NEXT: Classically Contemporary Dance Presented by NWA Ballet Theatre, the Region's Premier Dance Company A magnetic mixture of music and movement reflecting the diversity and growth of ballet through a contemporary lens - featuring innovative works by today’s bold, visionary choreographic talent and performed by 15+ dancers from across the nation. Join NWA Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, alongside former Hubbard Street dancer Karen Castleman, and Venezuelan choreographer Gillmer Duran as they present four original works, offering a fresh and unexpected evening that takes dance in Northwest Arkansas to the NEXT level! NWA Ballet Theatre is a multidimensional arts organization that is exciting audiences around the region with vibrant, innovative contemporary ballet. Founded in 2011 by Margie Bordovsky, NWA Ballet Theatre’s dance company is made up of highly trained, diverse artists who share a collective passion for dance. Under the artistic direction of Jolicoeur-Nye, NWA Ballet Theatre is pioneering original works to enhance the audience experience, and enrich the cultural landscape. The NEXT repertoire of four world-premiere works is a collaboration by Jolicoeur-Nye, Castleman and Duran as well as the ballet company’s dancers.