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Cincinnati Ballet’s upcoming performances of Family Series: Snow White have been cancelled. This was a difficult but necessary decision to protect the health of our community. A bit of good news – Snow White will be added to the 2020-2021 Season, in lieu of The Little Mermaid.
Who’s the ‘fairest of them all?’ Find out this season in a regional premiere of our Family Series: Snow White. It’s the treasured fairy tale of a jealous Queen, her beautiful stepdaughter, and a kiss from a handsome Prince. Snow White is just over an hour long, narrated, fun, fully-staged ballet, featuring Cincinnati Ballet Second Company – CB2 dancers. It’s the perfect introduction to dance, even for the youngest members of your family.
Co-commissioned by Cincinnati Ballet & Ballet West.
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At-home ballet with the best! Enjoy this class taught by Cincinnati Ballet Master Oğulcan Borova, featuring Cincinnati Ballet dancers Melissa Gelfin and Luca De-Poli and accompaniment by pianist Youngwon French.
There are five basic positions in ballet. Can you do them all? Here’s a fun activity — Be the teacher at home! See if your Mom and Dad can do them!
Looking for ways to engage your little ones in ballet? Here are some online resources to incorporate dance and ballet into your new routine.
Snuggled up with your tiny dancers? Here are some dance-themed movies and shows sure to please the Under 12 crowd (and Moms and Dads too).
Here’s how it works — complete a row in any direction — soon enough the whole board will be filled. Better yet, FaceTime a few friends for a virtual game.
“We all have blessings in our lives!” said Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. These are indeed challenging times for us all, but we are committed to keeping our arts community and Cincinnati Ballet family thriving. Here’s a special message from Victoria about some of our plans to keep us connected to the beautiful art form and […]
Watch as choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explains how the island of Bali inspired her piece, Bloom. It’s one of three compelling contemporary works in this season’s Director’s Cut at Cincinnati Music Hall March 19-21.
It is one of the most iconic roles in all of classical ballet — Odette/Odile or White/Black Swan from Swan Lake. The role requires both technical mastery and emotional range. These two personalities are the polar opposites of good and evil. Principal Dancers Sirui Liu and Melissa Gelfin sat down to talk about what it’s […]
As the world turns…and turns…and turns! A dizzying display of technique and endurance from principal dancer Sirui Liu as Black Swan and first soloist Edward Gonzalez Kay as Prince Siegfried in the Pas de Deux from Act III of choreographer Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake..
Cincinnati Ballet dancers Samantha Riester, Bella Ureta, and Blake Kessler rehearsing the Pas de Trois from Act I of Swan Lake.
This year, the Nutcracker is planning to set a trap for the Mouse King and his minions. He and BFF Fiona recently took a trip to the new downtown Cincinnati Kroger to scoop up some mousetraps and cheese! What a clever couple. Fiona did get a little distracted in the produce section…hippos love that lettuce. […]
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. EXTENDED through Monday, save up to 30% off Select Performance of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The more you […]
There are dozens and dozens of ornate and colorful costumes in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy! From party kids to snowflakes to the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, the costumes help create the magic on stage. Did you know our dancers perform many characters during the annual production? Sometimes four or five in one […]
We wish we had even an ounce of the energy our talented dancers deliver in the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Nostrovia (Cheers)!
When the curtain drops on Act One of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, our dancers hit the stage to warm up for Act Two. In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video, you see Rose, the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, a Russian dancer, and several others warming up.
The Nutcracker Prince has a lot of work on his hands getting Cincinnati’s favorite hippo ready for role in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The character, created through a partnership with Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, returns for her sophomore appearance in the holiday favorite.
Watch as Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances the Sugar Plum Fairy Variation from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, 2017, Choreography: Victoria Morgan.
