Johanna Bernstein Wilt | Principal Ballet Mistress
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. Her choreographic credits include Everyday Is a New Beginning, for Cincinnati Ballet’s New Works during the 2008-09 Season, and A Hero’s Prayer for the 2011-12 New Works to commemorate her 30 years of work at Cincinnati Ballet. The Her latest project was re-staging Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) for Cincinnati Ballet in the 2012-2013 season. She became Artistic Associate in August 2013.