Pittsburgh’s Texture Contemporary Ballet to Perform at Towngate

Professional Ballet in Wheeling: Pittsburgh's Texture Contemporary Ballet at Towngate

Oglebay Institute welcomes the Texture Contemporary Ballet to Towngate Theatre for a captivating performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, Texture is both unique and inviting and presents authentic and dynamic movement based in classical ballet. Texture’s classically trained professional ballet dancers have danced and trained at some of the top ballet companies and schools in America. These passionate performers break through preconceived notions of ballet while upholding high standards of technique and presentation.

In this exciting show, Texture’s resident dancers perform highlights of this past season. Filled with innovative, original, and dynamic choreography, Texture takes ballet to a new place.

You’ll Be Amazed

“We are thrilled to bring professional ballet to Wheeling and host this amazing performance,” said Oglebay Institute director of dance Cheryl Pompeo. “Audiences will be amazed at the graceful and powerful movements of the dancers as well as their gravity-defying leaps and spins.”

Texture founder, artistic director and resident choreographer Alan Obuzor said, “In the studio and on the stage, we try to create a supportive environment where all artists – whether dancers, choreographers, musicians, or designers – can thrive, grow, and learn from each other. It is through this community of shared passion, energy, and encouragement that Texture is able to create and present such cohesive, yet multi-faceted, performances that move audience members and ignite or foster an appreciation of dance.”

“Alan and the rest of the company are an inspiration to watch. As you watch the performance, the music and the stories come to life onstage right before your eyes, and the dancers express emotion with their bodies in ways that words cannot,” Pompeo said.

OI Teaches the Art of Dance

Oglebay Institute recognizes the importance of creative expression through movement and music. Dance, in all forms, has been a vibrant part of the Institute’s programming for more than eight decades. Classes for all ages and skill levels are offered year round along with a Pre Professional Program for extremely focused dancers. OI’s School of Dance also offers workshops with Master Teachers from around the globe for growth outside of normal class times.

Get Tickets

Tickets for Texture Contemporary Ballet at Towngate are $15. Purchase at www.oionline.com, by calling 304-242-7700, or at the door, if available.

Towngate Theatre is located in Wheeling’s Centre Market district at 2118 Market Street.