Gem City Ballet
2018-19 Season

All performances at the Stuart Sebastian Performance Space
at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios
20 Commercial Way, Springboro

October 19 - 21, 2018

Our 27th season begins with two premieres for Gem City Ballet. First, s fabulous Tarentella choreographed by Kathleen Reilly-Reau, formerly principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet and BalletMet Columbus = a fast paced and tambourine loving ballet for her own dancers. Plus, Mario Nugara, former dancer with Dayton Ballet among other companies, will be setting his ballet to the music of Leo Delibes

La Source

, using classical vocabulary. Add to these ballets, Stuart Sebastian's beautiful


and Brian Grant's hilarious

Operation Hoedown

and you have an evening of ballet full of energy and fun.

February 15 - 17, 2019

Our Winter Repertory Performances will include revivals of Gregory Robinson's mysterious


and the classical

Don Quixote Pas de Deux

.  Director Barbara Pontecorvo will create a new ballet set to Antonin Dvorak's lovely Romance and James Sutton will set his

Laughing Matters

. Mr. Sutton began his professional career in Houston Ballet,  and continued at Chicago Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet and DANCERS. He currently serves as ballet master for New York Theatre Ballet and also in Communications for BAM and is a contributing writer for Ballet Review.  We are very much looking forward to his work with us!

April 26 - 28, 2018

For the Spring Repertory Season, GCB will once again be presenting Dancing


, our program for children with disabilities joining GCB dancers in a performance of

The Firebird

. Interestingly,

The Firebird

was the first ballet created for Dancing


in 1998. Originally choreographed by Peter Merz,

The Firebird

will be re-envisioned by Barbara Pontecorvo. Also on this program will be

The Odalisiques Pas de Trois from Le Corsaire

. and Adam Hundt's

Idle Chatter

, a look at the attitudes of life in the 1950's.

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Gem City Ballet
20 Commercial Way
Springboro OH 45066