Dayton Ballet

Dayton Ballet Events

Date Type City State

Dayton Ballet Programs

Weeks - Start Dt Program Type Program Name Age Range  
38 - 9/8/2020 PostHS 2nd Company 17 - 22
0 - 9/3/2019 PostHS 2nd Company 17 - 22
126 North Main Street, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45402


in thousands fiscal years 2018 / 2017 / 2016
Revenues unknown 7372 / 7986
Expenses unknown 8168 / 8846
Net Income 0 -796 / -860
Assets unknown 8388 / 8553


2016/17 - Dracula:Bloodlines, The Nutcracker, Daring Duets, The Female Factor, Vive La France, Carmen
2015/16 - Cinderella, The Nutcracker, February Fantasy, Romeo and Juliet
2014/15 - Creative Convergence, Peter Pan, The Pearl Fishers

Artistic Director

Karen Russo - As a professional dancer for over 10 years with American Repertory Ballet, Karen has danced leading roles in ballets by dance icons Antony Tudor, José Limón, Gerald Arpino, John Butler, and George Balanchine and current choreographers such as Septime Webre. Her artistic range identified her in classic roles such as Juliet and Swanhilda in the standard full-lengths. Karen also taught in the Princeton Ballet School for many years and was Rehearsal Assistant for their second company. Additionally, she taught at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley School. Since moving to Dayton in 1994, Karen has taught many levels of dance at Dayton Ballet School. In 1997, she became coordinator of Dayton Ballet’s Outreach Program, DANCE POWER, directing and teaching inner-city children the art of dance. For twelve years, Karen directed the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, where she choreographed many works for the pre-professional company that have been performed in and around the Dayton region. As Ballet Mistress for the main company, Karen staged many ballets and choreographed over a dozen repertory pieces for Dayton Ballet, including Into the Blue, a well-received tribute in honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, and the magnificent Canyons. Her story ballets include the critically acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire (to an original score) and a ballet version of Madame Butterfly titled The Butterfly Suite. In 2003, Karen co-choreographed for Dayton Ballet her first Nutcracker, with a cast of over 75 area children.


First Company - 2015 Total 19. 10 Female, 9 Male

Second Company - unknown

Apprentice - none

Trainee - none

Dayton Ballet Reviews

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126 North Main Street, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45402

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Dayton Ballet
126 North Main Street , Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45402
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Fee: $ unknown
Dancers who audition by video may be asked to visit Dayton to be evaluated in person. Currently, the weeks of March 24–27 and April 14–17 are available for company class auditions. Class is at 9:00 a.m. Dayton Ballet will endeavor to notify all auditionees of results within two weeks by email.

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