Balanchine’s Rubies and a world-premiere Firebird, celebrating the incredible ballet music of Igor Stravinsky

Nov. 10-11, 2017 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by George Balanchine

Choreography by Lucas Jervies
Scenic and Costume Design by Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Design by Trad A Burns

We present Rubies – the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Stravinsky – with its dynamic energy remaining as relevant and intense as its premiere 50 years ago. Lucas Jervies gives us his own bold Firebird, working with an international team of creatives to take this classic story and Stravinsky’s iconic music into a world of seduction, intrigue, and the abuse of power.


Experience the magic of this beautiful Louisville holiday tradition!

Dec. 9-23, 2017 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet

Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!


A Louisville Ballet + Kentucky Opera Co-Production

Mar. 2-4, 2018 Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Stephen Baynes
Scenic Design by Richard Roberts
Costume Design by Anna French

Project Faust
Directed by Sally Blackwood
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Scenic and Lighting Design by Trad A Burns

This exciting double bill between Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky Opera, joined by the Louisville
Orchestra, brings a collaboration to the Whitney Hall stage like you’ve never seen before. It opens with Stephen Baynes’ Requiem danced to the glorious choral music of Fauré, followed by a dramatic reimagining of Gounod’s opera, retitled Project Faust, brought to us by director Sally Blackwood and our very own resident choreographer, Adam Hougland. This is a collaboration not to be missed!

*NOTE: THE BEYOND will be performed on Friday, March 2 and Sunday, March 4.*


The classic tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption

Apr. 13-14, 2018 The Brown Theatre

Choreography by Robert Curran
and Uwe Kern after Petipa
Music by Adolphe Adam
Scenic Design by Peter Cazalet
Costume Design by David Heuvel

Witness the budding love between Giselle and Albrecht, and then the heartbreaking betrayal that sends Giselle mad and to her grave. And swoon at the power of Giselle’s love, which allows her to forgive Albrecht and save him from his death at the hands of Myrtha, the Queen of the Wilis. One of the oldest continually performed productions, this ballet gem is a favorite that never disappoints, and brings to a close our 2017-2018 season.


Louisville Ballet Studios

As we move forward into the next 65 years of Louisville Ballet, come into the studios and witness selections of our vast repertoire. Join us in celebrating the richness of our history and the versatility of our dancers. Be inspired and enchanted – up close and personal!

Choreographers' Showcase

Louisville Ballet Studios

Get an exclusive first look at new choreography created by and for Louisville Ballet artists. This program focuses on poetry, the spoken word and how the literary arts and the performing arts can meet to create. Join us for a thrilling performance featuring the craft and vision of our dancers and the wider Louisville arts community.

2017-2018 Season Ticket Packages

2017-2018 Season Ticket Packages are available now!  Purchase online  or through our box office at (502) 583-2623

Experience the enchantment of Louisville Ballet with a Season Ticket Package perfectly built for you.  Choose from a Ultimate Enchantment Package, Mainstage package, a Story Ballet Trio, an Innovation package, or Choreograph Your Own package for something in-between.

Find out more and order Season Tickets Here!

Become a season ticket holder by June 30, 2017 for a chance to win a night’s stay at 21c and dinner for two at Vincenzo’s on opening night of Stravinsky! (terms and conditions apply)

Season Ticket Package Perks:

  • Access to the best seats before they go on sale to the public
  • Save up to 30% off additional tickets
  • Enjoy easy, fee-free ticket exchanges through our box office
  • Pay through payment plans that work for almost any budget
  • and MORE!

Package Options:

Ultimate Enchantment Package– See all 6 shows of the season!  Starting at only $152.
Includes:  Studio Connections, Stravinsky!, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, The Beyond, Giselle
Mainstage Package– Includes Stravinksy!, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, The Beyond, Giselle.  Starting at $102.
Inspiration Package– Includes Studio Connections, Stravinsky!, The Beyond, Giselle.  Starting at $107.50.
Story Ballet Trio– Includes Stravinsky!, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Giselle.  Starting at $82.50
Innovation Package– Includes Choreographers’ Showcase, The Beyond.  Starting at $55.50
Or Choreograph Your Own two show or three show Mainstage Package!  Starting at $61.

Single Ticket Sales

2017-2018 Single Tickets will be available starting August 1, 2017 via The Kentucky Center.  Mainstage performances will take place at both The Kentucky Center, located at 501 E. Main Street, and at the historic Brown Theatre, located at 315 W. Broadway. Please check location details when purchasing tickets.

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Group Sales

For groups larger than 10 or for information about our Corporate Discount Program, please contact Lan Nguyen-Colgate at (502) 583-3150 x 221 or