Ukraine's exiled Kyiv City Ballet coming to Chattanooga in October

Tickets go on sale Monday for three shows

Photo Contributed by Kyiv City Ballet / Maryna Apanasenko of the Kyiv City Ballet performs.

A Ukrainian dance company that has been unable to return home since Russia invaded Ukraine will perform at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this fall.

Three performances by Kyiv City Ballet are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7 in the newly renovated Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday. Chattanooga Ballet is a co-sponsor of the appearance and will perform with the troupe Oct. 6-7.

"This is a huge event for us," said Bob Boyer, director of UTC Presents. "This is high-level stuff. We've had terrific companies here before, but their precision and technical expertise are among the best in Europe."

According to Boyer, the dancers left Ukraine just hours before Russia invaded their homeland in February. They are touring the world, unable to return home.

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