Ballet Des Moines will open its 2013-14 season Oct. 11 with "Celestial," a triple bill of contemporary shows performed at Hoyt Sherman Place Theater. "Celestial" will feature Ballet Des Moines' resident dance company, which comprises seven professional dancers and 10 local pre-professional dancers. The triple bill is choreographed by Ma Cong, Ballet Des Moines Ballet Mistress Lori Grooters, and Artistic Director Serkan Usta. Shows will be Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. A final performance will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale and available at the Hoyt Sherman box office or at For more information on the ballet, visit its website.