Press: With the ballet’s Erica De La O at the helm, Cleopatra’s sexy will share the spotlight with her smarts and strategy

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville July 27th, 2019 The Louisville Ballet’s premiere of a new Shakespeare-inspired work as part of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s season in Central Park has become one of Insider Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. Choreographer Roger Creel and Composer Scott Moore have given audiences original full-length ballets based … Continued

Press: Ashley Thursby: The Ballerina Decoded

By Miranda McDonald for The Voice-Tribune February 28th, 2019 Ashley Thursby can still recall the precise moment she knew she wanted to be a professional ballerina. She was five years old, sitting at home with her mother and watching a performance of “The Nutcracker” on PBS. It was the first time she had ever seen … Continued

“Love is Magic”: An Étoile Original by Annie Honebrink

I stand in the wings, preparing for my entrance. I don’t think my heart has stopped fluttering since I first read my name next to “Marie” on the cast sheet. I am nineteen years old. I run onto the stage, the nerves staying behind in the wings. The audience, stage, and bosses’ eyes disappear, and … Continued

Press: Short Film Slam brings the Louisville Ballet to the silver screen on Thursday

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville May 8,2019 Every four months, the Louisville Film Society and Speed Cinema partner to bring short films to the big screen, many by Louisville-based filmmakers. On Thursday, May 9, they’ll have a third partner, albeit a somewhat unofficial one, when Sanjay Saverimuttu of the Louisville Ballet brings the film “Amid Exes … Continued

Press: Brandon Ragland’s Emerging Leader award and ‘Dance Out Loud’ performance cap an exciting Louisville Ballet season

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville April 25, 2019 When the  2019-20 season of the Louisville Ballet got moving, Brandon Ragland’s original work, “Force Flux,” debuted amid an exciting mixed program at the Brown Theatre. Then he was chosen as a member of the 2019 Hadley Creatives. On Sunday, April 28 — only three weeks … Continued

Press: Louisville Ballet Announces 2019-2020 ‘Season Of Imagination’

By Ashlie Stevens for WFPL March 14, 2019 The Louisville Ballet has released details for its 2019-2020 season, dubbed the “Season of Imagination.” In a written statement, Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet artistic and executive director, said the company is always working to tell stories in a creative and thrilling way. “We will continue to imagine … Continued

Press: ‘Human Abstract,’ you will be more human for having experienced it

By Deena Lilygren for LEO Weekly February 27, 2019 Only two productions remain in the Louisville Ballet’s “Season of Romance,” and one kicks off tomorrow: “Human Abstract,” which Choreographer and Director Lucas Jervies calls an “abstract tragedy.” It is an evolution or “re-examination” of the show he brought to Louisville in 2010 and 2017. The … Continued

Press: Your guide to Kentucky Shakespeare’s Packed Season of Free Plays

By Alex Roma on LEO Weekly February 12, 2019 Kentucky Shakespeare has announced the lineup for its 59th annual Shakespeare Festival in the Park, including seven productions, 58 performances, and 54 pre-show performances, all free as always. This kind of packed season is nothing new for the folks at Kentucky Shakespeare, who make a point … Continued