Friends University to present fall ballet Oct. 19-21 with Límon Institute’s Kathryn Alter, guest choreographer

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present the Fall Ballet, an evening of tradition and transformation. The performance will take place Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center.

“You will be a witness of dance works that depart from tradition, but that have sprung from a genuine expression of current personal relevance,” said Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre director of ballet and visiting lecturer of dance.

Guest choreographer Kathryn Alter created a collaborative piece inspired by the dancers. She is a longtime member of the Límon Dance Company in New York and is now steward of the tradition of the technique and repertoire.

The performance will also include a suite from Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, and a solo piece from senior Shelby Fox.

This will be Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre’s first performance at the university.

Ticket prices for the Fall Ballet are $16 for adults and $13 for students and seniors (60-plus).

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

Fall Ballet