Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2017
ABT marks its annual engagement with this lavish, romantic tale of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score and featuring choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Petipa and Ivanov.
Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2017
For its annual engagement, the legendary Mariinsky brings Alexei Ratmansky's charming contemporary take on the classic Russian fairy tale in a D.C. premiere showcasing plenty of personality, humor, and creativity with a score by Rodion Shchedrin.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 4:00 PM
Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 11:00 AM
This master class led by Suzanne Farrell is for non-dancers who have previously participated in Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS.
Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2017
Returning for the first time in 13 years, the company performs the D.C. premiere of John Neumeier's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fable. Geared toward adults, this stunning production is a darker meditation on love, loss, and alienation.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM
Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.
Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2017
Our celebration of innovation and diversity in American ballet returns, this season curated by stars Justin Peck and Misty Copeland, who'll explore ideas central to the John F. Kennedy centennial with several companies across multiple programs.
May 25 - May 27, 2017
Artistic Director Julie Kent's first-ever commissioned work, Frontier (working title) will be choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America to be a leader of artistic, cultural, and intellectual excellence.
Jun 6 - Jun 11, 2017
The acclaimed company's annual visit brings two programs featuring works by today's hottest choreographers--Justin Peck, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky--along with George Balanchine's Square Dance, Tarantella, and The Four Temperaments.