2013-2014 Season


Just 50 years ago, four visionary dance teachers were auditioning 200 high school hopefuls for the first humble performances of the Cincinnati Civic Ballet. Today, we stand proudly as one of the preeminent regional ballet companies in the U.S., one of only a handful to celebrate such a remarkable milestone.

We’ve achieved so much and although we pause to look back, our 50th Anniversary is really all about moving forward. Throughout our halls there are plans brewing for a season unlike any other, one that sets the stage for an even greater half century to come. And you’re invited! Just click on any of the associated pages and you’ll get a colorful glimpse into special initiatives taking place in honor of our 50th year.

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Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50

A commemorative, special edition publication, bringing to life Cincinnati Ballet’s remarkable rise over the past half century and the community that conspired to create it. Filled with over 100 exquisite images, many of which have never been publicly released, Cincinnati Ballet’s untold story candidly unfolds.

Set to Soar Endowment Campaign

Your gift to establish an endowment is an investment in the future—an investment that makes a real difference in the lives of our dancers, musicians, and staff by enhancing their artistic excellence, community involvement and creative collaboration.

World Premiere of King Arthur's Camelot

A world premiere ballet steeped in medieval legend, but told through a contemporary lens. Each aspect of King Arthur’s Camelot is being carefully crafted – from brand new sets, costumes and choreography to an original score and libretto – for a theatrical experience unlike any other.

New York Tour to The Joyce Theater

Cincinnati Ballet inhabits one of New York's great dance houses with a week-long tour to the prestigious Joyce Theater as the much-anticipated culminating event of our 50th year.

2013-2014 Season Productions

The Kaplan New Works Series [4 World Premieres]
September 12-22, 2013

A scene from Man In Black, choreographed by James Kudelka, returning to Cincinnati Ballet this fall.
Thomas Caleb Roberts, Danielle Bausinger, Patric Palkens | Photography: Peter Mueller

Swan Lake
October 25-27, 2013
Prince Siegfried and Odette share a passionate embrace in the 2009-2010 Season's production of Swan Lake, in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus.
Anthony Krutzkamp & Kristi Capps | Photography: Peter Mueller

Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker
December 20-29, 2013
The Waltz of the Flowers.
Cincinnati Ballet dancers | Photography: Peter Mueller

King Arthur's Camelot [World Premiere]
February 13-16, 2014
A first glimpse at the set design of the groundbreaking world premiere production, King Arthur's Camelot.
Set Design: Joe Tilford

Symphony in C
March 28-29, 2014

Boléro, as triumphantly presented during the 2008-2009 Season.
  Cincinnati Ballet dancers | Photography: Peter Mueller

Ballet Toybox
March 30, 2014

An excerpt from ALICE (in wonderland), featured in the 2012-2013 Season's presentation of Ballet Toybox.
Kathleen Dahlhoff and Danielle Bausinger | Photography: Peter Mueller

Cincinnati Ballet & Over the Rhine Live
April 25-26, 2014

A moment from the 2010-2011 Season's acclaimed production, Infamous Love Songs, the first collaboration between Cincinnati Ballet and Over the Rhine.
Ogulcan Borova & Courtney Connor Jones | Photography: Peter Mueller

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