Inviting students to share our love of live performance


Grades served: 1st-12th
Total served: 5,000
Schools served: 64 schools from the greater Philadelphia area attend the dress rehearsals each year

Students from public, private, parochial, and home school cooperatives in Philadelphia, Camden, NJ, and surrounding areas are invited to attend school-day matinees of select Pennsylvania Ballet dress rehearsals at the Academy of Music. This one-of-a-kind experience provides an up-close and personal look at how Pennsylvania Ballet and its dancers prepare to take a performance from the studio to the stage.

Pennsylvania Ballet offers online and downloadable curriculum guides for each of the programs, preparing students to attend performances and fostering a deeper understanding of ballet and the stories told on stage.

Dress Rehearsal admission and curriculum guides are offered to participating schools free of charge.


Watch dancers prepare for opening night of a performance


Gain a deeper understanding of ballet and its stories and learn about costumes, lights, and sets

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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.