This just in from The Performer's Edge in Carmel... Carmel, IN Ron Morgan, Director/Owner, Performer's Edge Dance Theatre, announces a new youth performing ballet company, Ballet Theatre of Carmel. Ron hired Nataly (North) Lowder as Artistic Director of the company as well as Director of Ballet Programs for the studio. Nataly brings with her a diverse background including 14 years of professional performing experience and 18 years of teaching classical ballet. Nataly has had many students continue on to be professional dancers and hopes to build a program, at Performer's Edge, where students can have the self-confidence, ability, and knowledge to follow their dreams whether as a professional dancer or in a career of their choice . She currently has dancers with Houston Ballet, Alonso King's Lines Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Bejart Ballet in Switzerland, Het National Ballet in Amsterdam, Nashville Ballet, and State Street Ballet. Yet another step in Nataly's ultimate dream for ballet instruction and for Carmel, IN and the surrounding counties, she just returned from New York City where she worked on her certification of the American Ballet Theatre's new ballet curriculum for ages 5 through pre-professionals. Implementing the curriculum will be a dedicated process beginning with the lower levels of the school at Performer's Edge Dance Theatre. Next summer Nataly will finish her certification and continue with the implementation of the curriculum at Performer's Edge Dance Theatre. Ballet Theatre of Carmel and Performer's Edge Dance Theatre are located at 12955 Old Meridian Street, Suite 100B, Carmel, IN 46032. Registration has begun for the 2009/2010 school year. Office hours are Mon-Thurs. 2-8:30PM, Wed. 10-12:30PM and 2-8:30PM, Friday 4:30-6:30PM, and Saturdays 9:30AM Noon.