principal

Paige Centers

Paige Centers joined The Tallahassee Ballet in 2009, became a Soloist in 2013, and a Principal in 2017. She has received the Joyce Straub Fausone Scholarship and the Ken Cashin Scholarship awarded by The Tallahassee Ballet Board of Directors.

 

Centers has performed in productions of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, An Evening of Music and Dance, In Performance, The Nutcracker, Paquita and Other Works, Rapunzel, Swan Lake and Other Works, Bernstein and Gershwin, The Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her lead and feature roles include Arabian, Mirliton, Spanish, and Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker; Variation II from Paquita; Princess Florine from The Sleeping Beauty; Annette from Barcelona’s Reminiscence; Joyce Fausone’s Tango; Tango Pas de Deux from Kathryn Cashin’s Three Dances; Julie Opiel’s Toccata and Nocturne; and Dance of the Big Swans from Swan Lake.

 

Centers has attended intensives at Orlando Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Florida State University School of Dance, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and for two consecutive summers she was privileged to attend Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell—a three-week intensive at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a resident assistant for the Orlando Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City.
 

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