Ballet’s Season Opener Celebrates Innovative and Diverse Choreography

Canton Ballet will present Celebrate Dance! on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre.  The beautifully restored theatre is located at 605 Market Avenue N., in Canton.  The event is sponsored by The Canton Repository.


The repertory program offers pieces hand-selected by artistic and executive director Cassandra Crowley in a program of classical and contemporary ballet and modern dance.  With a focus on innovation, Celebrate Dance! presents modern choreographers showcasing the athleticism, strength and versatility of dancers in a diverse display of dance.  There are seven works on the program.  Runtime is 1 hour and 30 minutes including intermission.


Choreographers are Canton Ballet alumna Kylie Beringer of Hartville, Charles Martin of Kansas City, Mo., Sarah Emery of Atlanta, Ga., Amy Orr of Augusta, Ga., Lauren Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., Canton Ballet choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo and director Crowley.


Admission is $10 with all seating reserved.  There is a discount for groups of 10 or more.   Tickets may be purchased online at and in person or by telephone at 330-455-7220 at the ballet office in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N.  Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Use the Cleveland Avenue entrance.


The beautifully restored historic Palace Theatre is located at 605 Market Ave. N. in the downtown Canton Arts District.  There is a wheelchair seating area on the main floor.  The theatre box office opens one hour before performance times for advance purchase pickups and walkup sales only.  Ticket purchase in advance is recommended for this popular event.


Canton Ballet is funded in part by ArtsinStark and the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.