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CLEVELAND BALLET IN THE NEWS

Updated as of October 3, 2023

A CLEVELAND BALLET SPECTACULAR: THE FIRST TIMERS' REVIEW OF "CARMEN"

Zachary Treseler & Amanda Wu, The Case Western Reserve Observer
September 29, 2023

This past weekend, the Cleveland Ballet performed its most recent show including “Pas de Dix,” “Nocturne” and “Carmen” at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square. As it was our first time attending a ballet performance, not only were we enchanted by the performance, but it also reinforced our appreciation of the various cultural opportunities close to Case Western Reserve University. After receiving free tickets through the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, we were uncertain of what exactly to expect, but we thoroughly enjoyed the show ... 

CLEVELAND BALLET DANCES INTO NINTH SEASON

Jenna Jordan, Spectrum News 1
September 23, 2023

CLEVELAND — It’s a centuries-old art form characterized by grace and beauty, but ballet is about more than tutus and toe-shoes. 

The dance brings people from around the world together by communicating through a common language of movement, and the Cleveland Ballet hopes to share that message of unity while entertaining and inspiring audiences in Ohio.

Dancers with the professional company are preparing to take the stage for performances of “Carmen and Other Works” on Friday and Saturday night in Playhouse Square.

AN EVENING OF ENCHANTMENT WITH THE CLEVELAND BALLET!

New Day Cleveland | Fox 8 Cleveland
September 20, 2023

Cleveland Ballet Co-Founder and Artistic Director discusses "Carmen & Other Works" live on New Day Cleveland with Fox 8 News Anchor Natalie Herbick. 

The Cleveland Ballet is offering a season of elegance, passion, and enchantment. Learn more about their 2023-2024 season, here!

CLEVELAND BALLET OPENS SEASON WITH 'CARMEN & OTHER WORKS' SEPT. 22-23

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com
September 18, 2023

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Ballet is opening its ninth season on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, with “Carmen & Other Works” in Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at: playhousesquare.org/events/detail/carmen-other-works or by calling Cleveland Ballet Ticketing at 216-320-9000 ext. 107.

“Each of the pieces represents a style of Cleveland Ballet,” says Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe. “‘Pas de Dix’ is pure classic, ‘Nocturne’ is neoclassical, and ‘Carmen’ is a little of everything-classical story with classical and contemporary movement.”

CLEVELAND BALLET KICKS OFF NEW SEASON WITH 'CARMEN & OTHER WORKS'

Bob Perkoski, FreshWater Cleveland
September 14, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet kicks off its 2023-2024 season next week—a season filled with passion,  imagination, and enchantment—with “Carmen & Other Works” at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

The season premiere features three works: “Pas de Dix,” “Nocturne,” and “Carmen.”

CLEVELAND BALLET, CLEVELAND OPERA PERFORM AT ITALIAN CULTURAL GARDENS THIS WEEKEND

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com
August 31, 2023

 Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Opera will stage a free performance from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Italian Cultural Garden between Martin Luther King, Jr., and East boulevards. Most of the evening will feature well-known music from Italian opera and Broadway musicals as well as a preview of Cleveland Ballet’s September 22-23 performances at Playhouse Square. While opera performances started in 2008, this is the sixth year that opera and ballet have been combined.

CLEVELAND BALLET DANCES UNDER THE STARS IN VERMILION FOR 9TH YEAR

Rini Jeffers, The Chronicle-Telegram
August 24, 2023

Imagine a summer night in a small lakeside town, the end of the season winding down and right at the edge of the village green is an outdoor performance of a renowned ballet company. It sounds like a movie set but it’s become a staple here with the collaboration of the storied Cleveland Ballet and its summer residency at the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in historic downtown Vermilion.

The Cleveland Ballet will premiere its ninth season with “Dancing … Under the Stars,” performing excerpts of its upcoming fall schedule at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harbourtown.

CLEVELAND BALLET LAUNCHES 9TH SEASON AT HARBOURTOWN FINE ARTS CENTER

The Morning Journal
August 21, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet will premier its ninth season with an outdoor performance and reception during its summer residency Aug. 26 at the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, 736 Main St. in Vermilion, according to a news release. The evening will commence with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in this historic center followed by a performance of the Cleveland Ballet, according to the release.

