The December holiday season would be incomplete without a visit to the Land of Sweets in Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker, which returns once again for ten incredible performances. February brings a varied collection of bold works for the powerful program called Perspectives.
The season closes in April with a brand-new production of Tchaikovsky’s entrancing Sleeping Beauty, presented for the first time in the Schuster Center with live orchestral music from the Dayton Philharmonic. Karen Russo Burke has choreographed a beautiful version of this timeless classic that is sure to delight audiences with a story close to so many hearts.
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Karen Russo Burke
Artistic Director, Dayton Ballet
Karen Russo Burke is Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet. Prior to this role, Burke serves as a teacher at Dayton Ballet School and Director of Dayton Ballet II pre-professional company for 12 years. Burke was a professional dance for more than a dozen years, performing leading roles with dance legends such as George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Gerald Arpino, and Septime Webre.