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Past Events: Ballet

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Nov. 20 - 25, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Over Thanksgiving week, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company performs two mixed programs featuring works by George Balanchine, including Chaconne in a special collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Two Mixed Repertory Programs

    Jun. 6 - 10, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The Kennedy Center's own ballet company performs two programs to include the scene d'amour from Bejart's Romeo and Juliet as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival and Balanchine classics.

  • New York City Ballet: Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The company brings Balanchine's full-length ballet interpretation of the Bard's classic comedy, as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival.

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Cinderella and Don Quixote

    Feb. 21 - 25, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    Moscow's great company performs two full-length works: the U.S. premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Cinderella (Feb. 21–23) and Don Quixote, Petipa's first ballet created for the Bolshoi (Feb. 24 & 25).

  • Edward Scissorhands: Matthew Bourne and New Adventures

    Feb. 13 - 18, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The Tony-winning director and choreographer's company performs a magical new dance adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture.

  • Kirov Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

    Jan. 16 - 21, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    For the Shakespeare in Washington festival, St. Petersburg's magnificent company dances the greatest love story of all time in the original Lavrovsky/Prokofiev production.

  • American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Othello

    Jan. 9 - 14, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    ABT performs two programs: Lubovitch's full-length Othello (Jan. 11-14); and a mixed program (Jan. 9 & 10) featuring La Bayadère Act II ("Kingdom of the Shades"), Dark Elegies, and Rodeo.

  • Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Nov. 22 - 26, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    The Joffrey dancers perform a "dazzling" (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes.

  • The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty & Mixed Repertory

    Jun. 20 - 25, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    London's acclaimed company presents Tchaikovsky's full-length The Sleeping Beauty and a program of mixed repertory, including two works by Ashton.

  • Kirov Ballet

    Jun. 13 - 18, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    St. Petersburg's legendary company returns with Giselle and a program of masterworks by William Forsythe.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Mar. 1 - 5, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    New York's acclaimed City Ballet is renowned for its reverence for purity, balance, and musicality.

  • American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Romeo and Juliet

    Jan. 31 - Feb. 5, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    For its second engagement of the season, the company will perform Kenneth MacMillan's full-length Romeo and Juliet along with a program of mixed repertory.

  • Protégés: The International Ballet Academy Festival

    Jan. 26 - 29, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    This unique engagement showcases the next generation of stars from some of the world's premier ballet academies.

  • National Ballet of Canada

    Jan. 17 - 22, 2006
    2005-2006 Season

  • American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

    Dec. 7 - 11, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    ABT's magnificent stars perform Tchaikovsky's holiday classic in a "sugar plum of a production that is both a crowd pleaser and a dancer showcase" (The New York Post).

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Nov. 22 - 27, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    The Kennedy Center's own ballet company, led by 2005 Kennedy Center Honoree Suzanne Farrell, presents a captivating all-Balanchine program that includes La Valse.

  • Kirov Ballet: Le Corsaire

    Jul. 5 - 10, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The Kirov presents the sweeping and passionate full-length ballet Le Corsaire, featuring choreography by Pytor Gusev after Marius Petipa.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Jun. 22 - 26, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The Kennedy Center's own ballet company stages its world-premiere revival of Balanchine's romantic, adventurous, and bittersweet Don Quixote.

  • New York City Ballet

    Mar. 2 - 6, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The company Balanchine co-founded carries on his classical ideals with pivotal works from its 1940s repertory.

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Feb. 1 - 13, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The haunting Giselle, the enchanting Swan Lake, and Michel Fokine masterworks make for two weeks of spectacular dance.

  • Kirov Ballet: Cinderella

    Jan. 11 - 16, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    St. Petersburg’s legendary company returns with a magical new production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella.

  • The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Nov. 24 - 28, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The Joffrey dancers perform a “dazzling” (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky’s family classic The Nutcracker.

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem

    Jun. 8 - 13, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    A Kennedy Center favorite known for striking stagings and multicultural works returns for its twenty-third annual visit.

  • New York City Ballet

    Mar. 3 - 7, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    The company that Balanchine built makes its triumphant return to the Opera House after 18 years.

  • Hamburg Ballet

    Feb. 25 - 29, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    This German company known for bold and original works makes its Kennedy Center debut with "Nijinsky," a Neumeier original.

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