Roy Schoppe dancing the role of Drummer Boy in BalletForte's production of “Graduation Ball.” The ballet will be part of the Pre-Professional Company’s “Spring Gala” performances April 4-5 at the Stafford Centre. (Photo: Michael Banigan/BalletForte)
Nonprofit BalletForte, Fort Bend County’s pre-professional ballet company, presents "Spring Gala,” featuring the romantic reverie “Les Sylphides,” the frolicsome “Graduation Ball,” and new works by talented artists, April 4-5 at the Stafford Centre. BalletForte also welcomes special guest company Beaumont Ballet Theatre to “Spring Gala.”
Directed by Michael Banigan and Dianne Jarrell, BalletForte provides a training ground and professional quality performance opportunities for serious dancers from the Houston area. BalletForte Company members audition for and are accepted into summer programs offered by professional ballet companies nationwide.
As a member of Regional Dance America, the Company will attend the 2020 Regional Dance America-Southwest Festival in Arkansas in late March, where the Company will present “Breathe,” choreographed by BalletForte Artistic Director Michael Banigan, in the Festival’s Showcase performance and “Dysperception,” choreographed by Ballet-Forte soloist Anna Lillig, in the Emerging Choreography Concert the first night of the Festival. Both of those pieces will also be presented at the Stafford Centre as part of “Spring Gala” April 4-5.