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PRESS RELEASES

Official Cleveland Ballet Press Releases

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CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE OF THE NUTCRACKER

November 16, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH –  Cleveland Ballet is delivering on its core values of inclusivity and accessibility by announcing a special Pay What You Can performance of The Nutcracker. The Thursday, December 14, 11 a.m., performance of The Nutcracker at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square has been designated as open to everyone.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES AUDITION TOUR FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY 2024 – 2025 SEASON

November 8, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH –  Cleveland Ballet announced its 2024-2025 season audition tour dates as it seeks to add exceptional artists for the company’s 10th-anniversary celebration.

 

Cleveland Ballet is the premier resident ballet company of Northeast Ohio. Recognized by Dance Informa USA as “the fastest growing [ballet] company in the nation,” the auditions will look for talented artists to fill roles available for Cleveland Ballet company artists and School of Cleveland Ballet trainees.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

October 25, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH –  Cleveland Ballet Board of Directors elected Michael Frank, MD, JD, FACEP, FCLM, retired emergency physician and attorney, as its new Chairman of the Board during their annual meeting. Long-time Cleveland Ballet Chairman of the Board, Richard W. Pogue, who held the position for 5 years, will continue serving on the Board of Directors.

CLEVELAND BALLET’S BELOVED HOLIDAY TRADITION, THE NUTCRACKER, EXPANDS WITH 11 PERFORMANCES AT CONNOR PALACE

October 11, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH – With new dances, characters, and costumes, Cleveland Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to Playhouse Square with an expanded season featuring 11 performances of this cherished holiday tradition. Running over two weekends, the schedule includes matinee and evening shows starting Thursday, December 14, and ending with the evening performance on Saturday, December 23.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S CARMEN & OTHER WORKS CASTING ANNOUNCED

September 5, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is excited to announce the principal casting for the upcoming production of Carmen & Other Works September 22 & 23 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace. The performance includes three works, including Pas de Dix, which features excerpts from the grand ballet Raymonda, the world premiere of an original work Nocturne, and the reimagined Carmen, which originally premiered in 2019.

CLEVELAND BALLET LAUNCHES NINTH SEASON WITH EXPANDED COMPANY OF ARTISTS

August 24, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - The artistic caliber of Cleveland Ballet continues to grow as the company starts its ninth season with a larger roster of artists, including nine new dancers and the 33-piece Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. New dancers from South Korea and Dominican Republic round out the 33-member company with artists from 10 countries.

CLEVELAND BALLET PRESENTS CARMEN, PAS DE DIX, & NOCTURNE AT CONNOR PALACE

August 1, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - As part of their ninth season, Cleveland Ballet will be presenting the reimagined Carmen, the beautiful Pas de Dix from the grand ballet Raymonda, and the world premiere of Nocturne choreographed by award-winning Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe.

CLEVELAND BALLET LAUNCHES NINTH SEASON WITH OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION AT HARBOURTOWN FINE ARTS CENTER IN VERMILION

July 24, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet will premier its ninth season with an outdoor performance and reception on Saturday, August 26, at Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, its summer residency in Vermilion, Ohio.

CLEVELAND BALLET AND AKRON ART MUSEUM CONNECT FOR SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF SYMPHONY OF LIFE

May 15, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland's premier ballet company is thrilled to announce Ballet in the Garden, with support from the Albrecht Family Foundation and Acme Fresh Market, at the Bud & Susie Rogers Garden at Akron Art Museum this June 17.

ANNA SEGAL, WORLD-RENOWNED COMPOSER, TO JOIN CLEVELAND BALLET AS RESIDENT COMPOSER

May 11, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Anna Segal, the wonderful composer behind Cleveland Ballet's acclaimed Symphony of Life will be joining the nationally acclaimed company as resident composer.

LEGENDARY BALLERINA AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF STATE BALLET OF GEORGIA NINA ANANIASHVILI TO HOST MASTERCLASS FOR CLEVELAND BALLET ARTISTS

April 4, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - A celebrated dancer and innovator in the world of ballet, Nina Ananiashvili will lend her artistic knowledge and teachings to Cleveland Ballet artists for an exclusive masterclass.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS SENSATIONAL NINTH SEASON, RETURNING TO CONNOR PALACE AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE

April 3, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is thrilled to announce 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.

KEEPING UP WITH THEIR ANNUAL FLORIDA TOUR, CLEVELAND BALLET PLANS TO GIVE BACK TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY

February 24, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - In addition to growing performance dates in South Florida, Cleveland Ballet is planning visits to Golisano Children's Hospital of South Florida and the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County during their 2023 Winter Escape Tour.

