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American Repertory Ballet

Led by Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is New Jersey’s preeminent professional ballet company, presenting classical and contemporary works to engage and inspire audiences.

Our focus includes a continuing investment in new productions, new voices, and an ongoing commitment to fostering the presentation of diverse makers, movement, and modalities in ballet and dance. Essentially we are creating a culture and identity that is exclusively ARB, with the purpose of promoting inclusion, inspiration, and involvement.

Ethan Stiefel ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Youth Class with children and instructor jumping with streamers.

Princeton Ballet School

Founded in 1954 by Audrée Estey, Princeton Ballet School (PBS) is one of the finest non-profit dance schools in the nation, with a renowned faculty and commitment to live musical accompaniment. PBS is the official school of American Repertory Ballet.

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Access & Enrichment

ARB’s Access & Enrichment programs are multi-faceted engagement efforts, such as in-school residencies, community events, student matinee performances, and specially designed class offerings.

Upcoming
Performances & Events

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Jul 29

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Princeton Ballet School’s 2022 Summer Dance

Princeton Shopping Center

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, presents its highly anticipated, annual Summer Intensive performance.

Sep 23 – Sep 25

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Kaleidoscope

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Kaleidoscope, an innovative program featuring a new creation by ARB’s own Ryoko Tanaka and pianist-composer Ian Howells. Audience favorite, Claire Davison’s Bewitched (set to Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic vocals), is certain to delight alongside a dazzling classical pas de deux showcasing the balletic bravura of ARB’s artists. Also commissioned for the program is a unique collaboration between choreographer Da’ Von Doane (formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem) and New Jersey-based visual artist Grace Lynne Haynes, whose creations have graced the cover of The New Yorker magazine among others.

Nov 25 – Dec 18

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The Nutcracker

McCarter Theatre Center | State Theatre New Jersey

American Repertory Ballet’s beloved production of The Nutcracker returns with performances at four venues throughout New Jersey beginning November 25, 2022 at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center and closing December 16-18, 2022 at State Theatre New Jersey, with a full orchestra and youth choir.

Mar 3 – Mar 5

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Giselle

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, Giselle will make its American Repertory Ballet premiere at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in March 2023. This celebrated and moving production had its world premiere at the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2012, and has since toured the globe. Giselle was adapted into a feature film directed by Tao Fraser, selected for screening in the NZ International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Stiefel and Kobborg’s Giselle will be restaged and partially redesigned specifically for American Repertory Ballet by an award-winning and renowned creative team.

Mar 25

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Kaye Playhouse NYC

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

The company returns to the Kaye Playhouse at New York’s Hunter College for one performance on Saturday, March 25, 2023 with a mixed repertory program never-before-seen by New York audiences.