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 Executive Director Philip Koester and 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 worked with some of ballet’s brightest lights including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, performed for tens of thousands 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.
LEVEL 10: Kelsey Corder | Christian Chester | Anna Ford | JonMarie Johnson | Tarique Logan | Jordan Noblett | Charlotte Van Ermen
LEVEL 9: Alexis Breen | Claire Churchill | McKenna Hoek | Addison Mathes | Gabrielle Savka | Claire Schoellerman
LEVEL 8: Elizabeth Hines | Chloe Puffer | Paige Riffer
LEVEL 7: Adrah Cook | Caleb Emory | Danika McNees | Ava Ownby | Sameer Rhodes | Ida Soranno | Gaven Stevens
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 email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in Louisville Ballet! Company and Studio Company auditions for the 2023/2024 season are currently in progress. In-person auditions at our studios will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Registration is required to secure your spot. Please note that we are not accepting video audition submissions at this time.
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 not hiring at this time, but please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in being part of our team. Please include your resume and details about why you would like to be part of our organization. Thanks!
Ralph de Chabert
James E. Haynes**
Matthew E. Hamel
Carolle Jones Clay
Janet M. DenUyl
* Ex Officio
Sherry M. Feldpausch
Mayor Greg Fischer*
Johanna G. Howard
Katherine P. Langan
** Former President
Ellen Hirsch Shapira
John A Stough, Jr.
James Welch, Jr.
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
Lee Purcell Best
Alexandra Gerassimides, MD
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 Brian Sherman at email@example.com or 502.583.3150 x 230 for more information.