Welcome to The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre 60th Diamond Jubilee Celebration year!
Welcome, to the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, and our exciting 60th Season Diamond Jubilee Celebration.We are thrilled to be presenting to our community a season that will celebrate everything that was past, present and future. In October the WFBT Presents performance will celebrate our founding Artistic Directors, Irina and Frank Pal. We will be bringing to the stage ballets that the Pal’s loved as well as having our alumni Erin Fike restage a dynamic piece from her time with the Boehm’s. Guest Artists for this performance will be announced soon! This is going to be a wonderful way to start off our season and the celebration.
In November we are thrilled to bring back, for this season only, our Greek Night Fundraiser. This will everything you have fond memories of from the past Greek Night events and more, so Save the Date, November 18 at the Wichita Falls Country Club.
Then in December our Holiday Tradition of the Nutcracker will be back on stage at Memorial Auditorium with LIVE music performed by our very own Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Fouad Fakhouri and the musicians of the symphony will bring the Tchaikovsky score to life while our very own Wichita Falls Dancers bring the magic to the stage. This is such a wonderful holiday tradition in our community and what a better way to start your holidays but with the WFBT and WFSO and the holiday magic of The Nutcracker!
The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre will will wrap our 60th season with A Midsummers Night’s Dream with actors from the Backdoor Theatre at the MSU Fain Fine Arts Performing Theater on the MSU campus. The Midsummer Night’s dream is a wonderful family ballet full of magic, grace and humor. This is a unique performance to our Wichita Falls community, where the Dancers dance the ethereal roles and the Actors play the humans roles all while telling the great Shakespeare play.
We hope you will join us in celebrating this exceptional 60th Season with the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre!
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Want to Audition to be an Actor in our upcoming performance of a Midsummer Nights Dream?
Meet Our 2023 -2024 Season Guest Artists
Sam Jones Guest Artist
Sam Jones trained at Southold Dance Center in South Bend, Indiana with Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. In 2008, Jones was offered a full scholarship to The Joffrey Ballet’s first trainee program in Chicago, and while there he performed with the company in works such as Lar Lubovitch’s Othello.
Jones then joined Cincinnati Ballet, where he performed with the Corps de Ballet for five seasons. During that time, he worked with renowned choreographers Val Caniparoli, Amedeo Amodio, Adam Hougland, and Trey McIntyre. He also attended the University of Cincinnati on scholarship, graduating summa cum laude.
Jones joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2017, and has danced with the company in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Robert Mills’ Swan Lake and The Little Mermaid. He was featured in Mills’ The Means To Fly and in Cayetano Soto’s Adam, and has also performed principal roles such as The Cheshire Cat in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and the Cavalier in Mills’ The Nutcracker. He and wife, fellow dancer Courtney Connor Jones, have a young daughter, Gwyneth and son Felix.