Performances & Events

Calendar

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School’s performance calendar showcases the versatility of the company and school, with programming that includes traditional repertoire by ballet masters, cutting-edge works by exciting new choreographers, and ballet favorites. The company also offers outreach events that connect the community through dance. See below for our upcoming performance and events calendar.

Event Category

American Repertory Ballet

Kaleidoscope

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.

Sep 23 – Sep 25

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

American Repertory Ballet

The Nutcracker

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.

Nov 25 – Dec 18

Multiple locations

American Repertory Ballet

Giselle

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 3 – Mar 5

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

American Repertory Ballet

Kaye Playhouse NYC

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.

Mar 25

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

American Repertory Ballet

PREMIERE3

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.

Jun 9 – Jun 11

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Princeton Ballet School, Performance

Princeton Ballet School’s Spring Performance

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.

May 20

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial

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