I wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for us because as I am writing my (college) essay I find more and more things about myself that I have adopted from being a dancer such as my work ethic, perfectionism, respect, and responsibility. Not to mention all of the physical benefits. So I just wanted to say thank you for guiding us along this journey and helping ease us into maturity and being an adult before many of our peers at school. …dance has helped me try different things and there are many qualities in myself that I would have no idea about if I did not dance. So again I just wanted to say thank you for introducing me to the “real world” way before my peers at school and giving me opportunities that the majority of the world will never experience.
Hannah Garvey, student
Thanks for another great night (Parent’s Observation Week)! The staff spent time talking to the parents about the girls. It was great.
We are very blessed by your teachers. Wonderful to watch how quickly the girls pick up on choreography. I am not sure if Machiele could have even come close to that 2 years ago. She has grown so much at Mystic Ballet. I am proud of her and give much credit to the caliber of professionals Mystic Ballet provides. I hope you let Goran know this, too. Your whole team is outstanding!
Jennifer Brown, parent
“Desiree, you never cease to amaze us with your energy, compassion, and creativity. Morgan grows more confident and poised with each passing year and we have no doubt that you and your school play an important role in that process. We are so grateful for all you do and that our daughter is apart of such an amazing place. We are so excited for the future. It just keeps getting better and better.”
Lisa and David Tess, parents
“I can’t thank you enough for providing such a high quality program for children – we need more people like you who show children they can reach beyond the ordinary to something absolutely extraordinary!”
Leah Gardiner, parent
“I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful performance, everyone is still talking about it…. Our community is so fortunate to have you. It was a proud moment for me when I could say that these talented people donated their time.”
Caroline K. Chapman, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Entertainment Coordinator
“On behalf of Dean’s Mill School children I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance at our School… I heard great reviews not only from my children but from teachers as well. It is great to be able to show a another type of art to the children. I know that for some this is their first glance at ballet. Again, thank you for such beautiful performance.”
Debbie Valenti, PTO Dean’s Mill School
“Art and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much we have appreciated the influence you have had in our daughters lives. As creative mentors, you have demonstrated to them that they can stretch far beyond what they may have thought were their limitations. You have added beauty and grace as well as discipline and humility to their lives.”
Art and Stacey Singer, parents
“Your performances were absolutely wonderful and the lasting memory of our week long Nutcracker Ballet Unit. We are so lucky at Mystic Middle School to have people like yourself willing to give time from your busy schedule to share with us in such a special way.”
Jim Hilbie, Mystic Middle School
“Thank you for having this year’s summer program. My daughter, Kathryn, loved it. She didn’t know anyone and had never even been to the Dance Palace in Mystic, but insisted that she join something dance related this summer, or do nothing at all. For the past two years, in her previous school, she has not been encouraged or challenged in her dance classes. It has been a delight to arrive at 5:00PM to pick up a red-faced, sweaty, tired and SMILING daughter. Kathryn loves movement and truly wants to learn to dance to the best o her ability. Thank you for giving her that opportunity.”
Theresa Akerman, parent