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Snow White

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Snow White at The Lexington Opera House March 26th 2022 A classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm in an enchanting production that will delight every member of the family. Travel on a magical journey with Snow White and live every moment of her saga. Lexington Ballet performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s sure to delight and shed new light on this classic fairy tale!

Snow White

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Snow White at The Lexington Opera House March 26th 2022 A classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm in an enchanting production that will delight every member of the family. Travel on a magical journey with Snow White and live every moment of her saga. Lexington Ballet performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s sure to delight and shed new light on this classic fairy tale!

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Artistic Vision

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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Testimonials

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.

Allison Durborrow Thomas

“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.”

Rachel Mazur Owsley (2007)

“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.”

Beatrice Crittenden Current Student L3

Our Mission

Inspire

Inspire and delight diverse audiences with vibrant classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballet.

Cultivate

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

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.

Our History

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.

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Lexington Ballet Student Company

Trinity Wilson

Lexington, KY

Joined Student Company in 2018

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Gianna Asbridge

Lexington, KY

Joined Student Company in 2020

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Brooke Baldwin

Lexington, KY

Joined Student company in 2020 

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Cate Couch

Lexington, KY

Joined Student company in 2020 

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Siiri Ensmann

Lexington, KY
Joined Student Company in 2020

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Hannah Hall

Lexington, KY
Joined Student Company in 2020

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Evelyn Hruby

Lexington, KY

Joined Student Company 2018

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Mikayla Kennedy

Lexington, KY

Joined Student Company in 2018

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Payton Vickey

Lexington, KY

Joined Student Company in 2020

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