Caroline was selected as one of 15 dancers from across the nation to receive a full scholarship to go to Moscow, Russia this summer for 6 weeks to study the Russian language, culture and ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. This is through the Russian American Foundation / NSLI-Y program with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She will go to New York City for 3 weeks and participate in the Bolshoi Ballet’s summer intensive (this is her 3rd year with them) and then from there go directly to Moscow for an additional 6 weeks. They will stay at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and train in ballet with the Bolshoi’s Master Teachers during the morning, have Russian language classes all afternoon and then site-see and go to performances in the evenings. On the weekends they go home with home-stay families in Moscow.
She is going to have one wild summer! She has been training in classical ballet for the past 13 years and is currently a student at the Ohio Conservatory of Ballet located in Akron, and a dancer with the Stabrova Youth Ballet Company under Inna Stabrova.
Chandler was selected to go to Scotland this summer to play in the American High School Championship at St. Andrews from June 29th to July 5th. They play four rounds of golf total, a practice round and then 3 rounds for the tournament, and play on various courses in and around St. Andrews, Scotland. He is just going as an individual so will be paired up with a team once he gets there. They are housed at the University of St. Andrews.