...training, mentoring and coaching
for the serious pre-professional dancer...
Besides the 2nd Scholarship (Bourse Jeune Espoir), Ava also was awarded the Nureyev Best Young Talent and Artistry Award!
ECC Director, Catherine Lewellen said on social media right after the win, "My sweet and amazingly talented Ava has won the silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne, a sponsorship, a year round scholarship to the school of her choice anywhere in the world, along with the Nureyev Best Young Talent and Artistry Award!!! The youngest competitor to medal and one of the smallest schools (Elite Classical Coaching) to be among the best in the world! We had a wonderful week, we are beyond grateful to be here, and amazed at the insane talent and company that we are with! Congratulations to everyone and we are humbled to be amidst this company! Congratulations to Marco and his teachers at Princess Grace Academie for winning the Gold and thank you Prix de Lausanne for the most incredible week! This has been a dream come true, a long time in the making and we are eternally grateful 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
ECC Dancers rocked the stage at YAGP Dallas and Director Catherine Lewellen won the Outstanding Teacher award for the 2nd straight year!
COVID19 has disrupted the dance season... stay tuned to Elite Classical Coaching on Instagram for weekly LIVE classes and showcases featuring some of the ECC award-winning dancers.
Our mission is specializing in motivating, nurturing, and challenging dancers to reach their full potential by giving them the proper tools needed to succeed. Individual programs are designed to identify goals, maximize success, and stretch the serious dancer to their limits and beyond, all while teaching and maintaining the art of classical ballet as the foundation to enhance most styles of dance.
A coaching and training company that offers top notch instruction in classical ballet and contemporary ballet, individual coaching, solo and ensemble competition, semi group & private lessons, a performance company, solo choreography, case management and mentoring , professional networking, technical evaluations and consultations for non company members, audition prep/coaching, career guidance and planning, and photo shoot choreography and assistance. Over holiday breaks and in the summers we also offer
master classes and open classes to the public along with workshops.
Catherine has trained and coached multiple dancers to the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City and was most recently awarded Outstanding Teacher at YAGP Dallas 2018 and ECC was Outstanding School in 2019. She has also won Outstanding Teacher and School at multiple other competitions including ADCIBC and World Ballet Competition. Her students have won the prestigious Hope Award in the Pre Competitive Division and the Youth Grand Prix award in the Junior Division as well as Top 12 Pre Competitive Female, Top 20 Jr Male, and Jr Female Silver Medalist at YAGP Finals. She also received the Outstanding Choreographer Award in 2013. She has mentored and coached dancers that became Presidential Scholars of the Arts as well as YoungArts finalists. Other students she has had the honor to train are now in top schools, colleges and companies all over the world including The School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet, The Juilliard School, USC Kaufman, Fordham/Ailey, Texas Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Miami City Ballet as well as becoming finalists on So You Think You Can Dance.
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