Kentucky Ballet Theatre is now in its 22nd year as a professional performing company, and this rising young dance company has made the entire state its home base. While they field a full dance season in Lexington, they are also available to your community for performances of such favorites as The Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Night Before Christmas and Hoops. The company can tailor a performance of contemporary or neo-classical works and can create site-appropriate town packages.
Taking advantage of the company's diverse artistic base, artistic director Norbe Risco, a recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council's Al Smith Fellowship for excellence in choreography, premiered The Wizard of Oz as a ballet. This was the first time in the world that this family classic had been done as a ballet. The company has made an extraordinary commitment to dance education in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Since 1999, Kentucky Ballet Theatre has reached over 85,000 children with a dual performance/education presentation.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre—your dance company!