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

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

A Bright (Digital) Future

by Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet Artistic Director I consider myself privileged to see these past weeks and months as the most tumultuous I have ever witnessed, on a global scale. The entire world seems to be turned inside out – in some terrible ways, in some frustrating ways, and in some necessary ways. Right now, … Continued

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

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