Metro Ballet celebrates 25 years
The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Beasley, will celebrate its 25th anniversary season with a look back at favorite scenes from their original story ballets. “Fairytale Favorites” will be presented at 2 p.m. March 24-25 at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. “The Princess Parade” will follow the March 24 performance with a chance to walk onstage to meet the dancers and get autographs. The March 25 performance will include two additional dance works: Jennifer Beasley’s “Classical Symphony,” an homage to the training of a ballet dancer, and “Reminiscence”, a contemporary work. Shown are dancers (from left, back) Sophia Huang, Bella Bach, Annalee LeDuff, Mattie Grace Morris, Rhaly Milling, Grace Gardner; (middle row) Hannah Rae Britt, Abby McCaughan, Victoria Jackson, Taylor Binkley, Keitan Bradford; (front) Sanika Janorkar, Mae Correro, Madeline Page, Ella Kate Nelson. For more information, visit www.msmetroballet.com.