Laura Katz Rizzo is Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, where she teaches ballet technique and dance history.


Jehnna Lewis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on German literature around the year 1800, with a special focus on the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann and the ‘acoustic’ character of his fictional prose.

This program is offered as a partnership with the John and Rashanda Rhoden Arts Center at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, located at 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please visit PAFA’s website to learn about additional opportunities when you visit, including viewing museum galleries, dining in Tableau, and shopping in Portfolio, the museum gift shop. Visit

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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.