April 29 and 30, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village

  • Director Tricia Sundbeck
  • CCM Prep Dance Faculty Thomas Bell, Ana Bird, Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, Heather Cameron-Johnson, Isabele Elefson, Shauna Steele

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.

Director's Note

The CCM Preparatory Dance Program would like to thank our amazing faculty, administrators, and Dean for giving our students such a wonderful year of classes and performances. After two long years we have watched our students work and improve with inspiring dedication to this art form. We will be saying goodbye to five seniors this year, but as always we wish them an incredible journey on their next chapter. We would also like to thank Ann Choe (Our CCM Fairy Godmother) for her countless hours of support to our dancers and faculty. I truly don't know how I would have survived this year without her to lean on. Thank you to our parents for supporting your children in their passion for dance. To Gwen Thoroughman, Bay Warren, Sigrid Aline Guemez and Jeff Corcoran, we appreciate all that you have done this year to keep our program growing.

On a personal note as my first year as the Director of Prep Dance comes to a close, thank you for showing me patience and grace while I have navigated this new position. I can't wait to see our program grow and flourish in the coming years.

Tricia Sundbeck

Dance Selections

Rumour Has It

  • Choreographer | Laney Shiff
  • Music | "Rumour Has It" by Adele
  • Dancers | Natalie Bennings, Arabella Bertucci, Vivi Guemez, Maria Kristinsdottir, Olivia Massey, Abigail Riester, Isabella Thoroughman

Dedication by Laney Shiff
Laney wants to dedicate this piece to her Mom.

Finding My Way Home

  • Choreographer | Josie Mays
  • Music | Far Caspian
  • Dancers | Anna Dawson, Greta Lecrone, Caty Leahy, Olivia Radecki, Laney Shiff, Monika Vilinsky, Katrin Vilinsky

Dedication by Josie Mays
This piece is dedicated to my family who have loved and supported me through everything and my amazing teachers and friends at CCM.


  • Harp Solo | Ellie Bennings
  • Music | "Two Guitars" by Linda Wood and Oopla by Kim Robertson

La Esmeralda Suite (Senior Company)

A classic ballet in three acts. This ballet was inspired by the 1831 novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Jules Perrot was the original choreographer and premiered the ballet March of 1844 at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.

  • Staged By | Isabele Elefson and Thomas Bell
  • Music | Cesare Pugni
  • First Movement, Pas de Quatre 1 | Anna Dawson, Vivi Guemez, Maria Kristinsdottir, Caty Leahy
  • First Movement, Pas de Quatre 2 | Arabella Bertucci, Greta Lecrone, Olivia Massey, Abigail Riester
  • Second Movement, Entrance of Principals with Pas de Quatres | Laney Shiff and Isabella Thoroughman
  • Third Movement, Pas de Quatre 1
  • Fourth Movement, Soloist | Laney Shiff (Friday Night), Isabella Thoroughman (Saturday Night)
  • Fifth Movement, Pas de Quatre 2 |
  • Sixth Movement, Pas de Deux | Isabella Thoroughman with Antonio White (Friday Night), Laney Shiff with Antonio White (Saturday Night)
  • Seventh Movement, Soloist | Antonio White
  • Eighth Movement, Soloist | Isabella Thoroughman (Friday Night), Laney Shiff (Saturday Night)
  • Finale | Full Cast


Coppelia Suite

A classic ballet in three acts. Originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon. Book by Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon, after a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. First presented at the Theatre Imperial de L'Opera, Paris, May 25, 1870.

  • Staged by | Ana Bird, Heather Cameron-Johnson, and Tricia Sundbeck
  • Music | Leo Delibes
  • First Movement, Friends Dance (Senior Company) 
    • Soloist | Natalie Bennings
    • Friends | Olivia Radecki, Josie Mays, India Nichols, Sarah Turner, Katrin Vilinsky
  • Second Movement, Waltz (Junior Company) | Evelyn Huey, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess
  • Third Movement, Mazurka (Adult Company) | Sigrid Aline Guemez, Elke Buschbeck, Lee Ellen Drechsler, Yuko Nemoto, Jeremy Thomas
  • Fourth Movement, Waltz (Apprentice Company) | Sawyer Grasha, Havana Molina, Clara Novy, Ellie Saling, Annie Siffel, Cenjing Wang, Lila Wilmes
  • Fifth Movement, Spinner Dance (Junior Company) | Evelyn Huey, Tatiana Lanier, Victoria La Niear, Annie Spaeth, Dashiell Suess, Alejandra, Villalva-Garcia
  • Finale | Full Cast

On stage

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CCM News


CCM Dance Series presents "Little Mermaid" April 12-14

April 4, 2024

UC College-Conservatory Music presents "Little Mermaid" on April 12-14, 2024 in Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Shauna Steele, the performance features music by David Arkenstone. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.


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February 14, 2024

Show your school spirit this spring with official CCM apparel! New UC College-Conservatory of Music apparel is available for purchase online. CCM's Spring 2024 t-shirt and hoodie designs can be ordered online now through March 18, 2024.


In the News: CCM performs at New York's Carnegie Hall

January 16, 2024

UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) students and Broadway alumni took the stage at Carnegie Hall to present a one-night-only performance and fundraiser to help support the next generation of performing and media artists. The January 14 event honored CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty while also raising money for CCM scholarships and educational initiatives.

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

General Information

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

COVID Careful

UC has updated its indoor masking policy to align with the CDC's recommendations for masking. Beginning on Saturday, March 12, all masking restrictions will be eliminated in all CCM spaces, so long as rates of hospitalization and transmissibility remain in the low-to-medium zones. This means masking will no longer be required in classrooms, rehearsals, performances, etc. for everyone — students, faculty, staff, campus visitors and audience members. Members of our community who prefer to continue to wear a mask when indoors or in close proximity with others for personal safety should continue to do so. Please continue to be sensitive and respectful to the needs of others as we work through this transition. CCM performance venues are currently reduced to 50% capacity. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

Know Your Exit

Map depicting exits from Patricia Corbett Theatre

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.