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Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa discusses Bloom

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.

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Dancer Q & A: Performing Odette/Odile in Swan Lake

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 […]

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Video: Dancers Sirui Liu and Edward Gonzalez Kay rehearse Act III of Swan Lake

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..

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Cincinnati Ballet ‘swans’ land in Mirror Lake at Eden Park

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Dancer Taylor Carrasco shows off Nutcracker costumes

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 […]

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Kick up your heels with the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker!

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)!

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Warming up before the curtain rises on Act Two of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy

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.

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The Nutcracker and Fiona at the Barre

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.

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Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

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.

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Move With Us. The Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.

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 […]

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