Performances & Events

Special Events

Our special events are fundraisers, friend-raisers, and fun-raisers! From festive galas to garden parties and “meet the artists” interviews, we offer something for everyone. Check back often for new announcements and save-the-dates.

Please see below for highlights from our 2022 Mask-erade Gala at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and 2021 Garden Party at Brick Farm Tavern in Hopewell, NJ.


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Upcoming
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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.

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.