WHO'S NEXT: SPOTLIGHT ON DANCERS IN NORTHEAST OHIO

Nora Igelnik, Canvas Magazine

Fall 2023

The fall stage issue of Canvas highlights a few talented and dedicated dancers who proudly call Cleveland home. Among the three featured dancers is Cleveland Ballet artist Marla Aleyda.“The way that I would describe all the company artists, they’re people who need to dance,” she says. “They have to be there. Like this is what makes them them. And that’s just another beautiful thing. We all want to be there, and the reason why we’re there is because we love it.”

THE CLEVELAND BALLET DANCES ITS WAY TO VERMILION THIS WEEKEND

Christina Jolliffe, The Chronicle Telegram

June 28, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet closes its season Saturday in Vermilion with a special performance at German’s Villa, bringing culture and fine arts right to town. After all, that was the mission of the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center when it was first established. The nonprofit organization formed in 2018 and purchased the Vermilion Town Hall and Opera House in 2020 with plans to restore the old building and “expand the cultural recognition of Vermilion and the surrounding areas.”

CRAIN'S WOMEN OF NOTE SERVE UP GRATITUDE, MOTIVATION AT EVENT

Judy Stringer, Crain's Cleveland Business

June 23, 2023

Among the 350+ attendees who packed the third-floor ballroom at Windows on the River to celebrate and hear from Crain's Cleveland Business Women of Note, any one of them - including the honorees themselves - could have expected to be awed and inspired by this year's impressive class of Northeast Ohio leaders.

CATCH CITY'S FINAL BALLET PERFORMANCE

Sandusky Register

June 16, 2023

Cleveland Ballet's eighth season will culminate at 6 p.m. on July 1 at German's Villa, in Vermilion. "This intimate performance will feature an eclectic and exciting program consisting of modern, neoclassical and classical repertoire," according to an event statement.

MEET 2023'S WOMEN OF NOTE

Crain's Cleveland Business

June 20, 2023

It's no secret that Northeast Ohio is full of female leaders shaping the area's business scene. Crain's regularly features women making deals happen and impacting community change. Since 1997, though, we like to honor a particularly outstanding group in a special way. We do that because we believe in women and their role in leading Northeast Ohio to even greater heights.

CLEVELAND BALLET ENTERTAINS VITALIA SOLON RESIDENTS

Cleveland Jewish News

June 14, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet recently hosted a special performance at Vitalia Solon with more than 50 residents attending. The event exemplifies the importance of continuing to connect seniors with community organizations, particularly after isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release. The performance was "Waltz of Love" and was directed by award-winning artistic director, Gladisa Guadalupe.

CLEVELAND BALLET PERFORMS IN AKRON ART MUSEUM'S GARDEN: HOW TO GET TICKETS

Paris Wolfe, Cleveland.com

June 12, 2023

Cleveland Ballet is preparing for its second outdoor summer performance. The company will perform June 17 at the Akron Art Museum, 1 South High Street. Akron. "Ballet in the Garden" is the company's first visit to the museum.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S 8TH SEASON TO END WITH GERMAN VILLA EVENT

The Morning Journal

June 10, 2023

Cleveland Ballet's eighth season will culminate at 6 p.m., July 1, at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Ave. in Vermilion, according to a news release. This intimate performance will feature an eclectic and exciting program consisting of modern, neoclassical, and classical repertoire, the release said.

PALM BEACH SOCIETY TURNS OUT FOR CLEVELAND BALLET FUNDRAISER

Palm Beach Daily News

June 8, 2023

Palm Beacher Madeleine Parker once again opened her historic home for a terpsichorean fundraiser to benefit the Cleveland Ballet.

CLEVELAND BALLET "CELEBRATES THE STARS"

Andrea Turner, Currents

May 18, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet hosted a cocktail party on April 16, at a private home in Brecksville overlooking Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where guests had exclusive access to meet the creative team of "stars" behind its spring performance of George Balanchine's masterpiece "Serenade" and a new work titled "Symphony of Life" from April 21-22.

