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The Strand Theatre in Downtown Shreveport

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet is On Pointe

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Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet enriches the community throughout the year with a variety of classical and holiday-oriented dance performances. The arts organization also offers dance instruction for students age 10 and older, and provides opportunities for student dancers to perform on stage with professionals from around the country. Committed to classical ballet as the foundation to other forms of dance, the company continually seeks new ways of introducing dance to current and future generations in ways that engage and inspire.

The company’s performances have reached an estimated 170,000 students in the past two decades. Its popular Ballet After Dark program lets area dance-lovers enjoy an evening out to experience ballet while socializing in an informal context. Additional community outreach efforts include free performances in libraries, hospitals, community centers and nursing homes.

A much-anticipated holiday ritual is the company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker Suite,” which includes a cast of more than 150. The production has also toured out of state to wide acclaim. Celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2013–2014, Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet continues to bring the best of one of the world’s major expressive art forms to the communities it serves.

Photo Credit: Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet