USA IBC: Arts & Lecture Series – Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century

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

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Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century presented by Jennifer Homans
Sunday, June 18, 2:00pm | Jackson Convention Complex | $20

Jennifer Homans is a dancer, author and dance critic for The New Yorker. Homans trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and School of American Ballet before dancing professionally with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her first book Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet was described by the New York Times as “the only truly definitive history of ballet.” Homans was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which started her work on Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century published in 2022. Both books were nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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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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