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.


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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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! ~

The Nutcracker

This production has concluded.

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.”.


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!”





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.



Erin Alarcón’s wonderful Wizard takes home an OEA Award

merican Midwest Ballet’s world premiere production of Erin Alarcón’s The Wizard of Oz was named 2019’s Outstanding Local Dance Production at Sunday’s Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. Congratulations to Erin from everyone at AMB for this well-deserved recognition! “I am grateful to every single individual who had a hand in bringing this vision to life, and in …

New home, new capabilities for American Midwest Ballet

February 4 – Today marks the start of a new era for American Midwest Ballet, as the dancers begin their first rehearsals in their spectacular new home at the just-completed Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center in Council Bluffs. “We’re excited about the capabilities this space will give us to create dance for our audiences …