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!

#HealthyAtHome with Louisville Ballet

They are always on pointe! Our Louisville Ballet is in the "first position" in our book! #artsandcultureinky #liftuplou #teamkentucky

Posted by Greater Louisville Arts & Culture Alliance on Friday, March 27, 2020

In case you missed it, some of our Company Dancers and production staff collaborated (safely and at a distance) to create this video from their homes just after our studios closed in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis. Thanks to the Greater Louisville Arts & Culture Alliance for posting. Choreography is from “Cold Virtues” by Adam … Continued

Stanton Welch AM’s “Velocity” – Choreographer’s Notes

A high-speed riff on traditional ballet technique for eight men and eight women, Velocity pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. “Velocity is true classical dance at its most agile and exciting,” commented Welch. “I’m playing with the speed and agility of classical ballet. This work tests the limits and talents of the … Continued

Andrea Schermoly’s “at High” – Choreographer’s Notes

at High is a piece born out of a title suggestion originally made by artistic director Robert Curran. I was immediately struck by a feeling of what it is to be away, ascended or departed from one’s current life looking back on a time, and a place where one is not able to return to. … Continued

George Balanchine’s “Serenade” – Choreographer’s Notes

The first performance of Serenade was on June 10, 1934, by students of the School of American Ballet, at Felix Warburg’s estate, White Plains, New York. Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York … Continued

Dance Meets Poetry at the Louisville Ballet

By Jennifer Kiefer for Louisville Magazine Photos by Chris Witzke In the Louisville Ballet’s large studio space on East Main Street, dancers lift up on tiptoes, visible from the lobby through a series of small windows along the outer wall. Orchestral music pulses as a dancer pirouettes across the dark-colored mat, the moves reflected in … Continued

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker: Special Events!

Drosselmeyer’s Workshop Saturday, December 9, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:30 AM – 1 PM The Kentucky Center Join Drosselmeyer the toymaker and the children’s casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show party before each Saturday matinee performance of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker! Tickets are $25 per … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Making Moving Art by Annie Honebrink

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Anniversary Season explored the old and the new; the past and the future; uncharted territory and well-worn paths.  Read and learn more about the company and the Louisville Ballet School in June 2017.  Until then, here is a sneak peek into Louisville Ballet’s anniversary book, 65 Years Making Moving Art.  Art teaches … Continued