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Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards nominations

Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards nominations

It is time to nominate your entertainment and arts favorites for the 7th annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards (OEAA). The OEAA recognizes and honors Omaha’s thriving and vibrant performing arts, visual arts and music community. If you have attended and enjoyed one of Ballet Nebraska’s 2011-12 season performances, please consider submitting a nomination for Nebraska’s own professional ballet company. In the performing arts category, Ballet Nebraska’s professional dancers and season 2011-12 productions are eligible for the three main awards. Here is a listing of […]



Celebrate Dia del Niño with Ballet Nebraska and El Museo Latino

Celebrate Dia del Niño with Ballet Nebraska and El Museo Latino

Ballet Nebraska spent Saturday, April 28 celebrating the Day of the Child or Día del Niño at El Museo Latino in South Omaha from noon to 3pm. This year’s Día del Niño celebration featured an afternoon of fun activities, games, prizes – and a special performance by company dancer, Erin Alarcón. Ballet Nebraska also released the first in a series of coloring pages designed by Jim Williams from original performance photographs. The first release features dancers Sasha York and Natasha Grimm. Guests registered to win free tickets […]



‘Morning Blend’ hosts get early ‘Nutcracker’ audition

‘Morning Blend’ hosts get early ‘Nutcracker’ audition

July 13, 2011 — Ballet Nebraska artistic director Erika Overturff again paid a visit to KMTV’s ‘Morning Blend’ show today, giving the shows’s hosts an up-close-and-personal preview of Saturday’s children’s auditions for ‘The Nutcracker.’ Erika talked about the audition process and the production, gave some insights about what children gain by participating… and finally put good-natured hosts Mary Nelson and Mike DiGiacomo through their paces in some of the same exercises the young performers will try this Saturday in the actual audition! In case you […]



‘Midsummer’ on ‘Morning Blend’

‘Midsummer’ on ‘Morning Blend’

Ballet Nebraska artistic director Erika Overturff was a guest on KMTV’s ‘Morning Blend’ program on Tuesday, May 18, talking about the company’s upcoming production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ which runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Theater in Omaha. Erika talked about why she had chosen ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as the final work in the company’s debut season, gave a short outline of the story, and gave some insights into its timeless appeal from the era of Shakespeare to the present. Viewers […]



2011-12 season auditions open

2011-12 season auditions open

Attention professional dancers: If you’re interested in auditioning for Ballet Nebraska’s 2011-12 season, now is the time to submit your info! Audition candidates should submit a resumé with references, photos, and a video, either by physical mail or by email with links. Complete information and submission addresses are on the auditions page. We look forward to hearing from you!