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Milwaukee Ballet II Premieres New Works at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

January 25 Show features music of Cole Porter, Milwaukee Ballet Artist Director Michael Pink’s “Aubade” and new material from Milwaukee Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Timothy O’Donnell

By - Jan 8th, 2014 12:33 pm

MILWAUKEE – January 3, 2014 – Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII), the second company of Milwaukee Ballet, is set to stage a new work from Milwaukee Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Petr Zahradnícek at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee.

The January 25 show is the only MBII mainstage performance of this season and features three, distinct pieces: A world-premiere set to the music of Cole Porter from Milwaukee Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Petr Zahradnícek; “Aubade” from Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink; and a new work from Milwaukee Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Timothy O’Donnell.

“Seeing this show allows the audience to invest in the future of dance by supporting these talented, young dancers,” noted MBII Director Roland Yanes. “Plus, the show in and of itself is ideal for dance lovers and novices alike, as it showcases a range of styles, from classical to contemporary.”

Tickets are available at southmilwaukeepac.org or at 414-766-5049. Prices range from $8 for Student Side Seating to $30 for Adult Premium Seating.

About Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII)

The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program (MBII) takes excellent ballet students and transforms them into artists, ready for the professional world. These male and female trainees, ages 18 to 22, come to the program through international auditions. The MBII trainees perform their own repertoire; support Milwaukee Ballet Company in larger productions; and become ballet ambassadors by executing Milwaukee Ballet Community Outreach workshops and performances that serve more than 30,000 people a year in libraries, schools, senior and assisted living centers, community gatherings and functions.

About Milwaukee Ballet

Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities. Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy are recognized among the top companies in the nation. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. With an annual operating budget of more than $5 million, Milwaukee Ballet presents more than 40 performances to more than 50,000 people each year. Its resident company includes 24 professional dancers along with 20 trainees in The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program and is one of the few dance companies in the country to maintain its own symphony orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, the official school of the Ballet, has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students at three locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

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