New York City Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies.
Founding choreographer George Balanchine was a core figure in the transition from classical ballet, to neoclassical ballet, to contemporary ballet. He also made “The Nutcracker” the world’s most popular ballet.
Second founding choreographer Jerome Robbins brought his love of African Diaspora dance, and his Broadway and film sensibilities to the Company.
City Ballet dances fall, Nutcracker, winter, spring, and seasons at the David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. It dances a summer season upstate in Saratoga Springs.
Several Latin Principals and Soloists are dancing in the 2023-24 Season. 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇵🇷 🇪🇸
New York City Ballet
DAVID H KOCH THEATER, Lincoln Center ~ This is “The Nutcracker” that launched the American holiday tradition. 🇺🇸
75th Anniversary Season presents “Jewels,” and more Balanchine gems.
September 9 – October 15, 2023
DAVID H KOCH THEATER
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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The “Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala is our favorite ballet in New York. It’s a night with some of ballet’s biggest stars and the young winners of the Grand Prix competition.
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New York City Ballet News
September ~ October
New York City Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Fall Season is at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center; from September 9 – October 15, 2023. 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇵🇷 🇪🇸
November ~ December
New York City Ballet dances “The Nutcracker®,” the version that made it the world’s most popular ballet; at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center; from Friday, November 24 to December 31, 2023. From $50. nycballet.com
January ~ March
New York City Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Winter Season includes a Tribute to Robbins, Wheeldon + Martins + Peck, New Combinations, All Balanchine, Classic NYCB, Peck’s Copland Dance Episodes, Innovators and Icons, and Balanchine + Wheeldon programs; at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center; from January 23 to March 3, 2024. From $40. nycballet.com 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇵🇷 🇪🇸
April ~ June
New York City Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Spring Season includes All Balanchine, Masters at Work, Spring Gala, Classic NYCB, All Stravinsky, Contemporary Choreography, Sensory-Friendly Performance, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” programs; at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center; from January 23 to March 3, 2024. From $40. nycballet.com 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇵🇷 🇪🇸
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David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center (left theater on the main plaza)
(1) to 66th St – Lincoln Center
Latin Principal dancers in the 2023-24 Season include:
- Jovani Furlan is a Principal from Joinville, Brazil. @jovani.furlan 🇧🇷
- Roman Mejia is a Soloist from Fort Worth, Texas. @roman.julian.mejia 🇺🇸
Latin Soloists in the 2023-24 Season include:
About New York City Ballet
Founded in 1948, the legacy of founding choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins blends European and American culture, Hollywood and Broadway into something unique in the ballet world.
Balanchine brought his Imperial Ballet training, Ballets Russes background, and relationships with legendary ballet composers. “Mr. B” was a key catalyst in the development of ballet from its classical traditions into neoclassical and contemporary forms. His black and white, leotard ballets ultimately stripped away scenery, costume, and story; leaving ballets of pure movement.
Jerome Robbins brought his Broadway background and a profound grasp of American culture. He studied African Diaspora dance traditions.
City Ballet carries on the Ballets Russes tradition of collaborating with the best artists of the day. The company’s School of American Ballet has a legacy of developing great dancers.
In the end, it all comes down to music, choreography, and movement. That is probably exactly what Mr. B had in mind.