Best Ballets

In an enthralling reveal that marks a significant chapter in the North American cultural calendar, the 2024/2025 ballet season unfurls a tapestry of motion and emotion through its ten iconic ballets set to tour across the United States and Canada. This curated selection, ranging from timeless classics like “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker” to contemporary masterpieces such as “Woolf Works” and “Genesis,” promises to enchant audiences with its blend of traditional narratives and innovative choreography. Esteemed productions like “Giselle” and “The Sleeping Beauty” will share the stage with dynamic works like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Rite of Spring,” showcasing the versatile and evocative power of ballet. Each performance, a convergence of artistry and athleticism, invites spectators into fantastical stories and profound emotions, solidifying ballet’s enduring relevance and appeal.

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Swan Lake Tickets

Swan Lake Ballet

North America Tour

Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is one of the most iconic ballets of all time, with its stunning music and choreography that tells the story of a princess transformed into a swan.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet

North America Tour

A holiday classic, this ballet tells the story of a young girl’s dream journey with her Nutcracker prince. It features beautiful music and enchanting dancing.

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Giselle

Giselle Ballet

North America Tour

This romantic ballet from the 19th century tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman only to discover he is engaged to someone else. The ballet features beautiful, ethereal dancing and a haunting score.

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Romeo and Juliet Ballet Tickets

Romeo and Juliet Ballet

North America Tour

Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan and set to Sergei Prokofiev’s music, this ballet tells the tragic love story of the famous Shakespearean couple. The choreography and music are both stunning.

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Cinderella - Ballet

Cinderella Ballet

North America Tour

Cinderella is a ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev to a scenario by Nikolai Volkov. It is one of his most famous musical compositions and has inspired many choreographers since its inception.

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Don Quixote - Ballet

Don Quixote Ballet

North America Tour

This lively and colorful ballet is based on the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It features exciting choreography and lively Spanish music.

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The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet

Sleeping Beauty Ballet

North America Tour

Another Tchaikovsky masterpiece, this ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora, who falls asleep for 100 years after pricking her finger on a spindle. The music and choreography are both breathtaking.

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Firebird - Ballet

The Firebird Ballet

North America Tour

This ballet tells the story of a magical bird that helps a prince defeat an evil sorcerer. The music, composed by Igor Stravinsky, is haunting, and the choreography is graceful and powerful.

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Coppelia

Coppélia Ballet

North America Tour

This lighthearted and charming ballet tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a lifelike doll. The music and choreography are both delightful.

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Jewels Ballet Tickets

Jewels Ballet

North America Tour

This abstract ballet by choreographer George Balanchine is set to the music of three composers and features dazzling costumes and sparkling choreography.

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Overview Of Ballets

The idea of what constitutes “ballet can vary depending on preferences, especially within the arts. However, there are ballet performances that have endured over time and are highly respected, for their choreography, music and influence on the ballet community. Here are a few renowned ballet productions:


  • The Nutcracker composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a holiday tradition renowned for its enchanting melodies and festive plotline. Notably, it features segments like the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and the elegant “Waltz of the Flowers.”
  • Swan Lake“: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece “Swan Lake” is celebrated for its lead roles, memorable music, and poignant tale of love, between Prince Siegfried and Odette a princess transformed into a swan by a sorcerer spell.
  • Giselle“: Adolphe Adams romantic ballet “Giselle,” presented in two acts narrates the heartrending story of a peasant girl who dies from heartbreak upon learning that her beloved is promised to another. The production is notably recognized for its haunting portrayal of the Wilis ” female spirits known to dance men to their demise.
  • Cinderellais a captivating tale that appeals to audiences of all ages, blending humor, the elegance of ballet, and the timeless promise of an ending.
  • Sleeping Beautycomposed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is renowned for its presentation of enchanting fairy tale elements and demanding lead roles. The “Rose Adagio” stands out as one of the sequences in ballet.
  • Romeo and Juliet“: Sergei Prokofiev’s adaptation based on Shakespeare’s play is highly regarded for its gripping score and the profound emotions portrayed by its main characters. It has become a piece, in the repertoire of ballet companies.
  • Coppélia“: Léo Delibes “Coppélia” tells a story about a doll named Coppélia that captivates a man named Franz with her lifelike appearance sparking jealousy in his true love, Swanilda.
  • Don Quixote“: inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece novel, Ludwig Minkus “Don Quixote” showcases Spanish influences, technical prowess, and the vibrant personality of Kitri.
  • Serenade“: George Balanchines “Serenade,” set to Tchaikovsky’s music holds significance in ballet history as Balanchines creation in the United States. Known for its elegance, creativity, and use of work, in ballet.
  • Dracula Ballet“: Amidst Darkness and Dread. Step into the world of the vampire whose unending thirst, for blood brings terror and chaos to those unaware of his sinister presence.

These ballet performances are showcased by troupes globally captivating audiences with their mesmerizing dance routines, enchanting melodies and the profound narratives that touch the soul.

