Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Personal Vignettes by Annie Honebrink

This week, we take a look into Louisville Ballet dancer Annie’s mind and what motivates her to dance. What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up Music speaks to the soul.  From a very young age—for as long as I can remember—it has told my soul to dance.  It breathes movement into my … Continued

Remembering Bonnie Dance Thornton

Louisville Ballet remembers Bonnie Dance Thornton, our first prima ballerina from 1952. Bonnie Dance, known today as Bonnie Thornton, has left her mark with Louisville Ballet. She performed Fokine’s The Dying Swan for our very first audience on March 16, 1952 at 15 years old. As dance writer George Hubbard wrote about her first performance, … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Relevé Society by Annie Honebrink

“Louisville Ballet is a community and family…the welcoming atmosphere and desire to share with others the love of this wonderful art form is what makes Louisville Ballet and Relevé Society special,” states Relevé Society member, Elizabeth Malcom.  Art is a relationship between artist and viewer. Without our supporters, Louisville Ballet would not be able to … Continued