Today Cincinnati Ballet unveiled design plans for the Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance, scheduled to begin programming in Summer 2021. The new center for dance will be built on vacant land purchased by Cincinnati Ballet at 1801 Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills. Cincinnati Ballet is currently engaged in a building capital […]
We dare you not to smile! The yellow brick road comes to life in choreographer Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. The ‘roadies,’ as we affectionately call them, help escort Dorothy and her friends on their journey to the Emerald City. We are back in action at the Aronoff Center for the Arts tonight! Come experience […]
“Spectacular!” Reviews are in. Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky’s David Lyman writes, “The Wizard of Oz” is wildly entertaining. It’s imaginative and playful, inventive and ultimately, wonderfully optimistic.” Read review HERE>> https://www.cincinnati.com/…/wizard-oz-ballet-r…/2470529001/
Greetings from Kansas! Before they transform into the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, we get to know Hunk, Hickory and Zeke, Dorothy’s faithful friends. Here’s a look at a recent rehearsal. Stay tuned until the end for a glimpse of Auntie Em and Uncle Henry! Come join us for The Wizard of […]
It wouldn’t be The Wizard of Oz without the Wicked Witch’s minions. Some of our dancers fly across the stage in harnesses, wearing amazing winged-monkey costumes created by designer Liz Vandal. In addition, the sea of monkeys is also thanks to puppets created by theatrical designer Nicholas Mahon. Special thanks to Kansas City Ballet and […]
BEHIND THE SCENES: It’s so good to be bad! 🌪️💚 Fierce and fabulous First Soloist Maizyalet Velázquez breathing life into ‘Miss Gulch’ for our upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Run, Toto, run!! See her transform into the Wicked Witch of the West Oct. 25 through Nov. 3 at the Aronoff Center for the […]
There’s no place like the Aronoff on Halloween! Bring the family, come in costume and score FOUR tickets for $100! Celebrate Halloween with The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto, and all their friends on their topsy-turvy adventure to Oz. Not a fan of trick-or-treating? Worried what the weather might be? […]
Dorothy’s ruby red slipper pointe shoes are now on display at Cincinnati Museum Center! Take a selfie (like this little cutie) with the slippers and you could WIN four tickets to The Wizard of Oz. Post your photo to Cincinnati Ballet’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and use the hashtag #CBApplause. The shoes […]
From October 25 through November 3, there’s no place like the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Experience our spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz. With projection technology, puppetry, and flying effects, it’s unlike any ballet you’ve seen before. To execute what you see on stage also takes a village of dancers, wardrobe crew, stagehands, […]
We had so much fun at our photo shoot for The Wizard of Oz! Each dancer spent time in hair and makeup before changing into their amazing character costumes. In this video, you’ll see Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin as Dorothy, Principal Dancer Cervilio Amador as Scarecrow, and Corps de Ballet Artists Michael Mengden and Taylor […]
It’s no easy feat to create Dorothy’s bejeweled, ruby red pointe shoes. It’s a painstaking process that takes many hours of intricate work by our wardrobe department. First the shoes are dyed, then each jewel is attached by hand. The final product: GORGEOUS! See the magic on stage October 25 through November 3 at the Aronoff […]
Victoria and Cincinnati Ballet Take National Stage for Gender Equity A dancer’s transformation into choreographer is a deeply personal journey. For Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, it started at a friend’s birthday party. “It was a fluke,” Morgan recalls. “While I was a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, we decided to do choreography […]
With visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, dozens of hopeful children auditioned for The Nutcracker Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy Young Performers cast. What an amazing day for these talented dancers! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year. Here’s a peek inside our studios during the auditions.
