making. moving. art.

Mission

Inspire audiences through human connection, collaboration, and creativity by making moving art.

History

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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Staff

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

Michael T. Ford

Lighting Designer

Paul Wheeldon

Operations Manager

Alexandra Ludwig

Wardrobe Manager
Administrative Staff

Jon Wysong

Development Coordinator

Michael Gómez-Hidalgo

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Tony Milder

Interim Box Office Manager

Veronica Riggs

Assistant to the
Artistic & Executive Director

Elizabeth Smith

Administration Manager

Tara Gardner

Registration and Enrollment Manager

Stacey Blakeman

Outreach Program Manager
Trainees

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

Auditions

Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet!

Company and Trainee auditions for our 2018-2019 Season have passed. Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season will be held in late Winter/early Spring in 2019.

 

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Careers

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.

Louisville Ballet is currently seeking a Director of Administration. For more details, click here.

Louisville Ballet is currently seeking a Development Coordinator. For more details, click here.

Louisville Ballet is currently seeking a Development Manager. For more details, click here.

 

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Lisa Patrick Leet

VICE PRESIDENT

W. Plumer Wiseman, Jr.

TREASURER

Greg Meiman

SECRETARY

Sherry M. Feldpausch

BOARD MEMBERS

Lisa Biddle-Puffer

Jacqueline Brill

Janet Den Uyl

Victoria Diaz

Christopher Doane, PhD*

 

* Ex Officio

Sam English

Wes Fischer

James Haynes

Crystalin Heroux

Peter Ashby Howard

Chris Hunter

 

Donald Lassere

Martha Nichols-Pecceu

Nick Papachristou

Mari-Elise Paul

Sharon Potter

Ellen Shapira

 

K. Shaver

Ariana Shah*

Leslie Buddeke Smart

Regina Stivers*

John Stough

Ellen K. Venhoff*

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

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

 

Rentals

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 rentals@louisvilleballet.org or 502.583.3150 x 230 for more information.

Contact Us

Box Office

(502) 583-2623
boxoffice@louisvilleballet.org

Ticket Donation Request

Administration

Tel. (502) 583-3150
Fax (502) 583-0006
info@louisvilleballet.org

Studio & Office

315 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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