making. moving. art.

Louisville Ballet, led by Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran, is committed to making. moving. art. Louisville Ballet is the State Ballet of Kentucky, offers dance to an audience of more than 50,000 people each year and has earned a national reputation as one of the country’s leading ballet companies.

Founded in 1952, the Company has over 70 world premiere ballets to its credit and a repertoire of over 150 works by choreographers such as Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Lucas Jervies, Adam Hougland and Val Caniparoli. Louisville Ballet’s education programs reach over 20,000 school children annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

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Leadership Team

Cherie Perez

Director of Marketing

Diane Davis

Director of Development

Karen DeCosta

Director of Finance

Kristine Orms

Director of Education
Production Staff

Brian R. Sherman

Technical Director

Kristopher Castle

Costume Director

Michael T. Ford

Lighting Designer

Paul Wheeldon

Operations Manager
Administrative Staff

Erin Langston Evans

Company Manager

Jon Wysong

Associate Development Officer

Lan Nguyen-Colgate

Patron Services Manager

Michael Gómez-Hidalgo

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Tony Milder

Box Office Manager/Group Sales

Veronica Riggs

Assistant to the
Artistic & Executive Director

Elizabeth Smith

Administration Manager

Tara Gardner

Registration and Enrollment Manager

Stacey Blakeman

Outreach Program Manager

Front: Natalie Nickels, Emmarose Atwood, Clara Harper
Center: Nadia Myers, Caitlin Kowalski, Amanda Carrick, Aubrielle Whitis, Eleanor Prince
Back: Julia Ridderhoff, Natalie Orms, Kinsey Love, Trevor Williams, Emily Welty, Xavier Pellin, Hannah Harvey, Bryn Michaels, Hailey Bowles


Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet!

Company and Trainee auditions for our 2018-2019 season will be held Spring 2018.





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.

We do not have any openings currently.

Board of Directors


Lisa Patrick Leet


W. Plumer Wiseman, Jr.


Greg Meiman


Sherry M. Feldpausch


Lisa Biddle-Puffer

Jacqueline Brill

Janet Den Uyl

Victoria Diaz

Christopher Doane, PhD*

* Ex Officio

Sam English

Wes Fischer

Crystalin Heroux

PA Howard

Chris Hunter


Nick Papachristou

Mari-Elise Paul

Sharon Potter

K. Shaver

Ellen Shapira



Leslie Buddeke Smart

Regina Stivers*

Ellen Venhoff*

Ariana Shah*


Lee Purcell Best

Shirley Dumesnil

Peggy Fowler

Alexandra Gerassimides, MD

Paula Grisanti

Marlene Grissom

Susan Grubbs

Beth Klein

Sissy Nash

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 or 502.583.3150 x 230 for more information.

Available Rentals

Full Productions

  • Apollo & Daphne
  • Billy the Kid
  • Cinderella
  • Cold Virtues
  • Coppélia (new)
  • Don Quixote
  • Echoing of Trumpets
  • Firebird
  • Giselle
  • La Sonnambula
  • Rite of Spring
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Seasons
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Square Dance (new)
  • The Three Musketeers


  • Agon
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Dances from Napoli
  • Designs with Strings
  • Fandango
  • Filling Station
  • Gaîté Parisienne
  • Grande Tour
  • In the Glow of the Night
  • Lark Ascending
  • Le Spectre de la Rose
  • Lilac Garden
  • Serenade
  • Sunflowers
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  • Under Paradise
  • Vespri

Available for Purchase

  • Alice in Wonderland*
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Cakewalk*
  • Coppélia (traditional)^
  • Judgement of Paris*
  • Lilac Garden^
  • Merry Widow*
  • Shakers*

* costumes only    

^ set only

Contact Us

Box Office

(502) 583-2623

Ticket Donation Request


Tel. (502) 583-3150
Fax (502) 583-0006

Studio & Office

315 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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