CLEVELAND BALLET IN THE NEWS

Updated as of November 15th, 2022

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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

HOLIDAYS IN THE CLEWKYC, NOVEMBER 29, 2021

CLEVELAND BALLET'S CONDENSED DON Q IS A KEEPERARTS AIR, NOVEMBER 21, 2021

NEW DAY CLEVELAND: THE NUTCRACKERNEW DAY CLEVELAND, NOVEMBER 3, 2021

CLEVELAND BALLET BEGINS SEVENTH SEASON WITH IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE | CURRENTS, OCTOBER 21, 2021

LANDSCAPE PODCAST: THE RESURRECTION OF THE CLEVELAND BALLETCRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS, OCTOBER 5, 2021

CLEVELAND BALLET TO SUMMER IN VERMILION | THE MORNING JOURNAL, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

ALLIANCE NATIVE PART OF EFFORT TO PRESERVE HISTORIC BUILDINGTHE ALLIANCE REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

GLADISA GUADALUPE AT Q92 RADIOQ92 RADIO, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

CLEVELAND BALLET ESTABLISHES RESIDENCY IN VERMILIONSANDUSKY REGISTER, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

CELEBRATE THE ART OF DANCEFOX 8, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

MOMENTUM WITH CLEVELAND BALLETLAKE ERIE LIVING MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

JIM CHAPPLE: HARBOURTOWN FINE ARTS CENTERQ92 RADIO, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021