BETHLEHEM, PA ( May 11, 2019)— The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) will present its spring ice show: LUNA on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Steel Ice Center, located at 320 E. 1st Street, Bethlehem.
The show is the story of a bullied teen who escapes reality and learns that her differences and scars are the sources of her strength in this world. The show was written, planned and produced by Charter Arts figure skating students over the course of this past year. The students picked and edited the music, costumes, lighting cues, set pieces, choreographed virtually the entire show, handled marketing, and even created show poster concepts.
The show includes performances by the students and guest skaters including US Masters Jr/Sr Ladies National Champion Kristina Struthwolf Leato, Professional Skater and Aerialist Amy Berglund, and Men’s Champion and Aerialist Tam Bui.
This will be the last ice show produced by the school as the figure skating program will be discontinued at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5-$13 and are available online at www.CharterArts.org or at the door.
ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Charter Arts):
Charter Arts, opened in 2003, is an audition-based, tuition-free, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.
Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.
ABOUT THE CHARTER ARTS FIGURE SKATING FACULTY:
The Charter Arts Figure Skating faculty consists of Thom Mullins, Suzannah Nolt and Mary Anne Hoffman.
Mullins joined Charter Arts as Artistic Director of Figure Skating in 2015. He brought with him an extensive figure skating background. He is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and is a CER-A eligible coach through the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Mullins has also been a competitive adult figure skater for over twenty-five years; and one of only nine skaters who has competed in every single US Figure Skating Adult National Championship since the competition began in 1995. He has produced four annual benefit skating concerts in San Francisco, combining the talents of novice skaters with World and Olympic skaters, including Rudy Galindo, Surya Bonaly, Emanuel Sandhu, alongside Broadway singers and dancers.
Mullins was the Director of Marketing for The Yerba Buena Ice Center in San Francisco, CA, where he promoted skating programs, competitions, special events, and had the opportunity to work with Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano’s Youth Skate Foundation.
Mullins works alongside faculty member Suzannah Nolt, whose ice skating career has spanned four decades. She is a national coach and choreographer, a USFS Gold Medalist in pair skating, a two-time Adult National medalist, World Professional Pair Silver Medalist, and a former principal and line performer with Ice Capades and other skating companies.
Students also work with Mary Anne Hoffman from the Charter Arts Dance Department for ballet training. ( https://www.charterarts.org/
Information & Image Provided By:
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015