August 30th, 2015 by Amanda with no comments

The Club Mom is happy to partner again this year with the CINCINNATI BALLET as they kick off the season with The Kaplan New Works Series takes the stage in the beautiful and intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater, at the Aronoff Center, September 11-19. With New Works’ continual record-breaking attendance, the new location offers access to a larger audience while maintaining the intimacy for which it is well known.


New Works was founded under the philosophy of fostering the future of ballet and dance. “Ballet today is a duplicitous mistress,” says Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director & CEO. “We don our pointe shoes, which root us to our heroic past, but our minds, determined to express today’s ideas, hurl us into this innovation hub called New Works. This series is the “start-up” engine leading us to a future that we cannot even describe.” The 2015 New Works program remains loyal to the premise of adventure, featuring three world premieres and one Cincinnati premiere.


New Works kicks off an exciting new season following the announcement of several promotions within the dancer ranks and the return of former Cincinnati Ballet Principal Dancer, O?ulcan Borova, as official Ballet Master. Borova is originally from Turkey and has won numerous medals in major international ballet competitions. Most recently he was a principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet. Three new dancers join Cincinnati Ballet’s roster: Patric Palkens returns as a Principal Dancer after a year in Europe with Salzburg State Theater Austria Dance. Jonathan Batista, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, joins as a Soloist. He danced for Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Boston Ballet before joining Cincinnati Ballet. Serena Søvdsnes starts as an Apprentice, most recently dancing with Boston Ballet II.

Make sure to arrive early to the performance to MEET THE ARTISTS:
Cincinnati Ballet is pleased to offer Meet the Artists, a pre-performance discussion series where you will have the opportunity to meet select dancers, choreographers and members of the creative team who bring New Works to life. For admission, please present your ticket to the current production. Meet the Artists will be held at 7:00 pm on September 11 and 18.


WHO:       Cincinnati Ballet

Choreography: Ma Cong, Adam Hougland, Viktor Plotnikov, Gabriel Gaffney Smith

WHAT:    The Kaplan New Works Series

                   Three World Premieres, One Cincinnati Premiere

WHEN:     Friday, September 11 – 8:00 pm

                   Saturday, September 12 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 12 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 13 – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, September 16 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 17 – 8:00 pm

Friday, September 18 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm

WHERE:  The Jarson-Kaplan Theater

Aronoff Center for the Arts

650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

HOW:       Call 513.621.5282, visit, or

visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway

Tickets start at $55



Photography Credits: Aaron M. Conway, Peter Mueller