Milwaukee Ballet

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Milwaukee Ballet
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General information
Name Milwaukee Ballet
Year founded 1969
Founders Roberta Boorse
Website www.milwaukeeballet.org
Other
Official school Milwaukee Ballet School
Formation
  • Leading Artists
  • Artists

The Milwaukee Ballet is a professional ballet company founded by Roberta Boorse of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is currently run by Michael Pink, the artistic director.[1]

History[edit]

The Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1969, and held its first performance on April 24, 1970 at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Less than a year later the company began performing in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, where it still performs today.

In 1975 the Milwaukee Ballet opened an affiliated school, the Milwaukee Ballet School. Today it is the only dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, which allows it to offer work visas to foreign dance students.[2]

On average the company holds 45 performances each year, which have an annual attendance of over 50,000 people. Production of the Nutcracker has become a staple of the company, and it continues to be performed annually since 1977.

The Milwaukee Ballet produces at least one world premiere each year, and it is annually funded by sponsors such as, The United Arts Fund, the Bradley Foundation, and the Hertzel Foundation.[3]

Staff[edit]

Milwaukee Ballet's executive director is Dennis Buehler[4] and its artistic director is Michael Pink. Other artistic staff for the 2011-2012 season include ballet mistress Nadia Thompson, ballet master Denis Malinkine, and music director Andrews Sil

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As of February 28, 2014 Dennis Buehler has resigned and Michael Pink has full control of the Milwaukee Ballet.

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Dance company[edit]

The dance company for the 2011-2012 season includes:[7]

Leading artists[edit]

Artists[edit]

Former dancers[edit]

Former leading artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strini, Tom. "Where We are now: The Milwaukee Ballet". Article. Thirdcoast Digest. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Milwaukee Ballet Tops a Successful Year with Announcement of National Accreditation". Newsletter. Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Season Sponsors". Sponsor List. Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Administrative Staff". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Artistic Staff". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "quitter". Milwaukee Business Journal. 
  7. ^ "Dance Company". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Yuki Clark, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "fifth season (joined in 2007), became a leading artist in 2011" 
  9. ^ "David Hovhannisyan, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "eighth season (joined in 2004)" 
  10. ^ "Patrick Howell, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Martin, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marc Petrocci, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "ninth season (joined in 2003)" 
  13. ^ "Luz San Miguel, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Tatiana Jouravel, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on May 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "joined as leading artist in 2003" 
  15. ^ "Julianne Kepley, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012. "joined in 2010" 
  16. ^ "Douglas McCubbin, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "joined in 2003" 
  17. ^ "Diana Stetsura, leading artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "joined in 2009" 
  18. ^ "Jennifer Grapes, artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "fourth season (joined in 2007)" 
  19. ^ "Michael Linsmeier, artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "sixth season (joined in 2005)" 
  20. ^ "Darren Christian McIntyre, artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2012. "joined in 2007" 
  21. ^ "Joshua Reynolds, artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2012. "joined in 2010" 
  22. ^ "Joshua Reynolds, artist". Milwaukee Ballet. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012. "joined in 2010"