At Cincinnati Ballet, we truly believe that music is the lifeblood of dance, and we are proud to be one of the few ballet companies nationwide that still performs with a live orchestra. We know that live music inspires a special vitality that audiences can see in the energy of our dancers and can feel throughout the entire hall – from stage to pit to audience. The cost of that commitment is substantial and can only be met with the help of generous donors who value LIVE performance as much as we do here at Cincinnati Ballet.
Maestro DeLeone is a proud recipient of Cincinnati’s prestigious “Post-Corbett Award” for excellence in the arts. He was named as “A Gentleman Of Style And Substance” by Cincinnati Magazine, and most recently was awarded the esteemed MacDowell Medal by the Cincinnati MacDowell Society.