Mississippi State hosted The Hiplet Ballerinas Company as part of the university’s annual Lyceum Series. The professional dance troupe out of the Chicago, Illinois, Multi-Cultural Dance Center combines traditional ballet techniques with elements of African, Latin, hip-hop and jazz dance styles. The dance-fusion style evolved from the “Rap Ballet” of the 1990s and is specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all people and relatable to modern audiences. — Photo by Grace Cockrell