The Louisville Ballet School Celebrates 25 Years of Making Moving Artists
with a fully digital production of their annual “Spring Dance Festival”
LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Ballet School is proud to celebrate 25 years as Louisville Ballet’s official training center with a culminating, fully digital production of their annual “Spring Dance Festival.” Typically performed in a theater over the course of a weekend, this production showcases performances ranging from young students at the start of their ballet training, pre-professional students on the cusp of their careers, to adult students returning or connecting to dance for the first time
When it became apparent that in-person performances would not be possible, due to necessary Covid-19 safety precautions that have kept theaters closed, the School made the decision to create a high-quality digital “Spring Dance Festival” production. Filmed inside Louisville Ballet’s downtown Main Street Studios, where the Company has filmed their entire digital season, The Louisville Ballet School has spent weeks capturing performances that showcase the commitment, skills, and developing artistry of their students for anyone to experience.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the commitment and resilience of our students and of the hard work of our dedicated Louisville Ballet School teaching staff as we have all navigated this incredibly challenging year,” explained Christy Corbitt Krieger, Louisville Ballet School Principal. “By observing strict Covid safety protocols, we have been able to safely and successfully offer in-person classes during this milestone 25th Anniversary year. I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate what feels like such a profound achievement with digital audiences everywhere.”
“Spring Dance Festival” ticket packages are available now via louisvilleballet.org. This digital production is available to stream online starting May 21 through June 21.
WHAT: The Louisville Ballet School’s digital “Spring Dance Festival”
The Louisville Ballet School’s 25th Anniversary year-end celebration showcases the artists of the next generation. Witness the achievements and artistry of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Children’s, Classical Ballet, Pre-Professional and mind. body. balance Programs along with the Louisville Ballet Studio Company.
WHEN: Streaming Online May 21 – June 21
TICKET PACKAGE DETAILS
“Spring Dance Festival” Ticket Packages are available for purchase online starting May 5 and include access to multiple filmed performances starting May 21.
ABOUT THE LOUISVILLE BALLET SCHOOL
The Louisville Ballet School has a long and rich history in Louisville, making an impact on the lives of countless students. In 1996, under the guidance of former Louisville Ballet principal dancer and Associate Artistic Director Helen Starr, all ballet educational programming was brought in-house, formally establishing The Louisville Ballet School as the official training center of Louisville Ballet. The 2020 / 2021 school year marks 25 years of providing dance education in our community.
The Louisville Ballet School is proud of our successful history as the region’s preeminent training center committed to the highest level of dance education in the art and artistry of classical ballet. At The Louisville Ballet School, our doors are open to everyone, and we are committed to providing access to anyone interested in dance training.
Find out more about The Louisville Ballet School, our programs, and our commitment to dance education in our community at louisvilleballet.org/danceschool.
ABOUT LOUISVILLE BALLET
Louisville Ballet, led by Artistic Director Robert Curran, is an evolved but accessible ballet company committed to boldly and beautifully communicating artistic stories both classic and new. We exist to move, to evoke emotion, to provoke thought, and to challenge perceptions. We are artists, athletes, activists, inventors, and inspirers. Louisville Ballet has been one of the nation’s leading regional ballet companies since 1952. As the Official State Ballet of Kentucky, Louisville Ballet has worked with some of ballet’s brightest lights including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, performed for tens of thousand of people and reached over 20,000 school children throughout the Commonwealth with educational programs annually.
Find out more about Louisville Ballet, the digital Season of Illumination, and more upcoming announcements at louisvilleballet.org.