Moments of Transcendence

tran·scend·ence – the state of going beyond the limits of ordinary experience

Louisville Ballet Company Artist Brienne Wiltsie / Photo by Sam English 2022

Transcendence means many things to many people. For Louisville Ballet, it means to go beyond the bounds of what is traditionally associated with ballet. This season, we embrace and celebrate artists – dancers, choreographers, musicians, and others – who are not afraid to bravely push against the traditional confines of dance.

We invite you to share your favorite moments from our Season of Transcendence so far, and your shared experience in the theatre – especially your moments of transcendence. There is nothing like the experience of live art, and we are so grateful you’ve chosen to experience it with us this season.

At Louisville Ballet, we believe those transcendent live performance moments are truly most transforming when we connect with one another. Share those moments with us, share them with your friends, and share with the artists who share their incredible artistry with you.

Please email us with your thoughts, leave us a note at one of our performances, share on your favorite social media platform (tag us at @louballet so we can hear what you think), or use this form. We look forward to hearing from you!



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

This will close in 0 seconds

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

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

This will close in 0 seconds


January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

This will close in 0 seconds

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

This will close in 0 seconds

Sleeping Beauty

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

This will close in 0 seconds