Performing is an encouraged part of the training process at FSPA and helps dancers grow and develop. Opportunities include FSPA’s annual Spring Concert, featuring all disciplines and many levels of dance. Two dance ensembles perform locally and the senior dance company performs annually at Walt Disney World. FSPA’s Ballet Conservatory Ensemble develops technique and artistry through class work and performance of classical variations, with special showings at THE BLACK BOX featured each trimester. Each spring, FSPA Ballet Conservatory dancers perform a mixed bill of diverse repertoire, expanding students’ knowledge of the classics while exploring contemporary ballet and choreography. In addition, our dancers have enjoyed several exciting collaborative concert performances with the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Pro Musica, including presentations of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite. Many FSPA dancers are also cast, by audition, in Franklin Performing Arts Company’s holiday production of The Nutcracker, performed with professional orchestra and special guest artists, such as Boston Ballet Principals Erica Cornejo and Paulo Arrais and Soloists Dalay Parrondo and Bradley Schlagheck.