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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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Dance-Inspired Workouts to Make the Best “YOU” in 2019

Looking for new ways to meet your fitness goals for the year ahead?  Consider taking a class with Cincinnati Ballet Dance and Fitness. Developed and taught by former Company dancer, Courtney Hellebuyck, Cincinnati Ballet Dance and Fitness provides a variety of dance-inspired workouts to help make you the best “you” you can be.  Included are classes […]

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Dancer Dreams and Aspirations for 2019

Here’s what seven Cincinnati Ballet dancers had to say about what they hope they will have accomplished – either personally, professionally or both – by year’s end: “I want to be able to say that it was one of the best years of my life so far! I hope that it is a year full […]

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Victoria Morgan on the Latest with “Dancing to Oz”

An exciting component of this season’s April Bold Moves triple bill is the world premiere of Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz, with original music by Maestro Carmon DeLeone.  Here’s a “sneak peek” interview with her about what’s happening with this new ballet based upon the classic Oz tale and created for both adults […]

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Meet the Staff

One of Cincinnati Ballet’s newest employees Ramsey Houston is the Executive Assistance to The Sue and Bill Friedlander Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan. Read on to get to know Ramsey and learn a little about her life, family, and passions…including dance. What is your role at Cincinnati Ballet? I’m the new Executive Assistant to The Sue and […]

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What a Monumental Year 2018 was for Cincinnati Ballet

What a monumental year 2018 was for Cincinnati Ballet! We wanted to share some of the organization’s recent accomplishments, none of which would be possible without you, our Cincinnati Ballet Family. The Otto M. Budig Academy is experiencing tremendous growth, easily outpacing our projections. We are so pleased to report the Academy currently has more than […]

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Meet the Staff

What is your role with Cincinnati Ballet?  I am the Production Stage Manager. During a production, my role is to ensure lighting, scenery, and props cues are executed seamlessly. How long have you been with the Company?  I’ve been with the Company since 2011. What jobs did you have previously?  I’ve worked as Production Stage Manager […]

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Donor Spotlight

Frisch’s Big Boy partnership with Cincinnati Ballet and The Nutcracker is a very longstanding one (almost 50 years, in fact!) Can you shed some light on how it came to be so many years ago?  Way back in 1973, philanthropist and businessman John Magro approached Jack Maier, then the president of Frisch’s, about committing $150,000 right […]

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