The USA IBC reunion gala consists of several elements:
Friday, 7/13 – Party honoring William D. (Billy) Mounger
Saturday, 7/14 – Reunion Gala Master Class Series
Saturday, 7/14 - STARS Of The IBC Performance
Celebrated medal winners return to Jackson for one night only! The USA International Ballet
Competition medal winners returning to Jackson are some of the ballet world’s most recognized stars performing as principal dancers and soloists in the nation’s most respected dance companies. Many of the artists were first recognized on the USA IBC stage. An after party follows the performance next door at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Party-goers will enjoy fine food and complimentary bar, socialize with USA IBC medal winners and dance the night away alongside them to the music of Swing de Paris!
*This project is funded in part by the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Arts
Commission, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the
Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Returning Medalists * cast subject to change
Jose Carreño, Cuba, Grand Prix Winner 1990
Misha Ilyin, Russia, Sr. Bronze 2002
Misa Kuranaga, Japan, Sr. Gold 2006 with partner Jeff Cirio, USA, Jr. Bronze 2006
Brooklyn Mack, USA, Sr. Silver 2006
Joseph Gatti, USA, Sr. Bronze 2006 with partner Adiarys Almeida, Cuba, finalist 2006
Alys Shee, Canada, Jr. Silver 2010
Candice Adea, Philippines, Sr. Silver 2010 with partner Jean Marc Cordero, Philippines, semifinalist
Trey McIntyre Project dancers – John Michael Schert & Annali Rose
Contact the USA IBC
From its beginning in 1979, the USA IBC established itself as a major “dance festival” offering art and costume exhibits, workshops, a school for students, teacher training, performances by nationally recognized companies and a showcase performance of Regional Dance America companies.