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Robert Mills

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With nearly 40 years in the dance world, Robert Mills is a veteran performing arts professional. Originally from Indiana, Mills danced for both Tulsa Ballet and Ballet Oklahoma (now Oklahoma City Ballet) during his 16-year professional career before moving into art direction and education. During his tenure dancing in Oklahoma, Mills forged close bonds that would...

Gangland Dancers

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Tulsa Ballet brings 1950s Chicago to Oklahoma in a performance where women rule, mafioso style. The renowned dance company presents Vendetta at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from March 26 to 29. The work depicts Rosalia Carbone’s tragic wedding day, when a long-standing grudge between rival mob families explodes, says Bethany Kirby, the...

From Broadway to Ballet

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September is kickoff time – not only for football but for myriad performing arts companies around Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Signature Symphony’s shows include The Wonderful Music of Oz on Sept. 6 and Classics - Tchaikovsky 5 on Sept. 28 at the TCC Van Trease PACE. The world-renowned Tulsa Ballet presents Creations in Studio K from Sept. 12 to 22, with...

Stage Talent Galore

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It’s another lively month in Oklahoma with entertaining spins on actual people … plus some talented, young dancers. Here we go again as Theatre Tulsa presents Mamma Mia!, intertwining hits by the band ABBA, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from Aug. 9 to Sept. 1. OKC Broadway’s presentation of smash-hit Hamilton, with musical tellings of the founding fathers, continues...

Finding the Rhythm

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May brings world-class ballet to northeastern Oklahoma as Tulsa Ballet’s Signature Series: From Ballet to Broadway promises a spectacular finale to its season, which saw some of the highest ticket sales in the company’s 62-year history. Signature Series features contemporary works by the world’s top ballet and Broadway choreographers, “including three-time Tony Award-winning choreographer of Hamilton, Andy Blankenbuehler,” says Scott...

Perchance to Dance

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The OKC Ballet debuts Visionaries: A Triple Bill at the Civic Center Music Hall with a focus on Robert Joffrey’s Pas de Deesses, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and the choreography of Cayetano Soto Ramirez. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 19 and 2 and 8 p.m. April 20. Visit okcballet.org for tickets. Tulsa Ballet presents TBII: Next Generation, a...

The Man Behind the Music

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Visit the Tulsa PAC March 29-31 for Tulsa Ballet’s Tchaikovsky. The performance tells the story of this prolific composer as he navigates life in 19th century Russia and struggles between his public and private personas. For more information, visit tulsaballet.org.

Snag Your Sugarplum

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Whether you’ve never before attended a performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, or you’ve seen it a hundred times, you’ll be dazzled by this masterpiece, brought to life each year by the Tulsa and Oklahoma City ballets. The story of Clara and her magical Christmas Eve dream, which includes the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and a colorful...