Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra

Milwaukee Ballet is one of only a few companies in the nation to include live music in its performances, a core part of our artistic repertoire. We're proud to present the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra in Scheherazade | Angels in the Architecture,  La Sylphide | Sans Pleurerand Mirror Mirror. The Milwaukee Children's Choir will join the Orchestra in The Nutcracker as included in Tchaikovsky's original composition, but rarely performed live.

Support the Live Music Fund

Milwaukee Ballet is committed to the use of live music from the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and believes in the power of live music to enhance the enjoyment of ballet performance. At the request of many others who also value live musical accompaniment, Milwaukee Ballet created the Live Music Fund to provide the resources to develop original scores for future productions. Donors to this fund will be recognized in the program and annual report. To suppot live music, please contact Milwaukee Ballet's Development Department at 414.902.2104.

 Andrews Sill »
Music Director
Sponsored by Linda E. Benfield and Steven C. Wallace

Pasquale Laurino Pasquale Laurino »
Associate Conductor
Sponsored by
Sally Baumgartner Jarrar
Janice Bjorkman, Principal
Julia Richter
Julia Richter
Margaret Butler, Principal
Bonnie Cohen
English Horn
Bonnie Cohen
Deborah Hanks, Principal
Christopher Zello
Bass Clarinet
Christopher Zello
Monte Perkins, Principal
Lori Babinec
Bruce Atwell, Principal
Anne Maliborski
Parker Nelson
Kelly Hofman
Stephan Orejudos
John Steinke, Principal
David Lussier
Bass Trombone
Bradley J. Payne
Daniel Neesley, Principal
Terry Smirl, Principal
Martin Shadd
Ann Lobotzke, Principal
Violin 1
Pasquale Laurino, Concertmaster
Gerald Loughney, Assistant Concertmaster
Eric Segnitz
Susan Dominguez
Robin Petzold
Elizabeth Warne
enn Asch
Alexander Ayers
Violin 2
Katherine Brooks, Principal
Nina Saito
Edith Suetholz
Jane Rinka
Anna Carlson
Elizabeth Huffman


Jamie Hofman, Principal
Amanda Koch
Bonnie Yaeger
Harriet Briski
Ravenna Helson, Principal
Paul Kilpatrick
Trischa Loebl
Thomas Smith
Joseph Donahue, Principal
Michael Britz

Lori Babinec, Orchestra Manager and Librarian
(Orchestra photo:
Rick Brodzeller)