Our Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

Like many of you, we are heartbroken and horrified by the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities throughout our country. We stand with our own Louisville Ballet AAPI family – our dancers, colleagues, students, audiences, and volunteers – by strongly condemning these acts of hatred and … Continued

Dr. Eric Isaacson Announced as Louisville Ballet Interim Executive Director

LOUISVILLE, KY, Monday, March 1, 2021 – Louisville Ballet is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Isaacson as Interim Executive Director, effective starting Monday, March 1, 2021. About Eric Isaacson Currently associate professor of music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Eric has served in administrative roles for most of the last 20 … Continued

PRESS: The Show Must Go On

How the performing arts are embracing the virtual stage for the fall 2020 season by Sarah Levitch, The Voice-Tribune I once read somewhere that the Earth without “art” is just “eh.” Possessed with a poignant ability to connect people of different beliefs or languages, art persists in society as an instigator, uniter and healer. Art … Continued

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 gets back to work, preparing for an all-virtual season

Katie Springer, WDRB LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Slowly but surely the rhythm of downtown Louisville is coming back. The beat of traffic outside the Louisville Ballet isn’t the only thing returning to normal. Inside is reflecting the outside world becoming a little more typical. “It’s exciting to be back in the studio. It’s great to … Continued

Dancing toward Confidence & New Possibilities at Heuser Hearing and Language Academy

by Molly Kays, Louisville Ballet Outreach & Development Coordinator I unload the trunk of my car, gathering a parachute, rainbow scarves, and portable speaker for what has become my regular Thursday morning routine. As I sign into the front desk at Heuser Hearing and Language Academy, my stomach fills with the best kind of butterflies, … 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

The Louisville Ballet School Returns to the Studios…Carefully!

The Louisville Ballet School is opening on a limited basis in July. We are returning to in-person dance…safely but surely. We understand that it is a very personal decision that each family must make to return to in-person lessons and we will be here when you are ready! The Louisville Ballet School is implementing strict … Continued