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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 […]



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 […]



Anna Swenson’s glorious summer of weddings and whitewater rafting

Anna Swenson’s glorious summer of weddings and whitewater rafting

OMAHA — June 20, 2017 — Company artist Anna Swenson took time out of her glorious summer of celebrating love and seeking adventures to reflect on last season and share what she looks forward to in Season 8.   What have you been up to this summer? I celebrated my cousin’s wedding in Florida! I am also in the wedding party for [fellow Ballet Nebraska dancer] Amaris Sharratt who is getting married this July. I am super excited for Nick and Amaris and all the […]



Summer spotlight: Claire Goodwillie shares her ‘Midsummer’ plans

Summer spotlight: Claire Goodwillie shares her ‘Midsummer’ plans

OMAHA — June 13, 2017 — We had some fun catching up with Claire Goodwillie about what is new on the horizon and how she is spending company break. What was the best thing that happened to you in Season 7? The best thing that happened to me, personally, during Season 7 was getting engaged! Professionally, the best part of Season 7 was dancing in Swan Lake. It was a wonderful experience. What are you most looking forward to in Season 8? I am very much […]



From Fosse to Shakespeare, Ballet Nebraska’s Season Eight brings variety

From Fosse to Shakespeare, Ballet Nebraska’s Season Eight brings variety

OMAHA — June 9, 2017 — What does a nine-time Tony Award®-winning choreographer and director have in common with William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy? They’ll both be represented on Ballet Nebraska’s Season Eight. “We’re combining audience favorites along with standout works that are new to the company,” artistic director Erika Overturff says of the announcement. “This season will show off our professional dancers’ versatility like never before.” Work on the new season begins this fall when Broadway superstar Ann Reinking arrives in Omaha to stage a […]