Don’t delay — make your plans now and join us for Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition, December 19 through 29, 2019 at Music Hall with 50% off tickets to select performances of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Single tickets for the 2019-2020 Season go on sale Monday, August 5, but you can order your The Nutcracker […]
As a loyal supporter of the Ballet, you may already be familiar with our flagship Community Program, CincyDance! For more than 20 years, we have brought dance classes into third grade classrooms and provided opportunities for the most motivated and talented of those students to continue their training, including with lifelong scholarships to the Otto […]
We recently sat down with Cincinnati Ballet principal dancer and Co-Artistic Director of Moving Arts, Cervilio Miguel Amador, to learn a bit more about what Moving Arts is and why he’s so passionate about it. The festival comes to Cincinnati June 28-29, and tickets are available online at https://www.movingartsco.org/, or by calling the Cincinnati Ballet […]
Our 2019-2020 Season will feature seven dynamic productions, including compelling new works and crowd-pleasing returning favorites. We hope that you’ll subscribe and join us for all of the following: The Kaplan New Works Series – featuring works from emerging artists, including a trio of female powerhouse choreographers and two Cincinnati Ballet dancers (September 12-22, 2019) […]
It’s always interesting when you learn from individuals within an organization that have held multiple roles over a period of time. A wonderful example at Cincinnati Ballet is Sarah Hairston. Sarah is the Otto M. Budig Academy Director and before that was a Cincinnati Ballet Principal Dancer for multiple seasons. She’s been with the Company for […]
If you think that Cincinnati Ballet closes up shop as soon as the performance season ends for the Main Company, nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, summer is an incredibly busy time, complete with summer programs at the Academy that will involve nearly 500 people. We asked Vice President of Academy and Education, […]
Cincinnati Ballet presents a wide variety of repertoire during its performance season, including a number of new works. In this issue, Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan, talks about the upcoming Bold Moves program and some of her favorite moments of the 2018-2019 Season. 1. What are the characteristics of the ballets chosen for a Bold Moves […]
Sarah joins Cincinnati Ballet after serving in various advancement positions at both Ohio and Miami Universities. She most recently served as the Assistant Director of Alumni Groups where she successfully created and launched an affinity group program, working closely with the development, communications, and alumni offices to develop engagement plans to grow event attendance, volunteerism, […]
Since March plays host to Women’s History Month, here’s a shout out to a number of women who have each impacted Cincinnati Ballet in their own very unique and important ways: Myrl Laurence, Virginina Garrett and Nancy Bauer – Cincinnati Civic Ballet (as Cincinnati Ballet was originally known) was the brainchild of these three local […]
The exciting worlds of Broadway and Ballet came dynamically together in a unique Master Class at the Cincinnati Ballet studios in early March. The session, taught by actor Krystal Mackie from Hamilton: An American Musical, was attended by 20 eager students from the Otto M. Budig Academy Professional Training Division. Cincinnati Ballet always looks for […]
After Beauty and the Beast inaugurated Cincinnati Ballet’s popular Family Series last season, the series returns March 30 – April 7 with another family-friendly production for kids of all ages with our Family Series: Aladdin. We spoke with Suzette Boyer Webb, Director of Cincinnati Ballet Second Company (CB2), about what it takes to take to […]
One of the highlights of the month of March is St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated not just in Ireland, but with those of Irish heritage around the globe. Corps de Ballet dancer Kathleen Dahlhoff’s ancestors hail from The Emerald Isle. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Kathleen shared a little about her culture and […]
Jefferson Payne grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He started training at the age of four with Boston Ballet School. Mr. Payne danced with The Minnesota Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet, and most recently was a Guest Artist working closely with coach Magaly Suarez. We are excited to have him here at Cincinnati Ballet! Have you ever […]
Cincinnati Premiere Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake PLUS return of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, Kaplan New Works and Family Series: Snow White Photo courtesy: Aaron M. Conway Photography CINCINNATI, OH (March 7, 2019) – Cincinnati Ballet is thrilled to announce today our 2019-2020 […]
Finding love at the ballet isn’t limited just to the dancers and artists on stage. As a case in point, Barbara and Larry Kellar, funders of Cincinnati Ballet’s Principal Artist Endowment Fund, were destined to fall in love through ballet. Sharing a passion for dance, they met on a Cincinnati Ballet trip to Russia in […]
Cincinnati Ballet Principal Dancer, Melissa Gelfin, joined Cincinnati Ballet as a new dancer for the 2014-2015 Season. She was promoted to Corps de Ballet, then to Senior Soloist, and ultimately to Principal Dancer. While she has danced numerous roles throughout her career, the role of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty is definitely one of the most demanding […]
Because there’s so much to love about the Queen City, we asked some of our dancers what they love most about Cincinnati. Here’s what they had to say: “I love that Cincinnati is a conservative town with an open-minded edge.” – Cervilio Miguel Amador “What I love most about Cincinnati is the FOOD! All the great restaurants, […]
Not only do many fall in love WITH the ballet…but many have also fallen in love AT the ballet. In fact, sometimes all it takes is the right mixture of beautiful music and dance coupled with a passion for the arts to set flames afire. In this edition, we speak with four Cincinnati Ballet dancer […]
When and where did you and David meet? We met in 2011 while we were both dancers with Charlotte Ballet but we actually didn’t really get to know each other until we started dancing together in the Pas De Trois in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s “Sleeping Beauty.” Where was your first date? David called me one afternoon and […]
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David joined Cincinnati Ballet in the 2016-2017 Season and was promoted to Soloist for the 2017-2018 Season. In addition to being a professional dancer, David is also an accomplished pianist. What’s your favorite role you’ve ever danced? Hands down, the principal man in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. I’ve never felt more powerful on […]
When and where did you and Edward meet? We met in Sarasota, FL when we were both dancing for the Sarasota Ballet. Edward joined during my second season with the company. Where was your first date? For our first date Edward asked to take me out to dinner for my birthday. We went to a Mexican restaurant and afterwards took […]
Looking for new ways to meet your fitness goals for the year ahead? Consider taking a class with Cincinnati Ballet Dance and Fitness. Developed and taught by former Company dancer, Courtney Hellebuyck, Cincinnati Ballet Dance and Fitness provides a variety of dance-inspired workouts to help make you the best “you” you can be. Included are classes […]
Here’s what seven Cincinnati Ballet dancers had to say about what they hope they will have accomplished – either personally, professionally or both – by year’s end: “I want to be able to say that it was one of the best years of my life so far! I hope that it is a year full […]
An exciting component of this season’s April Bold Moves triple bill is the world premiere of Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz, with original music by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. Here’s a “sneak peek” interview with her about what’s happening with this new ballet based upon the classic Oz tale and created for both adults […]
Melissa joined Cincinnati Ballet as a New Dancer in the 2014-2015 Season and in February was promoted to Corps de Ballet. Gelfin was promoted to Senior Soloist for the 2017-2018 Season and Principal for the 2018-2019 Season. What’s your favorite role you’ve ever danced? My absolute favorite role that I have had the opportunity to […]
When did you and Cervi meet? We met when I joined the company in 2008 as a trainee. We didn’t begin dating until the summer of 2010. We dated for three years and actually broke up for about a year and a half. We got back together in 2015. Where was your first date? We […]
One of Cincinnati Ballet’s newest employees, Ramsey Houston, is the Executive Assistant to The Sue and Bill Friedlander Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan. Read on to get to know Ramsey, and learn a little about her life, family, and passions…including dance. What is your role at Cincinnati Ballet? I’m the new Executive Assistant to The Sue […]
James Cunningham joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company as a Trainee in 2008. After graduating from CCM magna cum laude in 2010, he joined the Cincinnati Ballet company as an Apprentice and worked his way up to Soloist by 2016. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing since I was 11 […]
Where was your first date? Our first date was dinner and a show. We went to Biagio’s Bistro in Clifton. It’s a great little Italian place on Ludlow Ave. I was so nervous that I parked the car and blocked the passenger door with a telephone pole. I had to move the car just so that […]
Bella Ureta joined the Cincinnati Ballet corps de ballet in the 2017 season. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing for 14 years. I started dancing when I was selected to join Pacific Northwest Ballet’s school through their outreach program, ‘Dance Chance’. I loved being part of […]
What a monumental year 2018 was for Cincinnati Ballet! We wanted to share some of the organization’s recent accomplishments, none of which would be possible without you, our Cincinnati Ballet Family. The Otto M. Budig Academy is experiencing tremendous growth, easily outpacing our projections. We are so pleased to report the Academy currently has more than […]
Sirui joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in the 2017-2018 Season. This year in The Nutcracker, she will be dancing the roles of Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Rose. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing for 24 years.😳 I have always had […]
