There are several reasons to be excited about the season-opening performance of Texas Ballet Theater, more so than in recent memory. First is that the company has a new executive director: Vanessa Logan, who comes to North Texas from American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey, begins her tenure this month. The other is the program, a star-powered double bill that includes the company premiere of Danse à Grande Vitesse by English-born Christopher Wheeldon, whom The New York Times has hailed as “one of the most important and in-demand ballet choreographers working today.” (He won a 2015 Tony Award for best choreography for An American in Paris.) Also taking center stage is a new take on Carmen from renowned Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta, a co-commission with the Royal Ballet. Acosta, who was discovered by TBT Artistic Director Ben Stevenson and became a principal dancer at the Houston Ballet in 1993, recently retired as a dancer in a performance at the Royal Ballet. With Carmen, Acosta told Indulge, “I wanted to show it has all these fusions for rhythms and focus on the story and the triangle of love and betrayal.” Danse à Grande Vitesse and Carmen open Sept. 16 and run through Sept. 18 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, and then run Oct. 7-9 at Bass Hall. Miguel Harth-Bedoya will conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, playing Georges Bizet’s famous Carmen opera score, in both venues. While it will not be the FWSO’s first time to accompany a TBT performance in Dallas, it will be the orchestra’s first time to perform in the Winspear and the first time Harth-Bedoya will conduct a TBT production. For more information and tickets ($20-$110), call 877-828-9200 or visit www.texasballettheater.org.