American Midwest Ballet
American Midwest Ballet, formerly Ballet Nebraska, will make the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center its home. This will allow the company to consolidate its rehearsal, scenic and costume construction, and administrative functions under one roof as the Arts and Culture Center’s resident ballet company. The new name, American Midwest Ballet, reflects the company's stature as a regional asset. American Midwest Ballet looks forward to performing in the Polina and Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center, as well as continuing to perform at the Orpheum Theater, collaborating with Joslyn Art Museum, and working with its community partners including Omaha Performing Arts, Opera Omaha, and Omaha Symphony.
friday, october 19 | 7:30PM
sunday, october 21 | 2:00pm
Our annual mixed repertory program features an eclectic mix of ballets that showcase the exciting range of dance as an expressive art form. Headlining this season’s selection: Rhapsody in Blue, choreographed by Erika Overturff to the iconic music of George Gershwin.
sunday, november 18 | 2:00pm
saturday, december 8 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
sunday, december 9 | 2:00pm
Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker includes a cast of 130 professional and student dancers, and features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.
saturday, may 4 | 7:30pm
We’re off to see the Wizard! Ballet Nebraska’s Erin Alarcón – creator of acclaimed short ballets from the powerful One in Three to the spirited Bricolage – takes us dancing down the Yellow Brick Road in this imaginative new full-length ballet. Alarcón, a lifelong fan of both the classic film and the groundbreaking fantasy novel, uses the magic of ballet to create an unforgettable experience.