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Dayton Ballet II Junior and Senior Companies and Dayton Ballet School to Perform at Bellbrook High School on May 15

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DAYTON OH (April 27, 2016) – On Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Bellbrook High School, Dayton Ballet II Junior and Senior Companies, the SSK Dance Ensemble and Level 5 Dayton Ballet School members will perform a special theatrical presentation, An Afternoon of Dance. The Bellbrook High School is located at 3737 Upper Bellbrook Road, Bellbrook, OH. Tickets for the Sunday performance are $15 and available at the door.

“Students performing in the program come from all over the area including Oakwood, Kettering, Tipp City Huber Heights, Fairborn, Bellbrook and Centerville,” said Carol Jean Heller, Dayton Ballet School’s Administrator. “Dancers in our pre-professional companies take classes 4 to 6 days a week and rehearse 2 to 3 times per week.”

The Senior Company has 18 members ages 14 and up from high schools including Oakwood, Miami Valley, Alter, and Tipp City, as well as Sinclair Community College and Wright State University.  Along with pieces from their various classes, the company will perform excerpts from Swan Lake, as well as some contemporary works.

The Junior Company will perform several contemporary works and join with the Senior Company for a section of Swan Lake.

Auditions for both companies of Dayton Ballet II will be held Friday, May 6 in the Downtown Dayton studio on the 4th floor of the Victoria Theatre, 140 North Main St. Male and female dancers age 10 and up are encouraged to audition.  

For additional information about Dayton Ballet II auditions, please contact the official school of Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Ballet School, at (937) 223-1542. 


About the Dayton Ballet
The second-oldest ballet company in the United States, Dayton Ballet is known internationally as "The Company of Premieres." As one of the top three dance companies in the nation that produces and presents new work, as well as the only dance company to establish a fund designated specifically to create new full-length 21st-century ballets, the organization takes special pride in having celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2012–2013 season.

Dayton Ballet hosts a season of four performances that includes familiar traditional ballets, the classic family-friendly holiday staple The Nutcracker, and new and innovative works. Our "homes" are the historic 1,139 seat Victoria Theatre and the state-of-the-art Schuster Center, which accommodates 2,300 patrons. Over 40 performances are presented in the two venues throughout the season. While performances are Dayton Ballet's most high-profile events, it is our commitment to dance education, training, and outreach that remains at the core of our existence and allows us to develop future audiences through the Dayton Ballet II Company, featuring pre-professional training and performing and our local association with Muse Machine. In addition, our Non-Profit Partners Program allows us to work with community agencies assisting special populations by distributing 1,000 tickets to at-risk youths, senior citizens, handicapped or terminally ill individuals and military families so that they may experience the joy of a ballet performance. Numerous adults enjoy Pre-performance Lectures and Encore! post-performance discussions with Dayton Ballet dancers, choreographers, and other artists.

About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.
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