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 Post subject: Gala of International Ballet Stars August 12th Press release
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:58 am 

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June 27, 2006
Contact: Marvel Gentry Davis, (513) 608-6961,

Celebrating a tradition of excellence
ballet tech ohio performing arts association hosts 5th Annual
Gala of International Ballet Stars
On August 12, 2006 at 8PM the Fifth Annual Gala of International Ballet
Stars featuring the best dancers, best choreography, best companies,
will be, as always, a triumphant season finale, with some of the most
amazing international stars producing headlines such as “Sizzling
performers wow Aronoff crowd,” Cincinnati Enquirer. This year’s cast of
18 fabulous dancers from 10 world renowned companies represents 11
Countries spanning 4 continents. The only International Dance Gala in
the Midwest and one of a few in the entire nation, each year the Gala of
International Ballet Stars brings audiences to their feet with rousing
standing ovations and comments like, “The performance was absolutely
AWESOME” and ”the most outstanding local dance performance that I've
ever seen.”

This year the cast includes:

Alejandro Alvarez and Stephanie Dalphond, National Dance Company of
Spain dancing “Cor Perdut” and a duet from “Herrumbre”, both by Nacho

Anton Korsakov and Olesia Novikova , stars of the historic Kirov Ballet
performing the Pas de Deux from “La Sylphide” and Pas d'Esclave from “Le

Kellye Saunders and James Washington, Dance Theatre of Harlem in Glen
Tetley‘s "Adagissimo” from Dialogues III Movement and "Doina Pas de
Deux " by Royston Maldoom

Caroline Queiroz, Teatro Argentino de La Plata and partner Vladislav
Koltsov, Teatro Colon will dance a pas de deux from “Diana and Acteon”
and “Valses y Copas” (Waltz and Glasses) by Leonardo Reale, music by


Gala of International Ballet Stars page 2

Michele Jimenez and John Michael Schert, Trey McIntyre Project
performing pas de deux from McIntyre's "The Reassuring Effects of Form
and Poetry" (Dvorak) and pas de deux from "Like a Samba" (Astrud

Marie Lindqvist and Jan-Erik Wikström, Stockholm 59° North Soloists of
The Royal Swedish Ballet will dance “By the Painless Arrow of Artemis"
choreography by Virpi Pakhinen to tribal percussive music of Rodger
Ludvigsen and the “Nutcracker” Pas de deux

Yang Zou and Haiyan Wu, Miami City Ballet dancing "Giselle" and "Sunset"

Sonia Rodriguez and Aleksandar Antonijevic, National Ballet of Canada
will perform a pas de deux from “Apollo” and a pas de deux from Jerome
Robbins' "The Dreamer"

Adiarys Almeida and Jospeh Gatti from Cincinnati Ballet will perform the
“Black Swan” pas de deux and " Nothing" by 2005 standout Gala performer,
Jamal Story.

Take a whirlwind tour of the world of dance from classical to cutting
edge. Be amazed by the strength, artistry and skill of the dancers. The
variety of music and excellent choreography will thrill and excite you.
Enjoy dinner by the bite, live jazz and international cuisine at the
pre-show Gala of International Ballet Stars Global Fare International
Buffet at 7PM

Tickets to Gala of International Ballet Stars at Cincinnati’s Aronoff
Center Aug. 12, 2006 are $38-$58; to purchase, call 513.621.ARTS (2787)
or go to <>
or <> . For more
information call 513.683.6860. The performance will be preceded by the
Global Fare International buffet and live jazz music in the Aronoff
Center Lobby with dinner by the bite hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a
cash bar. Tickets are $12 for the Global Fare International Buffet and
Jazz Set and are available at the Aronoff Box Office and 513.621.ARTS
WGUC 90.9 FM, Time Warner Cable and The Cincinnati Herald are Media
sponsors for Gala of International Ballet Stars.
For more information, call ballet tech ohio performing arts association
at (513)683.6860, email or visit our
website at www.

ballet tech ohio performing arts association

Founded in 1997 by Claudia Rudolf Barrett, the non-profit ballet tech
ohio performing arts association presents a Season Series of major dance
programs and about a dozen community performances each year to provide
Greater Cincinnati with a new venue for high quality dance performances
featuring pre-professional and professional dancers and a wide variety
of artists, dance styles and music. The ballet tech ohio performing arts
association mission is to educate, entertain and amaze by providing
diverse and innovative performances that have a phenomenal community
impact. We have touched over 26,000 audience members with our Season
Series and community performances to further educate the public. Our
Dance 2 Community Kids community outreach program engaged individuals
and sponsor companies to partner with us to introduce over 1000 youth
from underserved communities to ballet and the Aronoff Center. Each
year, the Leaping for Literacy Project includes a spring production
based on beloved children’s stories to entertain families with children
of all ages. This project also includes free outreach performances in
area libraries and bookstores, a poster and poetry contest, and a book
giveaway to promote family literacy. ballet tech ohio performing arts
association sponsors the ballet tech ohio Summer Intensive Seminar,
which offers professional dance training by internationally acclaimed
dance teachers from all over the world and Master Classes by Gala of
International Ballet Stars performers as guest teachers. For more
information about ballet tech ohio performing arts association, visit <>

Marvel Gentry Davis

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