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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Dec 11 – Dec 18

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The Nutcracker

McCarter Theatre Center | Patriots Theater at the War Memorial | State Theatre New Jersey

American Repertory Ballet’s beloved production of The Nutcracker returns with performances at three 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. 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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Movin’ + Groovin’

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.
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.

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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PREMIERE3

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.

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