The summer months are typically a time to break from the routine of work and school with a slower schedule and a little “R&R”–unless you’re a professional ballet dancer!

Many of our company members spend their time between seasons working just as hard as they do the rest of the year, in roles that challenge them physically, mentally and artistically.

Listen as Ballet Austin dancer Elise Pekarek shares how she spent her summer–and what to anticipate when she takes the stage Sept. 21-23 at the Long Center for our 2018/19 season opener, THE FIREBIRD & DVOŘÁK SERENADE.

This page features a ballet video titled Dancer Elise Pekarek: How I spent my summer. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Ballet Austin. Choreography featured in this video is by .