Celebrating 50 years of breathtaking performances
Captivating and inspiring, Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies.
Now in its 50th anniversary season, Pennsylvania Ballet remains dedicated to furthering classical traditions while also embracing more eclectic programming and choreographic commissioning promises to bring ballet in Philadelphia into the 21st century.
Under the artistic leadership of Roy Kaiser, each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.
Since the company’s inception in 1963, the company has performed ballets by reputable choreographers such as Jerome Robbins, Christopher d’Amboise, David Parsons, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, and Twyla Tharp.
Tickets for the Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2013-14 season are currently available. Season highlights include a performance of George Balanchine’s Jewels, the annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ and the 50th Anniversary Finale. Performances are held at the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theater.
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Founded in 1963 by Balanchine protégé Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet was helmed by esteemed artistic directors Benjamin Harkarvy in the ’70s, Robert Weiss in the ’80s and Christopher d’Amboise in the 90s. Present artistic director Roy Kaiser danced as a principal for many years with the ballet until retiring from the stage in 1992.
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