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Nearly 100 youth dancers cast in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Nearly 100 youth dancers cast in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Nearly 100 youth dancers from Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln and surrounding communities have been cast in Ballet Nebraska’s upcoming spring production of Kennet Oberly’s Alice in Wonderland. Auditions took place Saturday, Jan. 19 with results posted overnight — just in time for a full day of fittings on Sunday. Ranging in age from seven to late teens, students from dance schools throughout the area will portray roles that run the gamut from flamingos and flowers to “mirror” Alices and cards from the Red Queen’s court. […]



Ballet Nebraska announces ‘Alice’ auditions

Ballet Nebraska announces ‘Alice’ auditions

Ballet Nebraska has announced youth auditions for its April 26 and 27 production of Alice In Wonderland. Based on the Lewis Carroll novels, Alice In Wonderland is a magical fantasy ballet created by renowned master choreographer Kennet Oberly. Student dancers ages 7 and older will audition for youth roles in the ballet company’s full-length professional production of this literary classic. Pre-registration is required by Wed. Jan. 16 in order to audition. No walk-in auditions will be possible. PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.   Ballet Nebraska’s presentation of Alice […]



Ballet Nebraska II second company members announced

Ballet Nebraska II second company members announced

Artistic director Erika Overtuff  has chosen fifteen pre-professional students as members of the ballet’s second company, Ballet Nebraska II (BN II)  for the 2012-13 season. Second company members have already begun twice-weekly rehearsals with Overturff and ballet master Matthew Carter, in addition to ongoing ballet training at their studios.  BN II performs with the company at selected shows throughout the season. Learn more about BN II.    



Over 200 Midwest dance students cast in Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Nutcracker’

Over 200 Midwest dance students cast in Ballet Nebraska’s ‘Nutcracker’

It was Christmas in July at Ballet Nebraska. Two major student auditions resulted in the casting of 60 students in the Omaha-based professional ballet company’s touring production at Sami Bedell Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa and over 140 students in the Omaha Music Hall/IWCC Arts Center productions of the holiday favorite The Nutcracker.  Casting results were posted overnight in order for the costume designer and volunteers to begin costume fittings and alterations for the youth cast. Second company members of Ballet Nebraska II stayed late […]



Catching up with Clara and Fritz

Catching up with Clara and Fritz

Ballet Nebraska often features talented young students from dance schools throughout the region in its productions — such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (May 2011) and next season’s much anticipated Alice In Wonderland. With productions in four cities so far, it is during auditions for The Nutcracker that we meet many of the dance students who add fun, vitality and excitement to our shows. As our staff prepares for auditions for this winter’s productions in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Spirit Lake, IA, we decided to […]