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Michael Pink

Michael Pink, artistic director of the Milwaukee Ballet.

Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet history. Since joining the Company in December of 2002, he has established himself as a prominent member of the Milwaukee arts community, demonstrating his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education and collaboration. His long-awaited production of Peter Pan signified a major landmark in the Company’s history and was broadcast nationally by PBS in spring of 2014. Mr. Pink’s theatrical productions of DraculaEsmeraldaSwan LakeGiselleThe Sleeping Beauty, CinderellaRomeo & Juliet, La Bohème, and Mirror Mirror have been hailed as ‘Classical Ballet for the 21st Century’.

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The Reeve Foundation to Sponsor Milwaukee Ballet’s Tour de Force
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The Reeve Foundation to Sponsor Milwaukee Ballet’s Tour de Force

Classes for children with disabilities begin Sunday with support from national foundation

We Energies Foundation to sponsor Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker
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We Energies Foundation to sponsor Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Sponsorship creates brighter holidays for thousands of Wisconsin families

Ballet Makes Progress On New Center

Ballet Makes Progress On New Center

Beam signing shows new Baumgartner Center in Third Ward closer to completion.

Ballet Breaks Ground on New Center

Ballet Breaks Ground on New Center

52,000 square-foot Baumgartner Center for Dance will contain rehearsal and school space.

Milwaukee Ballet Breaks Ground on the Baumgartner Center for Dance
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Milwaukee Ballet Breaks Ground on the Baumgartner Center for Dance

Capital Campaign to support the new facility nearly 85% towards goal

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Arts and Culture Building Boom
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Arts and Culture Building Boom

Symphony, Ballet, Discovery World and Art Museum expansions transforming the city.

Milwaukee Ballet Stages Iconic Swan Lake as Season Finale
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Milwaukee Ballet Stages Iconic Swan Lake as Season Finale

World-Famous Ballet Returns to Marcus Center, May 31-June 3

Milwaukee Ballet presents world premiere of Michael Pink’s <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>
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Milwaukee Ballet presents world premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast

Artistic Director presents his newest family-friendly production, April 12-15

First Stage announces its most ambitious and inspiring season yet!
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First Stage announces its most ambitious and inspiring season yet!

Featuring four musicals including the full-length, Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL, direct from Broadway

Milwaukee Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season
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Milwaukee Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

49th season features Dracula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and five new works

Dance: Let Us Now Praise Young Creators
Dance

Let Us Now Praise Young Creators

Milwaukee Ballet partners young choreographers and dancers with local musicians.

Milwaukee Ballet Mixes Contemporary Choreographers with Local Artists in MXE Milwaukee Mixed at The Pabst
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Milwaukee Ballet Mixes Contemporary Choreographers with Local Artists in MXE Milwaukee Mixed at The Pabst

MXE Milwaukee Mixed is the first program in which Milwaukee Ballet will stage work solely created by its own artists, as well as using local musicians and poets.

Milwaukee Ballet Dances Into The Holiday Season With Help From Tourism Grant
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Milwaukee Ballet Dances Into The Holiday Season With Help From Tourism Grant

Grant funds will go toward expanding advertising efforts for The Nutcracker into Northern Illinois

Artistic Director Michael Pink makes his return to the stage for one very special performance of <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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Artistic Director Michael Pink makes his return to the stage for one very special performance of The Nutcracker

Milwaukee’s Magical Holiday Tradition celebrates 40 years

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” Returns to the Histoic Pabst Theater
Dance: Milwaukee Ballet Goes Bohemian
Dance

Milwaukee Ballet Goes Bohemian

‘La Boheme” turns an opera -- and Puccini’s gorgeous music -- into a unique ballet.

Milwaukee Ballet opens 2017-18 season with Michael Pink’s <em>La Bohème</em>
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Milwaukee Ballet opens 2017-18 season with Michael Pink’s La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini’s greatest opera presented as a ballet, Nov 2-5

Milwaukee Ballet presents 2nd annual sensory-friendly performance of <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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Milwaukee Ballet presents 2nd annual sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker

Partnership with Autism Speaks and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts gives live theater option for the community

Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Announces 2017-18 Dancer Roster
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Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Announces 2017-18 Dancer Roster

New dancers complete the company for the upcoming season

BMO Harris Bank Celebrates Sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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BMO Harris Bank Celebrates Sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Fifth-year sponsorship ensures a beloved, long-time holiday tradition continues entertaining Milwaukee

Milwaukee Ballet Offers Deliciously Dark Reflection on Snow White with Mirror Mirror
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Milwaukee Ballet Offers Deliciously Dark Reflection on Snow White with Mirror Mirror

Daring dance drama returns to the Marcus Center June 1-4

Milwaukee Ballet Wins High-Profile Advertising Industry Awards for Website Design
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Milwaukee Ballet Wins High-Profile Advertising Industry Awards for Website Design

After extensive redesign, two awards recognize website for best homepage

Milwaukee Ballet Pairs Charming Classic with Evocative New Work in Double Bill this April
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Milwaukee Ballet Pairs Charming Classic with Evocative New Work in Double Bill this April

Classical favorite La Sylphide to appear alongside world premiere Sans Pleurer

Milwaukee Ballet announces 2017–18 Season
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Milwaukee Ballet announces 2017–18 Season

Highlights include world premiere of Michael Pink’s Beauty and the Beast; Unique Made in Milwaukee program at The Pabst; return of La Bohème

Dance: World’s Greatest Young Choreographers?
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World’s Greatest Young Choreographers?

