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Ballet East
The company establishes its first dance academy for students at Eastside Memorial
"...This week, Ballet East Dance Company once again provides a showcase for..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet East Dance Company: Reclaiming the modern in a pomo world
Rodolfo Mendez wants us to remember that before there was postmodern, modern dance ruled
", according to Rodolfo Mendez. The artistic director of Ballet East Dance Company says he sees a generation of..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet East: An expression of Hope
Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West, but with a fourth choreographer from the prominent dance troupe having set work on the Austin company, it could
"...Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ballet East: 'Tribal'
Ballet East goes "Tribal" this weekend, using movement to explore issues of belonging, the ties that bind, and how tribes can lower us to barbarism or lift us to redemption
"...Ballet East goes "Tribal" this weekend, which means that company..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature

Larkin's Journey
New York choreographer Regina Larkin keeps coming back to Ballet East
"...the girl's gym at Martin Middle School on Austin's Eastside, Larkin spoke with equal fervor to a corps of..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Patti Hadad

Movin' on Up
Melissa Villareal's life was changed by Ballet East
"...who can help her. It's summer 1987 and the Eastside teenager, fresh out of eighth grade, has just seen..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

On the Road Again
Ballet East's Paths traces some of the many passages through life.
"...the paths taken and not taken, and this week Ballet East Dance Company will trace a number of those..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Rodolfo Mendez
Remembering the founder of Ballet East Dance Theatre
"...his life to bringing dance to students on Austin's Eastside, changing countless lives in the process, has left us...."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...eclectic mix of styles typical of our town: classical ballet, modern, aerial dance, tap, folklorico, flamenco...."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

America Hurrah: period piece
"...Motel, the darkest of the three plays, and the least substantive, attempts to take van Itallie's material into the..."

May 8, 1998 Arts Review

Between Heaven and Hades
Far from the purgatorial stasis of the title, Ballet East's program revealed significant journeys
"...I have to bicker with the title of Ballet East's latest program. While the company has historically been..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

In this mixed-dance program weighted with angst, skill and innovation were lacking
"...In another of Ballet East Dance Company's grab-bag programs, the presiding mood was..."

April 15, 2011 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Capital Metro Responds
"...As a community-based dance company, Ballet East Dance Theatre has been the recipient of grants..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Column

Giallo remake uses dark magic to give women their voices
"...their bodies across the dance floor of a prestigious ballet school in 1977 Berlin. The academy is next to..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Pushing Boundaries
Eight new dances that spoke engagingly to the place individuals have in groups
" easy at the final performance of Pushing Boundaries. Ballet East's fall production was such a big draw that..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...J. Richard Smith, Beauty and the Beast..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Hear Me/See Me'
Giving young immigrants and refugees a chance to tell their own stories
"...That didn't seem right to Rodolfo Mendez, so the Ballet East Dance Company artistic director created a forum for..."

July 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: First Flight
The thrill of seeing a young artist take that great leap forward creatively
"...Juan Pablo Flores' "Breathing" was only one element of Ballet East Dance Company's fall program that sent sunshine streaming..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The many paths we walk can shape the people we become in life. Ballet East united old and new troupe dancers and choreographers to present multiple works in Paths.
"...walk can shape the people we become in life. Ballet East united old and new troupe dancers and choreographers..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Collectivos: Seeds Of Our Ancestors
"...of Latino dance, with Auspicious Inc., Aztlan Dance Company, Ballet East Dance Theatre, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company, Toni..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...of its production of The Enchilada Western; Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklórico de Texas' presentation of its Noche de Folklor..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Arts Commission's 1996-97 Recommendations
"...half to the Mexic-Arte Museum, La Pena, Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico de Tejas, the Ballet East Dance Theatre, and..."

June 28, 1996 News Feature

Top 10 (+ 1) Dances With Big Heart in 2011
Recalling when contemporary dance and ballet showed huge heart in 2011
"...6) 'JOURNEY NO. 5' (Sharon Marroquín at Ballet East Dance Company)..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Aphrodite Dances: Chocolate
Warm, liquid sweetness flowed through a program of intriguing dance
"...Patterson, and American Repertory Ensemble, with additional support by Ballet East, made a single appearance in Austin before heading..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Symphony conductor and music director Peter Bay, choreographer and Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills, and Ballet Austin executive..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin's April Dancers
A month flooded with movement closes with Jennifer Sherburn's Arena and Tapestry's Passing It Forward
"...Austin abounds in dance. The month's first half saw Ballet Austin debut The Graham Reynolds Project, Aztlan Dance offer..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Lasting Impressions in Dance From 2009
Recalling a year in which cranes became dancers and dancers became stars
"...operator, transformed the machine into a sensitive creature that balletically soared and stretched – with awesome musicality. See also..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance Fever
With Hot September Flurries, a corps of Austin choreographers burn up the Blue all month long
"...of choreographers working in Austin today, you'd need at least another couple appendages with full sets of digits. Or,..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Speed talking at AMOA, Correa in as ASO ED, and Ballet East needs your toys
"...• Ballet East Dance Company will hold its annual toy drive..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The Studio Theater Project, Ballet Austin Short Work..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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