Louisville Ballet's production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

The 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.

Registration and audition information for the 2017 The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Children's Cast Audition is available on the Louisville Ballet website. Auditions will take place on Sunday, August 27th, 2017.

Louisville Ballet's production of Stravinsky!

Stravinsky! featuring Balanchine’s Rubies and Firebird is a celebration of the incredible ballet music of Igor Stravinsky. Currently enrolled students of The Louisville Ballet School will have an opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside the professional dancers of Louisville Ballet in Lucas Jervies’ world premiere of Firebird.

Spring Showcase: Alice in Wonderland

The 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.

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

Showcase Handbook

Leave Request Form

Fall Parent Meeting: August 26, 2017
Classical Ballet I - III: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Classcial Ballet IV-VIII: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Blackout Dates: February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 14 - 18

March 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
March 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Memorial Auditorium

Spring Showcase Fee: $180 
Early Bird Rate: $160
Registration deadline: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Register by Monday, August 21 for Early Bird Rate!

Spring Collection

The Spring Collection features students in a wide range of dance styles offered in the Complementary Dance Program. Dancers will learn choreography during class time that will be presented on stage as part of the Spring Showcase performance.  Spring Collection rehearsals for Complementary Dance classes will be made available as they are scheduled.

March 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Memorial Auditorium

Spring Collection Fee: $90
Early Bird Rate: $75 
Registration deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018
Register by January 3, 2018 for Early Bird Rate
If the student is also registered for the Spring Showcase production, the additional Spring Collection fee is waived. 

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Presents: The Fall Showcase

This annual performance marks the LBYE's first show of the year. In November, the Downtown studios will come to life with a blend of original choreography and beautiful classics. For the first time, The Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble will offer patrons and parents the chance to see this wonderful performance. 

November 18, 2017
November 19, 2017
Louisville Ballet Studios

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Presents: First Glimpse

First Glimpse was created as a way for our Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble dancers to gain valuable performance experience as they prepare for their RDA/SERBA adjudication. It is a preview to spotlight the purity of the dancers’ movements in new and challenging choreography while supporting their continued artistic development. We invite you to catch a first glimpse of the fine work being presented by our young dancers.  

February 10, 2018
Louisville Ballet Studios

Ticket sales and proceeds will support LBYE travel expenses for the SERBA/RDA Festival in Montgomery, AL this Spring!
Petite Finale

Petite Finale is a showcase of our youngest students' achievements.  This informal showing gives our Creative Movement & 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.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Louisville Ballet Studios

The performance schedule will be announced during the Spring Semester.

Tickets for Louisville Ballet School performances may be purchased on Eventbrite.