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The 2014-2015 Season

Steeped in classical traditions and exciting new works, Louisville Ballet audiences will be treated to diverse programs that will challenge and inspire! Chosen by retiring Artistic Director Bruce Simpson and presented by a returning Company of artists, we offer a wonderful season to welcome a new artistic voice to Louisville. 

SUBSCRIBE NOW! Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2014.


GISELLE | September 12 & 13, 2014

Choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli
Staged by the Louisville Ballet Artistic Staff
Music by Adolphe Adam

Steeped in the romantic-era traditions, Giselle tells the tale of a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. When a group of supernatural women summon Giselle from her grave and target her lover for death, it is Giselle’s love that frees him from their grasp.


THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER | December 6 – 21, 2014

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Each year we are thrilled to share this holiday treat with Louisville audiences. Always a delight, we’ll travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince!

Performed with live music.

SPECIAL OFFER! Celebrate Christmas in July and receive 25% OFF tickets to all performances of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker when using promo code XMASINJULY. July 7 – July 18 only. 

Discount not available in Section D or box seats. Discounted ticket price does not include fees. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is due at time of order.


Val Caniparoli’s 
A CINDERELLA STORY | February 13 & 14, 2015

Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Original score by Ron Paley from the Richard Rodgers songbook

Set in the 1950s to an original jazz orchestration from the Richard Rodgers songbook, this fresh and inventive retelling of the popular rags-to-riches fairytale will be a treat for young and old. It’s Cinderella with a bebop, blues, swing, Tango feel!

 Performed with live music.


DIRECTOR’S CHOICE | April 10 & 11, 2015

A mixed repertory program designed by the Louisville Ballet’s new Artistic Director. While this new voice has not yet been selected, it will be an incredible experience to close the season!

This performance will be held in the Brown Theatre.




The Louisville Ballet’s in-studio productions give you a chance to see the artists of the company “up close and personal” in our rehearsal studios on Main Street. Tickets for the Studio Series go on sale August 1, 2014.


STUDIO CONNECTIONS | October 15 – 18, 2014

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




We give you first look at new pieces created and performed by the artists of the Louisville Ballet. One of the most popular performances in the season, our company gets an opportunity to hone their craft and share their vision with a live audience. 

In-studio performances are not part of a subscription package but subscribers can purchase discount tickets for $20 per ticket. Regular ticket prices are $25 per ticket. Performances take place at the Louisville Ballet Studios at 315 E. Main Street. These events sell out, and space is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

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