Founded in 2006, the Indianapolis School of Ballet provides world-class dance training with the goal of preparing Indianapolis students for placement in elite university dance programs and professional companies across the nation. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the school is unique in its focus on intellectual and emotional as well as physical and artistic growth in its dancers. With this goal in mind, the school aims to keep in step with the advancement of contemporary American dance.
Led by founder and Artistic Director Victoria Lyras, the school builds on the legacy of George Balanchine and emphasizes a structured curriculum defined by meticulous instruction in classical ballet techniques as well as other dance forms. In addition to an impressive list of esteemed instructors who have taught for the school's Master Class series, The Indianapolis School of Ballet has brought many dynamic performances to Indianapolis during its ten-year tenure, including a uniquely Indianapolis-inspired version of the Nutcracker utilizing the Morris Butler home as inspiration for the parlor set.
In honor of their tenth anniversary, this collection includes programs, flyers, posters and advertisements from The Nutcracker, From Swans to Splendor, Carnival of the Animals, and other iconic performances over the last decade. In addition, there are drawings used for The Nutcracker set designs as well as a video featuring selections from Coppelia. Together, they illustrate the rich life of this important Indianapolis cultural institution.
Made possible by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.