Milwaukee Ballet Company Brings Athleticism and Innovation to the Historic Pabst Theater

Three world premieres unfurl on the stage at the intimate theater April 3 – 6

MILWAUKEE – March 12, 2008 – The Milwaukee Ballet is inviting audiences to get up close and personal with the dancers and enjoy three modern, fresh world premieres from cutting-edge internationally renowned choreographers April 3 – 6, 2008 at the intimate Pabst Theater.

The series begins with a piece choreographed by Nelly van Bommel, the winner of the Milwaukee Ballet’s 2007 International Choreographic Competition.  Held every other year, the Choreographic Competition honors its winner with the opportunity to create an original work for the Milwaukee Ballet.  Audiences will then be captivated by a piece from the inventive and emotionally spellbinding choreographer Jessica Lang.  The series concludes with a performance choreographed by the Milwaukee Ballet Company’s own Petr Zahradnicek, who made his choreographic debut with As Always at the Pabst Theater in the 2005 Pabst series.

Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst runs April 3 – 6, 2008 at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee.  Tickets to the performance begin at $22.  To order or for additional information, call (414) 902-2103 or visit www.milwaukeeballet.org.  Milwaukee Ballet at the Pabst is sponsored by Briggs & Stratton and the Paula M. Steiner Family Foundation.

Milwaukee Ballet
Founded in 1970, the Milwaukee Ballet Company strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of education opportunities.  The Milwaukee Ballet Company presents more than 40 performances to 70,000 people each year.