A list of Camille Friall’s favorite things includes Saturday dance rehearsals at the Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee (BACT) with her friends and the ballet history she learns during her weekly repertoire classes with distinguished dance educator Amy Lowe.
Camille, 16, is a company soloist in BACT’s Capital City Festival Ballet and says that above all else, leaping across a wide-open stage tops that list.
“I’ve been dancing for almost as long as I can remember,” says Camille. “I’ve grown up with ballet and fallen in love with it over the years. It’s not only the structure, but how everyone moves together and forms this beautiful picture for the audience to see. It’s almost like an interactive experience that a dancer creates for the audience.”
This December, Camille will perform in BACT and Capital City Festival Ballet’s “A Few of My Favorite Things.” The performance will feature excerpts from three classical ballets: “The Nutcracker,” “Pas de Quatre” and “Les Patineurs” to ring in the holiday season along with live music played by local musicians.
Much like the performance, Camille's own training in the arts has included both dance and music. She’s trained in piano and earned superior ratings in her school district performances as a percussionist on tympani, snare drum, and xylophone.
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