American Midwest Ballet to Release ‘The Nutcracker: Home Cinema Edition’

December 11th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Another local holiday favorite moves online this weekend. American Midwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker, filmed last year, will be streamed on Facebook and Youtube.

Featuring Erika Overturff, Artistic Director and CEO of American Midwest Ballet.

While audiences won’t be able to see the performance in the theater, film has opened up new opportunities in the viewing experience.

Despite being socially distanced, American Midwest Ballet is still finding ways to engage with students.

In addition to The Nutcracker Home Cinema Edition, American Midwest Ballet has responded to the pandemic with the going solo series.

American Midwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker Home Cinema Edition will premiere on Facebook and Youtube Saturday, December 12 at 7:00pm and will run through the 25. For more information, visit

American Midwest Ballet Celebrating ‘Day of Dance’

July 22nd, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Like most performance organizations, American Midwest Ballet has been affected by the coronavirus, but they’ve adapted by moving classes online. They will still celebrate the official Day of Dance this Saturday, offering introductory classes, a tour of their facilities, and other virtual specials.

Featuring Artistic Director, Erika Overturff

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns for the Holidays

November 22nd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—One of the most recognized ballets ever choreographed and a holiday tradition the world over, The Nutcracker returns to local stages, performed by none other than American Midwest Ballet. It’s a story that many audiences know, but still one that can be enjoyed every year.  

Featuring Erika Overturff, CEO and Artistic Director of American Midwest Ballet

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American Midwest Ballet Brings ‘Oz’ to the Stage

May 3rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—American Midwest Ballet’s next production needs no
synopsis. The Wizard of Oz premieres this Saturday, one night only at the
Orpheum Theatre. It’s the first ballet choreographed by company dancer, Erin

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns

November 16th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

American Midwest Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker returns for the season, beginning with a performance this Sunday at the Iowa Western Arts Center. It’s a traditional retelling of a holiday favorite through music and dance, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.

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American Midwest Ballet Season Begins

October 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

American Midwest Ballet might be a new name, but the company will be continuing some of their classic programs, beginning the season with Momentum. Momentum is not one ballet, but several performances highlighting a diversity of periods, musical styles, and technique. Matthew Lovegood, Ballet Master of American Midwest Ballet.

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