Led by Artistic Director, Sergio Neglia, Neglia Ballet Artists was formed in 1999. Now in its fourteenth year of producing and presenting performances, Neglia has drawn glowing reviews.
The Buffalo News called the 10th Anniversary Gala performance “spectacular” and “the finest performance of the decade.” For several years, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) chose Neglia Ballet Artists to perform with it at Artpark; The Buffalo News has called Neglia’s performance with the BPO “brilliant.”
In collaboration with the BPO and Shea’s Performing Art Center, Neglia Ballet Artists presented its brand new production of The Nutcracker in 2009 to its largest audience ever of 7,668. In March 2011, Neglia Ballet Artists presented Romeo and Juliet with the BPO at Shea’s. This performance marked a milestone for Neglia, the BPO, and the community. No other ballet company, local or otherwise, has ever produced more than on full-length production with the BPO within one year. Many larger regional ballet companies do not have the privilege. Neglia Ballet Artists, the BPO, and Shea’s continue to collaborate each season to bring Buffalo outstanding performances.