ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic City Ballet has announced the dates for its two remaining Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) funded performances. As a recipient of the CRDA’s Entertainment Grant, the Atlantic City Ballet has done a total of five free performances in Atlantic City during the company’s 2012-2013 season.
On Saturday, April 27, at Resorts Casino, the Atlantic City Ballet will perform its newest ballet, Carmen, which recently had its world premiere at the Landis Theater in Vineland.
The following Saturday, May 4, at the Taj Mahal’s Mark G. Etess Arena, the Ballet is bringing back its homage to the Atlantic City of yesteryear with a performance of Caught Up In The Swing.
Both shows start 8pm and are free and open to the general public. They are part of AC Ballet’s “Everyday Dance Initiative” that allow ballet performances to be accessible to everyone. In existence for 30 years, the Atlantic City Ballet has become an artistic resource for the residents of southern New Jersey and the surrounding area.
The Atlantic City Ballet consists of 24 professional dancers from the United States and around the world, making it a uniquely culturally diverse company.
Miss Phyllis Papa, the founding director of the company, has been a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and the Stars of the American Ballet. She is also the recipient of the 1998 Brazilian Gold Medal of Honor.
For tickets or information, call(609) 804-1995 or visit acballet.org.