making. moving. art.


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


Louisville Ballet, led by Artistic + Executive Director Robert Curran, is an evolved, but accessible form of artistic expression that boldly and beautifully communicates stories both classic and new. We exist to move, to evoke emotion, to provoke thought, and to challenge perceptions. We are artists, athletes and activists. We are inventors and inspirers. We have been one of the nation’s leading ballet companies since 1952. As the Official State Ballet of Kentucky, we have hosted some of ballet’s biggest names 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

Cherie Pérez

Director of Marketing

Karen DeCosta

Director of Finance

Kate Dobbins Bonner

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

Michael T. Ford

Lighting Designer

Kim Aycock

Stage + Company Manager

Alexandra Ludwig

Wardrobe Manager

Amanda Jones

Costume Shop Assistant
Administrative Staff

Michael Jones-Gómez

Marketing + Communications Coordinator

Jocelyn Hankins

Box Office Manager

Courtney Kaelin

Ticketing + Communications Associate

Noah Hickerson

Development Coordinator

Paul Wheeldon

Operations Manager

Erik Nelson

Executive Assistant

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

Outreach Program Manager

Molly Kays

Outreach Coordinator

The Louisville Ballet Studio Company provides a unique opportunity for dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. While receiving excellent training and working alongside Louisville Ballet Company dancers, these emerging young artists are truly the bridge between The School and CompanyStudio Company dancers have opportunities to perform with the Company as repertoire allows each season, with The School, and as part of the Community Engagement team with education outreach performances in schools throughout the area. Additionally, the Louisville Ballet Studio Company will maintain the classical repertoire in productions created exclusively for these talented young dancers throughout the region.

Half of the Company Dancers in Louisville Ballet began their careers as trainees with the Company.


Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet!

Company and Trainee auditions for our 2019-2020 Season have passed. Auditions for the 2020-2021 Season will be held in Spring 2020. 




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 are currently seeking a Development ManagerPlease see listing for more information on how to apply.

Board of Directors


James E. Haynes


James Welch, Sr.


W.P. Wiseman


Sherry M. Feldpausch


Jennifer Bazante

Lisa Biddle-Puffer

Tanya Bowman*

Jacqueline Brill

Janet Den Uyl

Victoria Diaz

David Dick

Christopher Doane, PhD*


* Ex Officio


Mayor Greg Fischer*

Matthew E. Hamel

James E. Haynes

Kate Harney*

Peter Ashby Howard

Carolle Jones Clay

Bill Lamb

Katherine P. Langan




Donald Lassere

Lisa Patrick Leet

Woo Speed McNaughton

Angela Zuvon Nenni

Martha Nichols-Pecceu

Thomas T. Noland, Jr.

Mari-Elise Paul


Secretary Don Parkinson*

Penelope Peavler

Steve Poe

Sharon Potter

Ellen Hirsch Shapira

K. Shaver

John A Stough, Jr.



Lee Purcell Best

Shirley Dumesnil

Peggy Fowler

Alexandra Gerassimides, MD


Paula Grisanti

Marlene Grissom

Susan Grubbs

Beth Klein


Nancy Martin

Sissy Nash

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 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


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