Performance Opportunities

Louisville Ballet's Production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Students of The Louisville Ballet School, ages 7-18 within the height range of 3’10” – 5’4″, have 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.

Audition information and registration information is available at


Spring Dance Festival:

May 10 – 12, 2024
Brown Theatre

The Spring Dance Festival is The Louisville Ballet School’s opportunity to open our doors to the community. The story ballet within the festival is the 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. Being a part of the Spring Dance Festival gives students the opportunity to show the skills learned in ballet class on stage, see the other levels of the school, build self-confidence, and have a lot of fun! The story ballet is the one opportunity a year for every level of our school to share the stage and work together. 

Spring Dance Festival Handbook
Online Schedule

Story Ballet: Hansel and Gretel

Our annual story ballet is created especially for the students of The Louisville Ballet School in the Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Programs. Performers discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. Spring Dance Festival dancers attend regular rehearsals in addition to his/her regular classes. The rehearsal process will culminate in an end-of-year performance.

Spring Collection

Classical Ballet VI & VII-IX Repertoire

Upper Classical Ballet Program students (levels VI –  IX) who register for Classical Ballet Repertoire will perform TWO works during the 2023-2024 school year. Performances include LBYE Fall Showcase in the fall semester and Spring Collection as part of Spring Dance Festival in the spring semester. Please note, the registration deadline for CB Repertoire performance opportunity differs from other Spring Dance Festival deadlines due to choreography for this piece beginning early during the Fall Semester with weekly rehearsals.

Complementary Program

Spring Collection features students in a wide range of dance styles offered in the Complementary Program (elective classes including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern). Dancers will learn choreography during their Complementary Program class time that will be presented on stage as part of the Spring Dance Festival. Spring Collection rehearsals for Complementary Program classes will be made available as they are scheduled.

Petite Finale

Petite Finale is a showcase of our youngest students’ achievements. This informal showing gives our Creative Movement 1, Creative Movement 2, & Pre-Ballet students of the Children’s Program a performance experience, allowing them to share what they have learned throughout the year without the stress and anxiety of a traditional recital.

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Presents...

Fall Showcase

November 4-5, 2023
Louisville Ballet Studios

This annual performance marks the LBYE’s first show of the year. At the end of the Fall Semester, the Downtown studios will come to life with a blend of original choreography and beautiful classics. The Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble offers patrons and parents the chance to see this wonderful performance in an intimate setting. 

Ticket sales and proceeds will support LBYE expenses for the RDA/SE Festival this Spring!


May 10, 2024

This performance showcases the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and Louisville Ballet Studio Company, featuring excerpts from classical ballets as well as neoclassical and contemporary​ ​world premiere ballets choreographed by​ ​Louisville Ballet company dancers,​ The Louisville Ballet School faculty, and Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble members. This program serves to enrich the artistic growth of each young dancer as well as delight audiences. This annual performance marks the final performance for LBYE season.