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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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The Nutcracker and Fiona take a trip to Kroger

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. […]

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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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‘Spectacular’ review for Cincinnati Ballet’s The Wizard of Oz

“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/

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