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Meet Our Artistic Director, Mr. Luis Dominguez

Artistic Director Luis Dominguez began his ballet training in Mexico City under Sonia Casteñeda and Francisco Martinez, both former principals of The National Ballet of México.
Mr. Dominguez received full scholarships to study in New York at Dance theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where he studied under such figures as Arthur Mitchell, Alvin Ailey, Frederick Franklin among many others.
In 1988 Mr. Dominguez joined Dance Theatre of Harlem where he became a Soloist.
During the eighteen years of touring and working with the company, Mr. Dominguez performed in the most prominent theaters in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, as well as the United States. He has worked with the some of the most prominent names in the dance world today and is proud  and passionate to bring that transforming information to the Lexington Ballet Company and School.
After a National Search Luis became the Artistic Director of the Lexington Ballet in 2003 and since then has choreographed numerous original works and collaborated with many arts organizations. He has brought to Lexington principal dancers from some of the most prestigious companies around the world and has created signature programs that elevate the standard of dance in our community.

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Audition Notice

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 luis@lexingtonballet.org 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

Injury free

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Interests

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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Audition Information

At least 18 years of age by July 1.
High-school graduate by July 1.
Injury-free for the last year.
USA citizen or proof of appropriate work visa for employment in the United States.

Email Luis Dominguez or use the “register” link below to sign up for an audition master class with the Luis and Nancy Dominguez.
Registered applicants will be contacted to provide a head shot, resume or CV, and photo of ID. Audition day and time will be confirmed after review.

September – April with a weekly stipend and pointe shoes allowance.
Attend all classes and rehearsals with the Lexington Ballet Company.
Participate in all Lexington Ballet Company performances and community events. Casting is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director.

September – April
Full or partial merit scholarship to attend unlimited classes with the Lexington Ballet School.
Attend all classes and rehearsals with the Lexington Ballet Company.
Participate in all Lexington Ballet Company performances and community events. Casting is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director.

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Testimonials

“Lexington Ballet is where my dreams came true. Dancing professionally in the company for a decade has taught me to always be disciplined, to be inspired, and the importance of giving back to the community. The incredible experience with the company and the opportunity to teach at the school has shaped me into who I am today. “

Ayako Hasebe Lloyd