Dunmore Dancer Studies with School of the Pennsylvania Ballet

Celia EagenCelia Eagen, a principal dancer in the Ballet Theatre of Scranton senior company, recently completed a five week intensive virtual ballet program with Philadelphia’s School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.  

A rising senior at Dunmore High School, Celia has been dancing for 13 years at Ballet Theatre under the direction of Joanne Arduino . She has received training in ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater, dance history, and contemporary. 

Over the years, Celia has attended various summer programs to further her dance training. She has attended programs at The Rock School for Dance Education, Philadelphia  in 2016 and 2017, The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet in 2018 and 2020, and the Boston Ballet School in 2019. 

At Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Celia has been featured as Dewdrop Fairy and Clara  (The Nutcracker), Moyna (Giselle), Spring Fairy (Cinderella), and most recently as Squirrel Nutkin (The Tales of Beatrix Potter.) 

At Dunmore High School, Celia is among the top five ranked students in her 2021 graduating class and has served as Class Treasurer for the past two years. This past year, Celia was named an AP Scholar by the College Board and was awarded the Challenge Program Academic Excellence Award. She is a Varsity Cheerleader for the Dunmore Bucks and will serve as an Editor in Chief for the Class of 2021 yearbook. She is a four-year member of the Spanish Club, Health Careers Club, T.A.C.T. (Teens Against Commercial Tobacco) Club, S.A.D.D. Club, Health Careers Club, and Earth Club at DHS. 

Celia is the daughter of Attorney Todd and Mary Gene Eagen.

DHS Student Attends Prestigious Dance Program in Boston

Celia EagenCelia Eagen, daughter of Todd and Mary Gene Eagen of Dunmore, attended the prestigious Boston Ballet Summer Intensive for five weeks.

Celia, an incoming  junior at Dunmore High School, studied at The Rock School for Dance Education in 2016 and 2017 and received a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Ballet Summer School in 2018.

Celia auditioned and was selected to attend the Boston Ballet program in a rigorous process.

She is a member of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s senior company where she has been a featured soloist under the direction of Joanne Arduino.

At Ballet Theatre and its official school of The Dance Studio, she studies ballet, modern and jazz dance and is a teaching assistant. Her featured roles include Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker, Moyna in Giselle and the Spring Fairy in Cinderella.

Dunmoreans Take the Stage in Annual “Nutcracker” Production

Nutcracker DunmoreBTOS5312Dunmoreans featured in the 43rd annual free performance of The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University include, Mary Katherine Connor, standing, and Celia Eagen, seated.

Artistic Director Joanne Arduino is also a Dunmorean.

Shows are scheduled for Dec. 26, 27 and 28th at the Marywood Sette LaVerghetta Theater at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day.

Sponsored by Fidelity Bank, free tickets are available to the general public two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marywood box office.

For more information, visit www.balletscranton.org or call 570-347-2867.