CLEVELAND BALLET SUMMER SCHEDULE INCLUDES GERVASI VINEYARD, JUNE 1

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

May 18, 2023

Cleveland Ballet is doing a one-night performance at Gervasi Vineyard from 6 to 8 p.m., June 1. The elegant evening in Gervasi's outdoor, covered pavilion starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour. The ticket price ($125) includes a glass of wine and light appetizers. A cash bar is available for additional beverages.

THE TRIUMPH OF CLEVELAND BALLET

Bakhtiyar Bakhtiyarov, Prospect

May 2023

The heavy curtain dropped. The audience, hoarse from the enthusiastic shouts of "Bravo," spilled out into the foyer of the Connor Palace Theatre. "What was this? How did they do it?" - shocked by what they just saw, the audience was looking for an answer. The man of the hour, Cleveland Ballet President Dr. Krasnyansky smiled: "We took a big risk, and the reward justified it."

CLEVELAND BALLET: AN EVENING OF FIRSTS

Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical

April 19, 2023

Many exciting things are happening for Cleveland Ballet. On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Connor Palace Theatre at Playhouse Square, the company will for the first time present George Balanchine's Serenade. The program also includes the company's first commissioned musical score, Symphony of Life by Israeli composer Anna Segal. And both works will be performed with the newly formed Cleveland Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Caleb Young.

CLEVELAND BALLET PERFORMS BALANCHINE-CHOREOGRAPHED SERENADE AND PREMIERES SYMPHONY OF LIFE

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

April 18, 2023

Cleveland Ballet will close its Playhouse Square season with two noteworthy, one-act performances - Serenade and the world premiere of Symphony of Life - at 7 p.m., April 21-22. Both will be accompanied by the newly created Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, a diverse group of 25 talented musicians from around the nation - many from Northeast Ohio.

'NINA-ISMS' HIGHLIGHT CLEVELAND BALLET'S MASTERCLASS WITH LEGENDARY BALLERINA NINA ANANIASHVILI

Steve Sucato, Arts Air

April 12, 2023

The week before Nina Ananiashvili’s State Ballet of Georgia’s U.S. tour began, the former Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet star came to Cleveland to fulfill a promise she made to friend Gladisa Guadalupe to teach a masterclass for her Cleveland Ballet.

GORGEOUS AMERICAN MASTERPIECE

Elsa Johnson & Victor Lucas, Cleveland Concert Dance

April 8, 2023

What's next for Cleveland Ballet? Back in December 2022 we heard that Cleveland Ballet would be performing Balanchine's Serenade in April. And every Cleveland Ballet dancer we talked to was very excited about it.

CLEVELAND BALLET, ISRAELI COMPOSER PARTNER FOR FINAL PERFORMANCE OF YEAR

Becky Raspe, Cleveland Jewish News

April 6, 2023

To close out its eighth season, Cleveland Ballet is preparing to perform a two-part show, George Balanchine's Serenade

with Symphony of Life, April 21 and 22 at Connor Palace in Cleveland's Playhouse Square district.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES NORTHEAST OHIO SUMMER TOUR

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

April 6, 2023

Cleveland Ballet dancers will prepare for their summer appearances when they finish the season on Playhouse Square in mid-April. The performances are scheduled for outdoor venues around Northeast Ohio including Gervasi Vineyard, Akron Art Museum and German's Villa.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES NINTH SEASON, THREE SHOWS FOR 2023-2024

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

April 3, 2023

Cleveland Ballet has just announced three shows for its ninth season in 2023-2024. They will be performed at Connor Palace Theater at Playhouse Square and include Carmen & Other WorksThe Nutcracker and Aurora: A Sleeping Beauty Story. The shows will be produced under the leadership of co-founder and award-winning Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe.

CLEVELAND BALLET: LEARNING FROM THE PAST, LEANING INTO THE PRESENT AND INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF BALLET

Melody McTier, Dance Informa

April 2023

Cleveland Ballet has a rich and vibrant history spanning nearly 100 years. In 2014, the company was reborn under the leadership of Gladisa Guadalupe and her husband, Michael Krasnyansky. Since then, Cleveland Ballet has become the fastest growing company in the nation. Its eighth season will culminate with a performance alongside the newly formed Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. Dance Informa had the privilege of speaking with Guadalupe, Cleveland Ballet's artistic director; and Alexandra Preucil, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra's concertmaster.

