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Your students can have the full experience of attending the ballet in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center! The Louisville Ballet Education and Outreach programs have reached over 70,000 students in Louisville and surrounding counties. Through our in-school programming and student matinees, we introduce your students to the world of ballet.

Download the 2013-2014 Education and Outreach Programs brochure.


  • All student tickets are $10. (Studio Connections student tickets are $6)
  • Adult tickets are $20. (Studio Connections adult tickets are $10)
  • With every 10 paid student tickets, receive 1 adult ticket FREE! Reserve your seats for Swan Lake ballet by June 7, 2013 and receive an additional FREE adult ticket! 

Contact Group Sales at (502) 583-3150 x242 or by email at



September 13 at 11:00 a.m.
All Ages

Choreography and staging by Bruce Simpson after Marius Petipa and Nicholas Berisov
Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

An evil sorcerer casts a horrific spell on Princess Odette transforming her into a swan every evening at midnight, an enchantment that may forever prevent her from being united with her true love. A story of romance, sorcery and betrayal and centered on one of life’s most recognizable themes – good triumphing over evil. The most popular classical ballet of all time, Swan Lake embodies all the beauty, strength, and grace of classical ballet.

ADD ON A DEMONSTRATION CLASS: For $115 per classroom, we’ll come to your school prior to your field trip for Swan Lake and teach your students ballet steps that they will see at the performance. They’ll learn a history of classical ballet, French terms, and have a greater appreciation for ballet after trying it out themselves. (pricing is for 50 students)  


October 22, 23, 24 & 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Middle to High School

An extraordinary range of choreography performed by the full company in an intimate setting. Focusing on the versatility of dance and choreography, Studio Connections presents selections from classical and contemporary ensemble, solo and pas de deux works.

Student matinees for Studio Connections take place at the Louisville Ballet Studios at315 East Main Street. Seating is on bleachers and limited to 150 people per performance.


December 10, 11, 12 & 13 at 11:00 a.m.
All Ages 

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Marie and her magical Nutcracker prince lead you through the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. From dancing soldiers to pirouetting pastilles, it’s a treat for the whole family! Now in its fifth year, this new production of a classic favorite is one you won’t want to miss!


February 21 at 11:00 a.m.
All Ages 

Choreography by Auguste Bournonville and staged by the Louisville Ballet Artistic Staff
Music by Hermann Løvenskjold

La Sylphide’s human realm of a small Scottish community meets the spiritual realm of the enchanted forest. A winged sylph (fairy) uses her magical charms to lure James away from his fiancée and through an ethereal and blissful world in pursuit of true but unattainable happiness. The first of the major Romantic ballets, La Sylphide holds true to the ideas of the time floating between the extremes of love and loss.

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