Allison DeBona, Zippora Karz, Jessical Wallis



News

May 6, 2014

If ballet was a wine, what would it taste like? Ballet in Cleveland debuts its first two signature wines, Arabesque and Fouetté. Read the article by the Plain Dealer's Marc Bona here.


May 1, 2014
Ballet in Cleveland's First Annual Gala at the Tudor Arms Hotel was featured in Cleveland Magazine's Party Scene in its May issue. View the photos here.


April 8, 2014
Stars of Ballet West Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton danced at the Ballet in Cleveland Gala and also taught master classes at PlayhouseSquare during their time in Cleveland. Watch the story about how these professionals are inspiring young local ballet dancers here.




February 27, 2014
Ballet in Cleveland's First Annual Gala was a sold-out event at the Tudor Arms Hotel. Read details here.



November 21, 2013
Ballet in Cleveland made its Huffington Post debut with Phil Chan's piece about how the nature of its work is re-establishing the culture of ballet in the city and simultaneously building new audiences. Read the piece here.

September 16, 2013
Members of Ballet in Cleveland and Ballets with a Twist mixed-up a ballet Manhattan with Michael and Hollie on Live on Lakeside in honor of the Cleveland debut of Cocktail Hour at PlayhouseSquare! View the TV spot here.


June 4, 2013
Zippora Karz joined Dee Perry live from LA on Around Noon to discuss her career with the New York City Ballet, her memoir The Sugarless Plum, and her visit to Cleveland. Hear the interview here.


April 13, 2013
Julie Katz of the popular Cleveland blog "Wearing Mascara" blogged about her experience at Ballet in Cleveland's Mint Julep Soirée at Alex Bistro and Bar with members of the company from New York City. Read about Julie's evening of cocktails and ballet here.




March 1, 2013
Hollie and Michael had some ballet fun with Allison and Jessica on Live on Lakeside on March 1, 2012. Laugh along with the TV segment here.



February 27, 2013
Jessica Wallis and Allison DeBona joined Dee Perry on WCPN's Around Noon to discuss the future of Ballet in Cleveland and Allison's visit to Cleveland. Listen to the interview here.

December 28, 2012
The Cleveland Plain Dealer featured Jessica Wallis on the cover of the Business section as part of a series of articles about "Risk Takers". Read the exciting article that really launched Ballet in Cleveland onto the Cleveland scene here.



December 20, 2012
Ballet in Cleveland was featured in Fresh Water Cleveland in an article highlighting Cleveland arts organizations who are reaching new and diverse audiences. Read more here.



November 28, 2012
Ballet in Cleveland made 1621 Euclid Avenue its official home during Thanksgiving weekend of 2012. Read about its move to PlayhouseSquare here.



November 15, 2012
Ballet in Cleveland was thrilled to be honored as the beneficiary of the Yelp Cleveland Ultimate Science Fair on November 15, 2012, at the Great Lakes Science Center. With the generous donations from the Clevelanders in attendance, $400 was raised for the organization. Read more about this amazing Cleveland party here.

October 27, 2012
Jessica Wallis represented Ballet in Cleveland as part of a panel for Great Lakes Theater's "Classics and Conversations" program on October 27, 2012, at the Hanna Theatre. Read more here.

October 17, 2012
Jessica attended "Common Ground" with Groundworks Dance Theater at the Dunham Tavern Museum on October 17, 2012. "Common Ground" gathered patrons and artists from both sides of Cleveland for an evening of dialog concerning the future of the arts in Cleveland and how locals can join together in bringing more professional performances to life in the Cleveland area. Read more about this event here.

October 7, 2012
Jim and Jessica of Ballet in Cleveland met Aaron Ingley, owner and CEO of Real Food Barre at the Whole Foods on Chagrin Road. Aaron shared the Barre story with them, and a partnership between the two businesses was formed. Jim and Jessica will demo Barre bars at the Cleveland Marathon Expo in spring 2012 and will be taking Barre bars to Cleveland area dance retail stores and dance schools. Barre is also serving as a sponsor of Allison DeBona's master class presented by Ballet in Cleveland on March 2, 2013. Read more about Real Food Barre here.

October 4, 2012
On October 4, 2012, Jessica presented on behalf of Ballet in Cleveland at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare for the Foundation Center about her experience with crowdfunding with Kickstarter. Read about it here.

October 3, 2012
Amanda Hicken (author of Clue Into Cleveland) featured Ballet in Cleveland alongside the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra on October 3, 2012. Read all about it here.

September 29, 2012
If you read Cool Cleveland like thousands of Clevelanders, chances are you saw the Ballet in Cleveland article on September 29, 2012. If you missed it, read here.
September 23, 2012
On September 23, 2012, Founding Director Jessica Wallis, was featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about Ballet in Cleveland's experience with the crowdfunding tool Kickstarter that was used to fund its outreach video, its dance gift to the city, "Mah City". Read the article here.