USA IBC: Arts & Lecture Series – Dancer 12

Jackson Convention Complex | 105 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

Event Details

  • Date(s): Wed, Jun 14
  • Time: 10:00 am
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  • Location: Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

Other Information

Dancer 12 presented by Jack Howard-Potter
Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 am | Jackson Convention Complex | $20

Jack Howard-Potter is a Steel Sculpture Artist from New York. His sculpture Dancer 10 traveled on loan from the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at Delta State University to the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition and was so well-received that Howard-Potter was commissioned to create Dancer 12 for the 12th USA IBC competition this June. The large scale figurative sculpture was installed and unveiled as a permanent fixture on the plaza of Thalia Mara Hall in October 2022. This one-of-a-kind sculpture is sponsored by Downtown Jackson Partners. Additional smaller scale sculptures by Howard-Potter will be on display at Thalia Mara Hall during the June 10-24 competition dates.

For the full two weeks list of events, click here.

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The USA International Ballet Competition – this is the stage, where the very best from around the world dance their way into legend, and every four years, the ballet world returns to Jackson, Mississippi. The USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) is a two-week “Olympic-style” competition for top young dancers and a major stepping stone toward a professional career. Competitors from all over the world vie for gold, silver and bronze medals; cash prizes; and company contracts. The audience is filled with company directors interested in hiring dancers. Dancers give their all, and it’s magnificent to see. During the 2018 USA IBC more than 44,000 people attended the performances and special events, generating a combined economic impact of $12.5 million for Jackson and the state of Mississippi. To learn more, visit


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