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presents a spring repertoire performance

June 3, and June 4 at 7:30PM
In the Ballroom 226 N. 6th Street

free seating with reservations - 765.423.1633

Salieri - SALIERI: Douglas
Grieg: NORDIC DANCES: Peticolas
Renaissance Collection: DANGEROUS BEAUTY: Peticolas


More about our ARTISTS:

JAMES CRAMER: Role of Orazio in DANGEROUS BEAUTY. Our permanent guest Drosselmeyer, Mr. Cramer has been enriching our production for many years. James graduated from Butler University with a B. A. in Dance in 1984. He has danced with Indianapolis Ballet Theatre under George Verdak and Dace Dindonis, Dance Alive! FL, Ballet Midland TX, Nevada Dance Theatre under Vassili Sulich, and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis. Mr. Cramer makes frequent guest appearances with companies such as Salt Creek Ballet, IL, Alexandra Ballet of St. Louis and Butler Ballet, Indianapolis. He performed in 2008 in The Lion King in Indianapolis. We have lost track of the year Mr. Cramer has added his generous touch of magic as Herr Drosselmeyer in the Lafayette Ballet production of The Nutcracker where his respect for the classical mime and drama of the ballet enhance the traditional esthetics of LBC.

LISA DOUGLAS: Choreographer of SALIERI and Role of Artemisia in DANGEROUS BEAUTY. Ms. Douglas received her training from Lafayette Ballet School, Cincinnati Conservatory and Nutmeg Ballet School. She has been dancing with the company since she first appeared as an extra at age four. She has danced almost every female role in the Nutcracker and has premiered and inspired a great deal of choreography. Mrs. Douglas is on the faculty at Lafayette Ballet School and was an Artist in Residence at Jefferson High School for 5 years. Now in her role as company teacher and ballet mistress, she is vital in inspiring the upcoming dancers to technical and artistic proficiency in the repertory. She can alternate between humor: the Cuckoo from Carnival of the Animals - to classicism: Dew Drop in the Nutcracker with a quick change of costume, style, and technique and her incredible memory and accuracy continue to keep the LBC corps de ballet in order.

JENNIFER HAUSDORFER: Role of Judith in DANGEROUS BEAUTY. Jennifer Hintz Hausdorfer is a 2008 graduate of Lafayette Ballet School. Lafayette audiences have appreciated her power and presence in roles as the Ice Crystal, Queen Rat, Coffee, Waltz of the Flowers, and Chocolate in The Nutcracker as well as soloist roles in Ebbtide, Don Quixote, Hungarian Dances, Paquita, Raymonda, Danzas Antiguas, Divas Dance Dvorak, and Thus Sang the Children. Ms. Hausdorfer has studied in summer sessions at the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Internationale, Indianapolis, as well as ABT Midwest, Youth America Grand Prix regional competitions She graduated Herron School of Art of IUPUI Indianapolis with B. A. in 2012. Now living in the Maryland/DC area, she dances with Moveius, teaches at the Kirov Academy, Washington DC, and keeps special moments for her husband and tip-toeing daughter.

COMPANY ARTISTS: Claire Daily, Monica Daily, Makenna Dejoie, Yonghua Hu, Crystal Jiang, Mary Grace Pherson, Elaine Rand, Miranda Yeomans.

COMPANY APPRENTICES: Zoe Lister, Abigail Lee, Reva Simmons, Victoria Taylor, Kylie Walkup

DANCERS OF LAFAYETTE BALLET SCHOOL: Anna Crossley, Yarra Ellett, Madelene Martinez, Noah Seidl, Micaela Zavattieri

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For more about the subjects of our ballets, we can suggest: Antonio Salieri: composer, Artemisia Gentileschi, painter, and Edvard Grieg, Composer.