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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Astonishing comedic dancing by the enchanted lovers stole the show in this revival of Stephen Mills' Shakespearean ballet
"...Hermia, and Lysander. Stephen Mills' choreography – performed by Jaime Lynn Witts, Christopher Swaim, Ashley Lynn Gilfix, and Frank..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...by the Beast but from the attraction communicated by Jaime Lynn Witts' Belle and Edward Carr's Beast, an attraction..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Sleeping Beauty
This classic's technical challenges were cause for concern, but Ballet Austin's staging boasted wonders as well
"...Bluebird pas de deux. And yet of all yets, Jaime Lynn Witts absolutely defined the role of Lilac Fairy...."

May 16, 2014 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Taming of the Shrew
A real wedded couple illuminated the roles of Kate and Petruchio in Stephen Mills' well-loved ballet
"...Wedded couple Jaime Lynn Witts and Frank Shott, as Kate and Petruchio,..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

'Coppélia'
Stephen Mills programs this comic work to help develop Austin's ballet palate
"...role of Dr. Coppélius, the leads are double-cast: Ashley Lynn Gilfix with Frank Shott, and, with Paul Michael Bloodgood,..."

May 7, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
The company’s 56th run at this holiday classic retains its magic – enough beauty and wonder to transport you to enchanting realms
"...was delighted by the scampering mice who, in Judanna Lynn's rustic clothes and full-head masks, looked like they'd wandered..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)
In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins
"...the heroine, danced wonderfully by the comic and earnest Jaime Lynn Witts, was gregarious but prim, in her blue..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...Rosario and Erica Gionfriddo, now in its early stages Jaime Lynn Witts..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Director's Choice
Jennifer Hart's first commission for Ballet Austin was this triple bill's highlight
"...Tucci designed the lighting). Left alone with Edward Carr, Jaime Lynn Witts gasped and let something fly from her..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Rite of Spring
Ballet Austin's triple bill melded classicism, romance, and biology to striking effect
"...joy, but I can't say that the lead couple, Jaime Lynn Witts and Paul Michael Bloodgood, transcended the steps...."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Ashley Lynn, Agon..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Top 10 Kicky Linkups in 2014
This year, dance was all about the partnering – some of it unusual, all of it captivating
"...6) JENNIFER HART/ASHLEY LYNN/EDWARD CARR/A LARGE AREA RUG ("On Truth and Love," Performa..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Giselle
Several Ballet Austin dancers rose to the challenges of this classic of romantic ballet
"...the hapless girl jilted in Duke Albrecht's amusement-turned-nightmare, Ashley Lynn Gilfix was sweet, and in the second act among..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance
This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed
"...symbiotic, matter of fact, purposeful. An extended duet between Jaime Lynn Witts and Oliver Greene-Cramer showcased exquisite partnering: sure,..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Nutcracker
Ballet Austin's warm and decidely unstuffy production deserves to be a family holiday tradition
"...the Flowers, which is too bad because he missed Jaime Lynn Witts' playful and flirtatious Dewdrop weaving intricate patterns..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Arts Review by Dawn Davis Loring

Top 10 'It's Alive!' Moments in Dance, of Those Events I Happened To See in 2010
Recalling the times in 2010 when contemporary dance and ballet showed a pulse
"...choreographer as well as the versatility and generosity of Jaime Lynn Witts' dancing...."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan / Carmina Burana and Kai
Completeness from Delfos Danza Contemporánea, mixed results from Ballet Austin
"...In the lead female role, dancing with Frank Shott, Jaime Lynn Witts was lovely, strong, and fresh. The softness..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Truth & Beauty: The Bach Project
This triple bill wasn't all truth or beauty, but it was a good night at the ballet
"...she were trying to avoid contact with the music. Jaime Lynn Witts and Frank Shott were exceptions, and they..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Swan Lake
As Ballet Austin danced through a mist of blue, 'Swan Lake' cast its spell once more
"...Siegfried's party: Spanish (Margot Brown and Eric Midgley), Italian (Jaime Lynn Witts and Paul Michael Bloodgood), and Russian (Anne..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Review by Ann Ciccolella

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Roll Along and the Rude Mechanicals’ premiere of Kirk Lynn’s Shakespearean reboot Fixing King John. (Since this author was..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...I've Never Been So Happy, Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New American Talent / Dance
Energy and choreographic craft keep this competition springtime fresh
"...A framework for the piece involves a near-nude Ashley Lynn Gilfix and Joseph Hernandez undulating as some sort of..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Agon and The Firebird
Ballet Austin put the moves on Stravinsky with this double feature
"...it's about sustaining that spirit. Aara Krumpe and Ashley Lynn Sherman each did that by developing individualized qualities: Krumpe's..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

La Sylphide
Ballet Austin's first brush with Bournonville showed his style suiting the dancers
"...as the sylph and Frank Shott as James. (Ashley Lynn Gilfix and Paul Michael Bloodgood performed the roles Saturday.)..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Disagrees With Dance Reviewer
"...continue to enjoy the great performances by Aara Krumpe, Jaime Lynn Witts, James Fuller, and many others right here..."

May 19, 2014 Postmarks

Culture Class
The 2009-2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Jaime Lynn Witts, Truth & Beauty: The Bach Project Ensemble..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Jaime Lynn Witts, Truth & Beauty: The Bach Project Ensemble..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Director's Choice/Evolution
In Director's Choice/Evolution, the side-by-side presentation of old and new dances by Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills and Gina Patterson revealed two creators maturing and deepening in their art
"...springtime exuberance, as with Anthony Casati sweeping a swooning Jaime Lynn Witts literally off her feet or Michelle Thompson,..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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