Artistic Staff

Victoria Morgan | Artistic Director & CEO

Over the past fifteen years, Cincinnati Ballet has experienced tremendous growth and critical success under the leadership of Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. As the company entered its 45th Anniversary Season, Ms. Morgan took on the additional role as an executive leader, serving for the first time as both the Artistic Director and CEO to lead the company into a vibrant and confident future.  [Read more]

2013-2014 Season Sponsors: Sue & Bill Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Lorrence T. Kellar


Frederic Franklin CBE |  Artistic Director Emeritus 

Mr. Franklin was co-founder of the Slavenska-Franklin Ballet, and founding director of the National Ballet in Washington, and has staged works for companies throughout the world. His choreographic credits include Etalage (1958) and Homage Au Ballet (1963) for the Washington Ballet, and Tribute (1962) for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Fortunately, local Cincinnatian Julius Fleischmann was a major donor for the Ballet Russe, which often toured to Cincinnati. Mr. Franklin became an important part of the artistic evolution of Cincinnati Ballet. He staged the company’s very first Nutcracker in 1974, was interim artistic director from 1984-86, and was christened our artistic director emeritus in 1988.


Carmon DeLeone | Music Director

Carmon DeLeone, Music Director of The Cincinnati Ballet, The Middletown (OH) Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra possesses an impressive list of accomplishments. At New York's Carnegie Hall, he has served as Conductor and Host of the Family Concert Series with the Orchestra of St. Lukes. He has conducted frequent performances in Europe with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been named the Illinois "Music Director of the Year." Under Mr. DeLeone’s leadership, The Illinois Philharmonic was twice named the “Illinois Orchestra of the Year.” [Read more]

2013-2014 Season Sponsors: Doris M. and Charles B. Levinson Fund


Johanna Bernstein Wilt | Artistic Associate

Johanna Bernstein Wilt joined Cincinnati Ballet in 1981 and danced for 11 seasons before becoming Ballet Mistress in 1992. Bernstein Wilt has staged ballets for notable  choreographers such as Victoria Morgan, Septime Webre, Kirk Peterson, David Nixon, Peter Anastos and Jessica Lang to name a few, at Cincinnati Ballet and other ballet companies. She recreated, in conjunction with Frederic Franklin, CBE, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Movements of Léonide Massine’s Seventh Symphony for Cincinnati Ballet, which has received praise in The New York Times as well as many other national and international dance publications.  [Read more]

2013-2014 Season Sponsors: Jayde


Suzette Boyer Webb | CBII Manager/Academy Coach

Suzette Boyer Webb is entering her second season as the Cincinnati Ballet II Company Manager and Children’s Ballet Mistress. In the past year, she has worked with the Cincinnati Ballet II, Cincinnati Ballet’s training program for tomorrow’s professional dancers and has worked as the Children’s Ballet Mistress for Victoria Morgan’s New Nutcracker and for Devon Carney’s Giselle and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Suzette is a former Principal dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet Company. Prior to returning to Cincinnati Ballet, Suzette served on the Dance Division faculty at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music for many years. [Read more]



Adam Hougland  | Resident Choreographer

Adam is the Principal Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet and The Louisville Ballet. Since becoming Lousiville's resident choreographer, he has created five critically acclaimed original works for the company, the most recent being Rite of Spring with special guest artist Wendy Wehlan (principal dancer, New York City Ballet). Adam was recently named Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet and began this new relationship by creating a ground-breaking and innovative world premiere to Mozart's Requiem in March 2010, followed by The Firebird in 2011. [Read more]


 

 

Trad A Burns | Resident Lighting Designer

Enjoying his tenth season as the Resident Lighting Designer for Cincinnati Ballet, Trad has been privileged to design two world premieres by Choreographer Adam Hougland, as well as world premiere works by Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, Devon Carney, Johanna Bernstein Wilt, Kirk Peterson, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Donald Byrd, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Sarah Slipper, Luca Veggetti, Viktor Kabaniaev, and Jessica Lang. [Read More]


 

Youngwon P. French | Company Pianist

Youngwon has been working as a pianist with Cincinnati Ballet since the season 2010. She won several first prizes in piano competitions and awards including International Young Artists Piano Competition in Korea, Asia Piano Competition, Montreal Classical Music Festival, and Austrian Society Scholarship Competition in Canada. [Read more]


  Della Enns | Company Pianist

Della, an award-winning pianist and composer, brings her skill to a soul level, touching diverse audiences in "places where words cannot." She was honored in Nashville as independent "Instrumental Artist of the Year" in 2008.  Her music is delivered with elegance and grace, and reaches deeply within to still and soothe, to uplift and enliven and ultimately inspire the human spirit. Her concerts thrill a variety of audiences, be it it a Steinway showroom, concert hall or church. [Read more]