Letter from the CEO ballet magiqueAs the Chief Executive Officer of BalletMagique Entertainment I am supremely BALLET MAGIQUE ENTERTAINMENTcommitted to supporting and manifesting theprofoundly exquisite vision of the company’sfounder, Anthony W Johnson.It is this vanguard vision that has alreadycaptured the imagination of thousands of loyalfans over the past decade. There is no questionin my mind, that Mr. Johnson’s foresight andcreativity will ignite a revolutionar y,fundamental and affective appreciation for thearts of global proportions.I remain confident that, once you absorb theinformation contained in this document, anddiscover the unprecedented world ofimagination and magic that we at BalletMagique Entertainment are creating, it will castits spell on you, as it has me and countlessothers. BALLET MAGIQUE VIDEO PROMOFor Anthony W. Johnson there is a much CLICK HEREbigger picture, a larger calling. For him, BalletMagique represents the reinvention of the art BALLET MAGIQUE ENTERTAINMENT (BME) established in 1999, by Anthony W Johnson and became a full forms of dance, ballet and magic, the company with late partner Gene Wooley in 2001. reinstatement of authenticity, excellence, With Johnson’s strong and innate creativity alongside the creation of four spectacular shows, BME is poised dedication, hard work and commitment to the to become a household name in the realm of live theatrical entertainment. arts, the dynamic and explosive results offusing of art forms to create something new BME has created a unique, groundbreaking way for audiences to experience dance, martial arts and theatre and exciting and spectacularly entertaining. while also changing the face of magic. Ballet Magique is a fusion of dance, magic, illusion theatre, martial arts and music. But, unlike an Opera or a Musical, it is the Dancers and Martial Artists performing magic that take It is without question that Ballet Magique is a center stage, as the singers are the backdrops, making Ballet Magique a new form of entertainment!smart, innovative, extraordinary company, butbeyond that it is a blueprint for a worldwide, Ballet Magique Entertainment harnesses the powerful forces of Dance and Magic and combines them into an sustainable, and long-overdue contribution to audience thrilling, seat -‐packing production. This is due to the masterful storytelling, distinct choreography, the arts whose legacy will impact and inspire and extraordinary vision demonstrated by the eyes of the company’s Director Anthony Johnson.millions of people for generations to come.Our mission is to continue to entertain, enliven Based on the level of artistic achievement brought forth by Mr. Johnson and most importantly by stunningly the spirit, and spur excellence in aspiring artists differentiated content of its productions, BME is indisputably independent in this Uield. There is nothing that and audiences worldwide. combines magic, dance, plot, and martial arts anywhere. Ballet Magique Entertainment stands alone in the pantheon of artistic achievement. Ballet Magique and its entertainment continue to spawn the unexpected Franco Sama CEO and the alluring mystery of suspense and magic. But to truly understand the mystique, the power and the Ballet Magique Entertainment euphoric experience of a Ballet Magique performance, you would have to be there. Welcome to the We have three shows with one in development, “Ring of The Rose”, “Expulsion”, and “Les Vampires”. Are you brave enough the to enter into the ring of suspense to indulge into the mystique of Ballet Magique? Mystique!
CEO FRANCO SAMA CREATOR/DIRECTOR ANTHONY W JOHNSON Independent feature film executive producer Franco Sama boasts an impressive Franco Sama and extensive history in marketing, public relations, television and filmIt comes as no surprise that Anthony Johnson shares the same birthday as the late, development. ANTHONY W JOHNSONgreat Ballet Master and the father of American Ballet, George Balanchine. Throughouthis illustrious career, Johnson, (Founder, Director and Choreographer of Ballet After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of ArtsMagique), has trained and performed as a soloist for many prestigious Ballet/Modern/ degree in Psychology, Sama decided to move to Los Angeles in 1997 where heOpera companies throughout the United States and around the world including: The landed his dream job as publicist to the late, renowned celebrity photographerLyric Opera of Chicago, The Los Angeles Opera Company, International Ballet of Jay Spence.Rotaru, Tampa,/Colorado Ballet, Contemporary Ballet Theatre, Ballet, Ballethnic, TheLula Washington Dance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, The Los Angeles Opera Company, In 2004 he completed production of a journalistic style photography bookGUESTED with Moscow, and Demetrius Klein & Dancers to name a few. titled “Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits” which quickly became a top seller and an Amazon.com favorite. Then, in 2005 he co-founded and became CEOAs The Director of Ballet Magique, Johnson also received a 2004 Lester Horton Award of Fylmar Productions, LLC.nomination for “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography” for Ballet Magique’s“Ring of the Rose"; Ballet Magique received Outstanding Achievements in Costume After spending several years executive producing a litany of indie films, inand Lighting Design.” nominations as well. Johnson has received accolades from 2010, Sama produced the independent feature film “The Land of thePresident Ricardo Martinelli, (Panama ), Master Magician Lance Burton, renowned Astronauts” starring David Arquette, Vivica A. Fox and Bijou Phillips whichillusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, The Orange County Chinese Association, and the premiered at the Montreal Film Festival and is expected to reach theaters byBeverly Hills Outlook. the end of 2011.Johnson toured with Sir Paul McCartney in “Drivin’ U.S.A.”, several Pacific Tours onRoyal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and a plethora of television and film appearances Most recently, Sama co-produced the film “Guns, Girls and Gambling”including “Son of the Beach”, “Hoodlum”, “Skin Walker” “The World Magic Awards”, starring Christian Slater, Gary Oldman and Sir Anthony Hopkins also due out“Jackson’s: An American Dream” and most recently, The Land of the Astronauts, in theaters soon and Executive Produced “Petunia” starring Brittany Snow,“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”. Thora Birch and Christine Lahti, which recently completed principle photography in New York City.In 2004, “Dance Spirit Magazine featured an article on Johnson with an interviewabout Lyrical Dancers in Los Angeles. Next, Sama will Executive Produce “The Unknown Son” which is scheduled toJohnson began his choreographic career as the assistant choreographer for The begin principle photography in Montreal, Canada in August 2011. Sama alsoBackstreet Boys, and has since worked on several shows like The World Magic Awards, recently partnered with Amir Salehi of Persepolis Entertainment and hasArista Records 25th Anniversary, 80’s pop star Paul Lekakis; several Magicians, The begun producing his films under his own banner, Samaco Productions that isbands Empress and Salon K, and, of course his solo for the Paul McCartney tour as the located in Brentwood, California.Khatakali Indian God and numerous concerts.Johnson is best known for training some of the BEST DANCERS/ACTORS in theBusiness. His Private students have also gone to soloist contracts with Bejart Ballet,Hamburg Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, Ballet de Printemps American Ballet Theatre,and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Cirque Du Soleil, and on Broadway in “Mama Mia”,Movin’ Out,” “Come Fly Away”, The Lion King” Films like Across the Universe, Stepup, You got Served, and have appeared on Dancing with the Stars. This year, he hastwo students that made top 20 on “So you think you can Dance!” Alex Fost & MirandaMaleski. Some have also toured with Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, ChristinaAguilera and are in various productions of “Cats”.From 2006-2009 Anthony joined the dance faculty at the Los Angeles County High Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself but talent instantly recognizes genius!School for the Arts. In 2009, Anthony landed a small role in the independent motion Sir Arthur Conan Doylepicture “The Land of the Astronauts” starring David Arquette, Vivica A. Fox, andAngela Lansbury.
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Past Reflections KATINA CHILDS-MULLERKATINA CHILDS-MULLER “‘The Ring of The Rose’ is truly a masterpiece that best reflects the linking from the East to the West.” Steve Jia President, Orange County Chinese Professional Association "The Ring of the “I am very impressed with KATINA CHILDS-MULLER REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Rose" by Ballet your work!” Magique was the “I think you are ontoKatina Childs -Muller has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Though known for her Jazz andContemporary classes, Katina and has taught everything from Clogging to Musical Theater and African most thoroughly something that is veryDance to the Waltz and her students have been seen on SYTYCD, ABDC, and AGT.Professionally her credits include: “Guys and Dolls”, “West Side Story”, “Funny Girl”, “Singing in the developed work on artisticRain”, “Music Man”, “Sweet Charity”, and “Godspell” and on TV shows 90210 and Melrose Place, a dancer the program. Their and very commercial at theand actress to famed Spanish television star "La Chilindrina" (live shows), and commercials for Friends,Bridal Wear, and Polaris, Jay Leno, Tom Jones, Kenny Rodgers, Tim Conway and The Brian Setzer technical level of same time...”Orchestra and as a principal dancer for Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers. Katina has beenhonored, Tremaine, KAR, NYCDA, and MOVE National Dance Conventions. Besides, producing performance was It can turn into a multinumerous shows through her company, VertiGo Productions, She also created the coveted dance program higher than the million dollar business.”at Taft High School (Center for Creative Expression Magnet) and wrote the Los Angeles Unified SchoolDistricts Jazz Dance Curriculum. others. Lance Burton- Master MagicianKatina and her husband were producers for the film “What Love is” with Cuba Gooding Jr. Katina and her Diane Monroe - Review(professional dancer) stepson Nick won a dance game show called “Your Chance to Dance” (episode103). Beverly Hill OutlookKatina is also the choreographer for the up and coming “tween” rock band called "M4".Katina has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Theater from Western Michigan University. ballet magique
R R We, as a group of Chinese people who are actually from China, all are amazed by how well you merged Chinese elements and Ballet techniques together, which interpreted a beautiful oriental love story. ‘The Ring of The Rose’ is truly a masterpiece that best reflects the linking from the East to the West. STEVE JIA Former President Orange County Chinese Professional Association“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.” Chinese Proverb ballet magique
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