List Of All Ballets
World Ballet Series
World Ballet Series
Performances: 27
W L Jack Howard Theatre
Apr 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Swan Lake
Swan Lake
Performances: 91
W L Jack Howard Theatre
Apr 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Youth America Grand Prix
Youth America Grand Prix
Performances: 4
David H. Koch Theater
Apr 17, 2024 4:00 PM
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
Performances: 4
Matthews Theatre - McCarter Theatre Center
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Martha Graham Dance Company
Martha Graham Dance Company
Performances: 5
MainStage At New York City Center
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet
Performances: 30
Ziff Opera House At The Adrienne Arsht Center
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Love and War
Love and War
Performances: 3
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Encore A
Encore A
Performances: 6
War Memorial Opera House
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet
Performances: 13
War Memorial Opera House
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Performances: 11
McCaw Hall
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Ballet West
Ballet West
Performances: 36
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Vertigo Dance Company
Vertigo Dance Company
Performances: 2
Mimi Ohio Theatre At Playhouse Square
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
The Seasons' Canon
The Seasons' Canon
Performances: 4
McCaw Hall
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Carmina Burana - Ballet
Carmina Burana - Ballet
Performances: 10
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier At Place Des Arts
Apr 18, 2024 8:00 PM
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Performances: 9
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier At Place Des Arts
Apr 18, 2024 8:00 PM
Canyon Concert Ballet
Canyon Concert Ballet
Performances: 6
Lincoln Center Performance Hall
Apr 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Grand Kyiv Ballet
Grand Kyiv Ballet
Performances: 4
Cheyenne Civic Center
Apr 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Giselle
Giselle
Performances: 24
Cheyenne Civic Center
Apr 19, 2024 7:00 PM
The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet
Performances: 32
Lincoln Center Performance Hall
Apr 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet
Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet
Performances: 1
Township Auditorium
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Spring Dance Concert
Spring Dance Concert
Performances: 7
Stage at Hilberry Gateway
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Ballet MasterWorks
Ballet MasterWorks
Performances: 4
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Colorado Ballet
Colorado Ballet
Performances: 4
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Cinderella - Ballet
Cinderella - Ballet
Performances: 50
Clowes Memorial Hall
Apr 19, 2024 8:00 PM
Butler Ballet
Butler Ballet
Performances: 3
Clowes Memorial Hall
Apr 19, 2024 8:00 PM
Tulsa Ballet
Tulsa Ballet
Performances: 6
Hardesty Center at Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Apr 20, 2024 11:45 AM
Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet
Performances: 3
Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall
Apr 20, 2024 2:00 PM
Snow White - Ballet
Snow White - Ballet
Performances: 9
Belding Theater at Bushnell Theatre
Apr 20, 2024 2:00 PM
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List Of Ballet Venues
A-Z List Of Ballet Theatres in the United Stats and Canada
Abilene Civic Center
location 79601, 1100 North 6th St, Abilene, TX, US
Performances: 3
Academy Of Music - PA
location 19102, 240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, US
Performances: 167
Akron Civic Theatre
location 44308, 182 South Main St, Akron, OH, US
Performances: 17
Alabama Theatre - Birmingham
location 35201, 1181 3rd Ave North, Birmingham, AL, US
Performances: 6
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
location 72901, 55 South 7th Street., Fort Smith, AR, US
Performances: 4
Artis-Naples
location 34108, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL, US
Performances: 13
Auditorium Theatre - IL
location 60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
Performances: 33
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Ctr For The Perf Arts
location 33312, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Performances: 152
Bakersfield Fox Theater
location 93301, 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA, US
Performances: 20
Balboa Theatre - San Diego
location 92101, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA, US
Performances: 29
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
location 33906, 8099 College Parkway Sw, Fort Myers, FL, US
Performances: 24
Bass Performance Hall
location 76102, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX, US
Performances: 155
Belding Theater at Bushnell Theatre
location 06106, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT, US
Performances: 13
Benedum Center
location 15222, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Performances: 43
Bergen Performing Arts Center
location 07631, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ, US
Performances: 33
Bob Hope Theatre - CA
location 95202, 242 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA, US
Performances: 17
Brown Theater at Wortham Center
location 77002, 500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX, US
Performances: 63
Byham Theater
location 15222, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA, US
Performances: 15
Caesars Atlantic City
location 08404, 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, US
Performances: 8
Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center
location 28401, 703 N. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC, US
Performances: 21
Capital One Hall
location 22102, 7750 Capital One Tower Rd., Tysons Corner, VA, US
Performances: 31
Capitol Center For The Arts - NH
location 03301, 44 South Main St, Concord, NH, US
Performances: 19
Capitol Theatre - Wheeling
location 26003, 1015 Main Street, Wheeling, WV, US
Performances: 12
Carnegie Hall - Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall
location 10019, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY, US
Performances: 20
Carolina Theater - Greensboro
location 27401, 310 South Greene Street, Greensboro, NC, US
Performances: 12
Carolina Theatre - Durham
location 27701, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC, US
Performances: 28
Cascade Theatre
location 96001, 1731 Market St, Redding, CA, US
Performances: 5
Center Theater at California Center For The Arts Escondido
location 92025, 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA, US
Performances: 7
Cheyenne Civic Center
location 82001, 510 West 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY, US
Performances: 8
Chrysler Hall
location 23510, 215 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA, US
Performances: 70
Citizens Bank Opera House
location 02111, 539 Washington St, Boston, MA, US
Performances: 174
Clowes Memorial Hall
location 46208, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN, US
Performances: 51
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