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LakeCities Ballet Theatre will present its 30th Anniversary Gala performances, “Treasures: 30 Years of Dance,” on April 25-26 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. both dates. Tickets are $15 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.lakecitiesballet.org or by calling 972.317.7987.

Past meets present as LakeCities Ballet presents favorite works performed during the past 30 year, with choreography by Artistic Director Kelly Lannin, Shanon Tate and Fabiana Fadlala-Poulis, in addition to exciting new works by new faculty members Deborah Weaver and Shannon Beacham.  Featured on the program is Carmina Burana, choreographed by Lannin.

The first half of the performance will include dances that highlight current choreographic styles, as well as dances that revisit previous LakeCities Ballet performances danced by both current members and returning LBT alumni.  Featured dances include Satanella and Pas de Deux fromLe Corsaire, along with new works by choreographers Beacham, Weaver and Tate. A surprise choreographic event will be revealed during the performance.

After the intermission, audiences will be treated to a grand performance of Carmina Burana.  This favorite of Lannin is a masterful example of why LBT has met with such success during the past 30 years and highlights her elegant choreographic style. The dance will include both current company members and returning alumni who previously performed this beautiful work with LBT.

LakeCities Ballet Theatre formed in 1984 to promote the love and performance of classic dance in Southern Denton County. The group continues to present outstanding annual public performances, including The Nutcracker in November and Dracula in October. LakeCities Ballet is one of seven local groups receiving funding during 2013-14 from the City ofLewisville arts support grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street between Main and Church streets, opened its doors in January 2011. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center. Parking is not permitted on the grass lot across Church Street from MCL Grand.

 For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit www.MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

Information provided by City of Lewisville.