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Register for ‘Midsummer’ youth auditions through January 29

Register for ‘Midsummer’ youth auditions through January 29

OMAHA — Jan. 6, 2018 — Online registration is open now through Jan. 29 for youth dancers in Ballet Nebraska’s professional production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha on May 5-6, 2018. Dance students must be at least age 7 on audition day in order to participate. Students from all dance schools in the community are welcome to audition on Feb. 2 or 3, based on age group. Update: Audition period has concluded.



Adam Schnell: ‘Grateful doesn’t begin to cover how I feel’

Adam Schnell: ‘Grateful doesn’t begin to cover how I feel’

VERO BEACH, FL – Dec. 29, 2017 — One of our favorite people, Adam Schnell, artistic director of Ballet Vero Beach, spends notable time in Omaha each season. Ballet Nebraska dancers are also members of the company at Ballet Vero Beach. Ballet master Camilo Rodriguez and Schnell travel to Omaha to rehearse and set works on the dancers. In turn, the company travels throughout winter and spring to Florida for several performances each season. This season, Ballet Vero Beach mounts the world premiere of Nutcracker […]



Making dreams come true is dancer Katherine Eppink’s specialty

Making dreams come true is dancer Katherine Eppink’s specialty

VERO BEACH, FL — Dec. 28, 2017 — As Clara in The Nutcracker, a young Katherine Eppink dreamed of a time she might dance as Sugar Plum Fairy. Years later, as a professional dancer at Ballet Nebraska, Katherine returned to her childhood stage in Iowa several times, most recently guesting as Sugar Plum for the past two years. The holiday season brims with three completely different productions of The Nutcracker for Katherine who makes yet another debut as Sugar Plum Fairy — this time in […]



On a plane or on stage, dancer Alexandra Hoffman sure can fly

On a plane or on stage, dancer Alexandra Hoffman sure can fly

VERO BEACH, FL — Dec. 27, 2017 — Company dancer Alexandra Hoffman delighted Midwest audiences with her Dew Drop Fairy debut in Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker earlier this month. With her agile feet, remarkable flexibility, and ability to ‘fly’ through the air, Alexandra prepares to take the stage in the world premiere of  Nutcracker on the Indian River in Vero Beach, Florida on Dec. 29 – 30. What roles are you performing in Ballet Vero Beach’s The Nutcracker?   I will dance as Snowflake, Flower, and […]



Nora Carr celebrates the holidays and her birthday with a mix of work and play

Nora Carr celebrates the holidays and her birthday with a mix of work and play

VERO BEACH, FL — Dec. 27, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska dancer Nora Carr is celebrating her birthday week in style. All work and no play won’t be a problem as Nora juggles her performances in Adam Schnell’s Nutcracker on the Indian River this weekend with a birthday celebration and family vacation. Happy birthday — and merde for your shows —  dear Nora! What roles will you perform in Ballet Vero Beach’s The Nutcracker? I am dancing Snow and Flowers in Nutcracker on the Indian River. […]