Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50

Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50
Written by David Lyman

What started as the collective dream of three determined ballet teachers has become one of our country's preeminent regional ballet companies. Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50 brings 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 in this commemorative, special-edition publication.

Retail Price: $75

Release Date: September 2013
Book Design by Heather Zaring Vecellio

“...if you got the right performers in the right ballet, you could change the world.”

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Book Signings and Events

Books by the Banks

October 12 | 10 am - 4 pm | Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati Ballet is thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Books by the Banks Festival as we release our brand new publication, Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50. Beloved author David Lyman will be with us throughout the day to sign books and will be regaling audiences with anecdotes from our 50-year history in the panel discussion "Cincinnati Perspectives: Views of the City Through Photography, Architecture and the Arts." The panel discussion begins at 11 am in Rooms 207/208. The festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm and is free and open to the public. Join bestselling authors and local celebrities including artist C.F. Payne and mixologist Molly Wellmann as we celebrate Cincinnati treasures in print.

Joseph Beth Book Signing and Panel Discussion
"A Dancer's Perspective on Turning 50

October 22 | 7:00 pm | Joseph Beth 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

In celebration of the release of Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50 and in partnership with Joseph Beth Booksellers, we invite you to join us for a one-of-a-kind event and book signing. David Lyman, the author of Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50, leads an illuminating conversation highlighting "A Dancer's Perspective on Turning 50." The conversation features dancers from throughout the company's history including Jane Green (formerly Wagner), founding company member, Suzette Boyer Webb, former Principal Dancer and current CBII Manager, as well as beloved current Principal Dancer Cervilio Miguel Amador. Questions from the audience are encouraged so we hope you'll join us for what promises to be a personal, poignant and, no doubt, humorous look at the personalities that shaped Cincinnati's Ballet. Company dancers, Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan, and author David Lyman will be available to sign books at the conclusion of the conversation. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase throughout the evening.