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Upcoming Events: Ballet

2014-2015 Season

  • May 28 - 30, 2015

    In their Kennedy Center debut, Scottish Ballet infuses drama and dance in a bold new take on Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.

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  • Jun. 9 - 14, 2015

    Great Britain's acclaimed company returns with the U.S. premiere of Carlos Acosta's new Don Quixote, which follows the eccentric knight and his loyal squire--and young lovers Kitri and Basilio--through hilarious misadventures.

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2015-2016 Season

  • Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015

    The company adds two works to its pantheon of classics--Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet, and Emeralds from Jewels--along with pas de deux from ballets by Balanchine and Béjart to mark the 450th year of Shakespeare's death.

    On Sale 8/5/15



  • Nov. 25 - 29, 2015

    Robert Joffrey's awe-inspiring staging of the perennial classic boasts larger-than-life Victorian America scenery and costumes, entrancing storytelling, Tchaikovsky's beloved score, and invigorating dancing that could only be found in a dream.

    On Sale 9/9/15



  • Jan. 19 - 24, 2016

    The company brings another fabulous international success story from British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and his acclaimed creative team: the U.S. premiere of a dazzling new ballet based on Shakespeare's classic play.

    On Sale 9/9/15



  • Jan. 27 - 31, 2016

    The beloved story of the princess Aurora--cursed to sleep for 100 years by an evil sorceress until awakened by a prince's kiss--is certain to cast a spell with the D.C. premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's monumental new staging.

    On Sale 9/9/15



  • Feb. 23 - 28, 2016

    Russia's legendary company returns with the last "grand ballet" of the 19th century. Set in medieval Hungary, the story follows a beautiful countess torn between her betrothed, a crusading knight, and the arrival of a handsome warrior.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • Mar. 1 - 6, 2016

    The company's remarkable dancers, pioneering style, and innovative choreographers are on full display with two programs: works by George Balanchine, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, and Christopher Wheeldon; and an August Bournonville tribute.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • Jun. 1 - 4, 2016

    One of the world's oldest ballet companies returns with the North American premiere of Mats Ek's visionary take on Shakespeare's immortal tragedy--a work brimming with modern twists, and winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

    On Sale 3/30/16



All programs are subject to change.