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

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

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

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.”

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!

PRESS: With Extra Time And A Desire To Help, Louisville Designers Shift Focus From Costumes To Face Masks

By Stephanie Wolff for 89.3 WFPL April 6, 2020 The excerpt below is from a larger piece that details the work of many costume designers throughout the Louisville arts community. Louisville Ballet staff dropped off more than 100 masks for TARC drivers recently. The ballet’s wardrobe manager and costume designer, Alex Ludwig, and her team … 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

Andrea Schermoly’s “at High” – Choreographer’s Notes

at High is a piece born out of a title suggestion originally made by artistic director Robert Curran. I was immediately struck by a feeling of what it is to be away, ascended or departed from one’s current life looking back on a time, and a place where one is not able to return to. … Continued

George Balanchine’s “Serenade” – Choreographer’s Notes

The first performance of Serenade was on June 10, 1934, by students of the School of American Ballet, at Felix Warburg’s estate, White Plains, New York. Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York … Continued