Marigny Opera Ballet

Selcouth Liaison-2, 2014, Photo-Elena Ricci

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.

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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 Company’s 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.


Season Two of the Marigny Opera Ballet is made possible by the generous support of
Mignon Faget Ltd.
Arbor House Floral
Feelings Café


The Marigny Opera House is a non-denominational, neighborhood church of the arts. It is supported by the Marigny Opera House Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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