Explore Our Season

Moving forward into our 71st year, Louisville Ballet continues the work of a 21st Century ballet company with a season of innovative productions that celebrate our past and our local community, uplift women in dance, and amplify artists pushing the boundaries of the art form, laying the groundwork for the future of ballet.

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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US for a full season of celebrating the art form, breaking boundaries, and celebrating the artists – dancers, choreographers, musicians, designers, and so many others – who bring these performances to life.

Our Season of Transcendence Subscription Ticket Packages are available now. Packages range from our full-season Ultimate, giving you full access all six productions, to our Choreograph Your Own Package, giving you the flexibility to choose the productions that best fit your schedule, and other options in between.

All Season Ticket Packages offer the best seats at the best prices, with priority support, perks, and more.

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COPPÉLIA
October 6-8, 2022 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Robert Curran | Music by Léo Delibes

Experience a uniquely local version of this beloved autumnal ballet, set in Louisville’s own Germantown during the fall of 1917, just as the United States joins World War I. With choreography by Artistic Director Robert Curran (after Arthur Saint-Léon, Marius Petipa, and Dame Ninette De Valois) and scenic designs by Louisville-based visual artist, Jacob Heustis.

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CELEBRATING ALUN
November 4-5, 2022 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Alun Jones: “Violin Concerto,” “Liebestraume,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Celebrate the life and artistry of the late Alun Jones who led Louisville Ballet as Artistic Director for almost a quarter of a century, elevating the Company and the Louisville community with his choreographic expertise, his design flair, and visionary artistic leadership.

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THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER
December 9-23, 2022 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Val Caniparoli | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed live by the Louisville Orchestra

This Louisville Ballet holiday classic returns to delight audiences of all ages. Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Filled with magic, artistry, awe-inspiring sets, and costumes, “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” brings the joy of the holiday season to life. Featuring choreography by Val Caniparoli with live music performed by The Louisville Orchestra.

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#CHORSHOW
January 25-29, 2023 | Louisville Ballet Studios | Choreography by the Artists of Louisville Ballet

This community favorite production presents new works by Louisville Ballet Artists in collaboration with Louisville Youth Group and Pandora Productions. Performed live inside Louisville Ballet’s Main Street Studios.


 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: WOMEN IN FOCUS
March 2-4, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Ching Ching Wong, Andrea Schermoly (Louisville Ballet Resident Choreographer), and the 2023 Dysart Award Winner (TBA)

The second installation of this mixed-repertory series features new works created by a team of women-only choreographers as well as scenic, costume, and lighting designers. This production will also feature work by the recipient of the Louisville Ballet 2023 Dysart Award, an annual award for rising choreographers.


 

LA SYLPHIDE with Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony
April 13-15, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by August Bournonville and George Balanchine | Music by Hermann Lovenskjold and Felix Mendelssohn | Costumes + Set Designs by Robert Curran

One of the oldest existing classical ballets, set in Scotland and first staged almost 200 years ago, “La Sylphide” explores themes of love, vengeance, and envy while examining the juxtaposition between nature and modern life. With original choreography by August Bournville and new costumes and sets designed by Artistic Director Robert Curran. This production also includes George Balanchine’s “Scotch Symphony,” the American master’s nod to the Scottish Highlands, filled with intricate footwork, a wistful pas de deux and more, all performed to Mendelssohn’s evocative score.

This production is made possible with support from James and Elizabeth Voyles.


Need assistance? CONTACT THE LOUISVILLE BALLET BOX OFFICE to SUBSCRIBE or RENEW your season subscription, or to purchase single tickets to Coppélia, Celebrating Alun, or The Brown-Forman Nutcracker at (502) 583-2623 or email us at boxoffice@louisvilleballet.org.

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PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS

Single Tickets for our 2022/2023 Season of Transcendence Fall/Winter productions are on sale now. Click here to select and purchase your seats for Coppélia, Celebrating Alun, and The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Single Tickets for our Spring Season Productions will be available starting December 1, 2022. Questions? Contact the Louisville Ballet Box Office at (502) 583-2623 or email us at boxoffice@louisvilleballet.org.

GROUP SALES

Groups of 10 or more save on tickets and have early access to seats! Call our Box Office at (502) 583-2624 or click here for more information.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give the gift of experience this season with a Louisville Ballet Digital Gift Certificate! Click here to purchase online or by calling our Box Office at (502) 583-2623. 

STUDENT MATINEES

Louisville Ballet offers specially-designed student matinees providing educators and students the opportunity to enjoy a live performance while getting a behind-the-scenes look at ballet and the performing arts. For more details about available performances or to make a reservation, click here.

CHORSHOW
SPRING 2022 | Now a Digital Production
Choreography by Yoshito Sakuraba + Louisville Ballet Artists | Created in collaboration with the Portland Museum + filmed by KERTIS Creative

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This community favorite production features new works by Guest Choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba and Louisville Ballet Artists, and will now be filmed inside Louisville Ballet’s Main Street Studios. Inspired by and created in partnership with Louisville’s Portland Museum, CHORSHOW 2022 includes works by Louisville Ballet Artists: Owen Bakula, Uwe Kern, Minh-Tuan Nguyen, and Ashley Thursby.

SWAN LAKE

November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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ChorShow

January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:

Emeralds

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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