Ballet Frontier of Texas offers aspiring young dancers in the Fort Worth area the chance to participate in professional productions. Under the tutelage of Artistic Director Chung-Lin Tseng and Artistic Advisor Enrica Guana Tseng dancers experience a dynamic training ground at a young age. High caliber classical ballet and contemporary dance performances such as “The Nutcracker” and “An Evening of Ballet” gives student dancers a head start towards their professional career. It also allows ballet fans a chance to see quality performances at a very reasonable cost. The BFT offers various levels of individual support to ensure that high quality classical and contemporary dance continues to enrich the DFW community. Grants from the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County also support this 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
Taiwan-born Chung-Lin Tseng began his artistic career as a figure skater. In 1990, Tseng won a full scholarship at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. He went on to become a soloist with the Universal Ballet Company of Seoul. He became a principal dancer with the Texas Ballet Theater under the direction of Ben Stevenson. In 2002, Tseng presented two full-length evenings of choreography with dancers from The Texas Ballet Theater. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram sited his works as one of the “Ten Best Performing Events of the Year.”
Ms. Tseng’s career is as impressive as her husband Chung-Lin Tseng. In 2006 she received a special award as a “Distinguished Italian Artist in the World” from the jury of the LericiPea, in Italy. She was awarded the “Dancer of the Year” award by her colleagues with the Texas Ballet Theater more than once. Earlier in her career she studied with Erik Bruhn, Yvette Chauviré and Bruno Telloli. She danced with Teatro Comunale of Florence, Teatro Regio of Torino and Teatro Nuovo of Torino. In 1990 she joined the Universal Ballet Company of Seoul. She quickly rose to soloist roles and achieved the rank of Ballerina when she performed the leading role in the Marinsky Theatre production of "Swan Lake."
Ballet Frontier of Texas recent auditions included youth company trainee level ages 11-13; youth company level ages 13-18 and company member levels ages 18 and up. Ticket prices for the performances usually range from $10 to $20 a person for general seating and $30 for reserved seating in larger venues. Check the BFT website for performance dates, ticket prices and audition schedules.