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The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII) Program nurtures and develops dancers’ technical skills and the artistry required for a professional career in dance. These young artists perform alongside the professional Company dancers in mainstage productions and in the Community Engagement programs. MOMENTUM shines a spotlights on these gifts young dancers. See them in Balanchine’s ballet, Serenade, which returns for the first time in more 20 years!
Photos: Mark Frohna
Photo: Rachel Malehorn | Originally commissioned by the Shepherd Express
“ lovely, touching and flashy, by turns."
-John Schneider, Shepherd Express
Set to a transcendent Tchaikovsky score, Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory. Balanchine’s Serenade Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust.
(Courtesy of New York City Ballet)
MOMENTUM also shines a spotlight on new work with world premieres from Timothy O’Donnell (Milwaukee Ballet Resident Choreographer), Conny Mathot (nationally celebrated teacher and choreographer), Joel Hathaway (Milwaukee Ballet II graduate) and more.