Avant Chamber Ballet Announces 2016-2017 Season

Season packages which include A Ballet Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Rhythm and Romance.  Highlights include the world premieres of Katie Cooper's A Ballet Christmas Carol and the continuation of the groundbreaking Women's Choreography Project.

Nutcracker: Short and Suite


November 17, 2016 - 7:30pm 
Whites Chapel, Southlake, TX
Presented by Apex Arts LEague  

The season opens with the return of Nutcracker: Short and Suite in Southlake, TX at White's Chapel presented by Apex Arts League. The production will build on the success last season and will include new sections from the Christmas classic as well as new costumes.

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A Ballet Christmas Carol


December 15-16, 2016 - 8:00pm 
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX 

Avant Chamber Ballet presents a world premiere of the classic Dicken's tale with a twist of setting the story in the world of dance and theater.  New choreography by Katie Cooper and a score by Tchaikovsky will bring the story to life and get you in the holiday spirit!

Celebrate the season with dance and live music!  

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Alice in Wonderland


February 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
February 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX  

In February just in time for Valentine's Day, ACB will restage Katie Cooper's smash-hit Alice in Wonderland, which first was performed by Avant Chamber Ballet in 2014 at the Eisemann Center. Described by the Dallas Morning News as "flawlessly designed", it is was a huge success for ACB and will be reset with an extended cast and production elements at the larger Dallas City Performance Hall with over 20 professional dancers and a cast of 40 students.  

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Rhythm and Romance


April 20-21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX  

April closes the season with the mixed repertoire program Rhythm and Romance. On the program will be George Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet - the biggest Balanchine ballet ACB has done to this point with 25 dancers. Part of this performance will include the third year of Women's Choreography Project. Women's Choreography Project gives emerging female choreographers a chance for their work to performed with live music and by professional dancers.  After sorting through 60 applications from around the world, Avant Chamber Ballet has selected local choreographer Hailey von Schlehnried.  In addition to von Schlehnried’s commission, the Women’s Choreography Project will feature a new-work by company dancer Kaitlyn McDermitt, as well as the restaging of Janie Richard’s critically acclaimed ballet L’Inverno from last year’s WCP.  To close the program Katie Cooper will premiere her new ballet The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires to Piazzolla's fiery and sensual music.

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