Kalamazoo Ballet Bullard School
The Kalamazoo Ballet was founded by Therese Bullard in 1969, and is an honor and charter member of the Mid-States Regional Dance America Association, although presently on sabbatical. The Company's artistic philosophy focuses on excellence in professional performance together with fine arts education, coupled with a commitment to developiing and maintaining a varied repertoire consisting of traditional (including Highland) dance, classical ballet and innovative dance works.
Ms. Bullard, has choreographed and collaborated with August Tye (Bullard/Tye Productions) in creating works that include Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, and Jane,based on the Charlotte Bronte novel Jane Eyre. Ms. Bullard has also produced compressed versions of the ballets La Sylphide, Cinderella, Nutcracker, SleepingBeauty, Swan Lake and, with the help of Valerie Roche, Act 2 Coppelia. Other Bullard productions include Dances of the British Isles, Dances of Many Lands, Princess Tea, Ceilidh and more.