Be Part of the Magic at Collin County Ballet Theatre

Dear Patrons,

Another season is upon us and we are delighted to offer our patrons something new and fresh, reaching new Horizons. The 2013-2014 Season “Ballet Horizons” will introduce two new Artists in Residence of International acclaim. Chinese dance artist “Xian Yao” and Russian ballerina “Yulia Iliana”. Returning to perform with the company will be audience favorite Michele Gifford and many new resident company dancers will join her and the fantastic Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble.

We began in season with our sixth annual Ballet Fete which has become a much anticipated performance. Ballet Fete 2013 will premiere our new Artists in Residence performing together as East meets North Texas West. Our annual Nutcracker production will top the Holiday Season with the Plano Symphony Orchestra performances at the Eisemann Center. The spring 2014 spring performance season begins a new series of repertoire performances in the historic and quaint downtown Plano Courtyard Theatre. This series will include a spring repertoire concert “Voices of Spring”, our annual Gala fundraiser and the new “Young Choreographers Showcase” performance.

In order to have these exciting performances we have invited a wonderful array of choreographers to create new and vibrant works for the company. Jason Coosner will return to create a new ballet to the music of Henry Purcell, Xian Yao will create several new works in the style of Chinese Classical Dance, CCBT alumni Jaclyn Sartore will expand on her choreographic talents and create a fast paced classical ballet that will be sure to challenge the dancers at every turn. Company resident choreographers Micki Saba and Lauren Gonzales are part of the great list of choreographers for this season.

How amazing it is to think that just a few years ago we were hoping that we could have a ballet company and produce performances to the community. And now 12 years later we are presenting a full season of performances. So join us as we continue to expand and reach new Horizons, We want this year to be one in which all of our past and present supporters will be proud of.

Your Patronage is invaluable,

Kirt & Linda Hathaway
Directors, Collin County Ballet Theatre