The Lexington Ballet has been central Kentucky’s leading classical and contemporary ballet company since its establishment in 1973. It took a step toward further regional prominence three decades later, in 2003, when former Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey dancer Luis Dominguez became Artistic Director.
LB is a company of well-trained dancers, able to transmit the corporal lines as well as the emotional content of classical ballets such as Firebird, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella, along with the more neo-classical expressions of Dominguez’s original works. The full-length ballet The Witches of Doom, based on Robert Burns’ poem “Tam O’Shanter” is a perfect example of how LB captivates its audiences. Most of the company’s productions are staged at the Lexington Opera House, a perfect venue to showcase the company’s repertoire.
The Lexington Ballet Information
- Public Transportation: All venues are easily accessibly by several bus lines, and both trolley routes
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for all venues
- Performances/Programs: 4–5 shows per season with multiple performances of most
- Ticket Prices: Tickets range from $20–$30
- Subscriptions: 5-show subscriptions are $120 (Seniors $100, Students $80)
- Membership: There are five member levels: Member (up to $99), Corps de Ballet ($100–$249), Artist ($250–$499), Soloist ($500–$999), and Principal ($1,000+). Benefits are tiered with every member receiving playbill and website recognition, invitations to Patron Society Receptions, and a 10% discount on all Encore/Ballet merchandise. Higher-level donors receive invitations to exclusive after performance parties (Artist level), and wine and dessert with Artistic Director Luis Dominguez and dancers (Principal level).