Category: Arts & Entertainment

Houston Ballet II performs Oct. 16 at UTRGV Performing Arts Center

Houston Ballet II

EDINBURG, TEXAS – SEPT. 23, 2015 – Rio Grande Valley ballet fans are invited to enjoy a performance Oct. 16 of the Houston Ballet II, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg Campus.

Houston Ballet II is the second company of the nationally acclaimed Houston Ballet, America’s fourth-largest classical ballet company.

The two-hour performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will feature six dance pieces, including classical ballet (August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano), neoclassical ballet (George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante), and several contemporary ballets.

Houston Ballet II will bring 15 dancers, and also will conduct a master class for UTRGV dance majors and community members. The master class will be 11 a.m. Oct. 16, in the Dance Studio on the Edinburg campus.

The company, consisting of talented young dancers from around the world, performs nationally and internationally. Under the direction of Stanton Welch, artistic director and an internationally celebrated choreographer, and Shelly Power, academy director, Houston Ballet II dancers are led by distinguished coaches and teachers Claudio Muñoz, ballet master, and Sabrina Lenzi, ballet mistress.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students (valid student ID required) and children.

For more information, contact the UTRGV Dance Program at (956) 665-2230.