Frampton & Cincinnati Ballet Live Artists

Frampton & Cincinnati Ballet Live: Artists

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Peter Frampton
Grammy winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead guitarist and singer for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album has sold over 17 million copies worldwide and spawned the hits "Show Me the Way"', "Baby I Love Your Way and "Do You Feel Like We Do". Since then he has released several major albums, including 2006's Grammy Award winning recording Fingerprints for which he won for Best Pop Instrumental Album. His session work includes such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others.  In 2011 Frampton embarked on a world tour celebrating the 35th anniversary of his multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive! The tour showcased and followed exactly the songs and play list from the original tour in 1976. Of the tour, the Los Angeles Times noted, "the British virtuoso is still making sweet music."  In 2012, CBS Sunday Morning aired a profile segment on the lauded musician and NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered" spoke to Frampton about his reunion with his beloved and long-lost Gibson guitar. Please see for further information. 

Devon Carney
Mr. Carney currently serves as Associate Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet and has been with the company since 2003. He has had the opportunity to work closely with choreographers Donald Byrd, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jorma Elo, Victor Kabanieav, Trey McIntyre, Donald McKayle, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Kirk Peterson and others during this time and has choreographed and staged a number of full-productions for the company, including The Sleeping Beauty, and currently Giselle and Steadfast Tin Soldier for the 2011-12 season. [Read more]

Missy Lay Zimmer
Missy Lay Zimmer is co-founder of Exhale Dance Tribe and Planet Dance with partner Andrew Hubbard. Her choreography and dance credits include the Broadway and national companies of CATS and Jesus Christ Superstar, and co-choreography for Mariah Carey’s video All I Want for Christmas. Zimmer’s choreography earned her an award for Broadway Cares Equity Fight AIDS’ Easter Bonnet Competition. She also holds the 2007 CEA for Critical Achievement in Choreography. Zimmer trained at SCPA, CCM Preparatory Department and Joffrey Ballet. She was a faculty member at the Broadway Dance Center (NYC) and has taught master classes for Cincinnati Ballet and CCM. With Hubbard, Zimmer has created choreography for Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as 2011’s Infamous Love Songs with Over the Rhine.

Adam Hougland
Adam is the Principal Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet and The Louisville Ballet. Since becoming Lousiville's resident choreographer, he has created five critically acclaimed original works for the company, the most recent being Rite of Spring with special guest artist Wendy Wehlan (principal dancer, New York City Ballet). Adam was recently named Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet and began this new relationship by creating a ground-breaking and innovative world premiere to Mozart's Requiem in March 2010, followed by The Firebird in 2011. [Read more]

Andrew Hubbard
Andrew Hubbard and wife/artistic partner Missy Lay Zimmer co-founded Exhale Dance Tribe, one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, and Planet Dance, a dance education performance project. Hubbard’s dance and choreography credits include Broadway companies of CATS and Footloose, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, a Dr. Pepper commercial, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless. He’s appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, inDance Magazine, Dance Spirit and Anatomy 2. Hubbard was on faculty at the acclaimed Broadway Dance Center in New York City and has taught at numerous institutions and universities including Cincinnati Ballet, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and SCPA. With Zimmer, Hubbard has created choreography for Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as 2011’s Infamous Love Songs with Over the Rhine.


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