Ballet Fantastique

Concert Season & Events

The Season
Photos: Stephanie Urso
Dancer: LeAnne Mizzoni

The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet
Donna and Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers
With the Ballet Fantastique company artists And Andiel Brown + UO Gospel Choir

"… a daring ballet driven by the beat of live rock and gospel music resonant with power and spirit. It doesn’t get much better than that...." — Joseph Lieberman, Oregon Jewish Life Magazine

BFan's powerful, vibrant evocation of a lionhearted heroine, whose faith cuts through a world of danger and intrigue. Get ready to be swept away, with Andiel Brown as Mordecai & the University of Oregon Gospel Singers.

Sunday 12/11/16 at 2:30 pm PST: Live Broadcast of the final Esther performance

Hear the KLCC interview with Hannah and Andiel

Read the Register Guard preview

Read the Eugene Review preview


Fall Open Barre: Weds. October 5, 2016 from 6:30-8 pm
Winter Open Barre: Weds. Feb. ​22, ​2017 from 6:30-8 pm
City Center for Dance, Downtown Eugene, OR

Spring Open Barre: Weds. ​May 3, 2017 from 6:30-8 pm
Oregon Wine LAB, 488 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR

An intimate taste of the best of the Northwest! Join the Ballet Fantastique dancers, choreographers, and musicians at Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful downtown City Center for Dance (960 Oak St) on selected Wednesdays throughout the season for a behind-the-scenes open rehearsal preview of new performance premieres in progress, plus tastings from Oregon Wine LAB/William Rose Wines and custom nibbles from Sundance Catering.

Photo: Stephanie Urso