Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Co-Artistic Directors


Green Bay Beer & Ballet at the Weidner Center

One night only of Ballet, Music, and Beer: 7:30pm, May 4, 2024 at The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Top professional ballet dancers performing to Tchaikovsky scores with live music from the Weidner Philharmonic along with beer tastings (including n/a options and root beer) provided by local breweries.

Professional Ballet Artists:
Taylor Ayotte (Carolina Ballet – Principal)
Sterling Baca (Philadelphia Ballet – Principal)
Kyle Davis (Pacific Northwest Ballet – Principal)
Joseph Gerhardt (Carolina Ballet – Principal)
Monica Gomez (Houston Ballet – First Soloist)
Gian Carlo Perez (Houston Ballet – First Soloist)
Mayara Pineiro (Philadelphia Ballet – Principal)
Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan (Pacific Northwest Ballet – Principal)

Featured Guest Company: Water Street Dance Milwaukee

Guest Conductor: Emil de Cou (Pacific Northwest Ballet)

Live music by the Weidner Philharmonic and vocals by Scott Ramsay and Courtney Sherman.

Student guest appearances from Makaroff Youth Ballet and Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization.

Patrons are invited to explore The Weidner building while enjoying beer tastings and short dance films projected throughout The Weidner lobby. 

Tickets from $15-$45. On sale now at

The evening of Beer & Ballet serves as the finale event to the inaugural 2024 Green Ballet Festival. The multi-week festival includes a range of dance centered events, activities, community engagements, and educational initiatives throughout the Greater Green Bay Area including:

  • Masterclass Intensive March 10-11, 2024 hosted by New Fusion Dance & Performing Arts and featuring instructors from Pacific Northwest Ballet, South Dakota Ballet, and Madison Ballet.
  • Kickoff at the Tarlton Theatre on April 29, 2024 where Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan will perform an original work and sit for a Q&A on their vision for the future of professional dance in the Green Bay area community.

The festival has long been a passion project of festival co-artistic directors, Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan.

“As a Green Bay native, who needed to leave home to pursue a successful career in professional dance, it has been an aspiration of mine to return and share with the community the beauty and athleticism of today’s ballet world.”

 – Kyle Davis, Artistic Director, Green Bay Ballet Festival

“When visualizing this spectacular evening, we wanted the front of house experience to be as exciting as the performance onstage – what better way than to have Green Bay’s best beers dance in the spotlight with a tasting of the world’s best ballets.”

 Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Artistic Director, Green Bay Ballet Festival

“The realization of the first ever Green Bay Ballet Festival is just the beginning of our journey to cultivate a professional dance environment within the greater Green Bay community. With the support of The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, we are excited to see high caliber professional dancers, world-class choreography – both existing classics and new commissions – and inclusive dance education for art enthusiasts of all ages come to Green Bay in accessible ways. We are thrilled to curate repertoire specifically for Green Bay and hope it will allow professional dance to shine brightly in the community for years to come.”

– Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Artistic Directors