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 Dancers Return To Work For A Season Like None Other

by Stephanie Wolf, 89.3 WFPL Listen to the audio version and read the full article at here via wfpl.org. Louisville Ballet dancer Leigh Anne Albrechta never thought her dance career would involve shopping for the perfect face mask. But masks are now just as much a part of her daily routine as her pointe shoes. … Continued

Welcoming Louisville Ballet Dancers Back, Safely

by Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet Artistic Director Next week, starting on Monday, the dancers return to our Main Street studios. This is always an exciting time for the Company. Our seasons usually end in early April and the dancers depart for a much-needed break. While our building still typically hums along during the summer months … Continued

Dancing toward Confidence & New Possibilities at Heuser Hearing and Language Academy

by Molly Kays, Louisville Ballet Outreach & Development Coordinator I unload the trunk of my car, gathering a parachute, rainbow scarves, and portable speaker for what has become my regular Thursday morning routine. As I sign into the front desk at Heuser Hearing and Language Academy, my stomach fills with the best kind of butterflies, … Continued

Watch Making a Moving Artist

Louisville Ballet Company Dancer Sanjay Saverimuttu hasn’t let studio shutdown keep him from getting creative this summer. Starting in May, when so many of us found ourselves primarily contained to our homes, Sanjay used this time to start an Instagram interview series, done live and then captured for viewing anytime via Louisville Ballet’s Instagram site … Continued

NEWS: Louisville Ballet Names New Executive Director

LOUISVILLE, KY, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – The Louisville Ballet Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nichole Gantshar, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director since March 12, as Executive Director for the organization. Robert Curran, who has held the role of both Executive and Artistic Director since 2015, will … Continued

“I’m Scared of Going Back” by Company Dancer, Sanjay Saverimuttu

*A note: Sanjay first published this piece on his own website and personal blog. We fully support Sanjay’s work and expression of anxiety, frustration, and fear so many of us, especially performing artists, are experiencing as we make the hard decisions to balance safety with the art and artistry that define so much of our … Continued

Announcing our 2020 / 2021 Season of Illumination Membership

Experience the next stage of dance as Louisville Ballet and our partner, KERTIS, move forward together into the 2020 / 2021 Season of Illumination – a completely digital season. We are on a on a journey, seeking ways to bring dance, art and performance into the future. Our spirit of adventure isn’t new, but this … Continued