June 26, 2023

Cache Valley Civic Ballet Names Associate Artistic Director

Logan, UT — The Cache Valley Civic Ballet board of directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Jaime Howell Lindley to Associate Artistic Director as the organization enters its 41st performing year. Sandra Emile will continue to lead the locally renowned Company as Founding Artistic Director.

The Cache Valley Civic Ballet was established in 1982 by Emile, an American Ballet Theatre-trained dancer. Last year the organization celebrated its 40th year with a sold-out Nutcracker season.

“I am honored to have Jaime join me in this leadership position,” Emile said. “She has been at my side since the inception of this organization and not only has the attributes of a seasoned dancer, director, instructor, and leader but also sees the vision of the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, which has always been to provide qualified ballet training and performance opportunities to dancers in Northern Utah. Her love for the art of ballet, our dancers, and this community will support her in this position.”

Lindley is an original member of the Cache Valley Civic Ballet. She studied with Joan Vendell, Sandra Emile, Maggi Moar, Burch Mann, and Marsha Fay Knight. She has performed many lead roles for the Cache Valley Civic Ballet and has performed with dancers of the American Folk Ballet in the Festival of the American West. Her ongoing training has included DanceWest Workshop, the National Regional Ballet Conference in Richland, Washing, Snowy Range Summer Dance Workshop for Teachers in Laramie, Wyoming, Finis Jhung’s “Teaching what Matters Most” workshop in New York City. She is also certified in teaching PBT Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). Jaime has been intricately involved in all aspects of the Cache Valley Civic Ballet over the last four decades.

The Cache Valley Civic Ballet promotes the study of ballet as a fine art and offers qualified training in ballet and the advancement of professional ability. The Ballet School provides instruction to about 400 students annually and has a Company of approximately 50 auditioned dancers from around the region. The Company performs The Nutcracker each Thanksgiving weekend and has a repertoire of many full-length ballets performed each spring at Ellen Eccles Theatre.

Cache Valley Civic Ballet-School's students have been accepted by many professional and pre-professional ballet companies and university dance programs, including American Ballet Theater, Ballet West, Atlanta Ballet, John Crankko School, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Houston Ballet, Austin Ballet, Boston Ballet, American School of Ballet, International Summer School Italia, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Hawaii, University of Utah, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, University of Wyoming, and more.

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