CLEVELAND BALLET TO PRESENT CARMEN & OTHER WORKS, THE NUTCRACKER AND MORE IN 9TH SEASON

Blair Ingenthron, Broadway World

April 1, 2023

Cleveland Ballet has announced their upcoming ninth season in Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. With a stunning selection of works and leadership from award-winning Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe, the company's ninth season promises to charm and captivate the Cleveland community.

CLEVELAND BALLET BRINGS DANCE, INSPIRATION TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Megan McCarthy Beauvais, Naples Florida Weekly

March 30, 2023

Today’s generation of youth learns its dance moves on social media. The Floss, Nae Nae and other dances all gained popularity on social media platforms, just like flash mobs spread on Facebook during the early 2000s. Ballet, though, hasn’t gone viral. It isn’t trending on social media, isn’t a style featured on Dancing with the Stars and likely won’t make an appearance at this year’s prom. However, the signature movements and artistry characteristic of ballet form the basis of all dance styles.

PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCERS EXPOSE COLLIER COUNTY KIDS TO THE ARTS

Meagan Miller, ABC 7

March 27, 2023

Professional ballet dancers came to Naples to teach kids some moves and expose them to the arts. Members of the Cleveland Ballet stopped by the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County for a private event. Thirteen elementary and middle school students had an up-close look and lesson as the dancers demonstrated proper techniques. The kids and teens are part of the Boys & Girls Club dance program.

SERENADE BY GEORGE BALANCHINE AND SYMPHONY OF LIFE

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

March 2023

 See the world premiere of Symphony of Life and the debut of the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra! A great city deserves a great ballet company!

CLEVELAND BALLET DEBUTS A NEW ORCHESTRA AT SEASON FINALE IN APRIL

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

March 2, 2023

Cleveland Ballet is making a bold addition to the Cleveland culture scene - its own new Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. The musicians will perform together in public for the first time during the company's season finale of George Balanchine's Serenade with Symphony of Life on April 21-22.

ILYA ZHIVOY AND THE "SYMPHONY OF LIFE"

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect 

February 2023

 The long-awaited premiere of Cleveland Ballet, which will include George Balanchine’s Serenade to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and the original Symphony of Life ballet to music by Israeli composer Anna Segal, staged by Ilya Zhivoy, one of the most celebrated young choreographers in the world, will take place at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace on April 21 and 22.

CLEVELAND BALLET BRINGS JOY AND WONDER TO PATIENTS AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Andrew West, News-Press

February 28, 2023

Members of the Cleveland Ballet perform dance steps for patients at Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. The company is in Southwest Florida performing at a private venue but wanted to share joy and wonder to patients at Golisano Children's Hospital. They visited The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County as well.

CLEVELAND BALLET WAS ON POINT WITH A MORNING OF DANCE WITH CHILDREN AT GOLISANO

Andrea Melendez, WGCU

February 28, 2023

Members of Cleveland Ballet visited Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Tuesday morning, February 28, 2023. The Ballet is in Southwest Florida to give a benefit performance in Naples on March 1st at a private event.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S UKRAINIAN ROOTS, DIVERSE ROSTER SETS EXAMPLE FOR WORLD STAGE

News 5 Cleveland

February 24, 2023

The Cleveland Ballet has raised $30,000 to help disabled children and women in Ukrainian Villages. The company is now working to bring Ukrainian dancers out of the war zone and to Cleveland.

STELLAR BALLET COMPANIES TO GRACE NORTHEAST OHIO STAGES

Andrea C. Turner, Currents

February 10, 2023

Dance aficionados have unique opportunities now, and throughout spring, to witness some of the most luscious local and the awe-inspiring national dance companies perform. Dance lovers can see traditional masterpieces, as well as exquisite new works.

