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This Ballet Pioneer Is Totally on Pointe: dancer Kendall Britt returns home to NY

Out dancer Kendall G. Britt Jr. returns home a hero with Ballet Memphis. October 20, 2015 By: Brandon Voss "I was begging my mommy to take me to ballet class when I was six years old, which is quite young for a boy, actually,” recalls out Ballet Memphis dancer Kendall G. Britt Jr., who grew up in Queens. “Most boys start in their teens, but I was in my little tights long before that.”  Britt’s excited for a “paid visit home” when Ballet Memphis returns to Chelsea’s Joyce Theater... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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First in flight: Rafael Ferreras featured in Manhattan News

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Rafael Ferreras never considered himself one of “the cool kids.”  He felt like he was always playing catch up. Now everyone is trying to keep up with him. Ferreras’ latest work, Politics, is having its New York debut at the Joyce Theater in late October. The dance piece, choreographed by Ferreras and performed by the Ballet Memphis, has gotten rave reviews. The professional dancer has performed and trained for most of his life – for over two... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 0 comments
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Ballet Memphis puts on ‘Romeo & Juliet’ with more complete production

By Jon W. Sparks, The Commercial Appeal In creating "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare did his part. Then Sergei Prokofiev wrote a score for the story and nailed it. Now Steven McMahon is refining his original choreography to do Ballet Memphis' version of the classic in the company's first main stage show of its 29th season. "I choreographed 'Romeo and Juliet' in 2011," McMahon says, "and now that I'm restaging it, interestingly, I don't have much memory of last time... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 0 comments
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