November 2018


Meet CB Monday

Christian Renforth joined the Cincinnati Ballet corps de ballet in 2017. This year in The Nutcracker, he will be playing the roles of Mouse King, Spanish, and parlor guest, and for the first time he is learning the role of Snow King. How long have you been dancing? Long before I even remember. Three I […]

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Cyber Monday Ticket Sale

The perfect holiday gift for friends and family is an adventure through the Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince during The Nutcracker. November 26 only Cincinnati Ballet is offering steep Cyber Monday discounts on select Nutcracker performances. Cyber Monday Only MONDAY saves 20% off Nutcracker tickets Simply enter CYBERMONDAY into the box labeled “Promo Code” […]

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Nutcracker Black Friday Offer

Nutcracker Ticket Sale

We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU! We would love to see you this season and hope you add The Nutcracker to your holiday tradition this year. Now through Monday, take 20% off select performances of The Nutcracker. ACT NOW for 20% off Select Performances of The Nutcracker […]

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Famous Hippo Fiona Joins The Cast Of The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, now in its 45th annual season, returns to the Music Hall from December 13 through 24, 2018. This year, the production has grown in a big way! Joining the cast is a brand-new character, based on the world’s most famous hippo – ‘Fiona.’ Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical […]

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Behind the Scenes

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the biggest productions in Cincinnati Ballet’s repertoire. When it comes to life again at Music Hall from February 14-17, dancers will be wearing 70 luminous, newly handsewn tutus. “It’s a dying art,” said Cincinnati Ballet Wardrobe Mistress Diana Vandergriff-Adams. “People aren’t sewing anymore. It takes too much time.” Tutus […]

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Meet the Staff

Oğulcan Borova began his career as a ballet dancer in Turkey and received his first contract as a professional dancer in the United States in 1999. He was a guest artist for many years at Cincinnati Ballet before officially joining as a principal dancer from 2008-2012.He returned to Cincinnati Ballet to serve as Ballet Master in […]

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Alumni in Focus

Zack Grubbs began his dance training at Tuzer Ballet to supplement his education as a competitive gymnast. He came to Cincinnati Ballet in 2002 as a soloist and was promoted to senior soloist in 2005. In 2016, he retired from Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company to assume the leadership position of Academy Principal at the Otto M. Budig […]

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How do they do that?

Cincinnati Ballet’s Special Events Manager oversees more than 40 events each year, with everything from fundraising events for hundreds of attendees (such as An Intimate Evening and Club B) to cast parties and five annual gatherings for members of Étoile.  Rachel Hinger pulls back the curtain on how long it can take to prepare for an event. In […]

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Otto M. Budig Academy offers special dance class just for boys

Forget pink tutus and leotards, Cincinnati Ballet designs class for little dudes who love to dance.

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WCPO – Ballet Moves gives special needs children the chance to dance


Through a unique partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Ballet offers transformative dance classes designed for children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

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