Ballet’s haunting and romantic classic

There are many great stories of heartbreak and redemption, but none are quite as beautiful as Giselle. This season, we premiere Angel Corella’s restaging of the story of a young woman whose love triumphs over vengeance and lasts even beyond death. One of ballet’s oldest and most continually-performed works, Giselle is a hauntingly romantic work that continues to move audiences.

Please note that Giselle includes the use of strobe lighting.

Oksana Maslova | Photo: Chris Crisman

Giselle News & Events

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Giselle: A Classic Story in Today’s World

Monday, February 25, 2019 6:00PM–12:00AM
Spend an evening discussing gender and class stereotypes in classic ballets and debate whether they’re still relevant today. Meet and hear from the stars of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Giselle, dancers Mayara Pineiro and Lillian DiPiazza and ballet master Charles Askegard with a special academic perspective from University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Liliane Weissberg and Drexel University’s Dr. Mirriam Giguere as moderator.
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Conversations with Pennsylvania Ballet

Monday, March 4, 2019 6:30PM
Hear from a dancer or member of Pennsylvania Ballet's artistic staff about their preparations for Giselle. Bring your questions for a lively and intimate Q&A. Held at the Philadelphia Institute Library, this event is FREE and open to the public. Wine and cheese are generously provided by our friends at the PCI Library.
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Giselle Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:00PM
Dress rehearsals are fully staged productions wherein our dancers and artistic staff make final adjustments before opening night.
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Giselle Dinner

Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:00PM
Join us on opening night as we celebrate the haunting debut of Angel Corella’s Giselle – a timeless tale about the powers of betrayal, love, death, and dance – with an elegant dinner under the Academy of Music chandeliers.
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Preludes

Thursday, March 7, 2019 6:30PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:30PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:00PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:00PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:00PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:30PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Preludes

Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:00PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
Giselle

Preludes

Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:00PM–12:00AM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.

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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.