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‘Momentum’ celebrates spring with a sparkling mix of dances

‘Momentum’ celebrates spring with a sparkling mix of dances

OMAHA — Mar. 7, 2017 — Scandinavian charm, swinging elegance, and sports-themed humor come together this April in Momentum, Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory production, according to artistic director Erika Overturff. “The wonderful thing about mixed repertory is that it introduces audiences to a variety of dance styles,” says Overturff. “I chose this program to include diverse, high-quality works that offer something to entertain everyone.” Highlights of this season’s production of the award-winning Momentum include: Bournonville Divertissements This compilation of selections by 19th-century Danish master choreographer August […]



Interpretative Dance tour features new Schwenker-Alarcón collaboration

Interpretative Dance tour features new Schwenker-Alarcón collaboration

OMAHA, NE — February 13, 2017 —  Ballet Nebraska dancers, Kelsey Schwenker and Erin Alarcón met on their very first day in Nebraska. “Seven years ago, we both moved to Omaha to be apprentices at Ballet Nebraska,” says Alarcón. “We were roommates for four years and have been friends ever since.” Schwenker and Alarcón are among a handful of Ballet Nebraska dancers creating original dance works inspired by pieces selected from the art collection at Vero Beach Museum of Art. Their work is featured in […]



Ballet Nebraska’s Chloe Watson takes new work ‘Ophelia’ on tour

Ballet Nebraska’s Chloe Watson takes new work ‘Ophelia’ on tour

OMAHA — January 16, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska ensemble artist, Chloe Watson, takes her original work, Ophelia, on tour in Composers and Choreographers presented by Ballet Vero Beach in Florida on Jan. 20 and 21. Ophelia is the latest in a series of collaborations with composer, Sean McVerry, who also created the music for Watson’s previous works, Temporary Dwelling and What Does It All Mean. “I am thrilled that I can bring Chloe Watson and Sean McVerry’s incredible partnership to a wider audience,” says Adam […]



Community outreach program touches lives and inspires patrons

Community outreach program touches lives and inspires patrons

OMAHA — December 23, 2016 — An important part of Ballet Nebraska’s mission is to bring the joy of dance to all parts of our community. In addition to enriching the lives of those who already love ballet, founder and artistic director Erika Overturff believes “it is also our responsibility to touch lives and inspire patrons — all people, regardless of age and background.” The ballet company’s outreach program works directly with a select group of social service agencies and organizations to make ballet more […]



Katherine Eppink on dance — and the secret we never knew about her feet

Katherine Eppink on dance — and the secret we never knew about her feet

OMAHA — December 21, 2016 — When Katherine Eppink walked into Ballet Nebraska’s rehearsal studios as a young, bright-eyed apprentice a few seasons ago, we fell in love with her talent, quiet determination, strength and beauty. After a couple of years and a promotion to full company dancer, Katherine is even stronger and more seasoned — and we are still captivated. How did you train to become a ballet dancer? I grew up in Des Moines, IA where I trained with several teachers in the […]