Preludes feature an ever-changing roster of company members, artistic staff, and visiting artists offering unmatched behind-the-scenes insights. Preludes begin one hour prior to show time and are free for all patrons of the performance they precede.

Preludes are a great way to meet other ballet fans, enhance your knowledge of the art form, and get to know the artists behind Pennsylvania Ballet’s beautiful and thrilling performances.

Preludes Speakers

  • Thursday, October 12th – 6:30pm: Laura Katz, Professor, Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, and Author of Dancing the Fairy Tale: Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty
  • Friday, October 13th – 6:30pm: Angel Corella, Artistic Director
  • Saturday, October 14th – 1:00pm: Beatrice Jona Affron, Music Director and Conductor
  • Saturday, October 14th – 6:00pm: Ian Hussey, Principal Dancer
  • Sunday, October 15th – 1:00pm: Samantha Dunster, Assistant Artistic Director
  • Friday, October 20th – 6:30pm: Beatrice Jona Affron, Music Director and Conductor
  • Saturday, October 21st – 11:00am: Lillian DiPiazza, Principal Dancer
  • Saturday, October 21st – 4:00pm: Laura Katz, Professor, Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, and Author of Dancing the Fairy Tale: Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty
  • Sunday, October 22nd – 1:00pm: Angel Corella, Artistic Director

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Season & Tickets

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.