UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
The Lexington Ballet Company and School aims to nurture better human beings who understand the value of the arts. Not everyone will become a dancer but everyone can benefit from what dance has to offer.
Dance encapsulates what is good and valuable in the human spirit: Kindness, Valor, Empathy, Courage, Beauty, Wisdom, Strength, and all that is beautiful in the human species. Dance embodies these concepts and transmits them first to our students and then to our audience.
Both Nancy and I have been incredibly lucky and have had opportunities to learn from some of the most important figures in the dance world.
It is our responsibility to pass on this transforming information.
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Why Lexington Ballet?
The dance education I received at the Lexington Ballet helped me earn a full scholarship through Governor’s School for the Arts to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. This opportunity along with the discipline and focus I learned through my 10 years as a student at LBC allowed me to achieve my goal of working in the space industry.
“I credit my love for teaching dance to the Lexington Ballet. My time at the Lexington Ballet taught me how to love the process of creating art. Classes were always challenging and engaging. Rehearsals were always observed and supported not only by Nancy and Luis, but also by our peers and the younger generations. Performances were always magical. The hard work we had set out to do as a school, as a community, became this final presentation. It was a gift to the city of Lexington that we could not wait to share. I take pride in passing this love on to my students.”
“I love the Lexington Ballet because my teachers are so nice, even though they expect a lot from us. Classes and choreography can be challenging, but are always fun and make me want to do my best.”
Inspire and delight diverse audiences with vibrant classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballet.
Cultivate collaborations that expand the availability, access, and appreciation for the arts in our community, making Lexington a unique and vibrant city in which to live and work.
Educate and challenge all individuals to reach their unique potential by providing the highest level of classical ballet training and performance opportunities in a culture of self-discipline, creativity and respect.
Lexington Ballet Company was chartered May 24, 1974 by Nels Jorgensen with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Jorgenson established a professional dance company and a ballet school with the same mission that exists today; to present high caliber productions, to educate youth in the art of ballet, and to engage with the community through outreach.
The first production of THe Nutcracker was presented in 1974 at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium. The ballet was granted 501(c)(3) status under the name Lexington Ballet Company, Inc. in the following year.
The ballet moved into its current studios at ArtsPlace in 1986 becoming a fixture in the heart of downtown Lexington. In 1989 Karl Kaufman and Kirt Hathaway established the Ballet Under the Stars which has become an annual event in Lexington Kentucky.
The Lexington Ballet Company seeks versatile, highly accomplished, classically trained dancers to perform a repertoire of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballets for the 2022/23 performance season.
Invited candidates must attend the in-person audition on Apr 22, 2022 at 11 AM in our Lexington Ballet Studios, located at 161 N. Mill St. Lexington KY
To be considered for an audition, all interested candidates must submit the following by Apr 15, 2022
- Resume, full-body dance photo and headshot
- Verification of legal U.S. work status
- Video links of past performances or class work showing one or two variations
Interested dancers please send video links, resumes and photos to email@example.com There are no audition fees.
Must have legal work status in the U.S.
Professional experience with Ballet and Contemporary companies
Experience in Pas de Deux and Partnering
Enthusiastic and expressive performers