Meet Louisville Ballet School’s new Director of Education, Kristine Orms

Louisville Ballet is pleased to announce the selection of Kristine Orms as Director of Education for The Louisville Ballet School. Kristine will officially move into her new role at the start of The Louisville Ballet School spring semester, January 9, 2017.

Kristine has a love for and history with Louisville Ballet. She danced with the Louisville Ballet Civic Company under Alun Jones & Helen Starr and served as a member of the corps de ballet for Louisville Ballet productions. She attended Indiana University as a Ballet major studying under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Virginia & Jacques Cesbron, although she ultimately changed her academic path receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Environmental Affairs.

Kristine brings over 20 years of business experience in the fields of customer service, operations management, financial services, marketing and human resources. During her corporate career she gained valuable business & leadership skills at UPS Brokerage in customer service & supervisory roles, at GE Appliances as a Call Center Manager and Marketing Program Manager, at Humana as a Human Resources Process Manager, and at ADP as a Financial Services Call Center Manager.

Kristine joined the staff of Louisville Ballet in 2014, serving as an integral part of The Louisville Ballet School as the School Administrator. She was responsible for customer service, registration & enrollment, marketing, communications and special projects. Kristine most recently held the position of Company Manager where she helped streamline logistical and administrative office processes.

In her new role as Director of Education, Kristine will oversee the operations of The Louisville Ballet School and Louisville Ballet Outreach Programs. She is tasked with shaping and maintaining the business of the education programs, creating sustainability and driving strategic goals. Robert Curran will continue to oversee the artistic responsibilities and Program Management until the School Principal position is filled at a future date.

“I feel privileged to be entrusted with this opportunity and the responsibility to grow the reach and reputation of the School as the first choice for quality training, and to help our Education Programs prosper while creating a shared experience for students and families that fosters a true appreciation of the art of dance.”

Congratulations, Kristine!


November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:


Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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