2014-15 Season
Presented by Donna and Donald Baumgartner

Don QuixoteJennifer Ferrigno & Alexandre Ferreira

DON QUIXOTE

OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 2, 2014

Based on Cervantes’ epic novel, Don Quixote is a must-see for the whole family. Follow the hero and his comedic companion Sancho Panza as they travel through Spain in search of adventure, righteousness and love. Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays one of classical ballet’s best-loved scores, while the dancing will simply leave you breathless.
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The NutcrackerNicole Teague & Ryan Martin

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 13 - 27, 2014

It’s one thing to dream. But when those dreams explode into implausible dimensions of dance and pageantry, you have Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s magical score, masterfully performed by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, leads you through one incredible scene after another of a spectacular journey where mice battle soldiers, toys spring to life and children gape in slackjawed awe. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy performers add charm and depth.

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Genesis 2015Annia Hidalgo & Barry Molina

GENESIS

FEBRUARY 5 - 8, 2015

Imagine artistic director Michael Pink asking you to help select one of the most talented young choreographers in the world. That’s the opportunity you have as a Genesis audience member. Three young and very talented choreographers, handselected by Mr. Pink, are challenged to develop a dynamic, boundary-stretching piece in only three weeks. Votes are cast each night of the performance and the overall winner receives the opportunity to return to create another work for Milwaukee Ballet.
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GiselleLuz San Miguel & Davit Hovhannisyan

MICHAEL PINK'S GISELLE

MARCH 26 - 29, 2015

A tale of deception, love, betrayal, revenge and redemption, this classic medieval story takes on added significance in a WWII timeframe. Set in Warsaw in the 1940’s, Giselle’s betrayal results in grave consequences for the entire community as she and her spiritual companions exact their unique brand of revenge. But forgiveness ultimately wins the day and conquers death. The moving score is performed live by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.
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CinderellaValerie Harmon.

CINDERELLA

MAY 14 - 17, 2015

The classic journey from servant to princess takes on added luster through the creative lens of Michael Pink. Delight in fairy godmothers, glass slippers and a pumpkin carriage that all conspire to deliver Cinderella to an unforgettable world of fantasy, love and beauty. All of this is punctuated by dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet School and Sergei Prokofiev’s magical score performed by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.
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The 2014-15 season is supported by The Herzfeld Foundation, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and United Performing Arts Fund.

Photos: Rachel Malehorn & Timothy O'Donnell