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The Great Gatsby
Ballet
About the Show

The Great Gatsby is an exquisitely crafted tale of 1920s America that tells the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Choreographed by Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic is brought to life by the wonderful dancers of Dayton Ballet in the historic Victoria Theatre. So dust off your flapper dress or grab your top hat, baby, and join Dayton Ballet for a roaring good time.


Ballet rights for The Great Gatsby secured through arrangement with Harold Ober Associates, Inc. World Premiere, Sacramento Ballet, February 7, 2013

Post-Performance Talks

Join the Dayton Ballet Company Dancers following each performance to ask about the works performed, and all your dance-related questions!


Friday, April 8

Karen Burke, Lukas Pringle, Emily Luria, Cole Rodgers, Jamie Cordes, Felita LaRock


Saturday, April 9

Karen Burke, Ashley Griffin, Christopher Nachtrab, Olivia Mitchell, Jamie Cordes, Felita LaRock


Sunday, April 10

Karen Burke, Isaac Jones, Miranda Dafoe, Claire Bergman, Jamie Cordes, Felita LaRock

About the Production

Based on the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Music compiled, composed, and arranged by Billy Novick

Libretto: Septime Webre

Choreography: Ron Cunningham

Tap Choreography: Christopher Nachtrab

Répétiteurs: Paul Gilliam, Katy Gilliam, Christopher Nachtrab


Costumes: Lyn Baudendistel

Additional Costumes provided by Human Race Theatre Company, Muse Machine, and Wright State University


Lighting Designer: Joe Beumer 

Lighting Director: Nicholas Smith


Recorded music performed by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators

Billy Novick: conductor, clarinet, alto sax
John Clark: clarinet, tenor and baritone saxes
Mike Peipman: trumpet
Dan Fox: trombone
Ross Petot: piano
Stu Gunn: tuba, string bass
Bill Reynolds: drums


Vocalist: Felita LaRock

Narrator and Vocalist: Jamie Cordes

Artistic Director
Karen Russo Burke