Season 12

It’s a wrap!

Thank you for your support of American Midwest Ballet’s Season 12! We hope to see you back with us in fall 2022 for Season 13. See all the details here!

It’s time to rediscover the excitement of a great night out. The fun of making plans and dressing up. The joy of spotting an old friend across the lobby. The anticipation of settling into your seat as the house goes dark…

Most of all, it’s time to rediscover the exhilaration of seeing brilliant professional ballet unfold live before your eyes. Of leading the applause as your favorite dancer soars to new heights. Of hearing the hush at a dramatic moment. And as the curtain falls, of rising to your feet with everyone around you to share a glorious standing ovation.

In that moment you know that you’re not just a spectator – you’re part of the experience.

Productions in Season 12:

Swing, Swing, Swing!

April 2 – 7:30 pm
Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center,
Council Bluffs
April 9 – 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theater, Omaha

As a fitting finale, rediscover the spirit of a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world, then threw away their cares to the beat of big bands and the exhilaration of swing dancing. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends flirt, 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 all rediscover the joy of dance… of music… and of swing!

The Nutcracker

Socially distanced seating available

November 20 – 2 & 7:30 pm
November 21* – 2 pm
Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center,
Council Bluffs
December 4 – 2 & 7:30 pm

December 5 – 2 pm
Orpheum Theater, Omaha

Begin your season of rediscovery with the world’s favorite holiday ballet! Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, 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 features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.

*November 21 is a sensory-friendly performance, designed to increase accessibility for people on the autism spectrum.


February 26 – 7:30 pm
February 27 – 2 pm
Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center,
Council Bluffs

Our award-winning mixed repertory program features an eclectic mix of ballets that showcase the exciting range of dance as an expressive art form. This season’s highlights: Erika Overturff’s The Bee’s Knees, a ballet for the full AMB company capturing the carefree spirit of the Roaring ’20s and set to 1920s-inspired music; the premiere of Tchaikovsky Suite, a new pure classical ballet by AMB’s newest company member, Fredrick Davis, set to the composer’s famous “1812 Overture”; and live performances of some of the most memorable works created for the Going Solo film series, including Ray Mercer’s eerie and evocative Ghost Light… Ann Reinking and Dylis Croman’s staging of Bob Fosse’s electrifying Trumpet Solo from ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ … and more!

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