Production Information


Kaleidoscope, a modern and contemporary dance concert, has been exciting audiences since 1999 while enhancing the performing arts in Northwest Indiana. Amanda Tuohy, Director of Kaleidoscope and IBT Associate Artistic Director, has created a Chicago-style concert that showcases an array of dances, music and talent. The annual concert is filled with emotions transformed into dance in this amazing fluid show performed by Indiana Ballet Theatre and IBT Company.

This year the concert will be held at Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, located at 1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso, IN.

Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday, February 15th at 7pm

Sunday, February 16th at 2pm


$15 Adult (ages 13+)

$10 Child (ages 12 and younger)

Call the IBT Office for tickets 219.755.4444


Coppelia is a charming and comical classical ballet based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet is about a girl named Coppelia who sits on her balcony all day reading and never speaking to anyone. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged to another woman. His fiance, Swanhilda, sees Franz throwing kisses at Coppelia. Swanhilda soon learns that Coppelia is actually a doll that belongs to Doctor Coppelius, the mad scientist. She decides to impersonate the doll, in order to win the love of Franz. Chaos ensues, but all is soon forgiven. Swanhilda and Franz make up and get married. The marriage is celebrated with several festive dances.

Coppelia will be performed at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso.

Performance Dates and Times:

Friday, May 15th at 10am and 7pm

Saturday, May 16th at 2pm

Tickets for the Performance only:

$18 Adult (13-59 years old)

$12 Child (12 and under) & Seniors (60+)

$16 Girl Scouts

Please call for a group rate

Coppelia Tea & Performance (Saturday, May 16th -Tea begins at 2pm with show at 2pm)-limited tickets for the tea.

Tickets for the Tea & Performance:

$25 Adult (13-59 years old)

$20 Child (12 and under) & Seniors (60+)

***Girl Scouts call for price of ticket and tea.

Tickets to go on sale in February, check back for link to order your tickets.

Open auditions for ages 5+ will be held Sunday, February 23rd, with a mandatory parents meeting on Saturday, February 29th at 2:45pm.  You can find more detailed information on the AUDITIONS page.

The Nutcracker

Each year, Indiana Ballet Theatre brings everyone’s favorite holiday tradition to the stage  – The Nutcracker.  For more than 20 years, families throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago have shared in the excitement and magic of this classic ballet.

Composed in 1892 by treasured composer Peter IIyich Tchaikovky’s, The Nutcracker is one of the most memorable ballet classics.  Filled with vibrant colors and classical ballet dances are simply breathtaking. Experience the immense wonder of a child as young Clara’s world transforms into a fantastical land of snow, Land of Sweets, and adventure. Follow Clara through her journey as she and her beloved Nutcracker encounter the Mouse King and his soldiers, and are entertained by dancers from various countries.

Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Gloria Tuohy and Associate Artistic Director, Amanda Tuohy, participants range in ages from 4 to 74. Watch in awe as casts of more than 100 take to the stage and bring this classic to life.

Check back for Nutcracker 2020 dates!