Issue 73 August 2018
Open Auditions for SBC's 44th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

Sunday, September 16, 2018
11:00 am - Boys, ages 7 and up
12:00 pm - Girls, ages 9 and up
Audition fee: $5.00 for Boys, $20.00 for Girls
(Cost for girls includes a ballet class.)
Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Dancers should arrive 30 minutes early to register.  The Nutcracker audition profile form is available HERE and will also be available the day of auditions.

SBC's 44th annual production of  The Nutcracker will be presented Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm.
Rehearsals for  The Nutcracker will be held on the weekends. Each cast member will spend approximately one hour in rehearsal on Saturdays OR Sundays at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Tech week rehearsals are MANDATORY and are scheduled for December 5 to 7 (Wednesday to Friday) at 5:00 pm at Sangamon Auditorium.

Please contact us at 217-544-1967 with any questions!

Rockballet: Love the '90s ON SALE NOW!

Springfield Ballet Company presents
ROCKBALLET - Love the '90s
Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Sangamon Auditorium

Click  HERE  to order tickets online, or call the ticket office directly at 217-206-6160.

Photo & Design: Patrick Russell Creative
With a vivid and exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing, Rockballet - Love the '90s promises to be an unforgettable performance. Rockballet features songs from Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt, Tears for Fears, Prince, Nirvana and many more!

Join us for ONE NIGHT ONLY as we celebrate 25 years of Rockballet!

We  Our Sponsors! 

Thank you to Carrollton Bank and Valco Awards and More for sponsoring our upcoming production of Rockballet: Love the '90s

We are grateful for their continued support of the performing arts in our community. We couldn't do what we do without the amazing support of local businesses and organizations.

On behalf of the SBC Board of Directors, Staff and Dancers ,

Thank you!

2135 Wabash

Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 793-8696
Fax: (217) 793-4056


Educating Our Dancers 

Springfield Ballet Company dancers and Trainees had a exciting August filled with exceptional master teachers and choreographers.

SBC was honored to have Hernan Justo and Anthony "REDD" Williams teach at our Summer Intensive Workshop Session Two, August 9 to 12. Hernan also set a piece for Rockballet during that time.

Payton Case set choreography for Rockballet and taught our Trainee's a hip hop class over the weekend of August 17 to 19. 

And, Dana Bueno taught an incredible yoga class for our Trainees on August 26. 

Our future is bright; and we are so proud of our dancers for their commitment to their training.
SBC Welcomes our 2018-2019 Board of Directors

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Kim Leistner Root,  President
Rachel Burdick,  Vice President
Charlotte Kane, Treasurer
Jennifer Gronewold, Secretary
Sami McElwee, Fundraising Chair
Grace Luttrell Nanavati, Director Emeritus
Nalo Thomas Mitchell
Ann Opferman
Stacie Reichensperger
Greg Riddle
Elizabeth Ross
Craig Williams II

The SBC Board of Directors is responsible for developing resources to support Company activities and for meeting its fiduciary obligations to the community to wisely expend and fully account for Company resources. In these and other ways, the Board ensures the current and future viability of a treasured community asset.  

Thank you to our dedicated members of the Board!

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All the best,


Julie Ratz, SBC Artistic Director
Sally Hamilton, SBC Administrative Director
Gina DeCroix Russell, SBC Ballet Mistress
Our Mission

The Springfield Ballet Company provides dance education and performances to enrich our community through the beauty, energy and diversity of dance.


Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62701
217-544-1968 (fax)


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Upcoming Events:

SBC's Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Ongoing through fall and spring

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker: 
September 16, 2018

Rockballet - Love the '90s:
September 22, 2018  

The Nutcracker: 
December 8 & 9, 2018

First Night Springfield:
December 31, 2018 

Open Auditions for Cinderella:
January 12, 2019

SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
April 13, 2019 

April 13, 2019 

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