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Discover the Pinnacle of Ballet Excellence in the 2024/2025 Season Across North America!
Step into the world of exquisite ballet and dance with 2024‘s most anticipated performances, where the elegance of classic and contemporary dance forms unite. This year promises an unparalleled lineup featuring the timeless allure of “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and “Giselle” alongside the captivating narrative of “Romeo and Juliet.” Prepare to be mesmerized by renowned institutions such as the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and the dynamic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Performances: 216
  • Grand Kyiv Ballet: Don Quixote
    Sep
    13
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    Grand Kyiv Ballet: Don Quixote
    The Capitol Theatre - WA | Capacity: 1500
    98901, 19 South 3rd Street, Yakima, WA, US
    Prices from $57
    Avg. price ~ $158
    Available Tickets: 132
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    19
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    Irvine Barclay Theatre | Capacity: 756
    92612, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA, US
    Prices from $78
    Avg. price ~ $230
    Available Tickets: 75
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    20
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    Irvine Barclay Theatre | Capacity: 756
    92612, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA, US
    Prices from $99
    Avg. price ~ $256
    Available Tickets: 60
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    21
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sat
    World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    91203, 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $139
    Available Tickets: 389
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    22
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sun
    World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    93101, 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, US
    Prices from $62
    Avg. price ~ $176
    Available Tickets: 284
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    25
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    Prices from $56
    Avg. price ~ $124
    Available Tickets: 199
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    26
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $91
    30 tickets remaining!
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    27
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    Bakersfield Fox Theater | Capacity: 1500
    93301, 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA, US
    Prices from $55
    Avg. price ~ $104
    Available Tickets: 182
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Sep
    27
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $456
    Available Tickets: 98
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  • Swan Lake
    Sep
    27
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    Prices from $48
    Avg. price ~ $90
    Available Tickets: 82
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Sep
    28
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sat
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $456
    Available Tickets: 98
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    28
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sat
    93721, 700 M Street, Fresno, CA, US
    Prices from $60
    Avg. price ~ $119
    Available Tickets: 96
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Sep
    28
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $463
    Available Tickets: 101
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Sep
    29
    2024
    3:00 PM
    Sun
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $478
    Available Tickets: 106
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Sep
    29
    2024
    6:00 PM
    Sun
    95340, 301 W. Main St., Merced, CA, US
    Prices from $96
    Avg. price ~ $138
    Available Tickets: 54
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Oct
    01
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    Prices from $57
    Avg. price ~ $126
    Available Tickets: 221
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Oct
    02
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    Prices from $56
    Avg. price ~ $126
    Available Tickets: 208
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  • Swan Lake
    Oct
    03
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    95630, 10 COLLEGE PARKWAY, Folsom, CA, US
    Prices from $57
    Avg. price ~ $130
    Available Tickets: 221
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  • Swan Lake
    Oct
    04
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    95630, 10 COLLEGE PARKWAY, Folsom, CA, US
    Prices from $52
    Avg. price ~ $129
    Available Tickets: 146
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  • Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Oct
    04
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Capacity: 2225
    80204, 950 13th Street, Denver, CO, US
    Prices from $51
    Avg. price ~ $160
    Available Tickets: 271
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Oct
    05
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sat
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $465
    Available Tickets: 96
    Tickets
  • Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Oct
    05
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sat
    Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Capacity: 2225
    80204, 950 13th Street, Denver, CO, US
    Prices from $52
    Avg. price ~ $170
    Available Tickets: 265
    Tickets
  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Oct
    05
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $456
    Available Tickets: 98
    Tickets
  • Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Oct
    05
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Capacity: 2225
    80204, 950 13th Street, Denver, CO, US
    Prices from $52
    Avg. price ~ $164
    Available Tickets: 273
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  • Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Oct
    06
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Colorado Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
    Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Capacity: 2225
    80204, 950 13th Street, Denver, CO, US
    Prices from $51
    Avg. price ~ $171
    Available Tickets: 257
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  • Swan Lake
    Oct
    06
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Curran Theatre | Capacity: 1667
    94102, 445 Geary, San Francisco, CA, US
    Prices from $81
    Avg. price ~ $208
    Available Tickets: 130
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  • New York City Ballet: Coppelia
    Oct
    06
    2024
    3:00 PM
    Sun
    David H. Koch Theater | Capacity: 2586
    10023, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, US
    Prices from $134
    Avg. price ~ $465
    Available Tickets: 96
    Tickets
  • International Ballet of Florida: Don Quixote
    Oct
    06
    2024
    5:00 PM
    Sun
    33701, 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, US
    Prices from $47
    Avg. price ~ $109
    Available Tickets: 353
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  • Swan Lake
    Oct
    06
    2024
    6:00 PM
    Sun
    Curran Theatre | Capacity: 1667
    94102, 445 Geary, San Francisco, CA, US
    Prices from $70
    Avg. price ~ $257
    Available Tickets: 85
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  • World Ballet Company: Swan Lake
    Oct
    08
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    96001, 1731 Market St, Redding, CA, US
    Prices from $45
    Avg. price ~ $122
    Available Tickets: 203
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Best Ballet Companies

