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Louisville Ballet

Louisville Ballet


October 6-8, 2022 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Robert Curran | Music by Léo Delibes
Experience a uniquely local version of this beloved autumnal ballet, set in Louisville’s own Germantown during the fall of 1917, just as the United States joins World War I. With choreography by Artistic Director Robert Curran (after Arthur Saint-Léon, Marius Petipa, and Dame Ninette De Valois) and scenic designs by Louisville-based visual artist, Jacob Heustis.

November 4-5, 2022 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Alun Jones: “Violin Concerto,” “Liebestraume,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Celebrate the life and artistry of the late Alun Jones who led Louisville Ballet as Artistic Director for almost a quarter of a century, elevating the Company and the Louisville community with his choreographic expertise, his design flair, and visionary artistic leadership.

December 9-23, 2022 | Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center | Choreography by Val Caniparoli | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed live by the Louisville Orchestra
This Louisville Ballet holiday classic returns to delight audiences of all ages. Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Filled with magic, artistry, awe-inspiring sets, and costumes, “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” brings the joy of the holiday season to life. Featuring choreography by Val Caniparoli with live music performed by The Louisville Orchestra.

January 25-29, 2023 | Louisville Ballet Studios | Choreography by the Artists of Louisville Ballet | With Guest Choreographer Marc Brew
This community favorite production presents new works by Louisville Ballet Artists and guest choreographer, Marc Brew, featuring performances by both disabled and non-disabled dance artists from our local, national, and international communities. Performed live inside Louisville Ballet’s Main Street Studios.

March 2-4, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by Ching Ching Wong, Andrea Schermoly (Louisville Ballet Resident Choreographer), and the 2023 Dysart Award Winner (TBA)
The second installation of this mixed-repertory series features new works created by a team of women-only choreographers as well as scenic, costume, and lighting designers. This production will also feature work by the recipient of the Louisville Ballet 2023 Dysart Award, an annual award for rising choreographers.

LA SYLPHIDE with Scotch Symphony
April 13-15, 2023 | The Brown Theatre | Choreography by August Bournonville and George Balanchine | Music by Hermann Lovenskjold and Felix Mendelssohn | Costumes + Set Designs by Robert Curran
One of the oldest existing classical ballets, set in Scotland and first staged almost 200 years ago, “La Sylphide” explores themes of love, vengeance, and envy while examining the juxtaposition between nature and modern life. With original choreography by August Bournville and new costumes and sets designed by Artistic Director Robert Curran. This production also includes George Balanchine’s “Scotch Symphony,” the American master’s nod to the Scottish Highlands, filled with intricate footwork, a wistful pas de deux and more, all performed to Mendelssohn’s evocative score.


Moving forward into our 71st year, Louisville Ballet continues the work of a 21st Century ballet company with a season of innovative productions that celebrate our past and our local community, uplift women in dance, and amplify artists pushing the boundaries of the art form, laying the groundwork for the future of ballet.


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