Dayton Ballet

Join Dayton Ballet as they showcase the athleticism and grace of our talented dancers in the 2020–2021 season. Two captivating story ballets, a repertory performance from two icons of dance, and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker, which returns once again for ten incredible performances.

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Karen Russo Burke
Artistic Director, Dayton Ballet



Karen Russo Burke

Karen Russo Burke is Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet. Prior to this role, Burke served as a teacher at Dayton Ballet School and Director of Dayton Ballet II pre-professional company for 12 years. Burke was a professional dancer for more than a dozen years, performing leading roles from dance legends such as George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, José Limón, Gerald Arpino, and Septime Webre.