A Bright (Digital) Future

by Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet Artistic Director I consider myself privileged to see these past weeks and months as the most tumultuous I have ever witnessed, on a global scale. The entire world seems to be turned inside out – in some terrible ways, in some frustrating ways, and in some necessary ways. Right now, … Continued

PRESS: For Its 2020-2021 Season, Louisville Ballet’s Stage Will Be A Digital One

by Stephanie Wolff, 89.3 WFPL The Louisville Ballet announced on Thursday that it won’t hold any in-person performances for its 2020-2021 season in light of the coronavirus, which continues to spread in Kentucky and across the country. Instead, the ballet company’s forthcoming season, titled the “Season of Illumination,” will be all virtual offerings, starting in mid-October with … Continued

Louisville Ballet Takes Dance to a Digital Stage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISVILLE BALLET ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL 2020 / 2021 SEASON  LOUISVILLE, KY, June 11, 2020 – Louisville Ballet, under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Curran,  announces its bold move to an entirely digital stage for the 2020 / 2021 “Season of Illumination.” As a ballet company committed to its core identity as a … Continued

Reflection / Learning / Listening / Action

Dear Louisville Ballet Friends, This past Tuesday I woke up, after a night of very little sleep and a lot of thinking, feeling heartbroken. And I know, like many of you, the people who make up Louisville Ballet, our dancers and staff, felt the same way. We made the decision to take the day to … Continued

Louisville Ballet + proJECT Hope Louisville

Two ballet dancers. One green screen. One connected community. proJECT Hope collaborated with Louisville Ballet during the COVID-19 quarantine to bring you a socially-distant performance art piece of two dancers filmed separately on green screens, then combined and projected on the Louisville Ballet building. This piece is a story of how, although we must stay … Continued

Uncovering Trust and Discovering Joy: Reflections on the “Exploring Movement” Partnership with Young Elementary

by Elizabeth Matthews, Louisville Ballet Outreach Program Manager In fall 2019, through sponsorship from The Gheens Foundation, Louisville Ballet introduced a new Exploring Movement Partnership Residency at Whitney M. Young Elementary. This program engaged every Young Elementary third grade student in an eight-week dance residency with LB teaching artists. The program culminated with participants attending … Continued

A Trip Down Louisville Ballet Memory Lane

A Short Journey Down Memory Lane

Join Louisville Ballet Company dancers Phillip Velinov and Natalia Ashikhmina as they share stories about self isolating at home, distance learning with the family, and their time with Louisville Ballet!Phillip and Natalia have been with Louisville Ballet since 2006. Stay tuned through the end to see some wonderful pictures of the pair through the years! Thank you, Phillip and Natalia, for making this video for us!

Posted by Louisville Ballet on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Take a trip down Louisville Ballet memory lane with two of our long-time Company Dancers, Natalie Ashikhmina and Phillip Velinov with this made-from-home video filled with images and memories from their time spent together with the Company. Phillip and Natalia have been Louisville Ballet Company Dancers since 2006. Enjoy!

PRESS: With Extra Time And A Desire To Help, Louisville Designers Shift Focus From Costumes To Face Masks

By Stephanie Wolff for 89.3 WFPL April 6, 2020 The excerpt below is from a larger piece that details the work of many costume designers throughout the Louisville arts community. Louisville Ballet staff dropped off more than 100 masks for TARC drivers recently. The ballet’s wardrobe manager and costume designer, Alex Ludwig, and her team … Continued