75th Anniversary Celebration

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2017 EN POINTE: Classical Ballet Competition

Free and opened to the public.

Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters University Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

Come cheer on your favorite ballet dancer. Seventeen contestants, one from each chapter of NSAL will compete for a $12,000 grand prize.

Serving as judges are some of ballet world’s most famous faces –

  • Tony Award-winning Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon
  • Artistic Director of American Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Cynthia Harvey
  • Executive Artistic Director of New York’s Eglevsky Ballet Company Maurice Brandon Curry
  • Internationally Acclaimed Dance Photographer Steven Caras

The first part of the competition will be a ballet class with internationally renowned ballet dancer and teacher Alexey Kulpin. Then each competitor has three minutes to perform a solo variation.

The national ballet competition will take place during NSAL’s Annual Meeting, a total cultural immersion week held in and around Palm Beach County beginning May 29 – June 3.


May 2016

The Annual Meeting was held in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 19-23.  Congratulations to the Annual Award Winners in Musical Theater and the recipients of the Winston Scholarships in Classical Voice and Two-Dimensional Art!  Details are announced in the 2016 Press Release, under the “Award Winners” link.

May 2015

Our Annual Meeting in Saint Louis was a great success!  Please see details of the Competition and Scholarship winners under the “Award Winners” link, 2015 Press Release.

Winners and judges, Kathy Fulstone, Dorothy Lincoln-Smith

April 2015

Young Jun Lim DC April 2015

Classical guitarist Young Jun Lim performing at the NSAL Washington DC Young Artists Benefit Concert.

January 2015

NSAL DC Broadway Master Class Dancers Jan 2015

Broadway Master Class, sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter.  For more information and pictures, click on the brochure, NSAL DC Broadway Master Class.

October 2014

DLS, NGunn, ABrewster

Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, Nathan Gunn, and Arlyn Brewster at the Arizona Opera Season Kick-Off, October 2, 2014.

Dorothy, now National President of NSAL, and Arlyn Brewster, now co-chair of Winston Voice, were co-chairs of the NSAL Voice Competition in Bloomington, IN, in 2008.  Nathan Gunn, a leading baritone of the Metropolitan Opera and other major opera companies, was a judge in the 2008 competition.


May 2014

Hannah Hammel and Carol Wincenc 2014

Hannah Hammel, Honorable Mention Winner, and Carol Wincenc, NSAL Gold Medal Winner for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

In Praise of Carol Wincenc 2014
An essay by Second Vice President Judy Park