Congratulations to our director, Meghan Muncher, for her award winning performance at the Miss Alabama Program this past week. Meghan was awarded a Non-Finalist Talent Award, the CMNH Miracle Maker Award, and was a Finalist for the Miss Alabama Community Service Award. We are very proud of her and her accomplishments in the Miss Alabama Organization over the past 6 years. We now look forward to continue Meghan's vision of providing Fine Arts Education programs to all elementary students in the State of Alabama.
The Birmingham Ballet
6 May 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Thompson Stephanie@birminghamballet.com
Birmingham Ballet presents “Hues: Vibrant Shade of Dance, Art, and Live Music” at the BJCC this spring.
Who: BIRMINGHAM BALLET With Guest Artists MONTANA SKIES
What: Repertory Company Series performance “HUES”
When: May 28th, 7:30 pm Where: BJCC Theatre
Tickets: $20. Purchase at the BJCC Box office and all Ticketmaster locations
Artistic and Executive Director Cindy Free has led the company for nearly two decades, cultivating the superior talent from around the southeast. Birmingham Ballet has received critical acclaim with performances from its semi-professional Family Series and now the Professional Repertory Company is stepping out on its own with its debut performance, HUES.
BIRMINGHAM BALLET celebrates its 20th anniversary this season. BIRMINGHAM BALLET began as an academy and grew such an array of young dancers that a semi- professional wing was added to accommodate the emerging talents of the Birmingham community. With such a strong and grounded semi-professional track, BIRMINGHAM BALLET has now developed a Professional Repertory Company.
Free says of the new Repertory Company that it is “designed to bring the heritage of ballet forward into the present age and reinvent it so that audiences of this era can find the art of ballet relevant in their own lives”. She created a repertory company to showcase “shorter works of art with universal themes that people can be emotionally touched by, moved by, and inspired by.”
The Repertory Company is comprised of seven paid professional dancers and six apprentices. The company is made up of dancers with strong classical and contemporary ballet training and experience. Birmingham Ballet features some of the most impressive talents in the Alabama dance community. Whether presenting classical treasures from the Family Series or eclectic mix of works with the Repertory Series, Birmingham Ballet dancers shine with exceptional artistry, passion, and drive. The Company consists of dancers from several different states throughout the southeast. Birmingham Ballet's company members are strong, versatile artists who have extensive experience in a variety of styles. Members of the apprentice program have the opportunity to learn classical and contemporary repertoire, perform with the professional company and tour within the region.
Press Release - MAK Receives NEW GRANT!!!
My ARTS Kids has been awarded a 2011 Grant from the Alabama SUPPORT THE ARTS Tag Program. This is the second year MAK has been selected for this grant. "I am so excited that my program has again been selected to receive the support of such a wonderful program. This grant will go to the continuance of our programs". If you would like to support the ARTS in Alabama, purchasing a SUPPORT THE ARTS car tag is a wonderful way to do so!
BIRMINGHAM BALLET - SLEEPING BEAUTY
My ARTS Kids Director, MEGHAN MUNCHER, will perform in the Birmingham Ballet’s 2011 SLEEPING BEAUTY Performances on FEBRUARY 24-26 at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Meghan role is the "Lilac Fairy".
MY ARTS KIDS AWARDED STATE ARTS COUNCIL GRANT
I am so excited to announce that My ARTS Kids was awarded a $3500 grant from the Alabama State Arts Council. Thank you so much for this wonderful expression of confidence in my program. We promise to make this financial award a benefit to the children of our state.
My ARTS Kids Director, MEGHAN MUNCHER, will participate in the Birmingham Ballet’s 2010 NUTCRACKER Performances on December 11-13th at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Meghan will perform the SPANISH DANCE.
Meghan has dance since the age of two years and has performed across the U.S. in over 100 performances. Most recently she has danced with the Birmingham Ballet where she has performed the Nutcracker solo roles of, “SNOW QUEEN”, “CHINESE”, and the Peter Pan role of “TINKER BELL”.