Krull and Company is a proud sponsor of Terpsicorps Dance Academy, a 501(c)3 organization. In summer of 2015, Terpsicorps announced their crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for a new studio which would launch a full academy for all ages and abilities as well as integrate space for their professional dance company.
We believe in supporting those organizations which provide access to the arts as well as learning programs that strengthen and promote healthy bodies. Terpsicorps’ mission aligns with our own in our shared belief that we should create extraordinary experiences and strengthen our local community for the larger, long-term impact.
During the capital campaign, we committed as sponsors for the Terpsicorps Academy lobby. The Academy opened in fall 2015 to a receptive audience of families and dancers.
The new academy space, located in West Asheville, includes three studios, dressing rooms and a lounge/art gallery, as well as new equipment and foundations: sprung floors, mirrors, and sound systems.
This week, we will celebrate with Heather Maloy, Terpsicorps’ Artistic Director, as well as staff and board members at their Founders Party. We are so proud of their achievements and look forward to watching the Academy grow!
History of Terpsicorps
As of June, 2003, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance became North Carolina’s summertime professional contemporary ballet company. Terpsicorps hires in critically acclaimed dancers from such well respected dance companies as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, BalletMet, Kansas City Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet. Most dance companies lay off their dancers in the summertime when theater going tends to taper off. This has given the company the opportunity to hire first rate principal dancers for a short period of time and create innovative, theatrical shows.
Academy at Terpsicorps
The Academy at Terpsicorps seeks to provide the world class dance training & education, consistent with the stylistic requirements of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance Company. Dancers will be provided with a rich knowledge of classical technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. For more information, visit Terpsicorps website.