Ballet Arkansas, a non-profit company founded in 1978, stages three major performances a year. This year's "Arts in Concert" show will combine classical music performed by the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, magnificent choreography, and stunning art into a mind-bendingly masterful display of human rhythm. The highly trained company will perform a piece called Pressing On, choreographed by Kiesha Lalama-White, who Dance Magazine named one of “25 to Watch” and whose body bending moves have wowed audiences at Cirque du Soleil and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Breaking from their study of spinning top physics, the Junior Company will perform Adagio for Strings, choreographed by Arkansas native Natalie Smith. Numbers choreographed by artistic director Arleen Sugano, former Arkansas resident and ballerina at New York City Ballet Shawn Stevens, and company member Jonathan Bostick will also take the stage.