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Ballet Nebraska shares big news about exciting future of the company

Ballet Nebraska shares big news about exciting future of the company

OMAHA — July 18, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska has some big news to share today! The community is coming together to advance the ballet to the exciting next phase in its development! How did it all start? The company began as a grassroots organization in 2009 and has steadily grown into a key cultural asset in the region. The people behind Ballet Nebraska have given their lifeblood for seven years, and have created a wonderful professional company that the community can be proud of. What […]



Mix and mingle at Ballet Nebraska Guild’s mixer on Sept. 16

Mix and mingle at Ballet Nebraska Guild’s mixer on Sept. 16

OMAHA — Aug. 3 , 2017 — Ballet Nebraska’s guild is hosting a fall mixer for new and returning guild members on Saturday, September 16 at the company’s rehearsal studios at Motion41 Dance in Omaha. The event is free for all 2017-18 guild and junior guild members, with the company’s professional ballet dancers in attendance. The ballet guild was formed concurrently with the ballet company in its earliest days by a small and extremely devoted group of volunteers who wanted professional ballet to succeed in […]



New faces and veteran artists return for Ballet Nebraska’s eighth season

New faces and veteran artists return for Ballet Nebraska’s eighth season

OMAHA — Aug. 1, 2017 — The most wide-ranging company of dancers in Ballet Nebraska’s history — 25 artists from 19 U.S. states and one foreign country — will start work today on the company’s eighth season of professional dance, announced artistic director and CEO Erika Overturff. “We’re hitting the dance floor running,” says Overturff. “On our first day, we will start right in on a couple of brand new works that will premiere on our season-opening Momentum program in October. “Over the next few […]



Ballet Nebraska casts 105 youth roles for ‘The Nutcracker’

Ballet Nebraska casts 105 youth roles for ‘The Nutcracker’

OMAHA, NE – July 20, 2017 — Three days of student auditions resulted in the casting of 105 students for Ballet Nebraska’s production of the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. Joining the youth dancers are selected youth singers for the North Wind Chorus. Artistic director Erika Overturff and the ballet’s costume staff and volunteers conducted fittings for the youth cast over several days following auditions. Holding auditions in July for The Nutcracker has worked out well for the company. “We appreciate the extra couple of months […]



Online registration is open for ‘The Nutcracker’ youth auditions

Online registration is open for ‘The Nutcracker’ youth auditions

OMAHA — June 27, 2017 — While summer may be a time of sunshine, lemonade and fireworks, for Ballet Nebraska it feels like the winter holidays! Online registrations for youth auditions for The Nutcracker are now open. “Casting student roles well before rehearsals begin in late September allows us to work on all of the magnificent costumes and many special details throughout the summer,” said artistic director Erika Overturff. Registration is required to attend auditions. All youth dancers and singers within the community who meet […]