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Ballet Memphis Knowledge Quest Dance Club announces end of year performance

Join Ballet Memphis School staff and Ballet Memphis dancers as we give the stage to our budding young dancers at Knowledge Quest and Leadership Empowerment Center the stage for a final end-of-year performance. Scheduled for May 19, 4:30 p.m. at Gaston Community Center, the program entitled "Classic Hitz" will feature six, original short dance works created by Ballet Memphis teaching artists Nikki Lewis, Marsalett Dockery, Jared Harden and special choreographers D. Angelous Stevenson... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Friday, April 21, 2017 | 0 comments
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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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