AC Ballet Heads To Wine Country As Cultural Ambassadors For Atlantic City

By: Jan. 16, 2019
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AC Ballet Heads To Wine Country As Cultural Ambassadors For Atlantic City

The Atlantic City Ballet will once again be heading to the West Coast for a weekend of performances of Swan Lake. After a successful 2018 West Coast tour, The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has invited the company back after last year's sold out houses of Sleeping Beauty.

Company Founder and Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa emphasized, "This is a wonderful opportunity for the company. We are so proud to be able to represent Atlantic City as its cultural ambassadors." All 31 dancers will be making the trip and will have a packed weekend. The tour starts with a residency on Friday and then two performances on Saturday. The company will fly back Sunday but Ms. Papa will stay and hold company auditions for the 19/20 season in San Francisco. "Having these west coast auditions allows me to see a whole New Group of dancers I may not otherwise get to see in person." stated Ms. Papa. Plans to return to Napa in 2020 are also in the works and the company is hoping to expand its west coast tour next season to include more venues and dates

Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences

For a complete list of performances visit www.acballet.org or call 609-348-7201 for more information.



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