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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
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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.

Upcoming
Performances & Events

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Mar 8 – Mar 10

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Classic Beauty

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

This enchanting program features excerpts from two crown jewels of the classical ballet repertoire: Swan Lake Act II and Sleeping Beauty Act III. Iconic fairy tale scenes and the technical brilliance of ARB’s artists will leave audiences spellbound.

Mar 30

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Elevate

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

An innovative program of cutting-edge ballet and contemporary work, Elevate includes Intrare Forma by choreographer Meredith Rainey, Sight Line by Amy Seiwert, and the anticipated return of Ethan Stiefel’s rousing Wood Work.

Apr 4

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Of Swans and Variants

McCarter Theatre Center

This exciting program features an excerpt from a crown jewel of the classical ballet repertoire, Swan Lake Act II, followed by a recently choreographed contemporary piece, VARIANTS, from Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel.

Apr 20

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Platinum Jubilee Gala

Please join us as we celebrate our Platinum Jubilee 70th Anniversary!

May 4

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May Fiesta – Princeton Ballet School

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

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

May 5

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Coppelia – Princeton Ballet School

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

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

May 10 – May 12

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, this celebrated one-act ballet will once again have audiences of all ages cheering, laughing out loud, and mesmerized by the ballet’s whimsy and crisp storytelling.