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Ballet Nebraska becomes American Midwest Ballet in 2018-19

Ballet Nebraska becomes American Midwest Ballet in 2018-19

Ballet Nebraska has some big news to share! The community is coming together to advance the ballet to the exciting next phase in its development. Ballet Nebraska becomes American Midwest Ballet in 2018-19. Ballet Nebraska becomes American Midwest Ballet in 2018-19 Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the location of American Midwest Ballet’s new home with artistic director and CEO, Erika Overturff: How did it all start? Ballet Nebraska began as a grassroots organization in 2009 and has steadily grown into a key cultural asset in […]



American Midwest Ballet’s new website goes live Friday, June 1

American Midwest Ballet’s new website goes live Friday, June 1

May 29, 2018 — OMAHA — American Midwest Ballet’s newly redesigned website [amballet.org] is scheduled to go live on June 1. Artistic director Erika Overturff says the new site will include profiles of the company’s artists for the 2018-19 season.  This season’s roster includes 28 dancers from 19 different states around the country. “We’re eager to showcase some of the dynamic new photos taken by company photographer, Jim Williams,” says Overturff. “Our dancers are so beautiful and athletic. I am pleased our new site will […]



Groundbreaking for American Midwest Ballet’s new home slated for June 1

Groundbreaking for American Midwest Ballet’s new home slated for June 1

May 25, 2018 — OMAHA — Saying farewell to its former identity as Ballet Nebraska, the freshly rebranded American Midwest Ballet is taking important steps this summer. Artistic director and CEO Erika Overturff announced a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Friday, June 1 for the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center in downtown Council Bluffs, the future home of American Midwest Ballet. Slated to begin at 10 a.m. at the historic Harvester II building at 1001 South 6th Street in Council Bluffs, the groundbreaking will […]



Omaha Gives! Reflecting on eight joyful seasons as Ballet Nebraska

Omaha Gives! Reflecting on eight joyful seasons as Ballet Nebraska

OMAHA — May 20, 2018 — As the ballet company’s final season under the name Ballet Nebraska came to a close, our production manager Lance Glenn gifted us with a special look back at eight spectacular seasons. Take a walk down memory lane with us. We are backstage on the night of our final performance as Ballet Nebraska, reminiscing about where we began while looking ahead to our transition to American Midwest Ballet. Celebrate the company with a gift to Ballet Nebraska [American Midwest Ballet] […]



Eight seasons later, Bret Samson is as feisty, fierce and fascinating as ever

Eight seasons later, Bret Samson is as feisty, fierce and fascinating as ever

OMAHA — May 5, 2018 — As a founding member of Ballet Nebraska, Bret Samson has been through it all. She has experienced the blood, sweat and tears — literally and figuratively,  as well as the joy, laughter and merriment. Many things have changed since the first crop of Ballet Nebraska dancers hit the rehearsal studios, but one thing remains the same: eight seasons later, Bret Samson is as feisty, fierce and fascinating as ever. Bret takes the stage this weekend, reprising the role of […]