Celebrating its 72nd year as an organization and its first season under the aegis of new artistic director Julie Kent, The Washington Ballet brings the classic ballet Giselle to the Eisenhower Theater stage.
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. This stunning production is a darker meditation on love, loss, and alienation.
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.
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. The week begins with a spectacular opening night celebration spotlighting two world premiere commissions among the performances along with several special guests.
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.
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.
This creative movement class for non-dancers gives you an opportunity to learn movement inspired by the ballet program being danced by the New York City Ballet company during their Kennedy Center engagement.