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Build-a-Ballet is a 50-minute interactive performance that introduces elementary-age students to the process involved in creating a work of art. Dancers from Ballet Austin’s Professional Level Trainee program perform nine excerpts from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mill’s version of The Carnival of the Animals with original music by Camille Saint SaŽns. Students participate in developing a movement phrase that is eventually incorporated into the ballet. We also discuss elements of choreography, including use of space, rhythm, timing, and partnering. Build-a-Ballet is presented in schools and also onsite at Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater.


Show times at Ballet Austin – AustinVentures Studio Theater:

Wednesday February 11, 2009 at 10am
Wednesday February 11, 2009 at 3:45pm
Thursday February 12, 2009 at 12pm

Bring Build-a-Ballet to your school:

Contact Pei-San Brown, Director of Community Education, for available dates and pricing or 512.476.9151 ext. 178


Ticket Prices:

$7 per student

1 complimentary adult admission for every 22 students
$7 per each additional adult (additional adults must be approved by Ballet Austin)

What a spectacular program you did for us this morning! To have the dancers right in front of us, to hear the pitter-patter of their shoes as they danced and even to know a little bit about the dancers and ask them questions was such a fantastic experience. The way the information was presented and demonstrated really made sense and I think will make a lasting impression. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, are very impressed and want to thank you and the dancers.

 - Kim Kinahan, Kirby Hall School

To register your school for Build-a-Ballet interactive performances, please contact Pei-San Brown, Director of Community Education at or 512.476.9151 ext. 178

For more information about underwriting/sponsorship opportunities for Build-a-Ballet, please contact Michelle Martin, Associate Artistic Director, at or 512.476.9151 ext. 130.

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