With moving classics, modern masterpieces, and world premieres, our 2019/2020 Season shows off the incredible range of our dancers and the powerful beauty of ballet.
December 6 – 31
It simply isn’t the holidays without a trip to the Academy of Music for a performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. For decades, this amazing production has been Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, the incredible dancing and lavish sets and costumes bring to life the story of a young girl’s magical dream – a dream that never loses its appeal.
March 5 – 15
This season, we premiere Angel Corella’s restaging of the masterpiece, La Bayadère. This visually stunning work, including the mesmerizing Kingdom of Shades scene – featuring 24 dancers in perfect unison – is the pinnacle of the art form. This moving love story, with music performed live by the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, can’t be missed.
April 2 – 5
In April, we present three dynamic ballets from acclaimed choreographers: Clear by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch, AM; Suspended in Time by Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella, Kiril Radev, and Company Member Russell Ducker; and a world premiere from our Choreographer in Residence Matthew Neenan. Set to diverse music – from Bach to Electric Light Orchestra – and showing off the athleticism of our dancers, this energetic program will captivate the senses.
May 7 – 10
Experience the genius of the man who reinvented ballet. Our final program of the season celebrates the 20th century’s greatest choreographer, George Balanchine, with three of his masterpieces – the lush Ballet Imperial, evocative Who Cares?, and dazzling Symphony in C. Set to music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Bizet, this exciting and elegant program demonstrates both the unmatched artistry of Balanchine and his profound influence on Pennsylvania Ballet.
October 10 – 20
One of the most popular ballets of all time, Don Quixote has it all – romance, comedy, and, of course, the artistry of our dancers. Angel Corella’s restaging of the love story of Kitri and Basilio brings his unique Spanish flair to this lively classic. Whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or falling in love all over again, Don Quixote is sure to delight.
November 7 – 10
Be the first to see three new ballets created for Pennsylvania Ballet. In November, we present world premieres from some of the dance world’s most exciting choreographers – Garrett Smith, Juliano Nunes, and Yin Yue. These unique premieres will have you amazed at what ballet can be today.