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Texas Ballet Theater was established in 1961 as a small ballet company. Since then, it has become an internationally recognized institution. Our team’s hard work and talent has allowed us to attract some of the most talented choreographers and dancers in North Texas.

Mission

Texas Ballet Theater is dedicated to presenting world-class ballet, from classical to cutting-edge, and to promoting its appreciation, accessibility, technical mastery, and accessibility among students, pre-professionals, as well as audiences of all age. This company’s rich history includes many dance performances that are creative, expressive, and collaborative.

From Studio to Stage

Ben Stevenson is O.’s exceptional artistic director. Texas Ballet Theater’s repertoire has been described as innovative, expressive and collaborative. Every season, our artistic staff creates extraordinary pieces that range from timeless and traditional to modern and abstract.

GOING TO THE BALLET

What to wear

Ballet does not have a dress code. Some patrons wear jeans while others are dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns. While matinees tend to be more casual, opening night performances are usually more formal. It can get very cold in theaters so make sure to wrap up or bring a jacket.

How to Prepare

Check the time and allow for traffic, weather, and parking issues. You won’t get seated until the correct break in the performance if you are running behind. This could be intermission. This is to ensure that magic doesn’t get lost among a constant stream of latecomers.

It all started here

Over a millennium, ballet has changed. Although ballet’s movements are French, they are actually Italian. Ballet was originally created to entertain the Italian nobility. It was at its height in France under Louis XIV.

The first ballets were similar to today’s. They used dance to tell stories and recreate mythological events using music and movement. This was the inspiration for a whole art form.

Ballet Language

Louis XIV’s personal master of ballet, established the first ballet as a system of movement. Over time, ballet poses and positions became more familiar in French. Even though they don’t know French, dancers can follow any class anywhere in the world.

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