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San Francisco Ballet: D.C. Premieres from Unbound: A Festival of New Works

Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2018

Praised for its impeccable technique, robust repertory, and distinct virtuosity, the renowned company presents premieres from Unbound: A Festival of New Works.


Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2018

Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights.


American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade

Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2019

ABT presents the D.C. premiere of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky's retelling of Harlequinade. Playful costumes and vivid sets create a charming tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style, known for its slapstick humor and rollicking characters.


National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern

Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2019

The renowned company returns with the award-winning ballet, performed with full orchestra as the cornerstone event of our 2019 Lunar New Year festivities.


New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Reisen, Balanchine & Robbins (Apr. 2, 3, 7) / New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6)

Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2019

Featuring a roster of powerhouse dancers heralded for enriching repertory created by today’s top choreographers, New York City Ballet performs two programs of new and celebrated repertory.


Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire

Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2019

For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue.


Ballet Across America

May 28 - Jun 2, 2019

Our fifth extraordinary Ballet Across America series returns, illustrating the dynamic variety of artistry happening across American companies today.