Outreach Focus

‘Let’s Dance’ at Omaha Creative Institute

‘Let’s Dance’ at Omaha Creative Institute

Ballet Nebraska and Omaha Creative Institute invite you experience the unexpected and awaken your inner creative spirit — by dancing! ABOVE: Natasha Grimm rehearses for a Ballet Nebraska production ‘Let’s Dance’ is a collaborative dance workshop being held Saturday, Sep. 22 at the Tip Top Building at 1516 Cuming St. in Omaha. Led by company dancer, Natasha Grimm, participants will explore a diverse range of dance styles inspired by colorful musical arrangements. Whether you’ve danced professionally or alone in your living room, here is a […]



Ballet Nebraska dancer Tasha Grimm performs at Dance for a Chance 2012

Ballet Nebraska dancer Tasha Grimm performs at Dance for a Chance 2012

UPDATE: City of Omaha Chief Service Officer, Craig Howell has graciously offered to fill in for Mayor Suttle who is resting back in Omaha after falling ill during a recent economic meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Get well soon, Mayor! The fourth annual “Dance for a Chance – Giving Homeless Youth a Chance through Dance” will be held on Saturday, August 18 at VJ and Angela Skutt High at 6:30 p.m. Ballet Nebraska company dancer Natasha Grimm  and her partner Mayor Jim Suttle – along with […]



Dancers perform ‘Cleopatra’ at Shakespeare on the Green pre-show

Dancers perform ‘Cleopatra’ at Shakespeare on the Green pre-show

A lovely tree-lined section of Elmwood Park, nestled just south of UNO’s Bell Tower at 64th & Dodge in the heart of Omaha, served as the stage for Shakespeare On the Green’s presentation of Julius Caesar on  June 24. Ballet Nebraska performed at the play’s pre-show presenting an excerpt from Erika Overturff’s original ballet Cleopatra performed by the company’s professional dancers at 7:30 p.m. Not only were Julius Caesar and Cleopatra contemporaries, they were also lovers who shared a son named Caesarion. Before delving into […]



Guild Night At the Movies: ‘First Position’

Guild Night At the Movies: ‘First Position’

Ballet Nebraska Guild/Junior Guild recently presented its inaugural “At the Movies” event by arranging a special viewing of the ballet documentary First Position at Dundee Theatre in Omaha. First Position is a Sundance Selects ballet documentary directed, produced and edited by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna – and former ballet student – Bess Kargman.  The film follows seven gifted young dance students of diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds from around the world as they prepare to compete at a prestigious student ballet […]



Repertory Ensembles perform at Children’s Hospital

Repertory Ensembles perform at Children’s Hospital

The Repertory Ensemble and Junior Repertory Ensemble performed for patients at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha at 4:30 pm Thursday, May 17. A collaboration between Ballet Nebraska and its rehearsal studio Motion 41 Dance, the ensembles present selected works at local venues throughout the season. The ensembles are open to young dancers throughout the community, by audition. To learn more, please visit our Repertory Ensemble and Outreach pages.