What is your role with Cincinnati Ballet? I am the Production Stage Manager. During a production, my role is to ensure lighting, scenery, and props cues are executed seamlessly. How long have you been with the Company? I’ve been with the Company since 2011. What jobs did you have previously? I’ve worked as Production Stage Manager […]
Frisch’s Big Boy partnership with Cincinnati Ballet and The Nutcracker is a very longstanding one (almost 50 years, in fact!) Can you shed some light on how it came to be so many years ago? Way back in 1973, philanthropist and businessman John Magro approached Jack Maier, then the president of Frisch’s, about committing $150,000 right […]
Think you’ve seen every version of The Nutcracker that Cincinnati Ballet has produced over the years? If you’re only thinking about the big, full Company productions, that’s only part of The Nutcracker story at Cincinnati Ballet. Each year, the Otto M. Budig Academy presents its own mini-version of The Nutcracker at the Cincinnati Ballet studios, […]
If you’re a little girl who takes ballet, chances are you won’t have ‘visions of sugar plums’ dancing through your head, but rather visions of yourself dancing in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The first role many young dancers dream about playing is Clara, the girl who receives a magical Nutcracker for a […]
Samantha joined the Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. This year in The Nutcracker, she will be dancing the roles of Rose, Flower, Spanish, and Snowflake. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I was around 4 years old when I started dancing. My mom actually put me into a bunch of different sports when […]
Serena joined the Cincinnati Ballet in 2015. This year in The Nutcracker, she will be dancing the roles of Rose and Snow Queen. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? Believe it or not, I was very shy when I was young, so when I was 3 years old my mom put me […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Forget pink tutus and leotards, Cincinnati Ballet designs class for little dudes who love 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.
There is no doubt that moment when Peter Pan first flies through the window of the Darling nursery, it’s absolute magic for the audience. “That spirit of flying, of being that free,” says Cincinnati Ballet principal dancer Cervilio Amador. “People love it. Who hasn’t at one point wanted to be a Lost Boy, Peter Pan, […]
How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing since I was 10! I decided to become a dancer because I saw my sisters dancing ballet growing up and I knew that, that was what I wanted to do! Who, or what, was your biggest teacher? That’s a […]
Bob Herzog battles Peter Pan at the Cincinnati Ballet.
Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘Beloved’ Cincinnati Ballet Maestro Carmon DeLeone celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director, conducts his score to “Peter Pan” Oct. 25-28 at Music Hall
Cincinnati Ballet dancers are hard at work learning how to sword fight for our upcoming production of Peter Pan. During one rehearsal, dancers playing Peter Pan and Captain Hook learned how to dance and spar at the same time from fight choreographer Gina Cerimele-Mechley and Peter Pan repetiteur Johanna Bernstein Wilt. Check out their fencing skills […]
One of the most magical parts of any stage version of Peter Pan – ballet or otherwise – is seeing members of the cast literally take off and fly around the stage. Cincinnati Ballet’s upcoming production is no exception. So, how did the ability for performers to fly on stage come to be? To answer […]
As Patron Engagement Manager for Cincinnati Ballet, Lauren Moore heads up a dedicated staff of six that handles hundreds of customer interactions each month, from answering questions about the ballet to selling subscriptions, exchanging tickets, and so much more. She is the first impression our more than 70,000 patrons encounter, and exceptional customer service is […]
Carmon DeLeone, Cincinnati Ballet’s Music Director, is celebrating his 50th Anniversary with the company this season. In First Position wanted to know more about Carmon’s interests and inspirations. Here’s what he told us: Who was the most pivotal person in your life when it comes to music, and why? There are so many people who […]
Principal dancer, Melissa Gelfin, is one of two Cincinnati Ballet dancers who will be portraying the role of Tinkerbell in the upcoming production of Peter Pan. She is excited to dance the role again (the first time was with Cincinnati Ballet in 2014). Here are Melissa’s thoughts about taking on this challenging role once again: […]
Join Peter Pan, Wendy, and the Darling kids as they travel to Neverland and meet the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and a very hungry crocodile! The classic story of ‘the boy who wouldn’t grow up’ is transformed into a full-length ballet with challenging and charming choreography by Septime Webre that — quite literally — […]
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 join the Cincinnati Ballet as we celebrate World Ballet Day with a livestream of our company class on our Facebook page from 9:15 to 10:35 AM EST. Join Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, Ballet Master Oğulcan Borova, and our company of artists for a behind-the scene look at what […]
Pointe Magazine talked with Corps de Ballet Dancer, Samantha Griffin about dancing with Cincinnati Ballet.
