After 14 years with Cincinnati Ballet, Grubbs – a senior soloist – is retiring. His longtime onstage partner, principal dancer Sarah Hairston, is retiring as well. On Aug. 1, Hairston and Grubbs stepped into new roles as the dean and principal, respectively, of Cincinnati Ballet’s academy.
Theater is exploding with life in Cincinnati, with record crowds and exciting new venues on the horizon. And the dance season is leaping into the future with a new work by an established local master. Contributor David Lyman shares his thoughts on who and what to watch onstage between now and Thanksgiving.