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Juggling touring and holidays with Matthew Carter

Juggling touring and holidays with Matthew Carter

OMAHA — Dec. 18, 2017 — In past years, Ballet Nebraska’s final performance of The Nutcracker at the Orpheum would usher in holiday break for our company dancers. This year, the dancers are heading south for the winter — earlier than our usual tour season — to perform Dec. 29-30 in the Ballet Vero Beach production of Nutcracker on the Indian River. Ballet master, Matthew Carter, shares details about his newest roles in The Nutcracker, his holiday plans, and some highlights of the season so […]



Inaugural Nutcracker Gala raises $120,000 for Ballet Nebraska

Inaugural Nutcracker Gala raises $120,000 for Ballet Nebraska

OMAHA — Dec. 13, 2017 — More than 175 guests and professional dancers gathered at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on Fri,, Dec. 1, as Ballet Nebraska held its first biennial Nutcracker Gala. The inaugural event raised more than $120,000 to support the ballet company in its mission to bring professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach to the region. Honorary chairs for the evening’s event were Steve Martin of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Amy Haddad, PhD, of Creighton University. Event chairs were […]



Lively new ‘Russian’ dance debuts in this season’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Lively new ‘Russian’ dance debuts in this season’s ‘The Nutcracker’

OMAHA — Nov. 14, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker premieres this weekend as the classic ballet officially ushers in the holidays with a lively new Russian dance. A special pre-Thanksgiving performance at IWCC Arts Center (Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 pm), is followed by a three-show run at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm. The Russian dance is an audience favorite, said Erika Overturff, Ballet Nebraska’s founder and artistic director. “The […]



Enchanting Nutcracker Tea Party returns Nov. 26 for seventh year at Joslyn Castle

Enchanting Nutcracker Tea Party returns Nov. 26 for seventh year at Joslyn Castle

OMAHA — November 8, 2017 — Mark your calendars! Sunday, Nov. 26 is the date for the seventh annual Nutcracker Tea Party hosted by the ballet guild from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A highlight of the holiday season, the tea party returns to the magical Joslyn Castle. Guests are invited to enjoy an enchanted afternoon filled with holiday treats and beautiful ballet dancers in a real castle right in the middle of Omaha! The Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker, will […]



Momentum: Fosse Style deemed “sensual, stylish and smashing”

Momentum: Fosse Style deemed “sensual, stylish and smashing”

OMAHA — October 23, 2017 — Ballet Nebraska opened its eighth season Friday evening with Momentum: Fosse Style! to thunderous applause and a standing ovation at Witherspoon Hall at Joslyn Art Museum, with a second performance Sunday at Arts Center at  Iowa Western. . Momentum is Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory production showcasing the variety and versatility of its resident and guest choreographers. Highlights included In the Style of Bob Fosse — staged personally on Ballet Nebraska by Fosse’s friend, protégée and off-stage paramour, Broadway superstar […]