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Performance at Nebraska State Capitol

Performance at Nebraska State Capitol

Oct. 4, 2013, Lincoln, NE  — Ballet Nebraska company dancer, Erin Alarcon choreographed an original work  performed by company trainee Chloe Watson at the beautiful Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration. Nebraska’s First Lady, Sally Ganem, presented the proclamation signed by Governor Dave Heineman marking Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Alarcon’s father is Ecuadorean and Watson’s mother is Colombian, which lent an added layer of significance to the event for both artists.



Ballet Nebraska welcomes 2013-14 company

Ballet Nebraska welcomes 2013-14 company

After a summer of travel, classes, performances, teaching, guesting and vacations, Ballet Nebraska’s professional dancers are  back in Omaha to work on the company’s fourth season, which started earlier than usual this year on Aug. 12. First days back are always fun. “We get to work with some dancers we haven’t seen all summer, and also welcome some new faces,” says artistic director Erika Overturff. “Our wonderful ballet guild hosted a welcome luncheon for us. It was more of a feast.” “Each work day begins with company […]



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 […]