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Momentum features a mix of new, vintage and modern works Oct. 20 and 22

Momentum features a mix of new, vintage and modern works Oct. 20 and 22

OMAHA — October 12, 2017 —  The dance styles of 19th century master Marius Petipa and Broadway icon Bob Fosse seldom appear on the same stage, let alone the same program. But that kind of combination is the whole point of Momentum, Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory production, artistic director Erika Overturff said. With performances Friday, October 20, at 7:30 pm at Joslyn Art Museum, and Sunday, October 22, at 2 pm at the Iowa Western Arts Center, Momentum “is a wonderful way to open our eighth season of […]



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 […]