A ballet dancer looking at a female dancer that is dressed as the Raven Queen

“...there’s vampires, witches and other nefarious creatures waiting to enthrall you with their beautiful and creepy dances.”

- LA Weekly

WINNERS Of ABC’s The Gong Show

Zombie ballet excerpt from Sweet Sorrow™: A Zombie Ballet performed for judges Fred Armisen, Elizabeth Banks and Will Forte.

a preview of leigh purtill ballet company's sweet sorrow, a zombie ballet

"Leigh Purtill, the founder of Leigh Purtill Ballet Company, joined us live to share details about her non-profit amateur ballet company for adults of various skill levels and backgrounds.”


podcast: interview with leigh purtill ballet company artistic director

Leigh Purtill, artistic director of Leigh Purtill Ballet Company and choreographer of Sweet Sorrow, a Zombie Ballet covers the inspiration behind the latest production as well as how her dance company strives to make ballet accessible to all.

- High Five To That

Sweet sorrow featured on

L.A. this week

“Sweet Sorrow™ returns to stage at the Madrid Theatre October 16 & 17 2021” 


Meet the Queer Zombie Shakespeare

“Sweet Sorrow™ does an amazing job of balancing quality performances and production integrity with the fun and frivolity of Halloween.” 

- Advocate

Zombie Ballet Makes Pasadena Appearance

“Sweet Sorrow A Zombie Ballet” showcases the amateur company’s broad appeal to both the traditional ballet world as well as the horror and fantasy-lover’s community. 

- Pasadena Independent