February 2019

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Finding Love at the Ballet on Both Sides of the Footlights

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 […]

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Conquering one of Ballet’s Most Demanding Roles: Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty

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 […]

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What do Cincinnati Ballet dancers love most about Cincinnati?

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, […]

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Love is in the Air

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 […]

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Love is in the Air

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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