Outreach Focus

Spring Workshop Fun with Girl Scouts

Spring Workshop Fun with Girl Scouts

Ballet Nebraska company dancer Bret Samson was on hand April 15 to conduct the final of a series of workshops offered by Ballet Nebraska throughout the season. Bret spent an engaging Sunday afternoon at the ballet’s rehearsal studios at Motion 41 Dance in the company of some lively young Girl Scouts from several troops throughout the Omaha and Lincoln area. Workshops are offered by Ballet Nebraska at various times throughout the season. Company members conduct interactive, movement-based sessions with young people from all over the […]



Donate Blood with Dracula

Donate Blood with Dracula

There is nothing scarier than a blood shortage. Dracula and his Vampire Brides teamed up on October 24 with the American Red Cross to make a donation to the blood bank – rather than a withdrawal. Millard Public Library was the setting this time for the Red Cross and Omaha Public Library’s monthly ‘Read and Bleed’ blood drive. The event provided an opportunity for donors to meet the cast of Ballet Nebraska’s season opener Dracula days prior to its performance at the Orpheum on October […]



Dance for a Chance

Dance for a Chance

Ballet Nebraska participated in the “Dance for a Chance” fundraiser for Youth Emergency Services — an event supporting homeless youth — on Saturday, August 27th. BN ballet master Matthew Carter was paired with celebrity contestant Haley Herold, Miss Nebraska USA 2011, and BN artistic director Erika Overturff was paired with celebrity contestant Jim Flannery, head coach of Creighton Women’s Basketball. In addition to the celebrity dance contest, the evening included a reception, silent auction items, raffle prizes, and a special dance appearance by Ballet Nebraska. For more information, click here.



Swing again with RCTOS at the Rose!

Are you ready to SWING? Ballet Nebraska will join the River City Theater Organ Society (RCTOS) for a performance this Sunday, August 7, at 3 pm at the Rose Theater. Ballet Nebraska and Ballet Nebraska II dancers will perform excerpts from our 2010 debut production, Harrison McEldowney’s Swing, Swing, Swing! — accompanied live by the 18-musician NWS Swingtones big band. The RCTOS event also includes music performed on the Rose’s restored 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ; a Laurel & Hardy silent film; and more! Information […]



MSND sponsors help bring the magic to life

MSND sponsors help bring the magic to life

Support from the Mutual of Omaha Foundation, the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is helping bring Ballet Nebraska’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to the Rose Theater stage. Among those benefitting from the donors’ support are students at area schools, who have the opportunity to receive free group admission to a special one-hour version of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream.