Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of pre-professional dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting lecture-demonstrations and special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.
"The dancing was of extraordinary calibre. Boston Ballet looks like a coherent group. Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has worked miracles with the company, and done so in a way that seems to satisfy his audiences...and the dancers as well."
- Theodore Bale, Dance International
"This company, it seems, can do almost anything.”
- Thea Singer, The Boston Globe
"...[This is] a company in the very first rank. We are accustomed to Boston having one of the great symphonies of the world. The town has now gotten itself a ballet company that meets that standard."
- Clive Barnes, Dance Magazine
Kathleen Breen Combes and Boston Ballet in Giselle by Rosalie O'Connor