CLEVELAND BALLET CLOSES 2022-23 SEASON WITH GEORGE BALANCHINE'S EXQUISITE SERENADE & WORLD PREMIERE OF COMPANY'S FIRST COMMISSIONED SCORE, SYMPHONY OF LIFE

January 18, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH - Acclaimed Company celebrates end of eighth season with two company premieres, a live orchestra, commissioned score by world-renowned Israeli composer Anna Segal, ballet by critically acclaimed Russian choreographer Ilia Zhivoi and the Playhouse Square debut of Ohio's new Cleveland Ballet Orchestra led by Conductor Caleb Young and Concertmaster Alexandra Preucil.

MOMENTUM! CLEVELAND BALLET HIGHLIGHTS THE POWER AND ELEGANCE OF DANCE IN SOLE FLORIDA PERFORMANCE OF 2022-23 SEASON

December 5, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - One-night-only debut performance at Florida's Broward Center this February 2023 by nationally acclaimed Cleveland Ballet reflects the celebrated company's innovative and inspirational spirit.

LAKE ERIE TO DON SWAN LAKE MONIKER IN HONOR OF CLEVELAND BALLET’S PREMIERE OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S CLASSIC

October 10, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Mayor of Cleveland Justin M. Bibb has announced that Lake Erie will don the name ‘Swan Lake’ in recognition of the premiere of Cleveland Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a production sponsored in part by Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation.

NEW DIRECTOR OF REHEARSALS TO JOIN CLEVELAND BALLET'S ARTISTIC STAFF

August 24, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Timour Bourtasenkov, a distinguished choreographer and dancer, will be joining Cleveland Ballet's artistic staff for their upcoming 8th season.

CLEVELAND BALLET PRESENTS A HIGH CALIBER OF ARTISTRY FOR THEIR SEASON-OPENER SWAN LAKE

August 17, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Governor's Award-winning Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe is bringing her own flare to Cleveland Ballet's Swan Lake, sponsored in part by Roe Green and the Roe Green Foudnation, with an all-star cast and critical artistic coaching from world-renowned dancer and artist Valentina Kozlova.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL NINE MEMBERS TO OUR RETURNING 24 TO FORM AN IMPRESSIVE 2022-2023 SEASON ROSTER

August 3, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - With the addition of nine new company members to an already impressive 24-person roster, Cleveland Ballet is making huge strides in its 8th season.

CLEVELAND BALLET TO OPEN THEIR 2022-2023 SEASON AT THE ESTEEMED WATERWOOD ESTATE IN VERMILION

July 7, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - The breathtaking Waterwood Estate in Vermilion will house an exceptional event titled "Swans on the Lake" with a program by Cleveland Ballet on Saturday, August 27th.

CLEVELAND BALLET DONATES $12,000 TO DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN UKRAINE

May 24, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is pleased to announce that in relation to our matinee performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, we were able to raise $12,000 to donate to Mission to Ukraine.

CLEVELAND BALLET DONATES $12,000 TO DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN UKRAINE

May 24, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is pleased to announce that in relation to our matinee performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, we were able to raise $12,000 to donate to Mission to Ukraine.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PRINCIPAL CASTING ANNOUNCED

April 11, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is delighted to announce the principal casting for the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Playhouse Square's Mimi Ohio Theatre. Set to an invigorating and timeless score by Felix Mendelssohn, Gladisa Guadalupe's brand-new production of Shakespeare's classic lures the audience into a world of suspense, fairy-tale creatures, delightful costumes and unlucky lovers.

CLEVELAND BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS 2022-2023 SEASON AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE

April 4, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 season which will have the distinct honor of being the first season that all ballets are performed at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Theatre.

CLEVELAND BALLET TO PERFORM AT 12 CHAIRS RESTAURANT & BANQUET HALL FOR UKRAINE RELIEF

March 28, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is thrilled to announce a new presentation and fundraiser at 12 Chairs Restaurant & Banquet Hall in Northfield to raise money for Ukrainian relief.

CLEVELAND BALLET TO TOUR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, OFFERING AN INTIMATE LOOK INTO THE BALLET

March 23, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet announces the touring performance of their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream titled "Excerpts of A Midsummer Night's Dream."

CLEVELAND BALLET'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM WILL PREMIERE AT MIMI OHIO THEATRE

March 21, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet will debut their final performance of the season, A Midsummer Night's Dream, at Playhouse Square's Mimi Ohio Theatre.

CLEVELAND BALLET STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE

March 15, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet strongly supports the people of Ukraine in light of the recent events plaguing the country due to the barbarism of the Russian government.

CLEVELAND BALLET DEBUTS THE NUTCRACKER IN CONNOR PALACE

October 28, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet will open its annual production of The Nutcracker with choreography by co-founder and Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. The highly anticipated and cherished holiday classic will include five performances through Sunday, December 5th, 2021.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S DON QUIXOTE WORLD PREMIERE OPENS OCTOBER 15TH AT MIMI OHIO THEATRE

October 3, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet opens their 7th season on October 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Playhouse Square's Mimi Ohio Theatre with the love story Don Quixote, based upon Miguel de Cervantes' enduring novel.

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE INTRODUCES ADDITION TO EXISTING LAYERS OF HEALTH PROTOCOLS

September 7, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH - Playhouse Square will be joining performing arts venues in the Northeast Ohio region and around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances this fall by requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated or if they cannot be vaccinated to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

VERMILION HISTORIC OPERA HOUSE TO BECOME SUMMER RESIDENCE OF CLEVELAND BALLET

August 23, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH - Harbourtown Fine Arts Center and the city of Vermilion is welcoming Cleveland Ballet as their first ever professional ballet company in residence.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S 2021-2022 COMPANY IS AN IMPRESSIVE COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCES AND YOUNG TALENTS

August 10, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH - With 28 company artists on the roster, Cleveland Ballet is excited to be back performing to live audiences at Playhouse Square for the 2021-2022 season.

CLEVELAND BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GLADISA GUADALUPE, MAKES NATIONAL NEWS WITH THE STRATEGIC REOPENING OF HER COMPANY AND SCHOOL DURING COVID-19

June 17, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - The dance world is anxious to hit the stage as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine permits the reopening of studios and gyms; however, Cleveland Ballet Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe finds it important to proceed with safety on all fronts, especially with her company and school.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - VOLUME V

May 4, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Our world may be facing a lot of stress and uncertainty at the moment; however, Cleveland Ballet is certain to continue moving forward with positivity, health and vitality!

CLEVELAND BALLET'S 2020-2021 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

May 1, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is proud to announce its 2020-2021 season featuring fabulous shows at its home, Playhouse Square.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - VOLUME IV

April 27, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Our world may be facing a lot of stress and uncertainty at the moment; however, Cleveland Ballet is certain to continue moving forward with positivity, health and vitality!

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - VOLUME III

April 20, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Our world may be facing a lot of stress and uncertainty at the moment; however, Cleveland Ballet is certain to continue moving forward with positivity, health and vitality!

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - VOLUME II

April 13, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Our world may be facing a lot of stress and uncertainty at the moment; however, Cleveland Ballet is certain to continue moving forward with positivity, health and vitality!

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - VOLUME I

April 6, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Our world may be facing a lot of stress and uncertainty at the moment; however, Cleveland Ballet is certain to continue moving forward with positivity, health and vitality!

CLEVELAND BALLET SUSPENDS PERFORMANCES OF THE MAGIC FLUTE, MAY 8TH AND 9TH

March 31, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - In compliance with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's public health order requiring all residents to stay home except for essential needs, Cleveland Ballet has suspended all remaining performances of the season including The Magic Flute.

CLEVELAND BALLET GOES VIRTUAL BY LIVE STREAMING CLASSES

March 23, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet is using technology to their advantage by bringing ballet to dancers in the comfort of their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ORIGINAL COSTUME DESIGNS BRIGHTEN UP CLEVELAND BALLET'S THE MAGIC FLUTE

March 6, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet's world premiere of The Magic Flute, choreographed by Gladisa Guadalupe, will be brought to life through vibrant costuming handcrafted by local Russian costume designer Irina Mochalova.

WORLD PREMIERE OF CLEVELAND BALLET'S THE MAGIC FLUTE

February 4, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland Ballet and Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe will be having another world premiere of a new ballet called The Magic Flute, accompanied by the sounds of Mozart.

CLEVELAND BALLET'S GIVING TUESDAY OFFERS NUTCRACKER EXCLUSIVE

November 25, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH - Make Cleveland feel like home for the holidays! Stay in pointe with upcoming productions by investing in Cleveland Ballet's dance shoes through Giving Tuesday. Although Cleveland Ballet's magnificent production of The Nutcracker has sold out 12 performances, Giving Tuesday is supplying another opportunity for you to see the show!

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