making. moving. art.


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 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 has worked with some of ballet’s brightest lights including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, performed for tens of thousand 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.



Leadership Team

Christen Boone

Interim Executive Director

Natalie L. Harris

Director of Marketing

Farrah Ferriell

Interim Director of Development

Kristine Orms

Director of Education

Stacey Blakeman

Director of Community Engagement
Production Staff

Tara Simoncic

Music Director

Brian R. Sherman

Technical Director

Jesse AlFord

Lighting Designer

Kim Aycock

Stage + Company Manager

Alexandra Ludwig

Wardrobe Manager

Molly Duke

Costume Shop Assistant

Natalie Maynard


Javan Roy-Bachman

Facilities Manager
Administrative Staff

Erik Nelson

Executive Assistant + Board Liaison

Judy Haere

Finance Manager

Betsy Ruck

Box Office Manager

Emily Vergason

Patron Services Coordinator

Austin Dejardins

Development Coordinator


Marketing + Communications Coordinator

Christy Corbitt Krieger

The Louisville Ballet School

Tara Gardner

Registration and Enrollment Manager
The Louisville Ballet School

Amanda Rollins

Administration Coordinator
The Louisville Ballet School

Audra Brian

Administration Coordinator
The Louisville Ballet School

Elizabeth Matthews

Community Engagement Manager

Molly Kays

Community Engagement + Advancement Coordinator

*2021/2022 Company Artists not pictured: Caitlin Kowalski, Simone Muhammad, and David Senti


Owen Bakula, Nicholas Bentz, Sarah Bradley, Anthony Cefalu, Christian Chester, Reece Conrad, Kelsey Corder, Anna Ford, Griffin Greene, Veronica Higgins, Isabelle Hilton, Dagny Ingle, JonMarie Johnson, Tarique Logan, Celeste Lopez-Keranen, Addison Mathes, Owen Materne, Jake Mingus, Jordan Noblett, Alina Novikova, Chloe Puffer, Sarah Ray, Paige Riffer, Anna Sawyer, Daniel Scofield, Madeline Skaggs, Ryan Stroble, Charlotte VanErmen, Amber Wickey

About the Studio Company

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




Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet! Auditions for the 2021 / 2022 Season have concluded at this time.

Details regarding auditions for our Company and Studio Company positions for our 2022 / 2023 Season will be posted when information is finalized. 



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.

August 1, 2021
We are currently hiring for the position of Executive Director. Please find out more about this role, and how to apply for consideration, via Management Consultants for the Arts here. 

Board of Directors


Ralph de Chabert


Pamela Thompson


James E. Haynes**




Erica Bachelor

Lisa Biddle-Puffer

Tanya Bowman*

Eden Bridgeman

Tiffany Bridgewater

Carolle Jones Clay

Sarah Davasher-Wisdom

Janet M. DenUyl



* Ex Officio



Laura Douglas

Sherry Feldpausch

Mayor Greg Fischer*

Matthew E. Hamel

Karen Koshewa*

Chris Hartman

Peter Ashby Howard

Katherine P. Langan



** Former President


Lisa Patrick Leet**

Woo Speed McNaughton

Charles Moyer

Angela Zuvon Nenni

Allison O’Grady

Steve Poe

Sharon Potter

Teresa Reed*




Ellen Hirsch Shapira

Ted Smith

John A Stough, Jr.

William Strench

James Welch, Sr.

Donald Whitfield

Buck Wiseman



Lee Purcell Best

Shirley Dumesnil

Peggy Fowler

Alexandra Gerassimides, MD


Paula Grisanti

Marlene Grissom

Susan Grubbs

Beth Klein


Nancy Martin

Phil Payne

D. Patton Pelfrey

Barbara Sexton Smith


K. Shaver

Larry J. Steinberg

Margy Thomas




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 or 502.583.3150 x 230 for more information.

Contact Us

Box Office

(502) 583-2623



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

Studio & Office

315 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202


Please note that our Studios, Box Office, and Administrative offices are currently not open to the public. We appreciate your patience as we strive to create the safest environment possible for our dancers, staff members, and students at this time.

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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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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:


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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