Starry Nights
Starry Nights
Performances: 2
Frost Amphitheater
Jul 26, 2024 7:30 PM
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet
Performances: 17
Frost Amphitheater
Jul 26, 2024 7:30 PM
The Little Mermaid - Ballet
The Little Mermaid - Ballet
Performances: 7
Brown Theater at Wortham Center
Sep 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Houston Ballet
Houston Ballet
Performances: 73
Brown Theater at Wortham Center
Sep 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Take Form
Take Form
Performances: 2
Newmont Stage at The BMO Theatre Centre
Sep 6, 2024 7:30 PM
Ballet BC
Ballet BC
Performances: 16
Newmont Stage at The BMO Theatre Centre
Sep 6, 2024 7:30 PM
La Sylphide - Ballet
La Sylphide - Ballet
Performances: 11
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 12, 2024 7:30 PM
Alberta Ballet
Alberta Ballet
Performances: 34
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 12, 2024 7:30 PM
Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Ballet
Performances: 23
Ravinia Pavilion
Sep 13, 2024 7:30 PM
Music of Ramsey Lewis and More
Music of Ramsey Lewis and More
Performances: 1
Ravinia Pavilion
Sep 13, 2024 7:30 PM
Rita Finds Home
Rita Finds Home
Performances: 1
Ravinia Pavilion
Sep 14, 2024 11:00 AM
New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet
Performances: 118
David H. Koch Theater
Sep 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Masters At Work
Masters At Work
Performances: 5
David H. Koch Theater
Sep 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Velocity - Ballet
Velocity - Ballet
Performances: 6
Brown Theater at Wortham Center
Sep 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Balanchine - Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Balanchine - Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Performances: 6
David H. Koch Theater
Sep 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Coppelia
Coppelia
Performances: 14
David H. Koch Theater
Sep 27, 2024 7:30 PM
Bolero X & Chamber
Bolero X & Chamber
Performances: 4
Theatre Maisonneuve At Place des Arts
Oct 2, 2024 8:00 PM
Fall Gala
Fall Gala
Performances: 1
David H. Koch Theater
Oct 9, 2024 7:00 PM
Contemporary Choreography
Contemporary Choreography
Performances: 6
David H. Koch Theater
Oct 11, 2024 7:30 PM
Grimm
Grimm
Performances: 6
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Oct 17, 2024 7:30 PM
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About Ballets

What are the best ballets and ballet companies in the U.S. and Canada?
When discussing the best ballets, it’s essential to consider classical masterpieces and modern works that have significantly impacted them. Some of the most celebrated ballets include:

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker” is a holiday show that magically transforms the stage into a winter wonderland filled with enchantment and charm. Set to Tchaikovsky’s music this ballet weaves a tale of dreams and enchantment. Following Clara’s adventure, with the Nutcracker Prince, the story captures the innocence of childhood and the cozy spirit of the holiday season. The choreography combines ballet with elements of character dance bringing to life a cast of characters from the formidable Mouse King to the graceful Sugar Plum Fairy. What makes this ballet timeless is its ability to stir up feelings of joy and wonder, tapping into our desire, for happiness and imagination.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake,” with Tchaikovsky’s profoundly moving music, stands as a towering masterpiece of classical ballet. Its narrative, a poignant tale of love, deception, tragedy, and beauty, revolves around the doomed romance of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The dual role of Odette/Odile presents one of ballet’s most challenging and iconic performances, requiring technical prowess and deep emotional expression. The ballet’s choreography, especially the scenes featuring the corps de ballet as swans, epitomizes the harmony and grace of ballet. “Swan Lake” remains a testament to the enduring power of love and the sublime beauty of dance.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty” presents the grandeur of ballet accompanied by Tchaikovsky music. This enchanting ballet weaves a tale of Princess Aurora cursed to slumber for a century until awakened by a prince’s kiss. Known for its sets, choreography and the impressive Rose Adagio the ballet showcases the beauty and skill of classical dance. Its intricate movements require both precision and artistic expression showcasing the world of ballet. Ultimately “The Sleeping Beauty” is a celebration of loves triumph and the timeless elegance of ballet tradition.

