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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.

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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.

Performances & Events

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Apr 1

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Movin’ + Groovin’

McCarter Theatre Center

American Repertory Ballet brings the acclaimed production of Movin’ + Groovin’ to McCarter Theatre Center on April 1, 2023, featuring works by three of today’s most exciting and innovative choreographers. The program features: Claire Davison’s Time Within A Time, set to the music of Fleetwood Mac; Ja’ Malik’s Moving to Bach, set to Bach’s Sonata for Violin Solo No.1; and Caili Quan’s Circadia, inspired by an eclectic music mix ranging from Boban Markovic Orchestra to Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution.

May 20

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Princeton Ballet School’s Spring Performance

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial

This end-of-year production celebrates our students’ hard work, progress, and love of dance.

Join us for excerpts from Don Quixote, filled with romance, comedy, a colorful cast of characters and dynamic dancing and Cinderella, a beautiful classic, first performed by Princeton Ballet School in 1955.

Jun 10 – Jun 11

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New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

PREMIERE3 features the revival and company premiere of Holberg Suite, choreographed by legendary dancer, dance maker, trail-blazer, and co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem – Arthur Mitchell. This invigorating ballet, set to the music of Edvard Grieg, will have newly designed costumes created for American Repertory Ballet.

Also on the program will be two highly anticipated world premieres by Amy Seiwert and Ethan Stiefel. More details about these exciting new works will be released soon.