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Wizard of Oz casting announced for upcoming Orpheum performances

Our leading lady, Dorothy, will be danced by Anwen David and Julie Marie Niekrasz. Julie previously danced the role of Glinda, and this will be Anwen's first Wizard of Oz with Ballet Memphis, but you'll recognize both of their wonder-filled moves from numerous awe-inspiring performances.    Along her travels Dorothy becomes fast friends with the Scarecrow. This season the role will be danced by Sergio Masero-Olarte and Oscar Fernandez, both full Company... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 0 comments
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Artistic Director Dorothy Gunther Pugh discusses the work in the upcoming premiere of 'Places Beyond'

When Associate Artistic Director Steven McMahon and I were discussing the focus of our second round of Ballet Memphis’ Places  series, we decided upon Places Beyond  as a way to extend our conversation with our audience about the ideas of places that are beyond our usual day-to-day dealings with our usual concepts of places. We wanted to focus on the idea of extended places that ask us to stretch our imaginations, perhaps places that cannot really quite be... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 comments
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'Step Up' review of 'Next Steps' by Jon Sparks for GoMemphis

Step it up   There is plenty of worthy entertainment going on this weekend, but I’m giving a top recommendation to  Ballet Memphis ’  “Next Steps,”  a remarkable presentation of three provocative, inspiring, hilarious and gorgeous original works. Steven McMahon , associate artistic director of the company, created and curated the program and choreographed one of the pieces. The title refers to where the art form of ballet might evolve... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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