Louisville Ballet production of the Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Louisville Ballet School students are given the opportunity to audition for children’s roles in this magical production. This is a chance for young dancers to be a part of a long-standing Louisville holiday tradition and to rehearse and perform alongside the professional dancers of the Louisville Ballet. Click here to learn more.


Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble

Chosen each year by audition, Intermediate and Advanced students are selected for the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble. The Youth Ensemble was founded in 1952 and is now in its sixty-third year training the finest dancers and choreographers of tomorrow. In addition to its own performances, the Youth Ensemble also dances at the annual SERBA Festival (Southeast Regional Ballet Association) hosted by Regional Dance America. Click here to learn more.


First Glimpse

Families and friends are invited to a preview showing by the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble of new works. All proceeds benefit the LBYE’s travel to the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Festival.


Student Showcase

Spring Showcase is a main stage feature performance designed especially for the students of the Louisville Ballet School. Performers discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. Showcase dancers attend regular rehearsals in addition to his/her regular classes.

Spring Collection features students in a wide range of dance styles offered in the Youth Open Division. Dancers will learn choreography during class time that will be presented on stage as part of the Spring Showcase performance.

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Performances: Each performance features both classical and contemporary choreography. From classical ballet repertoire to world premiere ballets choreographed by Louisville Ballet Company dancers and Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble members, this program serves to enrich the artistic growth of each young dancer as well as delight audiences.

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Petite Finale

The Petite Finale is a showcase of our youngest students’ achievements. This informal showing gives our students a performance experience, allowing them to share what they have learned throughout the year without the stress and anxiety of a traditional “recital”.

May 14, 2016