Marigny Opera Ballet
Founded in 2014, the Marigny Opera Ballet is a professional contemporary ballet company based in the Marigny Opera House of New Orleans. Its award-winning inaugural 2014/2015 season included the works of three New Orleans-based choreographers, Donna Crump, Diogo de Lima and Maya Taylor. The Company performs to live music, frequently newly-commissioned works by local composers.
Company Directors: Dave Hurlbert and Spencer Doyle
Rehearsal Director: Maya Taylor
Music Director: Francis Scully
Technical Directors: Leah Farrelly & Shawn Ramagos
Choreographers: Maya Taylor, Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Nikki Hefko, Donna Crump, Trey Mauldwin, Anna Iosipiv, Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, Gretchen Erickson, Diogo De Lima
Dancers: Trey Mauldwin, Anna Iosipiv, Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, Gretchen Erickson, John Bozeman, Ashlie Russell
Season 2: 2015/2016: October 2, 2015 through May 15, 2016
Orfeo (premiere) October 2-4, 2015 an original full-length work by Maya Taylor with a commissioned score by local composer Tucker Fuller. The ballet recounts the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo and Eurydice.
Christmas Concerto (premiere) December 10-13, 2015 a full-length work to music of Arcangelo Corelli and George Frideric Handel. Choreographers: Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Nikki Hefko and Donna Crump
Emerging Choreographers March 18-20, 2016 new works by Trey Mauldwin, Anna Iosipiv, Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, and Gretchen Erickson
Program 4 Mixed Repertory May 13-15, 2016 audience favorites from the Companys inaugural season including Taylor’s Under A Glass Bell, De Lima’s Salterelle, Crump’s “Autumn” from The Four Seasons as well as a new work by Nikki Hefko.