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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 […]



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 […]