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

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

Review: Curran blows minds and Ragland flirts with Balanchine in Louisville Ballet’s ‘Mozart’

By Eli Keel for Insider Louisville October 12, 2018 Editor’s note: Reviewer Eli Keel was granted access to a dress rehearsal performance of “Mozart.” The Louisville Ballet’s October offering, “Mozart,” follows a pattern that is becoming familiar in the Robert Curran era. In an evening of three somewhat connected works, there will be one ballet … Continued

Press: From Cambodia to Mozart, Louisville Ballet opens two world premieres

By Kathryn Gregory for The Courier Journal October 11,2018 The Louisville Ballet is at it again, stretching the boundaries of what it offers to local audiences hungry for new, inspiring productions. This weekend, it offers two world premieres and a Balanchine classic with “Mozart,” an evening of ballet dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For Artistic … Continued

Press: A Perfect Storm: Louisville Ballet, Ky. Shakespeare Team Up For ‘The Tempest’

By Kathi E.B. Ellis for WFPL July 30, 2018 This year’s Louisville Ballet entry into the summer-long Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s season in Central Park is an adaptation of “The Tempest.” Choreographer Roger Creel and composer Scott Moore reunite for their third collaboration. Both are excited with the boundaries they’re pushing with this production. “The Tempest” … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Annie Honebrink

Christmas is the best time of year. Every two years, however, Christmas takes a slight back seat to the Olympics. Just as I inherited my intense love of Christmas from my mother, I too have received her obsession with the Olympics. I can remember Mom carrying around her tiny eight-inch screen TV from room to … Continued

Stage + Studio, A Louisville Ballet Blog: Making Moving Art by Annie Honebrink

Louisville Ballet’s 65th Anniversary Season explored the old and the new; the past and the future; uncharted territory and well-worn paths.  Read and learn more about the company and the Louisville Ballet School in June 2017.  Until then, here is a sneak peek into Louisville Ballet’s anniversary book, 65 Years Making Moving Art.  Art teaches … Continued