3.10.16. Stillwater Gazette: St. Croix Ballet forms non-profit arm in honor of founder
2.12.16. St. Croix Ballet announces The Karla Sweeney Foundation for the Arts. See announcement on our Facebook page.
9.1.15 St. Croix Ballet’s new Pre-Ballet program meets Minnesota’s state pre-school standards: St. Croix Ballet is excited to offer Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4) and Level I-1 (ages 5-6) classes that meet Minnesota state standards for preschool. (See more in 'Welcome to Our Studio' section)
11.24.15: St. Paul Pioneer Press: On your toes, St. Croix Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is here
11.15: St. Croix Valley Magazine: St. Croix Ballet’s Nutcracker Celebrates 25 Years on Stage
Founded in 1991 by Karla Sweeney, St. Croix Ballet has become one of the Twin Cities top ballet studios.The year-round program includes two full-length ballets -- The Nutcracker and a spring show (past shows have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia); a three-week summer intensive that includes modern, character, jazz, ballet, and Pilates; a Summer Gala performance in Stillwater's picturesque Pioneer Park as well as periodic Master Classes by guest artists and intensives throughout the year, that include character dance.In 2013, Susan Hovey took over as Director of the studio from founder
Karla Sweeney, who recently passed away (February 12, 2015) after a
gallant 15-year ongoing battle with late-stage breast cancer. Ms. Karla
left an incredible legacy of ballet and dance to the St. Croix Valley
and her inspiration continues to guide the studio through the ongoing
training and yearly performances.Continue reading..