David Lyman talked with Victoria Morgan about why she is so “psyched” about this season’s New Works.
At Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series, dancers take on the role of choreographer, Pointe Magazine interviewed Taylor Carrasco, David Morse, and Victoria Morgan about this journey.
John Lomax on Local 12’s Good Morning Cincinnati talked with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse about the pieces the world premieres they are choreographing for The Kaplan New Works Series.
Cincinnati Ballet is proud to partner again with Arnold’s Bar and Grill for a special New Works package: for two nights only, enjoy dinner and the show for just $60+ fees. That’s like getting dinner FREE! Grab your tickets for September 18 or 19 with promo code NWDINNER1819 and you’re in for a real treat – a special New […]
Congratulations to all the talented young dancers who auditioned for The Nutcracker performances! We were impressed to have so much skill and enthusiasm grace our auditions. Below, you’ll find the official Nutcracker Kids Cast for 2018. You may also download the casting list here.
Deborah Linz at Fox 19 sat down with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse to talk about the pieces they are choreographing for The Kaplan New Works Series
Charisse Gibson at Fox 19 sat down with Taylor Carrasco and David Morse to discuss the upcoming The Kaplan New Works Series on FOX19 NOW Morning News.
Photo gallery from Cincinnati Ballet’s New Works rehearsals.
Milton Holloway was only eight when Cincinnati Ballet’s CincyDance! educational outreach program visited his school. From that moment on, ballet has been Milton’s passion. He graduated from Otto M.Budig Academy and is now attending UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, on is his way to becoming a professional dancer.
‘Pointe’ profiles Cincinnati Ballet’s Luca De-Poli on what it’s like to attend college while dancing
Don’t delay — make your plans now and join us for Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition, December 13 through 24, 2018 at Music Hall. Single tickets for the 2018-2019 Season go on sale Monday, August 6, but you can order your The Nutcracker tickets early AND get a great family deal! Special Two-Day Offer: Nutcracker in […]
Cincinnati Ballet announces its 2018-2019 Season, a celebration of Carmon DeLeone’s 50th Anniversary as Music Director, with more performances than ever before. The ambitious programming schedule includes diverse offerings, from sophisticated classics to adventurous new works in tandem with expanded fun for the whole family. “Carmon is loved by his Cincinnati Ballet family; the dancers, […]
Now’s your chance to add even more excitement to your visit to Beauty and the Beast. For just $20 per person*, you can travel backstage forty-five minutes prior to the performance for a visit to the lair of the Beast. It’s a fun-filled place for the whole family where you can meet some of the […]
In 1803, in a dusty monastery in Bavaria, a librarian re-discovered a manuscript not seen since the 13th century. Later named the Carmina Burana, the manuscript contained 254 poems and dramatic texts. Believed to be the works of students and clergy, researchers date some of the texts back to the 11th century. Curators who started […]
Imagine what the future holds when we can expand our reach and our impact. We owe it to our community to address the future growth and the potential we could inhabit as a remarkable ballet organization. –Scott Altman, President & CEO
The Cincinnati Enquirer caught up with some of the newest dancers to Cincinnati Ballet to hear about why they’ve chosen the Queen City as their new home.
As the Cincinnati Ballet prepares to launch its 2017-18 season, the dance company has unveiled a new logo and updated its brand identity.
The 2016-17 Cincinnati Ballet season featured a yearlong, thrilling 20th anniversary celebration of artistic director Victoria Morgan. For those who think the following season might call for a bit of a rest, think again. In classic Morgan fashion, she “can’t wait to dig into” the exciting 2017-18 season.
Cincinnati’s art world will undergo a tectonic change as it welcomes area residents back to the historic Over-the-Rhine home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati May Festival. In its refurbished and expanded form, it’s sure to invoke jealousy in cities across America and around the world.
