Dancer Focus

Meet Kelsey Schwenker

Meet Kelsey Schwenker

Kelsey Schwenker is one of the original members of Ballet Nebraska, moving to Omaha in 2010 to dance as an apprentice at the newly formed ballet company. Kelsey received her training in classical ballet at Ballet Nouveau Colorado, where she danced for five years with their student company under the direction of Julia Wilkinson Manley. Kelsey  has attended summer intensives with Kansas City Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet […]



Meet Jennifer Weber

Meet Jennifer Weber

Jennifer began her dance training at Ballet Omaha under the direction of Robin Welch. She danced at Omaha Theater Ballet for three seasons, performing in Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie, Norman Walker’s Prayer and Fantasy, The Nutcracker, and Coppélia. She also performed with Opera Omaha, the Omaha Symphony, and the Shizuoka Ballet Festival in Japan. Jennifer danced as a member of Ballet Quad Cities for six seasons, performing in several of Johanne Jakhelln’s works including Lyric for Strings, Edith in From the Pages of a Young Girl’s […]



Meet Natasha Grimm

Meet Natasha Grimm

Meet dancer Natasha Grimm in this informal Q&A, the first installment in our ongoing Dancer Focus feature: What do you like to do for fun? I absolutely love being around my friends and family no matter what we‘re doing. I like girly stuff like shopping and getting some sun, but my newest favorite hobby is sailing. What are your favorite dance roles, and why? My favorite role was portaying one of the Gossips in a production of La Fille Mal Gardée, because the role was […]