Our Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

Like many of you, we are heartbroken and horrified by the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities throughout our country. We stand with our own Louisville Ballet AAPI family – our dancers, colleagues, students, audiences, and volunteers – by strongly condemning these acts of hatred and … Continued

Dr. Eric Isaacson Announced as Louisville Ballet Interim Executive Director

LOUISVILLE, KY, Monday, March 1, 2021 – Louisville Ballet is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Isaacson as Interim Executive Director, effective starting Monday, March 1, 2021. About Eric Isaacson Currently associate professor of music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Eric has served in administrative roles for most of the last 20 … Continued

NEWS: Louisville Ballet Renews Executive Director Search

The Company’s current Executive Director, Nichole Gantshar, has announced her decision to step down from the role. LOUISVILLE, KY, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – The Louisville Ballet Board of Directors has announced that the Company will re-launch its national search to fill the role of Executive Director. As Jim Haynes, Louisville Ballet Board President explains, … Continued

Revisiting “The Making of a Dancer” by KERTIS

Originally captured during our 2015 / 2016 Season as we rehearsed our holiday classic, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, this short film follows Company Dancer Erin Langston Evans, Children’s Cast Member (and now Louisville Ballet School pre-professional student) Ben Workman, and Louisville Ballet former Company Dancer and Ballet Mistress Mikelle Bruzina as they give insight at what … Continued

PRESS: You can’t cancel Christmas. How these Louisville theaters are keeping holiday magic alive

by Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY— The letter canceling “The Nutcracker” arrived in the heat of late July. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Kelli Archer still dreaded having to tell her 14-year-old daughter, Kate, she would not be performing in “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” with the Louisville Ballet. The unyielding coronavirus pandemic and continued … Continued

PRESS: The Show Must Go On

How the performing arts are embracing the virtual stage for the fall 2020 season by Sarah Levitch, The Voice-Tribune I once read somewhere that the Earth without “art” is just “eh.” Possessed with a poignant ability to connect people of different beliefs or languages, art persists in society as an instigator, uniter and healer. Art … Continued

PRESS: “I know that theater always comes back,” Louisville Ballet’s new executive director shares hope for performing arts rebound

by Sarah Shadburne, Reporter, Louisville Business First, October 19, 2020 After arriving in Louisville on March 12 with her Derby hat, a few cocktail dresses and a couple pairs of jeans, Nichole Gantshar was officially named executive director of Louisville Ballet on August 12. Gantshar joined Louisville Ballet initially on an interim basis, after most … Continued

NEWS: Louisville Ballet Announces First Season of Illumination Digital Performances

Season Memberships are available now for full-access to these productions + all upcoming Season of Illumination digital performances and experiences pending announcement. Louisville, KY, October 15, 2020 – Louisville Ballet kicks off its unprecedented, innovative, fully-digital Season of Illumination with a compelling original ballet art film production, Kentucky! Volume 1, and family-favorite Louisville holiday classic, … Continued

PRESS: Louisville Ballet gets back to work, preparing for an all-virtual season

Katie Springer, WDRB LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Slowly but surely the rhythm of downtown Louisville is coming back. The beat of traffic outside the Louisville Ballet isn’t the only thing returning to normal. Inside is reflecting the outside world becoming a little more typical. “It’s exciting to be back in the studio. It’s great to … Continued