Jeanne Claire van Ryzin reviewed Ballet Austin's premier of Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty and the Beast for austin360:

"...the final pas de deux of Belle (danced by Michelle Thompson who shared the role with Aare Krumpe) and Beast (Edward Carr who shared the role with Paul Michael Bloodgood), brought a refined elegance and emotional impact to the ending.... Thompson and Carr were at the most nuanced here too, their partnering dramatically seamless and heartfelt."