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Oh, What a Season it’s Going to Be!

Our 2019-2020 Season will feature seven dynamic productions, including compelling new works and crowd-pleasing returning favorites. We hope that you’ll subscribe and join us for all of the following: The Kaplan New Works Series – featuring works from emerging artists, including a trio of female powerhouse choreographers and two Cincinnati Ballet dancers (September 12-22, 2019) […]

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Getting to Know Sarah Hairston

It’s always interesting when you learn from individuals within an organization that have held multiple roles over a period of time.  A wonderful example at Cincinnati Ballet is Sarah Hairston. Sarah is the Otto M. Budig Academy Director and who was a Cincinnati Ballet Principal Dancer for multiple seasons. She’s been with the Company for […]

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It’s Full Steam Ahead This Summer

If you think that Cincinnati Ballet closes up shop as soon as the performance season ends for the Main Company, nothing could be further from the truth!  In fact, summer is an incredibly busy time, complete with summer programs at the Academy that will involve close to 500 people. We asked Vice President of Academy and […]

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Victoria Morgan Reflects on Bold Moves

Cincinnati Ballet presents a wide variety of repertoire during its performance season, including a number of new works.  In this issue, Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan, talks about the upcoming Bold Moves program and some of her favorite moments of the 2018-2019 Season. 1. What are the characteristics of the ballets chosen for a Bold Moves […]

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Celebrating Many Incredible Cincinnati Ballet Women

Since March plays host to Women’s History Month, here’s a shout out to a number of women who have each impacted Cincinnati Ballet in their own very unique and important ways: Myrl Laurence, Virginina Garrett and Nancy Bauer – Cincinnati Civic Ballet (as Cincinnati Ballet was originally known) was the brainchild of these three local […]

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Ballet and Broadway

The exciting worlds of Broadway and Ballet came dynamically together in a unique Master Class at the Cincinnati Ballet studios in early March. The session, taught by actor Krystal Mackie from Hamilton: An American Musical, was attended by 20 eager students from the Otto M. Budig Academy Professional Training Division. Cincinnati Ballet always looks for […]

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Aladdin Casts a Magical Spell

After Beauty and the Beast inaugurated Cincinnati Ballet’s popular Family Series last season, the series returns March 30 – April 7 with another family-friendly production for kids of all ages with our Family Series: Aladdin. We spoke with Suzette Boyer Webb, Director of Cincinnati Ballet Second Company (CB2), about what it takes to take to […]

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The Luck of the Irish

One of the highlights of the month of March is St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated not just in Ireland, but with those of Irish heritage around the globe. Corps de Ballet dancer Kathleen Dahlhoff’s ancestors hail from The Emerald Isle. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Kathleen shared a little about her culture and […]

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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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