Cleveland Ballet in the News

A Midsummer Night's Dream
June 25, 2022
by Bakhtiar Bakhtiarov

... We are in the Mimi Ohio Theater at the Playhouse Square, filled over capacity.
The audience slowly falls silent in anticipation of immersion into the Dream. But instead of a fairy tale, cruel reality and pain burst into the hall.

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Cleveland Ballet Announces 2022-23 Season at Playhouse Square
June 23, 2022

Cleveland Ballet has just announced its full 2022-2023 season, giving area dance lovers an idea of what they can look forward to, with two beloved classics and a program of company debuts.

The season opens October 21-22 with two performances of the company’s version of the ballet repertoire staple, Swan Lake, as choreographed by Cleveland Ballet’s artistic director Gladisa Guadalupe.

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Happenings — what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting May 20
May 18, 2022

Cleveland Ballet: presents “Swan Lake,” Oct. 21 and 22 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace; “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 15 through 18 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace; “Serenade” and “Spring Collection,” April 21 and 22, 2023 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace.

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Women Transforming Twenty-first Century Ballet: Susan Jaffe and Tamara Rojo
May 13, 2022
Written By Alastair Macaulay

There is, heaven knows, vast scope for transformation. In the last century, George Balanchine said that “Ballet is woman”, but he invited very few women to choreograph for New York City Ballet; and he seems never to have considered any woman to be his successor in running his company.

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Art blooms at Stewart's Caring Place, Akron Symphony goes for baroque
May 12, 2022
by Kerry Clawson

Cleveland Ballet will perform excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the covered pavilion at Gervasi Vineyard at 2 p.m. Sunday, surrounded by vineyards. Gervasi is located at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton.

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May 06, 2022

Ready to take your training to the next level? Browse our list of conservatories and company academies offering rigorous pre-professional programs. 

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Apollo's Fire's 30th Anniversary Concert and the Rest of This Week's Classical Music Picks
May 05, 2022
By ClevelandClassical Staff

With Mother’s Day weekend upon us, there’s plenty of live music in the area to add a little something special to the celebration. Here are eight concerts that offer a diverse selection of ensembles and musical styles. And many are free. 

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Cleveland Ballet conjuring new ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for Playhouse Square
May 05, 2022
By Zachary Lewis, special to

Don’t call it a revival. The production Cleveland Ballet has in store this week is in fact completely new. The version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” now headed to the Mimi Ohio Theatre is not choreographed by a guest artist but by artistic director Gladisa Guadalupe. It is also the work of a company altogether different from the one that performed Ramon Oller’s production five years ago. 

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PREVIEW & PHOTOSTREAM: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Cleveland Ballet
May 05, 2022
Preview by Maya Kincaid

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare more light-hearted productions, presenting the story of young lovers in the wrong place at the wrong time, after a mischievous fairy charm the guys with a love spell that confuses their intentions. 

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Cleveland Ballet Closes Season with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
May 05, 2022

Cleveland Ballet wraps up its season at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre with its magical full-length version of Shakespeare’s most magical play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With its fairies, fantastic creatures and star-crossed lovers, it’s ideal for ballet. 

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