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Becoming Juliet

It’s been a big year for dancers Chisako Oga and Melissa Gelfin. Oga was promoted this year to Principal Dancer and Gelfin was promoted to Senior Soloist, both after dancing lead roles in full-length ballets last season such as Swanilda in Coppélia and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. This season, both Oga and Gelfin […]

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Gina Cerimele-Mechley, Fight Director for Romeo & Juliet

If you are a theater or ballet-goer in the Cincinnati region, chances are you’ve witnessed the artistry of Gina Cerimele-Mechley. The actor/director/teacher/choreographer/movement coach extraordinaire has created fight choreography for several Cincinnati Ballet productions including Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Arthur’s Camelot, and our upcoming performances of Romeo & Juliet. In addition to the epic, action-packed […]

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Former Gymnast Finds Joy and Passion in Dance

“Dancing is really hard, maybe even harder,” Elise Csizmadia, a member of the newly formed Professional Training Division at Cincinnati Ballet, said. “In gymnastics you just learn a skill but in ballet you have to learn a technique.” The 20-year old Csizmadia began her dance training at age 14 – considerably late in the dance […]

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Cincinnati Ballet and Contemporary Dance Theater Partner to Present COLLIDE!

In partnership with Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), and with support from the Cincinnati Arts Association and ArtsWave, Cincinnati Ballet is pleased to announce Collide!, with three performances on October 13 and 14, at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. The Collide! performance series is a unique collaboration in celebration of the BLINK Festival taking place that weekend, […]

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Cincinnati Ballet Presents Romeo & Juliet

Cincinnati Ballet returns to the newly renovated Cincinnati Music Hall with six performances of Victoria Morgan’s passionate Romeo & Juliet, October 26 through 29. Victoria Morgan brings the most well-known love story of all time to life with a dazzling blend of dance and drama. Shakespeare’s legendary tale, written nearly 420 years ago, continues to […]

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Cincinnati Ballet Introduces New Event Series, Ballet Plus

Cincinnati Ballet is thrilled to announce a brand new event series called Ballet Plus. Throughout the 2017-2108 Season, Cincinnati Ballet will host five fun, after-hours events at various popular locations around the city, including the Cincinnati Ballet Center located at 1555 Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience an insider’s view […]

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Cincinnati Enquirer: September a Huge Month on Cincy Stages

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/theater/2017/09/08/september-huge-month-cincy-stages/642828001/

It’s impressive. When I got here and started working with the dancers, I was blown away by what they can do.” – choreographer Travis Wall

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Travis Wall on the Inspiration for “Then… Now”

Travis Wall, Artistic Director of Shaping Sound and So You Think You Can Dance star, sat down to tell us about how his mother’s story inspired his upcoming world premiere during New Works.

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Business Courier: Cincinnati Ballet Hunting for New, Larger Facility

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/29/cincinnati-ballet-hunting-for-new-larger-facility.html

Imagine what the future holds when we can expand our reach and our impact. We owe it to our community to address the future growth and the potential we could inhabit as a remarkable ballet organization. –Scott Altman, President & CEO

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Travis Wall Brings His Unique Style to Cincinnati Ballet in New Works

“I’m very confident in storytelling,” Travis Wall, choreographer and Artistic Director of Shaping Sound Dance Company, said. “Something I can do is create a story with no words and get that across to an audience.” That is exactly what Travis Wall brings to Cincinnati Ballet’s The Kaplan New Works Series September, 14-24 at the Aronoff […]

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