For one night only – July 14, 2012 – some of the ballet world’s most recognized stars who are former USA IBC medal winners return to the Jackson, MS, USA IBC stage. The USA IBC reunion weekend consists of several elements.
- Friday, 7/13 – Party honoring William D. (Billy) Mounger
- Saturday, 7/14 – Reunion Gala Master Class Series
- Saturday, 7/14 – STARS Of The IBC Performance
Saturday, 7/14 – After-Party
Celebrated medal winners return to Jackson for one night only! The USA International Ballet Competition medal winners returning to Jackson are some of the ballet world’s most recognized stars performing as principal dancers and soloists in the nation’s most respected dance companies. Many of the artists were first recognized on the USA IBC stage. An after party follows the performance next door at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Party-goers will enjoy fine food and complimentary bar, socialize with USA IBC medal winners and dance the night away alongside them to the music of Swing de Paris!
*This project is funded in part by the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Returning Medalists * cast subject to change
Jose Carreño, Cuba, Grand Prix Winner 1990
Misha Ilyin, Russia, Sr. Bronze 2002
Misa Kuranaga, Japan, Sr. Gold 2006 with partner Jeff Cirio, USA, Jr. Bronze 2006
Brooklyn Mack, USA, Sr. Silver 2006
Joseph Gatti, USA, Sr. Bronze 2006 with partner Adiarys Almeida, Cuba, finalist 2006
Alys Shee, Canada, Jr. Silver 2010
Candice Adea, Philippines, Sr. Silver 2010 with partner Jean Marc Cordero, Philippines, semifinalist 2010
plusTrey McIntyre Project dancers – John Michael Schert & Annali Rose