Lyceum Series brings classical, hip-hop ballet group and TV stars to MSU

Contact: Aspen Harris

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s 76th season of the Lyceum Series continues with a performance from the Hiplet Ballerinas, a 2021 “America’s Got Talent” contestant fusing classical ballet pointe technique with various dance styles like hip-hop.

Hiplet Ballerinas
Hiplet Ballerinas, a professional ballet company featured on “America’s Got Talent,” continues the 76th season of Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series with a 7 p.m. Feb. 29 performance in Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium. (Courtesy photo)

Created by Homer Hans Bryant to make ballet accessible to all, the group performs these dance styles to music genres such as African, Latin, hip-hop and urban.

The professional ballet company performs Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium. The show is free for MSU students, and the general public can purchase tickets at Individual tickets are $30 per person and $25 for MSU employees and senior citizens.

The Hiplet Ballerinas evolved from “The Rap Ballet,” developed by Bryant in the ’90s, and now tours worldwide as the professional company of the Chicago Multicultural Dance School in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lyceum Series is MSU’s longest running performance arts series and a key part of the university’s continued commitment to the arts. For more information and tickets, visit

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