Welcome to Dance Practice!

We’re so excited to launch Dance Practice, our new Louisville Ballet podcast. Hosted by Louisville Ballet Artistic Director, Robert Curran, and Louisville Ballet Marketing Director, Natalie Harris, Dance Practice gives you, the listener, a closer look at what it takes to create today’s dance experiences. Through discussions – with artists, production teams, engaging patrons and … Continued

I AM…

Choreography by Louisville Ballet Company Dancer, Brandon Ragland “I had been wrestling for a while on how to use my platform and voice in response of everything going on. Art is healing! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this video. It really means a lot to me.”

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!

#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

SWAN LAKE

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

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

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

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ChorShow

January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:

Emeralds

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

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Sleeping Beauty

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

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