Grand Rapids Ballet Tickets
Celebrating its 41st anniversary this year is the world famous Grand Rapids Ballet company. With its phenomenal presentations of art and dance, the company has certainly made its mark in theatre. Determined to lift the human spirit, it performs some of the best shows all over the world. An upcoming performance by this ballet includes ‘The Nutcracker’ and ‘Rubies’ for Valentine's Day. To be a part of a show by this company, get the Grand Rapids Ballet tickets now and have a spectacular time. Don't miss this opportunity.
If you're a fan of the renowned Grand Rapids Ballet, you would know that it’s celebrating its 41st anniversary this season. For this, the ballet performers are likely to mesmerize you all yet again with a phenomenal show. The ballet, committed at uplifting the spirit of the audience through their mind-blowing routines and dance performances, never fails to put together a great show. To be a part of a show by this ballet you better get hold of the Grand Rapids Ballet tickets.
For all its spectacular performances, the ballet has won the ArtServe Michigan Governor's Arts Award for the "Outstanding Cultural Organization". Not only this, it has marked its place as one of the most well established ballet companies in the world boasting of a rich history. The company is known for its rapid growth and dedication to strong community support as well as excellence; the ballet company has truly become a landmark in Michigan.
The company was created in 1972 under Sally Seven who was the Artistic Director at the time. It developed its Summerfest School in order to produce talented dancers in 1983 and later joined Grand Rapids Civic Ballet. Today, the company entails more than 20 dancers, trainers as well as apprentices from all over the world, who work under Patricia Barkey, the Artistic Director. Not only this, the Grand Rapids Ballet School includes over 200 students who are taught by these talented dancers. The Dance Immersion Program introduced by the company includes over 1500 students who are trained freely in the introductory sessions. The company also has educational programs directed towards the community which aid in fostering the link between education and arts.
Perhaps the biggest reason for the company's growth lies in the talented ensemble. The artistic director of the company, Patricia Barkey has allowed the company to get involved in many fundraising programs, scholarships and contributions to performing arts that have allowed the ballet company to gain a lot of critical acclaim. The executive director of the company is Glenn Del Vechhio and Junior Company Artistic Director is Attila Mosolgyo, both of whom have contributed largely to the success of the business through their combined expertise.
Currently the company has many professional dancers who have set the stage ablaze many times with their performances. These dancers include Megan DeMuro, Dawnell Dryja, Connie Flachs, Darrell Haggard, Steven Houser and Cassidy Isaacson. Other wonderful performers include Dave Naquin, Yuka Oba, Scott Pascal, Monica Pelfrey, Rachel Riley, Stephen Sanford, Laura McQueen Schultz and Nicholas Schultz. Hannah Wilcox, Kyohei Giovanni Yoshida, Isaac Aoki, Gracie Huber, DJ Strong, Demi Trezona, Morgan Frasier, Keely Lytton as well as Caroline Wiley are also a part of the ballet company’s lineup.
The Grand Rapid Ballet mostly performs at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre as well as at the DeVos Performance Hall and embarks on several tours across the states. It performs over 50 shows per season and each of its events is more jam packed than the last. It is known mostly for presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic choreography. Its devotion to artistic excellence and attempts to develop a community that is appreciative of art is truly admirable.
Some upcoming performances by the ballet in its 2013-2014 seasons include “Dracula”, “The Nutcracker”, “Rubies, Movemedia”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “Mother Goose & Friends”, “Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet, Beauty and the Beat”, “Clara's Nutcracker Party”, “Spring Gala” as well as “Spring Break for Kids; A Different Tune”. With so many fabulous performances lined up, tickets to these events will be hard to get hold of. So grab the Grand Rapids Ballet tickets for yourself and your loved ones before it is too late.