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.

NEW year, NEW way to give!

Introducing the Ballet Barre Society, our new 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.

Will you join us today? 


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.

Tickets are on sale now for The Wizard of Oz.,

Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:30 pm  | Orpheum

We’re off to see the Wizard! In a world premiere production, American Midwest Ballet’s Erin Alarcón takes us dancing down the Yellow Brick Road in an imaginative new full-length ballet. 

A lifelong fan of both the classic film and the groundbreaking fantasy novel, Alarcón uses the magic of  ballet to create an unforgettable experience through her interpretation of the beloved Oz story and its iconic characters: Dorothy, the storm-tossed but unflappable heroine; her companions the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion; the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch; and, of course, the  Wizard himself.


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.



Ballet master Matthew Lovegood celebrates 30 years of ‘The Nutcracker’

VERO BEACH, FL — December 30, 2018 — At age nine, Matthew Lovegood, ballet master at American Midwest Ballet, took the stage in his first-ever appearance in The Nutcracker. Thirty years and hundreds of performances later, Matthew is still performing in The Nutcracker. As he prepares to take the stage in our fifth city during …