About American Midwest Ballet


Our work is beyond words

Our artform embodies the joy and struggle of the human experience.

Through dance, we make you think, we uplift you, and we inspire you!

American Midwest Ballet, formerly Ballet Nebraska, brings the beauty, athleticism, and energy of professional ballet to audiences in the Midwest and beyond. Performing at home and on tour, our mission is to provide enrichment through programs of the highest quality: professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.

Raise the barre

The Ballet Barre Society is American Midwest Ballet’s monthly giving program. Even a small monthly gift can have a huge positive impact on American Midwest Ballet’s contributions to the people in our community.

Or, show your support with an annual or one-time gift.

Performances


American Midwest Ballet presents three main stage productions each season, performing a broad range of repertory. The company engages notable choreographers from the national dance community and produces new, innovative works by its artistic staff.

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The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker includes a cast of 130 professional and student dancers, and features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.

~ “The performers, costumes and sets are just amazing!”

~ “Have any of you had such a special moment that it brought you to tears? It happened to me at this production.”.

Swing, Swing, Swing!


Patron reception may be added to tickets for an additional $25 per person. Locations:  Hoff Center (Apr. 4) and Orpheum Theater’s Weaver Lounge (Apr. 11) immediately following  performance, with professional dancers in attendance. 

It was a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all… Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season!

~ Featuring live big band music! ~

Momentum

This production has concluded.

Our award-winning mixed repertory program features an exciting mix of ballets that showcase the expressive range of dance. This season’s selections: Broadway legend Ann Reinking’s sizzling In the Style of Bob Fosse; renowned choreographer Frank Chaves’ sultry Habaneras, The Music of Cuba; and Artistic Director Erika Overturff’s lively Party Animals.

Momentum makes audiences say:
~ “This is a perfect show for those who love dance and those who think they don’t.”

~ “We can’t wait for the next show! I was so impressed!”

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Company


American Midwest Ballet’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad. The company plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region, inspiring people through its expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers, and stunning productions.

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News


New ‘Nutcracker’ variation explores India

OMAHA — November 11, 2019 —  Classical dance of India will make its debut in American Midwest Ballet’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. For the first time, Midwest audiences – along with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince – will be entertained by an India-themed variation. “I am delighted that India will be celebrated in dance alongside the …

Momentum offers returning favorites and exciting new work

OMAHA — Sept. 24, 2019 — American Midwest Ballet (AMB) leaps into its tenth anniversary season with a celebration of old and new — several back-by-popular demand favorites, along with an exciting new work. Habaneras, the Music of Cuba The company’s award-winning annual mixed repertory production,  Momentum,  kicks off the ballet season with the Omaha premiere of …

American Midwest Ballet’s season celebrates of 10 years of dance

OMAHA — Aug. 22, 2019 —  American Midwest Ballet (AMB) celebrates 10 years of dance in a season filled with nostalgic nods to past performances and exhuberant new additions to its growing repertory. Momentum The company’s award-winning annual mixed-repertory production Momentum kicks off the ballet season with the Omaha premiere of the sultry, colorful Habaneras: …