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Providing artistic excellence since 1978, BalletMet Columbus strives to inspire and engage its audience through mesmerizing dance performances. The company’s theatrical brilliance in the field of dance is reflected by its diverse repertoire and contemporary works of art. Celebrate with BalletMet as it reaches the theaters this year with its professional dancers and exciting new performances by getting some BalletMet Columbus tickets in advance. The upcoming performances of 2013-2014 Season include the classical ballets like ‘Sawn Lake’ and ‘Symphony In C’.
BalletMet Columbus is a coveted professional dance company under the artistic direction of Edwaard Liang, former dancer and internationally renowned choreographer. BalletMet also maintains a resident company consisting of an ensemble of versatile dancers which are most prominent for their unique style and artistic expressiveness. Since its inception, BalletMet has been one of the best dance companies in the region. It was initially known as the Ballet Metropolitan when it started its fascinating productions under the legendary choreographer Wayne Soulant.
Based on his extensive experience and artistic qualities, Wayne Soulant was chosen as the first artistic director of Ballet Metropolitan. Under his able leadership, the company grew from a simple entrant troupe to a major arts institution, within a period of just eight years. Apart from presenting significant dance works presented by international choreographers, he also made some major contributions to the company’s repertoire including some of his own works like ‘Victorian Interlude’, ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Home to You’ and ‘Cole’. Soulant stayed with the company till 1986. He was then replaced by John McFall and under his artistic directorship the company started touring extensively.
John McFall, the second artistic director of the company had great expertise and skills as a dancer and a choreographer. He was a former dancer in San Francisco where he also worked as a choreographer, creating many new works for a company. He has also contributed to the repertoires of a number of ballet and theatre companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. McFall is also a receiver of three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Choreography. His tenure with BalletMet lasted till 1994 during which he added around fourteen ballets of his own to the company’s growing repertoire. These included ‘Plexus’, ‘Radiant Echoes’ and ‘Underbelly’ among others.
After the departure of John McFall came David Nixon whose rich background in dancing and choreography helped BalletMet to reach new heights of fame internationally. He spent seven years as the principal dancer at the National Ballet School of Toronto and five years at Deutsche Oper Ballet in Berlin. BalletMet’s performance schedule and dance contracts increased the most under his leadership and a huge surge was noticed in the company’s profits. He also made significant contributions to the repertoire by adding a total of nineteen premiere ballets which included his own ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Butterfly’, ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Dracula’, ‘Sudden Impulse’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
After Nixon left, the helm of Artistic Director was taken over by Gerard Charles who, together with his artistic associate Stanton Welch, continued fulfilling his responsibilities till 2013. Charles was a former professional dancer at BalletMet and other companies including the Milwaukee Ballet and the Ballet International in London. His most prominent contribution to the BalletMet was the 25th Anniversary season celebrations which featured the new world premiere of ‘Cinderella’, ‘Don Quixote’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Nutcracker’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. It was also during Charles’s time that the company made its Manhattan debut at the prestigious Joyce theatre in New York. The company also made an appearance at the 13th Annual International Contemporary Dance Festival.
Like every season, the 2013-2014 Season of BalletMet has come with exciting new ballet productions under the company’s new artistic director Edwaard Liang. This season you can watch the magical world of ‘The Nutcracker’, the delirious dwellers of the ‘Wonderland’, the high energy classicism of ‘Balanchine’ and the exotic tale of love, betrayal and redemption with ‘Swan Lake.’ BalletMet Columbus tickets are a must if you want to watch the internationally renowned dancers of BalletMet perform in any of these exciting ballets.