Giselle

Giselle” is a cornerstone of the romantic ballet repertoire, a haunting tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. The ballet unfolds the story of Giselle, a gentle peasant girl whose heartbreak leads her to an untimely death, and her subsequent protection of her beloved Albrecht from beyond the grave. The role of Giselle demands a dancer of exquisite expressiveness, capable of conveying the depth of despair and ethereal forgiveness. The ballet’s choreography, with its otherworldly Wilis and the poignant pas de deux, is a testament to the expressive power of dance. “Giselle” remains a profound exploration of the human heart’s resilience and the transcendent purity of love.

Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” brings Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy to the ballet stage with gripping intensity and lyrical beauty. The story of the star-crossed lovers caught between feuding families in Renaissance Verona is given new life through expressive choreography that captures the enthusiasm of young love and the tragedy of its fate. The ballet’s pas de deux are particularly notable for their emotional depth and technical brilliance, encapsulating the passion and despair of the titular characters. “Romeo and Juliet” is a powerful testament to the enduring resonance of love and loss, rendered in the universal language of dance.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina,” inspired by Tolstoy’s monumental novel, is a ballet that delves into the complexities of the human soul against the backdrop of Russian high society. The ballet captures Anna’s turbulent affair with Count Vronsky and the societal pressures that lead to her downfall. The choreography must navigate the intricate emotional landscapes of the characters, translating the novel’s depth into the physical language of ballet. This ballet is a study of feeling and emotion, exploring themes of passion, guilt, and the search for personal freedom within the constraints of society.

Carmen

Carmen,” based on Bizet’s opera, is a fiery ballet that explores themes of desire, freedom, and fate. The story of the free-spirited gypsy Carmen and her tragic entanglement with Don José is brought to life through vibrant choreography that blends classical ballet with Spanish dance elements. The ballet’s energy is palpable, with a score that drives the narrative forward with urgency and passion. Carmen’s character, a symbol of independence and sensuality, demands a dancer of formidable presence and charisma. “Carmen” celebrates the spirit’s untamable nature, set against a fate that cannot be escaped.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote,” inspired by Cervantes’ classic tale, is a ballet filled with humor, bravado, and Spanish flair. Centering on the whimsical adventures of Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, the ballet also weaves in the romantic subplot of Kitri and Basilio. The choreography is known for its lively character dances, virtuosic pas de deux, and comedic elements, all set to a spirited score that captures the warmth of Spain. This ballet showcases technical brilliance and theatricality, offering a joyful escape into a world of chivalrous fantasies and romantic escapades.

Jewels

George Balanchines ballet “Jewels” is a performance divided into three segments; “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” and “Diamonds,” each drawing inspiration from a gemstone and showcasing unique musical and choreographic styles. “Emeralds” embodies elegance and romance while “Rubies” captures the jazz spirit of America and “Diamonds” reflects the grandeur of Russian ballet. This abstract ballet, devoid of a storyline emphasizes the beauty of form and the emotional connection, between music and movement. Through “Jewels ” Balanchine pays tribute to the splendor of ballet showcasing his brilliance, in pushing the boundaries of this art form.

Onegin

Based on Pushkin’s novel, “Onegin” is a ballet that delves into love, regret, and fate. The story follows the arrogant Eugene Onegin as he dismissively rejects the young Tatiana’s love, only to realize his mistake too late. The ballet, particularly in John Cranko’s choreography, is celebrated for its expressive pas de deux that captures the narrative’s emotional intensity and dramatic shifts. “Onegin” is a moving exploration of human relationships, beautifully rendered through the nuanced language of ballet, offering a poignant reflection on the choices that shape our lives.