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Ballet Des Moines comes to Stephens Auditorium!

Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., Ballet Des Moines will bring a new production of Triple Bill to audiences at Stephens Auditorium. Triple Bill by Ballet Des Moines features three short ballets by three different choreographers in one evening of dance.

Ballet Des Moines’ artistic director, Serkan Usta, will be joined by two guest choreographers, Ma Cong and Ryan Nye. Each will present unique ballets featuring the company’s own professional dancers. Triple Bill includes Usta’s world premier contemporary ballet.

Ma Cong is the resident choreographer for the Tulsa Ballet and an in-demand worldwide choreographer who recently choreographed the revival of the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. Ryan Nye is an award-winning choreographer from Waterville, Maine and has had three world premiere ballets.

Triple Bill showcases contemporary ballet through the stunning artistry of our dancers,” said Usta. “For one special night, you can experience the beauty and exhilaration of a show that rivals any ballet in a larger city. If you’ve never seen ballet, this is the one to go see.”

As an added feature, advanced-level students of the Robert Thomas Dancenter will perform a special fourth piece featuring classical music and ballet choreography.

To learn more about Ballet Des Moines and its upcoming productions, please visit, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter at @BalletDM.

About Ballet Des Moines

Ballet Des Moines is a private nonprofit organization based in West Des Moines, Iowa. Under the artistic direction of Serkan Usta, Ballet Des Moines launched its first professional ballet company in 2012, offering additional training opportunities for young dancers and an expanded performance season. Ballet Des Moines exists to enrich lives in the greater Des Moines area by delivering excellence in the performing arts and striving to provide the highest level of dance education in the region.

Submitted by Iowa State Center.

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