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The Suzanne Farrell Ballet (The Kennedy Center)

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

In just over a decade, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet has evolved from an educational program of the Kennedy Center to a highly lauded ballet company, hailed by the New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic in 2007 as “one of the most courageous projects in ballet today.”   In 1993, the Kennedy Center invited Suzanne Farrell to lead a series of ballet master classes for students from the metropolitan Washington region. In 1995, this master class series transitioned into a three week summer intensive program attracting students from across the United States.  Since 2003, the program has included international students from countries including Mexico, Japan, China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, UK, and Switzerland.   This intensive three-week program, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, takes place each summer and remains a prestigious and well-known program for talented young dancers.

Watch Past Performances

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 10/23/13: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Sneak a peek into the company’s upcoming season with excerpts from Balanchine favorites and more.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Sneak a peek into the company’s upcoming season with excerpts from Balanchine favorites and more.
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 10/25/12: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Company dancers offer a Balanchine program featuring selections of works that will be performed, in full, during their 2012–2013 season.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Company dancers offer a Balanchine program featuring selections of works that will be performed, in full, during their 2012–2013 season.
Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 9/23/11: Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

A preview performance in honor of the Company’s 10th anniversary.

Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

A preview performance in honor of the Company’s 10th anniversary.
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 9/30/10: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Pas d ‘Action from Divertimento No. 15, Meditation, pas de deux from Agon, and Tzigane.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Pas d ‘Action from Divertimento No. 15, Meditation, pas de deux from Agon, and Tzigane.
<i>An American Playlist: An Evening of Dance and Jazz</i> 7/19/10: An American Playlist: An Evening of Dance and Jazz

Host and Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs. Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Balanchine’s Ragtime pas de deux and “Contrapuntal Blues” pas de deux from Clarinade. Evidence, A Dance Company/Ronald K. Brown performs. D.C.’s tap dancing phenomenon the Manzari Brothers give an electrifying performance. Visit An American Playlist for more information.

An American Playlist: An Evening of Dance and Jazz

Host and Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs. Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Balanchine’s Ragtime pas de deux and “Contrapuntal Blues” pas de deux from Clarinade. Evidence, A Dance Company/Ronald K. Brown performs. D.C.’s tap dancing phenomenon the Manzari Brothers give an electrifying performance. Visit An American Playlist for more information.
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 9/20/09: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
This performance is not available for viewing.

The Kennedy Center’s own ballet company provides a sneak peek of repertory being prepared for the 2009–2010 season.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet 9/19/09: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
This performance is not available for viewing.

The Kennedy Center’s own ballet company provides a sneak peek of repertory being prepared for the 2009–2010 season.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: The Balanchine Preservation Initiative 2/23/07: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: The Balanchine Preservation Initiative

Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform lost and rarely performed works of master choreographer George Balanchine, as re-created by Suzanne Farrell.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: The Balanchine Preservation Initiative

Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform lost and rarely performed works of master choreographer George Balanchine, as re-created by Suzanne Farrell.

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