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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 […]



Broadway’s Ann Reinking visits Ballet Nebraska to set Fosse medley

Broadway’s Ann Reinking visits Ballet Nebraska to set Fosse medley

OMAHA — September 5, 2017  —  Broadway superstar Ann Reinking makes Ballet Nebraska’s rehearsal studios her home away from home this week. Ms. Reinking — along with friend, collaborator and American Ballet Theater/Broadway dancer and choreographer Gary Chryst —  will rehearse the company for a Bob Fosse medley being staged especially for Ballet Nebraska’s season opener, Momentum: Fosse Style. Join us on Friday, October 20 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall in Omaha, and again on Sunday, October 22 at Arts Center at Iowa Western 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 […]