CONWAY, Ark. (October 8, 2013) – Houston Ballet II will perform Thursday, Oct.
24 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College.
They will perform excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty and Artistic Director
Stanton Welch’s neoclassical work, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth.
The concert, arranged by Hendrix Special Events and the Hendrix College Department
of Theatre Arts and Dance, is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
There will also be a master-level demonstration class on Wednesday, Oct. 23,
from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Trieschmann Dance Studio as a complementary outreach
to the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas.
For more information, contact Hendrix dance professor Brigitte Rogers at
email@example.com call 501-505-2947.
Houston Ballet II is the second company of Houston Ballet, America’s fourth largest
ballet company. Comprised of a stellar array of ballet students from around the
world, Houston Ballet II members perform a diverse range of dance works such as
excerpts from the great classics like The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake,
and The Nutcracker to contemporary works by Houston Ballet Artistic Director
The mission of Houston Ballet II is three-fold; to provide students the opportunity
to dance leading roles in varied repertoire, to allow the dancers to develop technically
and artistically through performance experience, and to serve the greater Houston
community by providing quality, professional performances. The visibility
of the excellent training in Houston Ballet II supports the growth of the professional
company at large.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Stanton Welch and Shelly Power, Academy
Director, Houston Ballet II dancers are led by the internationally acclaimed coaches
and teachers Claudio Muñoz, ballet master for Houston Ballet II; Sabrina Lenzi,
ballet mistress for Houston Ballet II and Houston Ballet’s artistic staff. Houston
Ballet II second company members tour both nationally and internationally, and have
performed in Mexico, China, Hungary, Guatemala, and Lausaunne, Switzerland where
Houston Ballet II performed at the prestigious Prix de Lausanne dance competition.
This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance,
the National Endowment for the Arts, Arkansas Art's Council, and foundations, corporations,
and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
For more information about Mid-America Arts Alliance, visit them online at www.maaa.org.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts
and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of
the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton
Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's
Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated
with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit
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