PRESS: “I know that theater always comes back,” Louisville Ballet’s new executive director shares hope for performing arts rebound

by Sarah Shadburne, Reporter, Louisville Business First, October 19, 2020 After arriving in Louisville on March 12 with her Derby hat, a few cocktail dresses and a couple pairs of jeans, Nichole Gantshar was officially named executive director of Louisville Ballet on August 12. Gantshar joined Louisville Ballet initially on an interim basis, after most … Continued

NEWS: Louisville Ballet Announces First Season of Illumination Digital Performances

Season Memberships are available now for full-access to these productions + all upcoming Season of Illumination digital performances and experiences pending announcement. Louisville, KY, October 15, 2020 – Louisville Ballet kicks off its unprecedented, innovative, fully-digital Season of Illumination with a compelling original ballet art film production, Kentucky! Volume 1, and family-favorite Louisville holiday classic, … Continued

PRESS: Louisville Ballet Dancers Return To Work For A Season Like None Other

by Stephanie Wolf, 89.3 WFPL Listen to the audio version and read the full article at here via wfpl.org. Louisville Ballet dancer Leigh Anne Albrechta never thought her dance career would involve shopping for the perfect face mask. But masks are now just as much a part of her daily routine as her pointe shoes. … Continued

NEWS: Louisville Ballet Names New Executive Director

LOUISVILLE, KY, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – The Louisville Ballet Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nichole Gantshar, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director since March 12, as Executive Director for the organization. Robert Curran, who has held the role of both Executive and Artistic Director since 2015, will … Continued

Announcing our 2020 / 2021 Season of Illumination Membership

Experience the next stage of dance as Louisville Ballet and our partner, KERTIS, move forward together into the 2020 / 2021 Season of Illumination – a completely digital season. We are on a on a journey, seeking ways to bring dance, art and performance into the future. Our spirit of adventure isn’t new, but this … 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

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