“We’ll present this iconic ballet in its truest, purest form. I hope you’ll be thrilled by the drama, the virtuosic dancing, and of course, mesmerized by Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score.”
Angel Corella

This season we premiere a traditional Swan Lake, complete with the evil Von Rothbart presiding over his flock of maiden swans in a dark, lakeside glen. Perhaps love does not conquer all?

One of the ballet world’s most celebrated works comes to life at the Academy of Music stage as Angel Corella presents his re-staging of Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake. Dazzling costumes and a sumptuous Tchaikovsky score illuminate ballet’s greatest love story of the young Prince Siegfried and his love for the Swan Queen, Odette. Cursed to live the life of a swan by day and a human by night, Odette’s only hope of breaking the evil spell is a declaration of true love.

Header Image: Dayesi Torriente. Photo: © Nic D’Amico.

Swan Lake News & Events

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Conversations with Pennsylvania Ballet

Monday, March 5, 2018 6:30PM
Hear from Principal Dancer Dayesi Torriente about her preparations for Swan Lake.
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Swan Lake Dinner

Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:15PM
Enjoy an elegant pre-show dinner in the Academy ballroom followed by the premiere of Swan Lake.
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Philadelphia Inquirer: Classical concerts in Philadelphia: Lawrence Brownlee, Sonya Yoncheva, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, more

Published on: Monday, February 12, 2018
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Philadelphia Inquirer: Beyonce's choreographers, PA Ballet's new 'Swan Lake,' and more on the spring dance calendar

Published on: Friday, February 9, 2018
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The Dance Journal: PA Ballet Presents Full Swan Lake for First Time

Published on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Broadway World: PA Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE

Published on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Chestnut Hill Local: Viva Tchaikovsky!

Published on: Friday, September 29, 2017

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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.