Ballet: 2010-2011 Season
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Nov. 17 - 21, 2010
The Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, "too distinctive, too juicy, too fabulously fearless to pass up" (The Washington Post), returns with two mixed repertory programs featuring works of Balanchine, Robbins, Béjart, and Mejia.
The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker
Nov. 24 - 28, 2010
The Joffrey Ballet dancers perform Robert Joffrey's "dazzling" (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes.
American Ballet Theatre
Jan. 18 - 23, 2011
American Ballet Theatre's elegant stars continue to prove ballet's enduring power with Ratmansky's evening-length work The Bright Stream and a mixed program as part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Mariinsky Ballet: Giselle
Feb. 8 - 13, 2011
Boasting an artistic legacy that spans more than 200 years, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Ballet returns with the classic evening-length ballet Giselle, choreographed by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa.
Mar. 25 - 27, 2011
Protégés III showcases the stars of tomorrow from Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Royal Danish Ballet School, New National Theatre's Tokyo Young Artists Training Program, and the Julio Bocca Foundation Ballet Argentino School of the Arts.
New York City Ballet
Apr. 5 - 10, 2011
The acclaimed New York City Ballet, renowned for its purity, balance, and musicality, performs three mixed repertory programs of Balanchine black and white ballets with the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
May 31 - Jun. 5, 2011
Returning for the first time since 2001, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba dazzles with two programs including Magic of Dance, a fiery compilation of ballet's biggest hits.
The Royal Danish Ballet
Jun. 7 - 12, 2011
The Royal Danish Ballet continues to command attention on the world stage with new productions of Bournonville's signature and enduring masterpiece Napoli and his A Folk Tale, both re-staged by new Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe.
All programs are subject to change. List of all Ballet Performances