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Pennsylvania Ballet dancers visit IU Jacobs School of Music for residency

Oct. 25, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Marking the first time a leading professional ballet company has visited the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for the sole purpose of working with IU Ballet Theater dancers, Pennsylvania Ballet will be in residence at the Musical Arts Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

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Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancers Jermel Johnson and Jacobs alumna Lauren Fadeley in Matthew Neenan's "Beside them, they dwell."
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The group will include the company's artistic director, Roy Kaiser, as well as principal dancer and Jacobs School alumna Lauren Fadeley. Three additional dancers from Pennsylvania Ballet -- Amy Aldridge, Jermel Johnson and Francis Veyette -- will join them.

Activities in the Jacobs Ballet Department will include daily technique classes by Kaiser and teaching the pas de deux from the second act of "Giselle" as well as an excerpt from a contemporary ballet choreographed by Matthew Neenan, who recently choreographed for IU Ballet Theater.

About Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the premier ballet companies in the United States and has been at the forefront of American dance since 1963.

A leading Philadelphia cultural institution, the company has earned a national reputation for its impassioned artistry and technical virtuosity and has received widespread critical acclaim for extraordinary performances of a diverse classical and contemporary repertoire with a Balanchine base. The energy and exuberance of its versatile dancers are the company's enduring signature.