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 is performing the role of "Pigtail Girl" in "Graduation Ball"
Photo by Cathy Vanover
Saturday Evening: March 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: March 8th at 2:30 p.m.
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“Ambitious Dance Program to be Presented”
The Coppell-based Ballet Ensemble of Texas is planning a fun, entertaining and ambitious program of dance for their annual Spring Performance. The company will revive 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! Also on the program will be "Donizetti Variations", the beautiful ballet by famed choreographer George Balanchine, as well as world premieres by resident choreographers Jenny Johnston, Allan Kinzie, and Darrell Cleveland.
The performances will take place at the beautiful Irving Arts Center on Saturday, March 7th @ 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 8th @ 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, and $25.00 for Students and Seniors. They may be purchased by calling the Irving Arts Center at (972) 252-ARTS or by going to their website at www.irvingartscenter.com. The Ballet Ensemble would like to thank their sponsors for this year's season of performances: Macy's, the City of Coppell, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information visit the Ballet Ensemble of Texas website at www.balletensembleoftexas.org or call (972) 745-0199.
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.