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Review: The Los Angeles Ballet Steps Out With Barak’s MemoryHouse

July 5, 2023

Memoryhouse, Melissa Barak's first full evening length ballet, choreographed to the 2002 Max Richter album of the same name, was performed at Broadstage in Santa Monica for three nights, June 15-17, 2023, as the concluding pieces of Barak's first season as Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Ballet.

Los Angeles Ballet Enchants with Nutcracker Tradition

December 28, 2022

After seeing Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker this past Thursday during a 2pm matinee at The Dolby Theatre, I am convinced it’s the only time of day to see the ballet.

LAB's Open Children's Audition for The Nutcracker

September 19, 2022

KTLA filmed children attending The Nutcracker audition at Dolby Theatre, hoping to obtain a role in children's scenes of this holiday tradition in LA.

For the first time, Los Angeles Ballet will have one artistic director: Melissa Barak

August 24, 2022

On Wednesday the Los Angeles Ballet announced that its Board of Directors has appointed dancer and choreographer Melissa Barak as the company’s artistic director.

Review: Los Angeles Ballet Blooms Exquisite

April 27, 2022

The opening season of the Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary’s Los Angeles Ballet (LAB) 2021-2022 on The Broad Stage was a major growth spurt for the company. It showed the strength of the fe/male dancers, and an excellent inclusion of new blood into the company.

Jennifer Bellah Maguire Elected Chair of Los Angeles Ballet Board of Directors

December 2, 2021

Attorney Jennifer Bellah Maguire was elected Chair of LAB Board of Directors on November 18, 2021. She joined the Los Angeles Ballet Board as a founding member in 2005, and has been a passionate advocate for building and sustaining the company.

Behind the Scenes of Los Angeles Ballet

November 21, 2021

Los Angeles Ballet has grown to become a world-class ballet company known for its classical ballets, innovative performances and a repertory inspired by George Balanchine. Here, Colleen Neary takes us behind the scenes.

A Wonderfully Refreshing Los Angeles Ballet Performs at The Alex Theatre

October 10, 2018

Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary’s, wonderfully refreshing Los Angeles Ballet opened their 2018/19 season at the Alex Theatre on Saturday, October 6, with the prolific and brilliant Aszure Barton’s Les Chambres des Jacques.

Review: LA Ballet season opens with adventurous and flirtatious ‘Modern Moves’

October 7, 2018

Like adventurous pioneers, Los Angeles Ballet stepped into uncharted territory Saturday for its season opener, “Modern Moves,” which introduced Aszure Barton’s “Les Chambres des Jacques” and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Lickety-Split” into the company’s repertory at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Point Magazine features LAB Dancer Jasmine Perry

February 27, 2018

Los Angeles Ballet’s Jasmine Perry on her effortlessly cool looks in an out of the studio.

Los Angeles Times Covers LAB Gala 2018

February 1, 2018

At the Los Angeles Ballet’s annual gala, the classical dance company honored three multi-talented, multi-hyphenates — Jenna Dewan Tatum, Derek Hough and Adam Shankman — all of them dancers among other accomplishments and passionate on the subject of dance.

Balanchine Casts a Spell

March 13, 2017

Dancers who were new to every role gave the challenging three-part program by Los Angeles Ballet on Saturday the thrills of a high-wire act without a net. Would anyone fall?

LA Observed End-of-Year 2016 Review

December 27, 2016

Call them a team. Some team. They are, arguably, the greatest living theater artist and the greatest living dancing actor, in magical cahoots with each other. Namely, Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Los Angeles Ballet At the Top of its Form

October 20, 2016

Los Angeles Ballet ended its benchmark 10th season in June as the first American company to dance Frederick Ashton’s distinctively intimate and poetic “Romeo and Juliet.” Unfortunately, that season left the company fiscally overextended, so the 11th season, which opened Saturday, has cutbacks in the roster and the repertory.

11th Season Opening

September 1, 2016

Los Angeles Ballet Co-Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary present classical and contemporary productions and honor the legacies of August Bournonville and George Balanchine for LAB’s eleventh season.

LAB Dancer Elizabeth Claire Walker featured in Harvard Magazine

June 1, 2016

"...A native of New York City, [Elisabeth Claire Walker] studied at American Ballet Theatre’s elite Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School as a teenager.

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