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Something New: The Encore Series

Something New: The Encore Series

Ballet Nebraska introduces the Encore Series, new for season 4! Innovative, informal, and intimate, this new series combines fresh programming, discussion with the artists, and light refreshments in the casual setting of the Encore performance space at 2819 S. 125th Ave. Suite 268 at Westwood Plaza, Omaha. Season tickets are on sale now! The company premiers two programs as part of this series: Duets on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm A fresh mix of partnered works New Works on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 pm […]



Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Momentum’ Best Dance Production

Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Momentum’ Best Dance Production

After receiving eight nominations for the 7th Annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards (OEAA), Ballet Nebraska was recognized for best dance production for its spring 2012 presentation of ‘Momentum’, featuring several original works in a variety of dance styles, including ‘Cleopatra’  by artistic director Erika Overturff. Ballet Nebraska has previously earned two other OEAA awards – one for Best Dance Production, Momentum (2011) and the other for Best Featured Dancer, Erika Overturff. Omaha Entertainment Arts annual awards show recognizes the performing arts, visual arts and live […]



In Memoriam: A Farewell to Tanya

In Memoriam: A Farewell to Tanya

Former ballerina of Ballet Russe, Col. de Basil and Ballet Nebraska advisory board member Tatiana Bechenova, known fondly as Tanya, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4 at her home in Dubuque, IA after a short battle with cancer. Artistic director Erika Overturff, a student, protégé and friend of Tanya, said “we are so sad and love her so very much.” Following is reprinted with permission courtesy of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald (Dec. 2012): An inspiration to many aspiring young dancers in the community, Tatiana “Tanya” Bechenova […]



A Season of ‘Threes’ for Ballet Nebraska

A Season of ‘Threes’ for Ballet Nebraska

OMAHA — The dancers of Ballet Nebraska start work August 28 on what artistic director Erika Overturff is calling “our season of threes”: the company’s third performance season, featuring three different programs in three different venues, plus a new collaboration with Opera Omaha that will see Ballet Nebraska dancers featured in all three opera productions. Read artist bios for season 3.   “It’s a challenging schedule, but dancers love challenges!” Overturff said. “We’re really excited about being able to bring such a wide spectrum of […]



Omaha home to dancers from 4 countries, 13 states

Omaha home to dancers from 4 countries, 13 states

With returning company members and talented young newcomers from four countries and thirteen different states, Ballet Nebraska’s roster of talent is bigger, brighter and better than ever as we look ahead to our third season. Meet our Season 2012-13 company members. Ballet Nebraska’s dancers come from Italy, Russia, Moldova, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — as well as Nebraska — to begin work on August 28. This year’s company will perform in six productions, including […]