The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet was founded in 2001 by Jennifer Johnston, carrying on the heritage of her mentor, Marsha Ismailoff Mark who taught classical ballet in Newtown, Connecticut for over 30 years. Now in its third generation, and partnered with its new voice division, the tradition of the school continues with Artistic Director Tory Gozzi, Ms. Johnston’s protégé. The school’s aim is to continue to offer the community a positive, artistic environment in which young people can expand their creative abilities while building their self-esteem and talent through high-level classical instruction. Students at Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice acquire strength, precision, lyricism, and musicianship as well as poise, posture, expression, and discipline that carry over into other aspects of their lives, including educational and professional careers. It is the studio’s goal to equip its young people with not only heightened personal motivation and love of excellence but also the distinct desire to bring enrichment and beauty back to their community through the values learned in the studio with their peers.
ABT National Training Curriculum & Russian Vaganova Method
Beginner – Advanced Ballet Technique
Adult Ballet Classes
Pointe, Repertoire, Choreography, Ballet Conditioning, & Character Dance
Malenkee Ballet Repertoire Company
Community Performance Focus
Full-Length Classical Productions (ex. The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, & other classic repertoire & original works)
Miniature Ballets for Community Outreach Education @ Schools, Arts Festivals, & Nursing Homes (ex. Peter & The Wolf, Circus, Etudes, Magic Key, Paquita & more)
Bel Canto Classical Vocal Technique
CCM Contemporary Musical Theatre & Pop Techniques including Belt Technique via Somatic Voicework™ – The LoVetri Method
Individual Voice Lessons featuring vocal warm-ups, exercises to increase vocal facility, repertoire across classical, Broadway, and contemporary style; audition preparation
Musicianship skills emphasized: sight-reading, harmonies, rhythms, form, and stylistic analysis
Group Voice Classes & In-studio & Community Performances
Vocal Recording Equipment & Learn to Mix & Master Your Own Tracks
And much more!