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Katie van der Mars takes the stage as Titania in Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Midsummer’

Katie van der Mars takes the stage as Titania in Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Midsummer’

OMAHA — April 25, 2018 — At age 11, Katie van der Mars watched as American Ballet Theater (ABT) presented a televised performance of The Dream, a ballet version of William Shakespeare’s classically comedic tale of feuding fairies, misunderstandings, and love on a midsummer’s night. In less than two weeks, Katie takes the stage herself as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in Ballet Nebraska’s production of Oskar Antunez’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Orpheum Theater on May 5 and 6. . What does it […]



New ‘Midsummer’ fairies emerge from Deborah Overturff’s chrysalis

New ‘Midsummer’ fairies emerge from Deborah Overturff’s chrysalis

OMAHA — April 17, 2018 — We finally convinced our incredibly talented and prolific costume designer, Deborah Overturff, to put down her needle and thread to chat with us about her exquisite work in the upcoming production of Oskar Antunez’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha on May 5 and 6. As she speaks affectionately of her love of costume design and ballet, it is clear Deborah is as exceptional, thoughtful and sparkling as her creations.   Are you designing/redesigning all […]



Erika Overtuff discusses why ‘Midsummer’ continues to enchant

Erika Overtuff discusses why ‘Midsummer’ continues to enchant

OMAHA — April 12, 2018 — Ballet Nebraska’s Artistic Director and CEO, Erika Overturff, has performed in and directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream several times.  Its enduring appeal has made it an audience favorite, as well as one of Overturff’s personal  favorites. The company brings Shakespeare’s humorous tale of love, mischief and misunderstanding — as told through the strikingly elegant choreography of Oskar Antunez — to the Orpheum Theater on May 5 and 6. Tell us why this version of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream is […]



Oskar Antunez’ ‘Midsummer’ comes to life at Orpheum May 5-6

Oskar Antunez’ ‘Midsummer’ comes to life at Orpheum May 5-6

OMAHA, NE — April 5, 2018 — Former Royal Danish Ballet dancer turned choreographer, Oskar Antunez, brings William Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy to life at the Orpheum Theater on May 5 and 6. Ballet Nebraska first performed Antunez’ version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream — a balletic marriage of William Shakespeare’s fanciful tale of love, delusion and mishap, and Felix Mendelssohn’s classic, whimsical score — as its first spring production at the beginning of this decade. Eight seasons later, the company will perform Midsummer as […]



So let’s dance the (nearly) last dance with Chloé Watson

So let’s dance the (nearly) last dance with Chloé Watson

VERO BEACH, FL — Feb. 16, 2018 — Yes, you read that headline correctly. Dancer Chloé Watson is presenting some of her final works as a company member during the Dance from the Dancers tour at Vero Beach Museum of Art tonight. Don’t worry, you will still get to see Chloé in her farewell performance with Ballet Nebraska in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Orpheum on May 5 and 6. But first —  let’s catch up with Chloé on tour in Florida as she prepares […]