GUARDIAN OF BALANCHINE'S STYLE AND TECHNIQUE

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

February 2023

The choreographer entrusted by the Balanchine Foundation to carry out staging at Cleveland Ballet, that is, to choreograph Serenade "...in accordance with George Balanchine's standards of style and technique..." is the world-famous ballerina and choreographer Deborah Wingert. She danced with the New York City Ballet for 15 years, and is now part of a small "consecrated" group, selected by The George Balanchine Trust to spread Balanchine's choreography around the world.

THE INCREDIBLE CULMINATION OF THE CLEVELAND BALLET SEASON

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

January 2023

Cleveland Ballet Orchestra makes its live debut with Cleveland Ballet's production of George Balanchine's Serenade 

with Symphony of Life.

CLEVELAND BALLET FOUNDERS MEET FAMOUS DESIGNER GUSTAVO ARANGO IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

December 30, 2022

Gustavo Arango is a Latino designer working in the American fashion industry. His appreciation for detail, intricate tailoring and draping techniques, as well as his keen eye for luxury and style characterize his successful 30-year plus career. His label reflects the lifestyle and taste of the very chic international jet set. He designs and supervises his business from his atelier in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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CLEVELAND BALLET ROLLS OUT CHANGES IN ITS “NUTCRACKER”

Elsa Johnson & Victor Lucas, Cool Cleveland

December 12, 2022

Nutcracker productions are thick on the ground this time of year and we’ve seen and written about many of them in years past. Can a local company bring something fresh to this seasonal pageant? And what can we your friendly dance journalists find to say that we haven’t said many times before?

CLEVELAND BALLET'S DE-RUSSIANIZED 'NUTCRACKER' OPENS THURSDAY AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

December 11, 2022

Cleveland Ballet is bringing a classic Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker, to Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Theatre for seven performances this week. From Thursday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 18, the company's 32 dancers, 7 trainees plus 50 children from School of Cleveland Ballet will enchant the audience with this archetypal holiday tale.

SCHOOL NOTES: CLYDE, SANDUSKY, PORT CLINTON, VERMILION

Caitlin Nearhood, Sandusky Register

December 5, 2022

Cleveland Ballet, once again, provided 100 free tickets to Sailorway Middle School students to attend the 11 a.m. performance on Friday, Dec. 16 of their production of composer Peter Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic "The Nutcracker." Cleveland Ballet, summer residents of the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, is a strong supporter of, not only the schools, but the citizens of Vermilion.

CLEVELAND BALLET GIFTS VERMILION SCHOOLS - AGAIN!

Vermilion Photojournal

November 23, 2022

Once again, Cleveland Ballet has provided 100 free tickets to the students of Sailorway Middle School to attend the Friday, Dec. 16, 11 am matinee of its production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Cleveland Ballet, summer residents of the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, is a strong supporter of not only the schools, but the citizens of Vermilion.

CLEVELAND BALLET: A FAMILIAR NAME IS ON THE RISE AGAIN

Steve Sucato, Pointe Magazine

November 21, 2022

Since launching Cleveland Ballet in 2014, co-founders Gladisa Guadalupe and Dr. Michael Krasnyansky have aimed for it to become a pillar of Cleveland's arts scene. And it has come a long way in a relatively short time. What began as a five-member troupe funded out-of-pocket by Guadalupe and Krasnyansky - who serve as Cleveland Ballet's artistic director and president/CEO, respectively - is now a company of 32 dancers from nine countries, and with an annual operating budget of $2.8 million.

WHITE SWANS/BLACK MAGIC

Ekaterina Bakhtiyarova, Prospect

November 2022

The miracle that the whole theatrical Cleveland was waiting for has happened. On the stage of one of the world's largest theaters, Connor Palace at Playhouse Square (2,800 spectators), Cleveland Ballet presented the premiere of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake staged by its artistic director, winner of the Ohio Governor's Award for Achievements in Art Gladisa Guadalupe.

MUSIC CAN BE MUCH MORE THAN A WAY TO PASS THE TIME

Kim Shemo, cleveland.com 

October 23, 2022

Guest columnist Kim Shemo is the music program manager for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, a Cleveland Municipal School District teacher, a singer, a choir director and the mother of a drummer. She notes that while her kids are just learning ballet, a former Club kid from Kansas City named Misty Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history.

