The Ballet Ensemble of Texas was formed in May of 2001
The goal of this company is to present quality ballet performances for the local communities and to provide advanced ballet students with the opportunity to prepare for a career in dance.
It is the official company of the Ballet Academy of Texas in Coppell. Ballet Ensemble of Texas is a non-profit company that is funded solely by donations and coordinated by the volunteer efforts of many of individuals.
Jimena Flores-Sanchez in the role of "Pigtail Girl" in "Graduation Ball"
Photo by Cathy Vanover
The classic comedy ballet "Graduation Ball", which is based in the 19th century when boys' schools and girls' schools have one dance per year together, and mischief abounds!
Video featuring the pre-professional company performing Swan Lake, Tarantella, Coppelia and more...
Ballet Frontier of Texas and numerous guest companies from around
North Texas offer a spirited Youth Ballet Festival.
by Cheryl Callon
published Monday, January 14, 2013
Fort Worth — Underneath the grandeur and awe of the professional dance companies in the Metroplex lies a vibrant and quite large community of pre-professional artists eagerly working their way up. Saturday night's Sixth Annual Youth Dance Festival presented by Ballet Frontier of Texas at the W.E. Scott Theatre in Fort Worth gave platform for many of them to strut their stuff.
Ballet Ensemble of Texas brought the best work of the evening with Lisa Slagle's Rhapsody, neo-classical ballet with black-and-white clad dancers. Dallas Blagg and Katie Cheng delivered an exquisite duet, in addition to their respective solos. Their performances, however, only completed an already outstanding picture. Elaborate floor patterns and precise pointe work did much to bolster the piece, but its biggest strength was that the dancers truly looked alive.
Overall, the evening once again proved two things: The Metroplex has some extraordinary young dancers, and their teachers are doing a phenomenal job nurturing that talent.