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Movin' on Up
Melissa Villareal's life was changed by Ballet East
"...beautiful.' I remember seeing Rudy," – that would be Rodolfo Mendez, Ballet East director and founder – "and that's..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

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

July 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Between Heaven and Hades
Far from the purgatorial stasis of the title, Ballet East's program revealed significant journeys
"...of performances at the Dougherty Arts Center, company director Rodolfo Mendez has presented dances by many choreographers – including..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet East
The company establishes its first dance academy for students at Eastside Memorial
"...teens. But when some former students told Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez that they missed the "support and fellowship" of..."

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
"...looks to be what's happening in dance, according to Rodolfo Mendez. The artistic director of Ballet East Dance Company..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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The Starbucks Showdown continues; and readers voice their opinions on last week's Best of Austin issue.
"...The Dare to Dance program, directed and created by Rodolfo Mendez, will forever disappear from the schedules of the..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column

All Over Creation: First Flight
The thrill of seeing a young artist take that great leap forward creatively
"...making the leap from dancer to dance-maker. Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez gave her that opportunity, and at Ballet East,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Voices
In this mixed-dance program weighted with angst, skill and innovation were lacking
"...of color often grace its stage, and founder/Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez leads what is probably the largest dance outreach..."

April 15, 2011 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Culture Flash!
Speed talking at AMOA, Correa in as ASO ED, and Ballet East needs your toys
"...either). For more information, call Ballet East Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez at 385-2838 or e-mail mendestein@hotmail.com...."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Pushing Boundaries
Eight new dances that spoke engagingly to the place individuals have in groups
"...in it. Seeing Ballet East founder and guiding light Rodolfo Mendez speak after this dance served to remind us..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Review 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
"...Suite, … Peggy Lee on commission from Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez and set it on the company in October...."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Paths
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.
"...plunged into Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez choreographed this path that used grand gestures and..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

On the Road Again
Ballet East's Paths traces some of the many passages through life.
"...some choreographers, the journey is internal. Company Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez uses Nathaniel Hawthorne's description of egoism as the..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Owing to budget woes in the College of Fine Arts, the UT PAC Prop Shop is closed for business, and local choreographers and dance companies earn national awards and international gigs.
"...prestigious Coming Up Taller Award. For more information, contact Rodolfo Mendez at 385-2838...."

Aug. 8, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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"...dance panel has not appreciated the tireless work Mr. Mendez and his company does, for many years, in the..."

July 19, 2002 Column

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Our readers talk back.
"...dance panel has not appreciated the tireless work Mr. Mendez and his company does, for many years, in the..."

July 12, 2002 Column

One and All

Sept. 22, 2015 Postmarks

Teacher Remembered

Jan. 7, 2015 Postmarks

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...induction of Ada Anderson, Robert DeSimone, Jessie Otto Hite, Rodolfo Mendez, Charles Moore, David Nancarrow, and Ken Webster into..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Eastside Needs Leaders Who Appreciate Its Nature and Needs

March 2, 2004 Postmarks

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Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

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Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column

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Our readers talk back.
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column

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Our readers talk back.
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column

Putting Himself 'Out Here'
Theatre Arts and English teacher Rick Garcia has put himself "out here," on Austin's fringes, n the off-the-map, lost-worldness of Johnston High School, to reach out to some of the poorest kids in one of Austin's most neglected neighborhoods and make a difference through that rare and vital cocktail: art and education.
"...funding. Toni Bravo or Rudy [Ballet East Artistic Director Rodolfo Mendez] are here once a week with my advanced..."

March 9, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

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The Real Obscenity
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

April 30, 1999 Column

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Plan for People, Not Cars
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

March 26, 1999 Column

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VanScoy's Agenda Part 2
"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

March 12, 1999 Column

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"...Rodolfo Mendez..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Column

Exhibitionism
America Hurrah: period piece
"...In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Rodolfo Mendez's Ballet East paid homage to a variety of..."

May 8, 1998 Arts Review

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