College dancers often graduate with life skills that students from a purely dance-oriented environment might not have gained. Often, they can better communicate both inside and outside of the studio, and they know how to shift subjects and organize a tight schedule as quickly as possible.
Using the arts to connect young professionals to the city, encouraging them to develop friendships and relationships that will keep them and their talents in the region, also is one of the key tenets for ArtsWave, Greater Cincinnati’s leading arts agency.
Without changing the exterior, they have added 31,000 square feet of usable, behind-the-scenes space to the old building.
With an eclectic background, Archibald is certainly the right woman for a company that embraces versatility.
“Do what you love if it makes you happy, because dance has always made me happy.” –Salome Tregre, 13 year old attendee
“Every time you turn the corner, you’re breathing new life into this building, and for me, that’s something that’s exciting to see, something that really changes by the day,” said Jeff Martin, 3CDC vice president of project management.
In the North wing, a sprung floor that can be used for dance is going into a large, brand-new rehearsal hall, carved out of a second-floor space.
The reason for the popularity of sponsorship programs? “Storytelling is compelling,” says Pomeroy. “When you know something about a dancer that’s more personal, it exposes how they became who they are onstage. The insight creates a connection that deepens the experience for the patron.”
Artistic Director Victoria Morgan shared that of the 15 new works the company had commissioned, eight will be choreographed by women, including Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt.
See Cincinnati Refined’s photo gallery of Club B: Grace + Grit by following the link.
For dancers wishing to audition in Houston, Texas, we have compiled some helpful information about street closures and changes to traffic patterns. Prepare for additional traffic due to the Super Bowl!! The NFL Honors event, Saturday evening from 7:00-10:00 pm at the Wortham Theater will most directly impact traffic getting to and from Houston Ballet. […]
Get your tickets today to see these dancers take the stage in King Arthur’s Camelot, the epic tale of adventure, love and betrayal.
The production itself is enchanting. The dancers were stunning in mid-19th century costumes. Their dancing was flawless. Everyone was perfectly in time and make dancing look so easy!
One of the most powerful aspects of the [Cincinnati Ballet] company is its academy, which teaches children and young adults of all ages the impact of dance.
A romantic comedy ballet returns to Cincinnati for the first time in 15 years.
The Cure Starts Now partnered with the Cincinnati Ballet to treat little girls and boys to a dance lesson as part of the “Dancer for a Day” program.
The event invites children affected by pediactric cancer to be a dancer for a day.
The Cincinnati Ballet hosted its annual event with The Cure Starts Now foundation, allowing children affected by pediatric cancer to dance with Cincinnati Ballet company members.
Peterson’s version is choreographically demanding, which is important to the dancers, at the same time that it is a genuine crowd-pleaser.
To kick off her 20th anniversary season as artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet, Victoria Morgan culled together seven diverse ballets for the program of Director’s Cut.
Cincinnati Ballet Children’s Division classes are accessible, kid friendly and, most importantly, fun!
Join the ATTITUDE young professional group for an intimate, cocktail party.
There is one thing, however, that will get me out of my autumn-is-coming doldrums. One thing on the horizon to keep me sane amid the pigskin fans. And that’s the return of the ballet.
“I feel like it’s the strongest season ever in my tenure,” says Victoria Morgan about this year’s Cincinnati Ballet lineup.
By staying in Cincinnati, Morgan has reigned over a period that has seen its share of tumult and triumphs, crises and conquests. But as she begins her 20th season as Cincinnati Ballet’s leader – the season opens Sept. 16 – she can look to a list of accomplishments that would make any business leader proud.
Get hyped, ballet lovers. This is the beginning of the 2016-17 Cincinnati Ballet season, a beginning filled with auteur pieces, swan songs, and star-studded programs.
“Are ballet companies different when led by a female artistic director?”
“It has become a rarity for ballet companies to present works by women, despite the large number of women in the field and the pioneers of the 20th century.”
We are saddened by this news, and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. We are forever grateful to Dr. Bob Hasl for his support, and know his memory lives on through the arts, which he adored and loved to share with others.
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