Milwaukee Ballet

Franz Lehár’s operetta masterpiece, The Merry Widow, the work that launched his life-long career as a composer, gets the royal treatment by the Florentine Opera and Milwaukee Ballet. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:21 PM A&E Feature

Local performing arts groups and community organizations are filling the gap, providing arts-related education for students in schools where budgets for arts education have been slashed. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:54 PM News Features

Taking ballet to the streets, that is theexciting new initiative of Milwaukee Ballet. Named Ballet Beat , this project is comprised of public rehearsals, freeopen classes (for people to watch not take) and performances throughout thecity. Taki.. more

Jul 19, 2017 6:35 PM Around MKE

Guest editorialist and Milwaukee Artistic Director Michael Pink discusses the importance of continued federal funding for the arts. more

May 23, 2017 4:31 PM Expresso 6 Comments

It would be easy to imagine Milwaukee Ballet earningaccolades for their world-class performances on the stage, but you might be abit surprised to learn of a pair of awards they recently won.Milwaukee Ballet won two digital industry awar.. more

May 2, 2017 4:03 PM Around MKE

The Milwaukee Ballet presented a double bill recently: La Sylphide, which was born 180 years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Sans Pleurer, which was born last weekend right here in the city. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:24 PM Dance

Lake Arts Project debuted in spring 2014 with Aurora’s Dream. First, a visual art class at Arrowhead High School in Hartford envisioned Sleeping Beauty’s dreams in colorful pastels. Then Lake Art,Off the Cuff more

Apr 11, 2017 2:01 PM Off the Cuff 1 Comments

One of history’s oldest existing ballets and—for a moment—its very newest, will stand hand in hand embodied by Milwaukee Ballet’s dancers with live orchestral accompaniment. August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, classical in style and romantic... more

Apr 4, 2017 2:06 PM A&E Feature

Milwaukee Ballet’s every-other-winter competition, Genesis, has two main assets: First, it gives choreographers from different parts of the world the chance to vie for a future commission with the company; and second, it provides us all wit... more

Feb 21, 2017 3:49 PM Dance

Fifty years ago Milwaukee civic leaders banded together to found the United Performing Arts Fund, which celebrates its annual Campaign Launch on Monday, March 6. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:28 PM A&E Feature

The Nutcracker lives in countless details, many invented by the dancers, seemingly improvised. The whole show felt fresh and perfectly unified. more

Dec 12, 2016 2:40 PM Dance

This year, Milwaukee Ballet partners with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to provide a performance of their acclaimed Nutcracker specially tailored to be sensitive to patrons on the autism spectr... more

Dec 6, 2016 1:59 PM A&E Feature

Exploring the Milwaukee Ballet’s changing cast more

Nov 18, 2016 2:17 PM Winter Arts Guide

The 1-year-old Milwaukee Dance Theatre Network (MDTN) was finding its legs, or so it seemed to me, at its first anniversary gathering on Oct. 1 at Danceworks. The members are the artistic leaders of many of Milwaukee’s dance organizations a... more

Oct 25, 2016 2:34 PM A&E Feature


Photo by Mark Frohna

Kathryn Posin began her choreographic career in modern dance in the late 1960s as her generation battled war, sexism and racism. more

Oct 24, 2016 1:07 PM Dance


Photo by Mark Frohna

A visionary double billing of Scheherazade and Angels in the Architecture opens the new season—as well as starts something of a new era—for the Milwaukee Ballet this October. more

Oct 11, 2016 4:15 PM A&E Feature

Where the best in Milwaukee arts and entertainment goes for a drink. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:16 PM Fall Drinks Guide

Milwaukee Ballet dancers and costume manager prepare to present Septime Webre’s big-scale ballet Alice (in wonderland). more

May 10, 2016 4:02 PM A&E Feature


Photo by Nathaniel Daveuer

Marc Petrocci will be retiring from the Milwaukee Ballet, as well as a few other prominent dancers. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:00 PM Dance

Photo Courtesy Kent G Becker, Flickr CCLake Arts Project, Inc., in collaboration with MilwaukeeBallet School & Academy, will welcome Ashley Bouder, top principal dancerwith the New York City Ballet to Milwaukee on March 13. Bouder will teach .. more

Mar 9, 2016 7:33 PM Around MKE