We miss you! While the Ballet’s Susan E. Brackett Dance Center is still closed for the time being, we are excited to announce that our summer programs have gone virtual.
We hope you can join us for our Young Dancer Virtual Intensive May 18-29 for dancers age 9-12. The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School looks forward to reconnecting with our longtime students, plus dancers new to OKC Ballet to study ballet technique, jazz, modern, musical theater and more. Classes will be taught by Oklahoma City Ballet faculty.
We will also offer a three week Virtual Intensive (usually known as Summer Intensive) for ballet dancers between the ages of 13-23 from June 8-26. For many years, Oklahoma City Ballet has provided a world-renowned intensive for aspiring professional dancers and this year will be no different. The online curriculum will include modified instruction in ballet technique, pointe, body conditioning, jazz, modern, musical theater, character, contemporary, and Oklahoma City Ballet repertory taught by School Director Racheal Nye, Ballet Masters Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye and Miki Kawamura, Trainee Program Coordinator Amanda Herd-Popejoy, School Administrator Macaira Pinto, and myself. Students will still have a chance to be social through virtual get-togethers and “Discussion Pointes,” featuring live chats with myself and other artistic staff.
Registration for either of the Virtual Intensive programs are open now. Click HERE to learn more. Also look for free classes and clever ways to engage with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages (@okcballet).
While we cannot be together, we can still keep dancing.
We hope you are healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. We are doing everything we can to keep our staff, dancers, and patrons safe by closing our facility and cancelling activities at this time. Below is the complete list.
We want to remind you that Oklahoma City Ballet is a non-profit organization, and without donations from friends like you, we could not exist. If you have the means, I humbly ask that you consider a donation to help keep our organization afloat.
If you need a pick-me-up, please visit our social media pages for beautiful photos and videos that will hopefully keep you inspired.
Take care my friends,
Jo Lynne Jones
John Kirkpatrick Executive Director
We regret to announce that due to COVID-19 concerns, all performances of Future Voices: A Choreographic Showcase are cancelled.
This is a very difficult decision for us to make, but the health and safety of our patrons, dancers, and staff are our top priority.
If you have tickets to Future Voices: A Choreographic Showcase, your ticket can be donated back to Oklahoma City Ballet, or you can call the box office starting Tuesday March 17 to request a refund.
Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School will extend its spring break to March 21, and the school will reassess the situation at that point. We are closely monitoring the situation regarding our June Summer Intensive program.
Dance for Parkinson’s classes are cancelled through March 27, per recommendations from the Oklahoma Parkinson’s Foundation.
The 2020 Ballet Ball: Plié Springs, originally scheduled for April 3, has been postponed and a new date will be announced in the coming weeks.
The situation is rapidly evolving and we will be closely monitoring the advice of the CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Health to continue to keep our patrons safe.
Thank you for your support and stay safe,
Staff and Dancers of Oklahoma City Ballet