Michael Pink’s world-wide search sees results in Ballet’s “Genesis” concert.

Milwaukee Ballet Announces Three Finalists of Genesis: International Choreographic Competition
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Milwaukee Ballet Announces Three Finalists of Genesis: International Choreographic Competition

Artists from Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States will compete for top prize

Milwaukee Ballet’s Second Company Premieres New Works in MOMENTUM at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
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Milwaukee Ballet’s Second Company Premieres New Works in MOMENTUM at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

International pre-professional company to present four world premieres Jan. 28

The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving
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The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving

Milwaukee’s magical holiday tradition returns to brighten the holiday season

Milwaukee Ballet presents sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker for the first time
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Milwaukee Ballet presents sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker for the first time

Partnership with Autism Speaks and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts gives new live theater option for the autism community

Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets
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Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets

Stunning Scheherazade appears alongside picturesque Angels in the Architecture, Oct 20-23

Milwaukee Rep Seeks New ‘Tiny Tim’ for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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Milwaukee Rep Seeks New ‘Tiny Tim’ for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, several other Young Performer roles are available.

Milwaukee Ballet to present wonderful, whimsical ALICE (in wonderland)
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Milwaukee Ballet to present wonderful, whimsical ALICE (in wonderland)

Following sold-out runs in four cities, family favorite will be a colorful season finale

Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director announces 2016-17 Dancer Roster
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Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director announces 2016-17 Dancer Roster

Petrocci Retires, Departures lead to New Faces and Exciting Promotions

Milwaukee Ballet Offers Modern View on Dance Through Kaleidoscope Eyes
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Milwaukee Ballet Offers Modern View on Dance Through Kaleidoscope Eyes

Contemporary presentation features the music of The Beatles and two world premieres

Milwaukee Ballet announces 2016-17 Season
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Milwaukee Ballet announces 2016-17 Season

Highlights include exotic Scheherazade; Romantic classic La Sylphide; Return of Pink’s evocative Mirror Mirror

Milwaukee Ballet Tempts Audiences with New Dance Drama, Dorian Gray
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Milwaukee Ballet Tempts Audiences with New Dance Drama, Dorian Gray

Michael Pink adds to master storyteller legacy with premiere of famous cautionary tale

The Nutcracker Brings Beauty and Joy to Milwaukee
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The Nutcracker Brings Beauty and Joy to Milwaukee

The world’s most famous ballet scenes take center stage in this holiday classic

Milwaukee Ballet extends Pink’s contract, names new executive director
Milwaukee Ballet extends Artistic Director Michael Pink’s contract to 2020
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Milwaukee Ballet extends Artistic Director Michael Pink’s contract to 2020

Announces new Executive Director, Julia Glawe

Dance: Don Quixote is Spectacular
Dance

Don Quixote is Spectacular

Milwaukee Ballet scores another triumph with its big, three act show.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Honors

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Honors

The nation's oldest press club honors Urban Milwaukee for the second year in a row.

Review: The Fairest of Them All
Review

The Fairest of Them All

Ballet’s Mirror Mirror ingeniously retells the Snow White story in a big, magnificent production.

Milwaukee Ballet’s “Peter Pan” To Air Nationwide on PBS April 18
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Milwaukee Ballet’s “Peter Pan” To Air Nationwide on PBS April 18

Broadcast Marks First Time in Two Decades that PBS Features a Milwaukee Arts Group

Milwaukee Ballet II Premieres New Works at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
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Milwaukee Ballet II Premieres New Works at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

January 25 Show features music of Cole Porter, Milwaukee Ballet Artist Director Michael Pink’s “Aubade” and new material from Milwaukee Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Timothy O’Donnell

“It’s A Wonderful Life” As A Radio Play — But Onstage

“It’s A Wonderful Life” As A Radio Play — But Onstage

Next Act’s clever Christmas show reframes the classic movie once again.

Milwaukee Ballet Becomes Local, One-Stop Shop for the Holidays
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Milwaukee Ballet Becomes Local, One-Stop Shop for the Holidays

$200 Buys a Family-Four Pack to “The Nutcracker” and a $10 Pick ‘n’ Save Gift Card

Photo Gallery: BMO Harris Will Back Ballet
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BMO Harris Will Back Ballet

The ballet's new corporate sponsor makes its first major gift to Milwaukee since buying out M&I Bank.