December 13, 2010 by Post Team
Jenifer Ringer, Since the appearance of success Jenifer Ringer, the star of New York City Ballet artistic director Anna Vancura Baker was searching for the right opportunity to bring Ms. Ringer back to Chattanooga. Ballet Tennessee has received confirmation that Ms. Ringer and two dancers will perform in New York Ballet Nutcracker Tennessee in December.
Principal dancer since 2000, Ms. Ringer has played with New York City Ballet for over 20 years. She was a dancer featuring works by Balanchine, Eliot Feld, Robert LaFosse and Robert Garland, Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon.
In May 2002, Ms. Ringer appeared in Live from Lincoln Center broadcast “New York City Ballet Diamond Project: Ten years of choreography,” Mercurial Manoeuvres in the dance, and in May 2004, she appeared in the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of “Lincoln Center celebrated Balanchine 100,” dancing in Liebeslieder Walzer.
Ms. Ringer has received her first university degree in English from Fordham University in December 1997. In July 2000, she married former NYCB principal dancer James Fayette.
Ms. Ringer is not the only New York City Ballet principal dancer to perform her two-step partner Jared Angle will be in Chattanooga. Mr. Angle was a principal dancer with NYCB since 2005 and a featured dancer in many books. In May 2004, Mr. Angle appeared in Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of “Lincoln Center celebrated Balanchine 100,” the dance of Liebeslieder Walzer. Mr. Angle is a Princess Grace Dance Fellowship recipient for 2001-02. In film, Columbia Pictures feature film of the scene.
Ballet Tennessee and former Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble dancer, Fredrick Davis returned to Chattanooga to perform as well. Fredrick Davis talent for dance was discovered at the age of 11 at Ballet Tennessee Chattanooga and the Department of Parks and Recreation Dance Alive program. He received a full Talent Identification Program scholarship to study Vancura Ballet Conservatory.
He auditioned and was accepted into Ballet Tennessee, where he charmed local audiences over the years in many different roles. At the exit of the Center for Creative Arts and distinction of the most talented students for three consecutive years, he went to New York with a purse full Joffrey Ballet School. Her grandmother, Evie Dill, her parents, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Ballet Tennessee, and many other community members helped make her dream Fredrick. He has played many leading roles in conjunction with Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and as a guest artist in Wisconsin and Alaska.
He received a mention in The New York Times for her role in The Nutcracker John Magnus. He received a full scholarship to Boston Ballet Summer Program Dance, ABT Summer Program and North Carolina Dance Theater. Fredrick is back at Ballet Tennessee to dance principal roles in Cinderella, The Syphides, and Sleeping Beauty.
“This is a unique opportunity to have such phenomenal guest artists from New York to perform,” said Artistic Director Anna Baker Vancura. “The day after our performance is more; Jenifer and Jared will be back in New York dancing at Lincoln Center. It’s wonderful to Chattanooga to have them here with us to share their art. ”
Nutcracker Ballet Tennessee will be held Dec. 17 at 20 pm and December 18 to 14 hours and 20 hours UTC Hayes Concert Hall. Tickets for this production are on sale at the UTC Fine Arts.
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