 2006 is a current faculty member of Milwaukee School of Ballet.

Mrs. Brinkmann's professional training began on scholarship at the Ruth Page Foundation of Chicago, under Director and nationally acclaimed Ballet Master Larry Long. Under Mr. Long's direction, she performed with the Chicago Tribune Charities in "The Nutcracker" for four years, prior to joining Milwaukee Ballet.

School name:Performing Arts of Spring Grove
Address:1803 Holian Drive.
Zip & city:60081 Illinois

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