With beloved classics and thrilling world premieres, our 2020/2021 Season showcases the magic of storytelling, and has something for everyone.


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October 8 – 18

Experience the enchantment of one of the world’s most timeless stories. A young woman who longs for better circumstances, a magical ball, and a missing slipper – Cinderella has never been as charming as this. Beautiful dancing brings to life this humorous and romantic ballet, the perfect treat for all ages.

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

December 11 – 31

Make memories this holiday season with Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. From Balanchine’s lively choreography and the beautiful sets and costumes to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, there’s so much to love in this joyous ballet. Join Marie, the Mouse King, and all of the other beloved characters for this perfect holiday treat.

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Suspended In Time

January 31 – February 7

Celebrate the strength and artistry of Pennsylvania Ballet with Suspended In Time. This exciting program features three ballets by acclaimed choreographers: Clear by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM; Suspended In Time by Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella, Kirill 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, our debut in the intimate Perelman Theater is sure to energize and inspire.

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Swan Lake

February 25 – March 7

Fall under the spell of ballet’s most magnificent love story, Swan Lake. Stunning choreography and evocative music by Tchaikovsky come together to tell the tale of a handsome prince, an enchanted swan, and undying love. Passion, romance, artistry – this iconic work has it all.

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George Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes

March 11 – 14

Master choreographer George Balanchine left a lasting impact, and his legacy continues with Pennsylvania Ballet. The three ballets that make up George Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes – the lush Ballet Imperial, dazzling Symphony in C, and vibrant Stars & Stripes – make for a stunning experience that honors Pennsylvania Ballet’s history as we look ahead to the future.

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May 13-16

Enjoy the wonder and whimsy of Coppelia. A toymaker’s beautiful doll, a lovesick young man, and a clever fiancée all come together – with hilarious results – in one of the most well-loved comedies in the ballet repertoire. This entertaining story and its gorgeous dancing have something for everyone.

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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.


Pennsylvania Ballet is changing the way people experience ballet. For more than two decades, Pennsylvania Ballet has shared its love of dance with the city of Philadelphia. Each year, we work with more than 15,000 individuals from across the greater Philadelphia area by offering hands-on, high quality arts education activities in school, out of school, at the theater, in our studios, and at area parks and community centers, free of charge.