Princeton Ballet School’s 2022 Summer Dance

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, presents its highly anticipated, annual Summer Intensive performance. Students from across the United States and around the world have spent the last five weeks in serious dance study, under world-class faculty, in a warm and companionable atmosphere under caring and careful instruction conducive to technical and artistic progress. The program will feature the re-staging of a traditional classical work along with several others created specifically for this year’s Summer Intensive students.

Princeton Ballet School’s Spring Performance

Don Quixote  is a 19th century classical ballet, originally choreographed by the prolific Marius Petipa to a score by Léon Minkus.  It is based off the story of Miguel Cervante’s classic novel.  In the ballet, an elderly noble, Don Quixote, feels called to venture out into the world and perform knightly deeds.  He appoints his young servant, Sancho Panza, as his squire. He sets forth into the world to seek adventure in the service of his ideal lady, the beautiful Dulcinea, whom he has seen in a vision.  Along their journey, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza stumble into a lively market square in Barcelona, where they meet Kitri, Basilio, Mercedes, and Espada.  

Cinderella is is perhaps the most universally loved of all fairy tales. First performed by Princeton Ballet School in 1955, follow Cinderella as she falls in love with the prince, overcomes the influences of her wicked stepfamily, and makes her own dreams come true.