Thomas Enterline, (Mr. E), founded The Williamsport Civic Ballet School and Company in 1962 with his wife Kay Enterline.
He has been the Artistic Director of the Ballet Company, the Precisionaires Twirling Corps and the EPAC Opera Ensemble.
Mr. E studied ballet with Mme. Nathalie Branitzka, Nicholas Orloff, Michael Maule, Irina Borowska in New York City, and Norman Craig and Robert Wilson in Philadelphia.
Mr. E has choreographed for local high school band half time shows, local high school musical productions, M.A.T.O.T.A., the Williamsport Players, the Williamsport Civic Chorus, and Lycoming College. He was also the twirling drum major for the Repasz Band and the Keystoners Drum Corps.
Mr. Enterline studied piano, voice, musical theory and compositions with Williamsport's famous Irene Veley for 30 years. He also studied opera with New York City's Aldo B. DiTullio for 25 years.
He studied baton twirling as a teenager with Williamsport's Oliver W. Helmrich. As a twirler, Mr. Enterline won the IBTF World's Senior Boys Two Baton Championship in 1954, World's Senior Boys One Baton 1st runner up in 1954, PA state Senior Boys One Baton Champion in 1954, East Meets West Senior Boys National Two Baton Champion 1953, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Best Drum Major 1954. He has won many teacher and judge of the day awards over the years.
Mr. Enterline has performed the tenor lead in La Boheme, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Samson and Delilah, La Travianta, Tosca and the Duke in Rigoletto.
Mr. "E" has done the male lead in the musicals "I Do, I Do", "The King and I", and "Shenandoah" as well as second leads in "Kiss Me Kate", "Brigadoon", and "The Pajama Game".
He studied dance with local teachers until he went to the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company. After his first class there, he realized how little he actually knew and at that moment made up his mind that none of his students would ever have to feel what he felt at that moment. To date NONE of his twirlers, singers, pianists and dancers have had to know that feeling.
IF YOU WORK HARD ENOUGH, IT IS AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH!