Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Giselle

Discover what it's like to dance the title role of this iconic ballet.

Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Giselle

The role of Giselle is renowned for its technical and emotional difficulty, and continues to be a touchstone in the legacy of great ballerinas. Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova and discover what it's like to dance this coveted role.


Video by Ernesto Galan

The role of Giselle is renowned for its technical and emotional difficulty, and continues to be a touchstone in the legacy of great ballerinas. Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova and discover what it's like to dance this coveted role.


Video by Ernesto Galan

Dancer Insight: Lily Price on Giselle

The corps de ballet drives the action in this romantic masterpiece.

Dancer Insight: Lily Price on Giselle

The corps roles of Giselle are beautiful, iconic, and notoriously difficult. While the choreography may look effortless, it requires excellent technical precision. Step behind the curtain with Artist Lily Price and discover what it's like to perform the role of a Wili.


Video by Ernesto Galan

The corps roles of Giselle are beautiful, iconic, and notoriously difficult. While the choreography may look effortless, it requires excellent technical precision. Step behind the curtain with Artist Lily Price and discover what it's like to perform the role of a Wili.


Video by Ernesto Galan

Dancer Insight: Patrick Yocum on Giselle

With his fate in the hands of the Wilis, is true love enough to save Albrecht?

Dancer Insight: Patrick Yocum on Giselle

Get to know Albrecht, the young nobleman who sweeps Giselle off her feet—and ultimately drives her mad with heartbreak. Hear how Principal Dancer Patrick Yocum tackles this complex role.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Get to know Albrecht, the young nobleman who sweeps Giselle off her feet—and ultimately drives her mad with heartbreak. Hear how Principal Dancer Patrick Yocum tackles this complex role.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Dancer Insight: Paulina Waski on Giselle

She’s regal, courageous, and merciless. Get to know the queen of the Wilis.

Dancer Insight: Paulina Waski on Giselle

Meet Myrtha, a tenacious leader who protects and guides the Wilis in their quest for justice. Step behind the curtain with Artist Paulina Waski and explore the many sides of this often misunderstood character.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Meet Myrtha, a tenacious leader who protects and guides the Wilis in their quest for justice. Step behind the curtain with Artist Paulina Waski and explore the many sides of this often misunderstood character.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Ballet Pantomime

Get an inside look at how dancers use pantomime to tell stories through movement, rather than words.

Inside Look: Ballet Pantomime

Discover the meaning behind the movement as Principal Dancers Viktorina Kapitonova and Patrick Yocum, led by Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko, demonstrate ballet pantomime.

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Discover the meaning behind the movement as Principal Dancers Viktorina Kapitonova and Patrick Yocum, led by Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko, demonstrate ballet pantomime.

Video by Element Productions

Spotlight: The Irish Wolfhound in Giselle

Get to know Griffin, the 150 lb Irish Wolfhound who is getting ready to make his debut in Giselle.

Spotlight: The Irish Wolfhound in Giselle

Meet Griffin, a rescue pup from Hungary who now lives on a horse farm in Berlin, MA. From costume fittings to cross training, see how he's preparing for his onstage debut during the hunting scene in Act 1 of Giselle. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Meet Griffin, a rescue pup from Hungary who now lives on a horse farm in Berlin, MA. From costume fittings to cross training, see how he's preparing for his onstage debut during the hunting scene in Act 1 of Giselle. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Sneak Peek of Giselle

Will it be happily ever after for these two young lovers?

Sneak Peek of Giselle

Giselle and Albrecht ask a flower to tell their fate in this sneak peek, set against the beautiful backdrop of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Giselle and Albrecht ask a flower to tell their fate in this sneak peek, set against the beautiful backdrop of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Giselle

He loves me, he loves me not... 

Spotlight: Giselle

Catch a haunting preview of Giselle and fall madly in love with this gripping tale of romance and revenge. After betraying his lover, will the power of forgiveness be enough to save Albrecht from the vengeful Willis? 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Catch a haunting preview of Giselle and fall madly in love with this gripping tale of romance and revenge. After betraying his lover, will the power of forgiveness be enough to save Albrecht from the vengeful Willis? 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

A Day in the Life: Corina Gill

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.

A Day in the Life: Corina Gill

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.
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Oct 25, 2015

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.
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Paulo Arrais

Meet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais
 

Paulo Arrais

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

The 2017-2018 Season

A season of works by the world's most acclaimed choreographers past and present.  

The 2017-2018 Season

Thrill to works by the world's most acclaimed choreographers past and present.  
Video by: Ernesto Galan
(Footage courtesy of Boston Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet)

Thrill to works by the world's most acclaimed choreographers past and present.  
Video by: Ernesto Galan
(Footage courtesy of Boston Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet)

On stage: Kylián/Wings of Wax

“...visually provocative and outright entertaining.”

On stage: Kylián/Wings of Wax

The Improper Bostonian describes Kylián/Wings of Wax as “...visually provocative and outright entertaining.” Watch the trailer and see what all the buzz is about. Join us at the Boston Opera House, now through Apr 2. Video by Ernesto Galan

The Improper Bostonian describes Kylián/Wings of Wax as “...visually provocative and outright entertaining.” Watch the trailer and see what all the buzz is about. Join us at the Boston Opera House, now through Apr 2. Video by Ernesto Galan

On stage: Boston Ballet Presents Robbins/The Concert

Catch a glimpse of opening night 2017...

On stage: Boston Ballet Presents Robbins/The Concert

Watch this video to catch a glimpse of opening night of the 2016-2017 season finale Robbins/The Concert. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Watch this video to catch a glimpse of opening night of the 2016-2017 season finale Robbins/The Concert. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Onstage: Boston Ballet presents Cinderella

Watch the trailer for Cinderella

Onstage: Boston Ballet presents Cinderella

The timeless story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her true love is sure to set your heart soaring.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

The timeless story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her true love is sure to set your heart soaring.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Onstage: Boston Ballet presents Parts In Suite

Watch the trailer for Parts In Suite. 

Onstage: Boston Ballet presents Parts In Suite

Watch the trailer for Boston Ballet’s Parts In Suite, featuring works by three lauded choreographers. Justin Peck’s In Creases brings intricate geometries to life on stage, William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2018 is an invention on boundless energy and non-stop dance, and Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites is at once spacious and intimate.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Watch the trailer for Boston Ballet’s Parts In Suite, featuring works by three lauded choreographers. Justin Peck’s In Creases brings intricate geometries to life on stage, William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2018 is an invention on boundless energy and non-stop dance, and Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites is at once spacious and intimate.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents Classic Balanchine

Watch the trailer for Classic Balanchine, featuring three highlights of George Balanchine’s storied and prolific career. 

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents Classic Balanchine

Watch the trailer for Classic Balanchine, and explore George Balanchine’s enduring legacy with three distinct career highlights. Drawing inspiration from biblical stories (Prodigal Son) to his personal relationship with great composers (Stravinsky Violin Concerto) to ballet’s origins in opera (Chaconne), each of his ballets conjures a unique and riveting world.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Watch the trailer for Classic Balanchine, and explore George Balanchine’s enduring legacy with three distinct career highlights. Drawing inspiration from biblical stories (Prodigal Son) to his personal relationship with great composers (Stravinsky Violin Concerto) to ballet’s origins in opera (Chaconne), each of his ballets conjures a unique and riveting world.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents La Sylphide

Watch an exciting preview of Bournonville’s La Sylphide paired with highlights from his best-loved works. 

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents La Sylphide

Get an exciting, on-stage preview of August Bournonville’s romantic masterpiece La Sylphide paired with Bournonville Divertissements, a series of highlights from the choreographer’s many beloved but rarely performed works.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Get an exciting, on-stage preview of August Bournonville’s romantic masterpiece La Sylphide paired with Bournonville Divertissements, a series of highlights from the choreographer’s many beloved but rarely performed works.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents Genius at Play

Watch the trailer for Genius at Play, celebrating 100 years of ballet and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins.

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents Genius at Play

Catch a thrilling on-stage preview of Genius at Play. This playful program celebrates the centennial of legendary ballet and Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins with three of his greatest hits: Fancy FreeInterplay, and Glass Pieces.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Catch a thrilling on-stage preview of Genius at Play. This playful program celebrates the centennial of legendary ballet and Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins with three of his greatest hits: Fancy FreeInterplay, and Glass Pieces.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Mischa Santora

Meet Music Director Mischa Santora

Mischa Santora

Get to know Music Director Mischa Santora and discover how together with Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, he plans to further Boston Ballet’s commitment to live music.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Get to know Music Director Mischa Santora and discover how together with Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, he plans to further Boston Ballet’s commitment to live music.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Onstage: BB@home: ChoreograpHER

Watch the trailer from BB@home: ChoreorgapHER 2018, celebrating works of six female artists from within the Company.

Onstage: BB@home: ChoreograpHER

Get an exciting, on stage look at the 2018 BB@home: ChoreograpHER program dedicated to emerging female choreographers from Boston Ballet Company and emceed by celebrated visual artist Shantell Martin. Preview the six original works by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio, Second Soloist Hannah Bettes, and Artists Jessica Burrows, Lauren Flower, Sage Humphries, and Haley Schwan.
 
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Get an exciting, on stage look at the 2018 BB@home: ChoreograpHER program dedicated to emerging female choreographers from Boston Ballet Company and emceed by celebrated visual artist Shantell Martin. Preview the six original works by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio, Second Soloist Hannah Bettes, and Artists Jessica Burrows, Lauren Flower, Sage Humphries, and Haley Schwan.
 
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

On stage: Full on Forsythe

Preview a daring and joyful program that fuses classic ballet and pop music, by the ever-inventive choreographer William Forsythe. 

On stage: Full on Forsythe

Full on Forsythe features the newest works by William Forsythe, widely considered one of the most important choreographers working today. Get an exciting, on-stage look at the event that will have everyone talking.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Full on Forsythe features the newest works by William Forsythe, widely considered one of the most important choreographers working today. Get an exciting, on-stage look at the event that will have everyone talking.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Move Beyond the Ordinary

Discover the inspiration behind the 2019-2020 season.

Spotlight: Move Beyond the Ordinary

Get inspired to move beyond the ordinary and add an element of the unexpected to everyday life. Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the vision behind the 2019-2020 season, brought to brilliant life in collaboration with award-winning costume designer and choreographer Stephen Galloway.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Get inspired to move beyond the ordinary and add an element of the unexpected to everyday life. Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the vision behind the 2019-2020 season, brought to brilliant life in collaboration with award-winning costume designer and choreographer Stephen Galloway.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: rEVOLUTION

Explore works by three choreographers who revolutionized ballet.

Spotlight: rEVOLUTION

This dynamic program showcases three choreographers who transformed the world of ballet. George Balanchine’s daring, powerhouse collaboration with Igor Stravinsky Agon; Broadway and ballet legend Jerome Robbins’ late-career masterwork Glass Pieces; and William Forsythe’s electrifying, global sensation In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.

This dynamic program showcases three choreographers who transformed the world of ballet. George Balanchine’s daring, powerhouse collaboration with Igor Stravinsky Agon; Broadway and ballet legend Jerome Robbins’ late-career masterwork Glass Pieces; and William Forsythe’s electrifying, global sensation In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.

Inside look: Lia Cirio’s Premiere for Next Generation

Get an exclusive first look at brand new choreography by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio.

Inside look: Lia Cirio’s Premiere for Next Generation

This year’s performance of Next Generation features a premiere by Lia Cirio, one of the Company’s emerging female dancer-choreographers. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in rehearsal and learn more about this exciting new piece.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

This year’s performance of Next Generation features a premiere by Lia Cirio, one of the Company’s emerging female dancer-choreographers. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in rehearsal and learn more about this exciting new piece.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

10 Years of Next Generation

A look back at the first 10 years of Next Generation, initiated by Margaret Tracey

10 Years of Next Generation

Margaret Tracey, Boston Ballet School Director, created Next Generation 10 years ago to provide Pre-Professional Program students an opportunity to perform on Boston Ballet’s main stage. Former students and faculty reflect on Margaret Tracey’s contributions to Boston Ballet School and the legacy of Next Generation. Don’t miss this spectacular one night only event. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Margaret Tracey, Boston Ballet School Director, created Next Generation 10 years ago to provide Pre-Professional Program students an opportunity to perform on Boston Ballet’s main stage. Former students and faculty reflect on Margaret Tracey’s contributions to Boston Ballet School and the legacy of Next Generation. Don’t miss this spectacular one night only event. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

On stage: Boston Ballet presents Rhapsody

Watch the trailer for Rhapsody, a program bursting with rarely-seen works and poignant premieres.

On stage: Boston Ballet presents Rhapsody

Catch a thrilling on-stage preview of Rhapsody. This dynamic program includes an emotional trio of short works by Soviet-era choreographer Leonid Yakobson, a brilliant masterpiece by George Balanchine, and a thought-provoking world premiere by Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Catch a thrilling on-stage preview of Rhapsody. This dynamic program includes an emotional trio of short works by Soviet-era choreographer Leonid Yakobson, a brilliant masterpiece by George Balanchine, and a thought-provoking world premiere by Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Celebrating 10 Years in the North Shore

Find out about Boston Ballet School’s dedication to the North Shore Community

Celebrating 10 Years in the North Shore

Happy 10 year Anniversary to Boston Ballet School’s North Shore Studio! Find out what Boston Ballet School has to offer and join us in making the next 10 years just as amazing!

Video by Ernesto Galan

Happy 10 year Anniversary to Boston Ballet School’s North Shore Studio! Find out what Boston Ballet School has to offer and join us in making the next 10 years just as amazing!

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Paulo Arrais' ELA, Rhapsody in Blue

Female power captured to magnificent effect.

Spotlight: Paulo Arrais' ELA, Rhapsody in Blue

Company dancers Kathleen Breen Combes, Rachele Buriassi, and Maria Alvarez move to George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" punctuated by a poem by Taina Cavalcante Rocha.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Company dancers Kathleen Breen Combes, Rachele Buriassi, and Maria Alvarez move to George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" punctuated by a poem by Taina Cavalcante Rocha.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella

Get a sparkling sneak peek at Cinderella, when a bit of fairy godmother magic changes everything...

Spotlight: Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella

Step into the enchanted world of Cinderella, where a fairy godmother sets true love’s destiny in motion with the flick of her wand. Watch Cinderella’s wish come true as she is magically transformed from rags to (twinkly tutu) riches.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Step into the enchanted world of Cinderella, where a fairy godmother sets true love’s destiny in motion with the flick of her wand. Watch Cinderella’s wish come true as she is magically transformed from rags to (twinkly tutu) riches.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Studio to stage: William Forsythe's Playlist (EP)

Follow Soloist Roddy Doble and Second Soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy as they take a playful pas de deux from studio to stage.

Studio to stage: William Forsythe's Playlist (EP)

Playful moves in the studio translate to good vibrations on stage. Set to a smooth and sultry soundtrack by Khalid, this delightful duet performed by Soloist Roddy Doble and Second Soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy is sure to make you smile.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Playful moves in the studio translate to good vibrations on stage. Set to a smooth and sultry soundtrack by Khalid, this delightful duet performed by Soloist Roddy Doble and Second Soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy is sure to make you smile.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Lia Cirio

Preview Sta(i)r(e)s, choreographed by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio as part of BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Lia Cirio

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio shares how her personal experiences have shaped her first choreographic endeavor Sta(i)r(e)s. Take a peek into her rehearsals and see why she feels empowered to be a part of the all-female ChoreograpHER program.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio shares how her personal experiences have shaped her first choreographic endeavor Sta(i)r(e)s. Take a peek into her rehearsals and see why she feels empowered to be a part of the all-female ChoreograpHER program.  

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free

Get an exciting sneak peek at Fancy Free, and sail into the spirited tale of three young sailors on shore leave.

Spotlight: Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free

Enjoy a playful preview of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free as three young, spirited sailors get ready to take shore leave in the city. Watch as they set sail on a rollicking adventure with just 24 hours to have some fun (and maybe get into a little trouble).

Video by Ernesto Galan

Enjoy a playful preview of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free as three young, spirited sailors get ready to take shore leave in the city. Watch as they set sail on a rollicking adventure with just 24 hours to have some fun (and maybe get into a little trouble).

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: George Balanchine's Chaconne

Preview a pas de deux that floats on air...

Spotlight: George Balanchine's Chaconne

In an exclusive preview of Classic Balanchine, see Principal Dancers Paulo Arrais and Seo Hye Han seemingly float on air in the heavenly realm of Chaconne. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

In an exclusive preview of Classic Balanchine, see Principal Dancers Paulo Arrais and Seo Hye Han seemingly float on air in the heavenly realm of Chaconne. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Studio to stage: Wings of Wax

Studio to stage: Wings of Wax

A Day in the Life: Irlan Silva

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. 

A Day in the Life: Irlan Silva

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. #SupportBB
We do it all for you, but we can't do it without you.
Video by Ian Travis Barnard

Feb 25, 2016

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. #SupportBB
We do it all for you, but we can't do it without you.
Video by Ian Travis Barnard

On Stage: The Nutcracker

See the magic on stage and make memories with the ones you love

On Stage: The Nutcracker

An annual holiday tradition The Nutcracker captures the imagination and transports you to a world of magic.
Video by Ernesto Galan

An annual holiday tradition The Nutcracker captures the imagination and transports you to a world of magic.
Video by Ernesto Galan