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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 before that 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 nearly 500 people. We asked Vice President of Academy and Education, […]

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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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How do they do that?

Think you’ve seen every version of The Nutcracker that Cincinnati Ballet has produced over the years? If you’re only thinking about the big, full Company productions, that’s only part of The Nutcracker story at Cincinnati Ballet. Each year, the Otto M. Budig Academy presents its own mini-version of The Nutcracker at the Cincinnati Ballet studios, […]

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Alumni in Focus

Zack Grubbs began his dance training at Tuzer Ballet to supplement his education as a competitive gymnast. He came to Cincinnati Ballet in 2002 as a soloist and was promoted to senior soloist in 2005. In 2016, he retired from Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company to assume the leadership position of Academy Principal at the Otto M. Budig […]

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Otto M. Budig Academy offers special dance class just for boys

Forget pink tutus and leotards, Cincinnati Ballet designs class for little dudes who love to dance.

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WCPO – Ballet Moves gives special needs children the chance to dance

https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/cincinnati-ballet-programs-teaches-confidence-to-kids-with-disablilties

Through a unique partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Ballet offers transformative dance classes designed for children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

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Creating a Dancer

Milton Holloway was only eight when Cincinnati Ballet’s CincyDance! educational outreach program visited his school. From that moment on, ballet has been Milton’s passion. He graduated from Otto M.Budig Academy and is now attending UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, on is his way to becoming a professional dancer.

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Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy Launches Professional Training Division

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy launched a new initiative entitled the Professional Training Division (PTD) on Monday, August 7, 2017. The 38-week program, led by the Academy Director of Training and former Cincinnati Ballet Principal, Sarah Hairston, is designed to support the transition from ballet student to professional dancer. It focuses on developing each […]

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Cincy Magazine: Teach, Challenge & Inspire

http://www.cincymagazine.com/Main/Articles/5025.aspx

One of the most powerful aspects of the [Cincinnati Ballet] company is its academy, which teaches children and young adults of all ages the impact of dance.

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