New York Ballet Dancers in Longview

Some dignitaries from the Big Apple are in East Texas for a special performance of ballet.

Five members of the New York City Ballet and Opera companies are in Longview over the weekend for a performance at the annual spring gala.

The 30th annual event will for the second year feature talent from the Big Apple.

Last year, four members joined the Longview Ballet Company at T.G. Field Auditorium in front of capacity crowds.

For the dancers, its a welcome road trip to a part of the country they've never seen or experienced.

If you're a ballet fan, there will be one more performance at T.G. Field auditorium Sunday at 2:30 in the afternoon.