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Fort Wayne Philharmonic Pops Premieres with Ballroom With A Twist 11/19-20

"Ballroom With a Twist" is an extravagant evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances. This brilliant new dance production is conceived and choreographed by "Dancing With The Stars" own, Emmy nominated, Louis Van Amstel. The Phil is proud to host the World premiere symphony version of this spectacular event at the Embassy Theatre November 19 and 20th as part of their Philharmonic Sweetwater Pops Series.

Louis Van Amstel, a four-time "Dancing With The Stars" pro, brings ballroom to the stage as he choreographs an entire ensemble of fabulous young dancers from shows such as "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." On "Dancing With The Stars," van Amstel has partnered with celebrities Margaret Cho, Niecy Nash, Kelly Osbourne, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Rinna, and has choreographed the live Dancing With The Stars Tour.

This groundbreaking new show stars "Dancing With The Stars" pro dancer Jonathan Roberts, who has partnered with Rachel Hunter, Heather Mills and Marie Osmond . Also live on stage will be Ade Obayomi this year's All Star from "So You Think You Can Dance" and Randi Lynn Evans (SYTYCD season 5). Vocals for the show will be provided by American Idol finalists David Hernandez (season 7), LaKisha Jones (Season 6) who starred in the Broadway version of "The Color Purple," Gina Glocksen (season 6) and Von Smith (season 8).

All dancing in "Ballroom With a Twist" is choreographed to music played live by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Conductor Bradley Thachuk.

Here's what to expect in "Ballroom With a Twist": Extravagant, flashy costumes like what is seen on "Dancing With the Stars." Energetic and crisp choreography created by Louis Van Amstel, former Latin and show dance world champion. Brilliant young dancers captivating the audience, powerful vocal performances by American Idol Finalists and the world class musical sounds of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

"We are very excited to partner with "Ballroom with a Twist" creators in designing this new opportunity for orchestras to join with talented dancers and singers for a unique and thrilling concert experience." Said J.L. Nave III, president of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Tickets are selling fast . They are starting at $25, can be purchased by calling 481-0777, online at <> <> , or at the Embassy Theatre box office.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Now performing its 67th season, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's mission is to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education. The Phil is led by Music Director Andrew Constantine. The Phil is a member of the League of American Orchestras and a funded member of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information, log on to our website: <> .


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