FALL FUN AND OTHER THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND, OCT. 21-23

News 5 Cleveland

October 20, 2022

It's halfway through October and there is no shortage of fun fall activities for all to enjoy. Check out some events that are happening this weekend.

CAVALIERS HOME OPENER, JOE SATRIANI IN CONCERT, MSB REUNION AT KENT STAGE: 22 THINGS TO DO IN GREATER CLEVELAND THIS WEEKEND AND BEYOND

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

October 20, 2022

We’re solidly into fall, and outdoor venues, with the exception of hikes and Halloween, are mostly closed. With snow on the grass in some neighborhoods, yard work is ending for the season. That makes more time for entertainment. Northeast Ohio has plenty going on this week.

15+ THINGS TO DO IN CLEVELAND THIS WEEKEND (OCT. 20-23)

Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Scene

October 19, 2022

Our weekly picks of the best things to do in Cleveland this weekend. Also check out our full Cleveland event calendar.

PERFECT PAIRING: KIMPTON SCHOFIELD AND CLEVELAND BALLET TEAM UP FOR THEATER PACKAGE

FreshWater Cleveland

October 19, 2022

Kimpton Schofield and Cleveland Ballet have teamed up to offer “A Night Out at the Theater” package that invites guests to experience a performance by the Cleveland Ballet at Playhouse Square paired with luxury accommodations at the Kimpton Schofield. 

CLEVELAND BALLET IS BACK IN ACTION WITH A MODERN, FAIRYTALE PRODUCTION OF SWAN LAKE OCT. 21-22 AT CONNOR PALACE THEATRE

Paris Wolfe, cleveland.com

October 18, 2022

Cleveland Ballet's first show of its 2022-2023 season is a beloved classic - Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's tragic love story based on timeless, fairytale archetypes. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Connor Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S ‘SWAN LAKE’ LOOKS TO BE ITS BEST YET

Steve Sucato, Arts Air

October 4, 2022

When Gladisa Guadalupe’s reconstituted Cleveland Ballet emerged on Northeast Ohio’s dance scene in 2014, it was a fledgling professional ballet company with modest expectations. Now entering its 8th season, with an ever-improving roster of dancers, a growing budget nearing 3 million dollars, and much of the other trappings of a proper ballet organization, expectations are much higher as the troupe has taken its place among Ohio’s elite ballet companies.

WAITING FOR A MIRACLE

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

October 2022

In the fall of 2018, the beau monde of New York was shocked by the dismissal of Zachary Catazaro - the leading (principal) dancer from the world's leading dance company, the New York City Ballet. A crowd favorite, the famed dancer was fired for allegedly "engaging in inappropriate texting and exchanging explicit photos of ballerinas, in violation of the code of conduct that the NYCB expects from its employees." Harsh.

VALENTINA KOZLOVA: "I WANT TO BE HAPPY"

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

September 2022

I entered the ballet hall and froze in astonishment: beautiful young dancers flying in an endless string, following a huge circle. In the center of this whirlwind stood a smiling, slender beauty, controlling this vortex with light movements of her flexible arms. It was the legendary Valentina Kozlova, ballerina, choreographer, teacher, producer. For half a century, she tirelessly continues to amaze the cultural world with her art and her ideas.

CLEVELAND BALLET IS OPENING ITS NEW SEASON

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect

September 2022

Cleveland Ballet will begin its 8th season with an open dress rehearsal of a new production of Swan Lake.

PALM BEACH SOCIETY: DANCE TROUPE KICKS UP FUNDRAISING AS PART OF SPRING TOUR

Shannon Donnelly, Palm Beach Daily News

August 20, 2022

Madeleine Parker’s historic Palm Beach home was the setting for an evening to benefit the Cleveland Ballet.

"SWANS" TO GRACE VERMILION AS CLEVELAND BALLET GLIDES INTO TOWN TO OPEN SEASON

Rini Jeffers, The Chronicle-Telegram
August 6, 2022

The renowned Cleveland Ballet will open its 2022-23 season with two special performances of “Swans on the Lake” in Vermilion this month. The performances are excerpts from the iconic “Swan Lake,” which will be the company’s premiere performance this October in its Playhouse Square home. Last fall the ballet company announced it would make Vermilion’s Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in Vermilion its summer residence.

