Led by Artistic Director, Sergio Neglia, Neglia Ballet Artists was formed in1999.Now in its 12thyear 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 three consecutive years, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra chose Neglia Ballet 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.
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 one full length production with the BPO within one year.