A feature on Avant Chamber Ballet by Danielle Georgiou in The Dallas Observer's blog.
That desire for clean lines, organization, and immersive performative experiences comes from Puder's time studying under Paul Mejia of the Paul Mejia Ballet International (and previously of the now-defunct Metropolitan Classical Ballet) and Mejia's time studying under George Balanchine. You can always expect a neo-classic clarity and restraint, brisk footwork, and live music (a testament passed down from Balanchine and Mejia) from an Avant Chamber show, and this new season stays true to that mission.
For 2014-15, Puder and her company embark on their most ambitious season yet. It's the biggest one to date and is, once again, devoted to live music - an element that dance critics in this city beg for.