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OPERA IN THE ITALIAN GARDEN

Joyce Mariani, La Gazzetta Italiana
July 14, 2022

This live family-friendly concert highlights two of Italy's greatest cultural arts: opera and ballet, featuring famous music from well-known operas, Broadway musicals, and popular Italian songs by The Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet

CLEVELAND BALLET PRESENTS SWANS ON THE LAKE

Discover Vermilion
July 14, 2022

For the first time, Cleveland Ballet will take up a summer residency at the wonderful Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in Vermilion! To correspond with this occupancy, there will be a dazzling presentation by Cleveland Ballet with their program Swans on the Lake

OPERA IN THE ITALIAN GARDEN RETURNS JULY 24

cleveland.com
July 13, 2022

This family-friendly concert of famous music from well-known operas and Broadway musicals is a perfect summer evening, featuring two of Cleveland's most prestigious artistic organizations - The Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet

CLEVELAND BALLET

Destination Cleveland
July 13, 2022

As the fastest-growing classical ballet company in the nation, Cleveland Ballet is presenting world-class dance on stage and ensuring that ballet is accessible to all. With 33 dancers from 9 different countries, their upcoming season - held exclusively at Connor Palace - is sure to impress!

CLEVELAND'S SUMMER OF ARTS AND CULTURE: A CULTURAL EMPOWERMENT MASTERPIECE

Karen Maristani, Destination Cleveland
July 11, 2022

Ballet in Cleveland is like nothing you've ever seen before. The level of talent and skill on display is truly breathtaking, and the productions are always top-notch. During the 2022-23 season, the Cleveland Ballet presents world-class ballet with a distinctly Cleveland flavor.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov, Prospect
June 25, 2022

We are in the Mimi Ohio Theater at the Playhouse Square, filled over capacity.
The audience slowly falls silent in anticipation of immersion into the Dream. But instead of a fairy tale, cruel reality and pain burst into the hall.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES 2022-23 SEASON AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE

Cool Cleveland
June 23, 2022

Cleveland Ballet has just announced its full 2022-2023 season, giving area dance lovers an idea of what they can look forward to, with two beloved classics and a program of company debuts.

HAPPENINGS - WHAT'S COMING UP IN NORTHEAST OHIO STARTING MAY 20

The Morning Journal
May 18, 2022

Cleveland Ballet presents Swan Lake, Oct. 21 and 22 at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace; The Nutcracker, Dec. 15 through 18 at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace; Serenade and Spring Collection, April 21 and 22, 2023 at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace.

WOMEN TRANSFORMING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BALLET: SUSAN JAFFE AND TAMARA ROJO

Alastair Macaulay
May 13, 2022

There is, heaven knows, vast scope for transformation. In the last century, George Balanchine said that "Ballet is woman," but he invited very few women to choreograph for New York City Ballet; and he seems never to have considered any woman to be his successor in running his company.

DANCE MAGAZINE'S 2022-23 PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM GUIDE

Dance Magazine
May 6, 2022

Ready to take your training to the next level? Browse our list of conservatories and company academies offering rigorous pre-professional programs.

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2021-2022 Season

CLEVELAND BALLET DONATES PROCEEDS TO UKRAINECOOL CLEVELAND, MARCH 17, 2022

CHOOSING A DANCE CAMP DEPENDS ON SAFETY, GOALS, INTERESTSCLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 28, 2022

ANNOUNCING THE 2022 GOVERNOR'S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS WINNEROHIO ARTS COUNCIL, JANUARY 20, 2022

IN THE WORLD OF BEAUTY: PANDEMIC NUTCRACKERPROSPECT, JANUARY 18, 2022

CRIBBS IN THE CLE: THE NUTCRACKERCRIBBS IN THE CLE, DECEMBER 3, 2021

THE NUTCRACKER TO OPEN ON PLAYHOUSE SQUARECLEVELAND 19, NOVEMBER 29, 2021

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