Melissa Gelfin

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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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Meet CB Monday

Melissa joined Cincinnati Ballet as a New Dancer in the 2014-2015 Season and in February was promoted to Corps de Ballet. Gelfin was promoted to Senior Soloist for the 2017-2018 Season and Principal for the 2018-2019 Season. What’s your favorite role you’ve ever danced? My absolute favorite role that I have had the opportunity to […]

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The Nutcracker Photo Gallery

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Dancer Spotlight

Principal dancer, Melissa Gelfin, is one of two Cincinnati Ballet dancers who will be portraying the role of Tinkerbell in the upcoming production of Peter Pan.  She is excited to dance the role again (the first time was with Cincinnati Ballet in 2014).  Here are Melissa’s thoughts about taking on this challenging role once again: […]

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CityBeat: New Works Review

https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/dance/article/21022765/buckle-up-for-cincinnati-ballets-kaplan-new-works-series

 

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ArtsWave Guide: New Works Review

https://guide.artswave.org/the-kaplan-new-works-series-a-rite-of-passage-for-us-all/

 

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Cincinnati.com: Review

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/theater/2018/09/14/balance-key-cincinnati-ballets-new-works/1304428002/

 

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New Works Photo Gallery

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New Works Rehearsal Photos

Photo gallery from Cincinnati Ballet’s New Works rehearsals.

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Eros Redux – Kaplan New Works Series

Experience a sampling from The Kaplan New Works Series, on stage until April 30, in these slow motion clips from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Eros Redux.

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