Louisville Ballet makes moving art that respects tradition, encourages innovation, and fosters life-long learning. We inspire connection, conversation and a profound sense of community, by striving for bold collaborations, by nurturing the next generation of artists, by celebrating diversity, and by creating access for all.
Louisville Ballet, led by Executive Director Philip Koester and Artistic Director Robert Curran, is an evolved but accessible ballet company committed to boldly and beautifully communicating artistic stories both classic and new. We exist to move, to evoke emotion, to provoke thought, and to challenge perceptions. We are artists, athletes, activists, inventors, and inspirers. Louisville Ballet has been one of the nation’s leading regional ballet companies since 1952. As the Official State Ballet of Kentucky, Louisville Ballet has worked with some of ballet’s brightest lights including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, performed for tens of thousands of people and reached over 20,000 school children throughout the commonwealth with educational programs annually.
When you give to Louisville Ballet, you’ll help us make a visible and tangible impact on communities statewide, partnering with internationally known choreographers, and programming ambitious works that establish us as a world-class jewel in Louisville’s crown.
*2021/2022 Company Artists not pictured: Caitlin Kowalski, Simone Muhammad, and David Senti
Nicholas Bentz, Sarah Bradley, Anthony Cefalu, Christian Chester, Reece Conrad, Kelsey Corder, Anna Ford, Veronica Higgins, Isabelle Hilton, Dagny Ingle, JonMarie Johnson, Tarique Logan, Celeste Lopez-Keranen, Addison Mathes, Owen Materne, Jake Mingus, Jordan Noblett, Chloe Puffer, Sarah Ray, Paige Riffer, Daniel Scofield, Madeline Skaggs, Charlotte VanErmen, Amber Wickey
Louisville Ballet Studio Company, formerly known as the Trainee Program, is a tuition-free program designed to provide professional caliber training in technique and artistry in preparation for a professional career in classical ballet and versatility in various derivative styles. Our goal is to further an aspiring dancer’s education and aid in the aspirations of gaining professional employment by providing the opportunity to experience work in a fully professional company environment.
Louisville Ballet Studio Company is a 4-year program forming Levels 7, 8, 9 and 10 – a post-secondary extension of the Pre-Professional Program at The Louisville Ballet School. These emerging artists are truly the bridge between the School and Company.
To be considered for Louisville Ballet Studio Company, a dancer should attend a company audition.
Those interested in learning more about Louisville Ballet Studio Company, or for performance bookings, please contact email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in being part of Louisville Ballet. We are a talented team of professionals committed to making. moving. art in our community and beyond.
March 28, 2022
We are currently hiring for the full-time position of Costume Director. Find out more about this role here. To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and resume to Erik Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ralph de Chabert
James E. Haynes**
Matthew E. Hamel
Carolle Jones Clay
Janet M. DenUyl
* Ex Officio
Mayor Greg Fischer*
Peter Ashby Howard
Katherine P. Langan
Lisa Patrick Leet**
** Former President
Woo Speed McNaughton
Angela Zuvon Nenni
Ellen Hirsch Shapira
John A Stough, Jr.
James Welch, Sr.
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
Lee Purcell Best
Alexandra Gerassimides, MD
D. Patton Pelfrey
Barbara Sexton Smith
Larry J. Steinberg
Louisville Ballet currently has a large inventory of full-scale story ballets and contemporary one-of-a-kind pieces available for rent. Available rentals range from complete productions to dramatic drops, costumes or simple scenic elements. Please contact Brian Sherman at email@example.com or 502.583.3150 x 230 for more information.