Genesis 2013

Dancers Justin Genna and Rachel Malehorn. Photo Jessica Kaminski.
The Pabst Theater
Directions »

Performance Dates & Venue

Thursday, February 7, 20137:30 pm
Friday, February 8, 20137:30 pm
Saturday, February 9, 20137:30 pm
Sunday, February 10, 20131:30 pm

The Results Are In!
The Judges' Decision - Gabrielle Lamb (Manifold)
The Audience Favorite Award - Lauren Edson (I Hit the Ground)

Click here to read the press release!

Genesis is a competition for choreographers, but those who witness it are truly the winners. Three finalists are handpicked by Michael Pink from around the world and challenged to choreograph a dynamic, cutting-edge new piece in three weeks. You, the audience, help select who will win the ultimate prize: the honor of returning to create another work for Milwaukee Ballet. This isn’t just an opportunity to change a talented choreographer’s life. It’s a chance to see boundaries pushed and rules broken. It’s a glimpse into what truly is the future of dance.

Genesis is a great introduction to the ballet experience. Staged in the intimate Pabst Theater, each performance runs only 20 minutes, split up by two intermissions. This mixed rep programming gives the viewer a kaleidoscope of dance throughout the evening, with a chance to stretch and mingle inbetween performances.



Lauren Edson

James Gregg

Gabrielle Lamb

Lauren Edson
Click here for her choreography reel!
James Gregg
Click here for his choreography reel!
Gabrielle Lamb
Click here for excerpts from her past work!

Experience the Magic

Milwaukee Ballet Young Parnters presents
Pints Before Pointe
February 7 at the Intercontinental Hotel
Hear from the choreographers before the show!
young professional

Media Coverage

Gabrielle Lamb Wows Judges at Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis
The judges' decision is announced!

Milwaukee Ballet: Photo finish at the Genesis competition (Review)
ThirdCoast Digest, February 8

Pieces in Milwaukee Ballet's Genesis competition play to dancers' strengths (Review)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 8

hopes to begin a new ballet star’s career

Marquette Tribune, February 7

Milwaukee Ballet: The competing choreographers
ThirdCoast Digest, February 5

Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis Concert
Shepherd Express, February 5

Milwaukee witnesses the future of dance in Genesis, February 4

3 finalists go toe to toe for audience votes in Milwaukee Ballet choreography contest
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 4

Milwaukee Ballet to host international choreographic competition, January 31


Briggs & Stratton
Corporation Foundation, Inc.