Louisville Ballet is thrilled to once again join the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park with Shakespeare in Dance. This summer we’ll close the Festival by presenting an original “As You Like It,” August 3-7, 2022. With choreography by former Louisville Ballet Company Artist Roger Creel, and performed to an original score composed and recorded by Scott Moore, this production promises to be a delightful evening spent enjoying dance under the stars.
This production features performances by Louisville Ballet Company and Studio Company dancers and includes step dancers from Malone Step -n- Dance Company, with choreography by Chris Malone and Antae Dickerson.
We’re excited to announce that the following community partners will join us for a pre-show performance: River Lotus Lion Dance, Flamenco Louisville, Ambo Dance Theatre, Keen Dance Theatre, DESTINED Dance Company.
We’re also proud to feature pre-show performances by Louisville Ballet School students from our just concluded Junior Summer Intensive and a group of our Ballet Bound alumnae who are now part of our School’s Classical Ballet program.
Before our final performance on Sunday, August 7, we will host a panel discussion about featuring leaders of “Dance in Our City,” starting at 7:15pm.
To find out more about Shakespeare in Dance: “As You Like It” and to view a full schedule of events, please visit the Kentucky Shakespeare’s website.
All performances are at Old Louisville’s Central Park with pre-show performances starting at 7:15pm and “As You Like It” beginning at 8pm. As always this production of Shakespeare in Dance is FREE and open to the public. We are so grateful for this ongoing partnership with our friends at Kentucky Shakespeare.
Discover more about choreographer Roger Creel and composer/musician Scott Moore below.
Choreographer, As You Like It
Roger Creel, a Massachusetts native, danced with Louisville Ballet from 2013 to 2018 after graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College with degrees in Geology and English. With Louisville Ballet, Roger performed leading roles in works by Balanchine, Caniparoli, Hoagland, Jervies, Stevenson, and Tharp, in addition to classics such as Giselle, La Sylphide, Coppélia, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Firebird. In 2016, Roger danced in Swan Lake with The Australian Ballet.
Roger has choreographed seven works for the Louisville Ballet, including evening-length versions of The Tempest, King Lear, and Cleopatra. Roger is currently a PhD candidate in geophysics at Columbia University, New York, where he explores what sea level rise during past warm periods can tell us about Earth’s hot future.
Composer / Musician, As You Like It
Scott Moore was born and came of age in rural Kentucky. He began his career as a violinist and composer as a four-year-old in New York. He’s been a soloist with a number of orchestras, played Mozart for the Archduke of Austria, and given an impromptu recital in Carnegie Hall for an audience of ghosts. He’s been an organic farmer and a professional driver, learned fiddle tunes from old-timers in the hills of eastern Kentucky, drunk bourbon with rock stars on a steam-powered riverboat, and played music on four continents
An enthusiastic collaborator on stage and in the recording studio, Scott has forged a reputation as a skillful and inventive musician unbound by genre. His versatility, imagination, and unique artistic voice have made him a performer and creator in growing demand.