Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents A Celebration of Dance
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents A Celebration of Dance, which opens with Festive Overture, originally choreographed by the Ballet Ensemble of Texas’ founding director, Lisa Slagle, for the 2008 Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival. The lively neoclassical ballet has music by Dmitri Shostakovich and is performed by 16 classically-dressed dancers featuring the superb classical training of the company.
A Celebration of Dance is Thom Clower’s second production with Ballet Ensemble of Texas since joining the company as artistic director in August 2018. Clower’s career spans more than 40 years as a professional dancer and master teacher. He performed eleven seasons with Dallas Ballet, served as artistic director of Ballet Dallas for eight seasons, ballet master for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and artistic director of Yuma Ballet Theatre in Arizona. Since 2001, Clower has worked around the world as a master teacher and choreographer.