Oscar Lewis, Ballet Instructor
Oscar Allerton Lewis has been dancing with Champaign Ballet Academy since 2009. Through the years, he has performed with Champaign Urbana Ballet Company in an abundance of roles starting out in The Nutcracker as a Polichinelle, Mouse, and Soldier, and growing up to dance the roles of Fritz, The Nutcracker Prince, and Arabian Prince. Some of Oscar’s favorite roles in other productions include The Sleeping Beauty’s Blue Bird and Swan Lake’s Jester. If you asked his all-time favorite role, he is likely to say a Rat in The Nutcracker Battle! Oscar has been teaching and assisting ballet classes since middle school and enjoys working with all age groups to inspire their imaginations and talents. In 2023, Oscar directed many young dancers in Champaign Urbana Ballet’s original student production, Star Wars: Trials of the Force. Oscar loves the strength, art, and athleticism ballet brings to the studio classroom and the stage. He wishes to continue dancing and teaching for many years to come.