Festival South Road Trip

The USA International Ballet Competition and Festival South join forces to bring you an evening filled with beautiful music and world-class dance. See former USA IBC medalists, who are now principal dancers in major dance companies, perform classical and contemporary variations. Dancers include:

  • Princess Reid (Joffrey Ballet)
  • Julia Rust (Joffrey Ballet)
  • Chisako Oga (Boston Ballet)
  • Derek Dunn (Boston Ballet)
  • Misa Kuranaga (San Francisco Ballet)
  • Brooklyn Mack (International Guest Artist)

They will be joined by a Festival Favorite, the Lagniappe Trio, performing selections for a perfect pairing of music and dance.

The adventure begins in Jackson at 4:30, Friday, June 11, 2021, when we board a luxury motorcoach and head south to Hattiesburg, MS. Enjoy the performance and then attend a post-performance party on the motorcoach trip home.

Bus Ride Pickup Location: TBD

Event Location:
Mannoni Performing Arts Center
107 Southern Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Ticket Options

The Great USA IBC Getaway Package – $150 each

  • 1 Roundtrip transportation
  • 1 Steve’s Deli sandwich box
  • 1 Performance ticket – premium seating
  • 1 Post-Performance Bus Party with dancers on return trip

The Local Package – $50 each

  • 1 Performance ticket – premium seating

Performance Ticket – General Admission – $25 each

  • 1 Performance ticket – general admission

Presented in partnership with the USA International Ballet Competition, with generous support from the Arts Institute of Mississippi

Ballet Backstory

The USA International Ballet Competition and Founder Thalia Mara
One of the most respected ballet competitions in the world, the USA IBC is a story of vision, leadership, hard work and community involvement. Enjoy video highlights of the June 2018 event, and hear insights from local artists who danced under USA IBC founder Thalia Mara.

Get The full USA IBC story in Vicksburg!
A free program and reception

6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 11

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium
Corner of Crawford and Cherry Street, Vicksburg

Call 601.355.9853 for more details