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EDINBURG, TEXAS – APRIL 22, 2016 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ballet Company will present its first annual concert, “A Night of Ballet & Spanish Dance,” 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex (PAC) on the Edinburg Campus.
Tickets will be available at the PAC Box Office one hour before the performances. General admission tickets are $5 for adults, seniors, students and children.
“A Night of Ballet & Spanish Dance” brings to life the music of noted composers and choreographers, through ballet and classical Spanish dance. The concert will feature a cast of 45 dancers, vibrant costuming and dramatic choreographies enriched by special lighting.
The Ballet Company also will perform at 10 a.m. May 6, for public and private school students and teachers at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are $3 per student, teacher or sponsor. Teachers interested in attending should contact the Dance Program Office at (956) 665-2230 to request a reservation form.
The Ballet Company at UTRGV is under the direction of dance faculty Min Kim and Sonia Chapa. The classical Spanish dance choreographies are under the artistic direction of Sonia Chapa. Production manager is Zeidy Garza.
Members of the 2016 UTRGV Ballet Company are Amanda Luna, Alicia Guerra, Diana San Miguel, Kassandra Aguilera, Anika Aguirre, Sayuri Marcos, Jackie Lopez, Andrea De Santiago, Daniela Rios, Jeena Zamora, Vanessa Contreras, Brandon Salinas, Eric Martinez, Robert Larios, Jennifer Lozano, Tirzah Claus, Fancy De Leon, Perla Olivo, Guillermo Rivas, Lillian Rodriguez, Aracely Longoria, Yajaira Lopez, Susan Tristan, Illiana Cantu, Elizette Davila, Naileah Garza, Marisol Guerrero, Uriel Gongora, Deyla Lerma, Miranda Reyna, Itzayana Ramirez, Carissa Salinas, and Eleann Villarreal.