From beloved classic ballets to exciting contemporary pieces, including five world premieres, Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2018/2019 Season has something for everyone.

DGV (Danse à Grande Vitesse)
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Glass Pieces

May 9 – 12
Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse is set to Michael Nyman’s MGV (Musique à Grande Vitesse), which was composed to commemorate the French train à grand vitesse, and conveys the sense of movement and momentum of the high-speed train. Internationally recognized choreographer Jorma Elo will present an all new-ballet for us, and the program will conclude with the company premiere Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, set to the music of composer Philip Glass.

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Romeo and Juliet

October 11 – 21
Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s emotional choreography pairs with Prokofiev’s famous score to portray this moving tale of star-crossed lovers that is sure to stay with you long after you leave the Academy of Music.

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Petite Mort
World Premiere by Andrea Miller
World Premiere by Russell Ducker

November 8 – 11
Set to music by Mozart, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort features six men, six women, and six fencing foils, which combine to explore ideas of aggression, sexuality, energy and vulnerability. The program will also include world premieres from award-winning choreographer and Pennsylvania Ballet company dancer Russell Ducker and Gallim Dance founder and artistic director Andrea Miller, the 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

December 7 – 31
What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight.

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March 7 – 17
One of ballet’s oldest and most continually-performed works, Giselle tells the story of a young woman whose love triumphs over vengeance and lasts even beyond death.

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The Cage
World Premiere by Matthew Neenan
Stravinsky Violin Concerto

April 4 – 7
We celebrate the work of famed Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky with four works set to his music: George Balanchine’s Apollo and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jerome Robbins’ The Cage (company premiere), and a world premiere by our Choreographer in Residence, Matthew Neenan.

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Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.

Meet the Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet comprises a team of dedicated professionals—each one devoted to bringing you the most thrilling and inspired works ballet has to offer.

The School

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities.