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August 18, 2012 | Ohio Theatre

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One Night Only! A dazzling array of internationally-acclaimed dance stars will take to the stage of the magnificent Ohio Theatre for this one night only event in a program of grand solos, pas de deux, pas de trios and more joined by the outstanding dancers of BalletMet.


Global Dancers – Global Dances

The dance works featured on BalletMet’s Global Dance Stars Gala are show stoppers of the classical and contemporary repertory. Among them are:


George Gershwin’s 3 Preludes

Choreographed by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Tom Gold, Gershwin’s 3 Preludes will be performed by New York City Ballet/Tom Gold Dance soloists Abi Stafford and Jared Angle. The pair will also dance a pas de deux from Balanchine’s Agon.



Former BalletMet Artistic Director David Nixon – the current Artistic Director of Northern Ballet of Leeds, England – will gift Columbus audiences with a glimpse of his Cleopatra, a very recent collaboration with Miss Saigon and Les Miserables composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. Dancing the work will be two of the company’s established stars – Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley. A section from Nixon’s Wuthering Heights will also be performed by the pair.


Madame Butterfly

Choreographed by Stanton Welch, the former BalletMet Artistic Associate and current Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, the pas de deux from Madame Butterfly will be performed by Houston Ballet principal dancers Amy Fote and Simon Ball.


Bringing Noise

Broadway hoofer Marshall Davis, Jr., who appeared in Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, and at BalletMet in the much-admired Simply Sammy, will bring his fiery footwork to the proceedings, performing two numbers.


Pulses, Chords, Passion

Also appearing on the Global Dance Stars Gala is BalletMet’s own corps of extraordinary dancers performing Darrell Grand Moultrie’s sizzling Pulses, Chords, Passion, a work that received its world premiere during BalletMet’s 2011-2012 season as part of Jazz Moves Columbus, the company’s acclaimed collaboration with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and WOSU Public Media.


National Ballet of Canada principal dancers Greta Hodgkinson and Guillauame Cote will dance the famous Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lakeas well as Summer from James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons.


Check back soon for casting and additional information!

Meet the Stars

Guillaume Cote

Greta Hodgkinson

Tom Gold

Abi Stafford

Jared Angle

Marshall Davis, Jr.

Martha Leebolt

Tobias Batley

Lorna Feij

Nelson Madrigal

Simon Ball

Amy Fote

Global Dance Stars Gala Reception
& Tribute to Gerard Charles

August 18, 2012 | 9:30 pm (Immediately following performance)

$50 per person, Event tickets are coming soon

Global Dance Stars Gala