Moving Forward Since 1952

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 12,000 school children annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

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Leadership Team


Director of Development

Cherie Perez

Director of Marketing

Karen DeCosta

Director of Finance

Kristine Orms

Director of Education

Kathleen Kronauer

Director of Operations
Production Staff

Brian Sherman

Technical Director

Michael T. Ford

Lighting Designer /
Production Stage Manager

Jan Hubert

Stage Manager

Kim Fillmore

Interim Costume Mistress

Administrative Staff

Sara Wheeldon

Assistant to the
Artistic & Executive Director

Lan Nguyen-Colgate

Patron Services Manager

Dara Tiller

Marketing & Sales Manager

Joanna L. Englert

Associate Development Officer

Stacey Blakeman

Outreach Program Manager

Tara Gardner

School Registrar /
Enrollment Manager

Elizabeth Smith

Outreach Program Assistant

Front: Jessica Cobb, Kathryn Nachajski, Felicity Audet, Lauren Hansen
Center: Hannah Harvey, Amanda Carrick, Sarah Lyn Potgieter, Emmarose Atwood, Shannon Romeo, Sally Anne Burke, Savannah Cox, Nadia Myers
Back: Natalie Nguyen, Kasey Arvold, Luis Wilhite, Hailey Bowles, Madelyn Nelson, Alexia Cannizzaro


Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet!

Company and Trainee auditions for our 2017-2018 Season will be held:

March 5, 2017

Louisville Ballet Studios
315 E. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Doors open at 11am
Registration begins at Noon
Audition class starts at 1pm

Please bring a headshot, a dance photo and pointe shoes

Registration fee: $30

You must pre-register prior to the audition

2017 Company Auditions Pre-Registration




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.

The are no positions currently available.  Check back soon!





Board of Directors


Lisa Patrick Leet


Erik Eckel


Tom Kmiecik


Sherry M. Feldpausch


Lisa Biddle-Puffer

Jacqueline Brill

Mike Dennis

Janet Den Uyl

Viki Diaz

Christopher Doane, PhD*

* Ex Officio


Sam English

Wes Fischer

Crystalin Heroux

PA Howard

Curtis McCubbin

Greg Meiman

Nick Papachristou

Mari-Elise Paul

Sharon Potter

Douglas Riddle

Shahara Ross*

Alan Roth, MD

Ariana Shah*






Ellen Shapira

Leslie Buddeke Smart

Regina Stivers*

Ellen Venhoff*

W. Plumer Wiseman, Jr.


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

K Shaver

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


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

Studio & Office

315 E. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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