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Past Events: Ballet

  • Ballet Nacional de Cuba

    May 31 - Jun. 5, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    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 Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Apr. 5 - 10, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • Protégés III

    Mar. 25 - 27, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • Mariinsky Ballet: Giselle

    Feb. 8 - 13, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Jan. 18 - 23, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Nov. 24 - 28, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Nov. 17 - 21, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    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.

  • Ballet Across America II

    Jun. 15 - 20, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    The successful Ballet Across America returns, featuring Ballet Memphis, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Tulsa Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Mar. 3 - 7, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, "one of the most courageous projects in ballet today" (The New York Times), presents two mixed repertory programs, including Balanchine's Haieff Divertimento and Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun.

  • Bolshoi Ballet

    Feb. 16 - 21, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    Bolshoi Ballet performs former director Yuri Grigorovich's Spartacus, a "cinematically paced adventure yarn" (The New York Times) that showcases "a great company at the absolute peak of its form" (The Telegraph).

  • Mariinsky Ballet

    Feb. 9 - 14, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    Russia's world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet returns to perform Konstantin Sergeyev's 1952 version of the full-length staging of the beloved fairy tale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Jan. 26 - 31, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    American Ballet Theatre returns with an evening-length production of Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet and a program of mixed repertory featuring works by Frederick Ashton, Alexei Ratmansky, and Twyla Tharp.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Dec. 9 - 13, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    New York City Ballet performs two programs of mixed repertory with works by Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, and Wheeldon, including Mozartiana, Les Gentilhommes, Dances at a Gathering, and more.

  • Pennsylvania Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Nov. 24 - 29, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    Pennsylvania Ballet presents the D.C. premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ featuring magnificent new sets and lavish costumes. The Philadelphia Inquirer says this "dressed-up Nutcracker dazzles."

  • The Royal Ballet

    Jun. 23 - 28, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    London's acclaimed company presents MacMillan's Manon and a mixed repertory program with works by Ashton, Wheeldon, and McGregor.

  • Bolshoi Ballet

    Jun. 16 - 21, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    Moscow's great company performs the exclusive North American performances of its re-staging of Petipa's full-length Le Corsaire, called "grand" and "luscious" by London's The Independent.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Mar. 4 - 8, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    The acclaimed company, renowned for its purity, balance, and musicality, performs three mixed repertory programs featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, and Tharp to music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Feb. 17 - 22, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    ABT's tremendous stars perform Petipa's full-length Swan Lake (Feb. 20–22). The engagement also includes a program of mixed repertory (Feb. 17–19) featuring works by Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp.

  • Mariinsky Ballet (formerly Kirov)

    Jan. 13 - 18, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    St. Petersburg's magnificent company returns with the full-length Don Quixote, Petipa's delightful interpretation of Cervantes's tale of romance, chivalry, and bittersweet emotion.

  • The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Dec. 11 - 14, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    The Joffrey dancers perform a "dazzling" (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes.

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Nov. 25 - 30, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Over Thanksgiving week, the renowned company celebrates its 75th anniversary with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's full-length Giselle and a mixed repertory program.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Oct. 8 - 12, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    One of "the most courageous projects in ballet today" (New York Times), The Suzanne Farrell Ballet performs two Balanchine programs: Episodes with Ballet Austin, Ragtime, and Liebeslieder Walzer, plus "The Balanchine Couple."

  • Ballet Across America

    Jun. 10 - 15, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Three distinct programs highlight important companies and choreographers from around the United States; each program features artists from the western, middle, and eastern United States.

  • Protégés II

    Jun. 6 - 8, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The Kennedy Center presents more rising stars from the world's leading ballet academies in a program of mixed repertory performed by Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Ballet School, and School of American Ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The acclaimed company performs mixed repertory to include works by Jerome Robbins, in tribute to the 10th anniversary of his passing.

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