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 

In the studio: William Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018

Get an exclusive first look at Pas/Parts 2018

In the studio: William Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018

Watch Principal Dancers Seo Hye Han, John Lam, and Soloist Ji Young Chae rehearse William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2018. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Watch Principal Dancers Seo Hye Han, John Lam, and Soloist Ji Young Chae rehearse William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2018. 
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

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: ChoreograpHER Hannah Bettes

Preview In Search of Lost Time, a new work choreographed by Second Soloist Hannah Bettes as part of BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Hannah Bettes

Second Soloist Hannah Bettes challenged herself to be vulnerable in choreographing her first work In Search of Lost Time. Get an exclusive look in the studio and see how her creative process is influenced by the collaborative relationship between dancer and choreographer.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Second Soloist Hannah Bettes challenged herself to be vulnerable in choreographing her first work In Search of Lost Time. Get an exclusive look in the studio and see how her creative process is influenced by the collaborative relationship between dancer and choreographer.

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 

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty

Get your exclusive first look at The Sleeping Beauty, back by popular demand for just five performances this May.

Onstage: Boston Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty

Catch a preview of the enchanting costumes, spellbinding sets, and captivating choreography of The Sleeping Beauty. This coming-of-age fairy tale celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and the power of a kiss.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Catch a preview of the enchanting costumes, spellbinding sets, and captivating choreography of The Sleeping Beauty. This coming-of-age fairy tale celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and the power of a kiss.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: August Bournonville’s La Sylphide

Get a sneak preview of La Sylphide—an enchanted tale of a mysterious sprite, her smitten suitor, and a vengeful sorceress.

Spotlight: August Bournonville’s La Sylphide

Fall for the spellbinding tale of La Sylphide. When a young man leaves everything he knows to pursue an elusive woodland fairy, a vengeful sorceress conspires to tear them apart with her dangerous magic.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Fall for the spellbinding tale of La Sylphide. When a young man leaves everything he knows to pursue an elusive woodland fairy, a vengeful sorceress conspires to tear them apart with her dangerous magic.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Jessica Burrows

Get a sneak peek at Variations, choreographed by Artist Jessica Burrows as part of BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Jessica Burrows

Artist Jessica Burrows was inspired by the dancers of Boston Ballet to choreograph Variations, a work that celebrates their individuality. Go behind the scenes as she discusses her creative process and what she hopes people will take away from the BB@home ChoreograpHER program.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Artist Jessica Burrows was inspired by the dancers of Boston Ballet to choreograph Variations, a work that celebrates their individuality. Go behind the scenes as she discusses her creative process and what she hopes people will take away from the BB@home ChoreograpHER program.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Lauren Flower

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Artist Lauren Flower’s new work Momentous, choreographed as part of BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Lauren Flower

Preview Artist Lauren Flower’s new work Momentous, a snapshot of the most meaningful moments in one’s life. Discover why it’s so exhilarating and inspiring for her to channel her creative energy into an all-female program, BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Preview Artist Lauren Flower’s new work Momentous, a snapshot of the most meaningful moments in one’s life. Discover why it’s so exhilarating and inspiring for her to channel her creative energy into an all-female program, BB@home: ChoreograpHER.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: 2018-2019 Season

Color your world with dance and discover the season’s vibrant lineup.

Spotlight: 2018-2019 Season

Dive into the colorful world of the 2018–2019 season. From celebrated story ballets to the forefront of contemporary choreography, explore the full spectrum in this season lineup.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dive into the colorful world of the 2018–2019 season. From celebrated story ballets to the forefront of contemporary choreography, explore the full spectrum in this season lineup.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Sage Humphries

Artist and emerging choreographer Sage Humphries discusses her new work YOU, part of the BB@home: ChoreograpHER program.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Sage Humphries

Artist Sage Humphries steps into the role of choreographer for the first time as part of the BB@home: ChoreograpHER program.  Discover the inspiration behind her new work exploring faith and the universal struggle of purpose.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Artist Sage Humphries steps into the role of choreographer for the first time as part of the BB@home: ChoreograpHER program.  Discover the inspiration behind her new work exploring faith and the universal struggle of purpose.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Haley Schwan

Get a first look at Just, a new work choreographed by Artist Haley Schwan as part of the BB@home: ChoreograpHER program.

Spotlight: ChoreograpHER Haley Schwan

Artist Haley Schwan shares how the inspiration behind her new work Just goes hand in hand with the BB@home: ChoreograpHER initiative. Discover why she feels Boston Ballet is moving the art form forward by celebrating and supporting emerging female artmakers.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Artist Haley Schwan shares how the inspiration behind her new work Just goes hand in hand with the BB@home: ChoreograpHER initiative. Discover why she feels Boston Ballet is moving the art form forward by celebrating and supporting emerging female artmakers.

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 

Inside Look: The Characters of The Concert

Meet a cast of quirky concert goers…

Inside Look: The Characters of The Concert

Set to Chopin’s well-loved piano music, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) portrays a cast of quirky concert goers. From the self-important business man to the young dancer lost in the music, meet an array of exuberant characters in this one-of-a-kind comedic ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Set to Chopin’s well-loved piano music, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) portrays a cast of quirky concert goers. From the self-important business man to the young dancer lost in the music, meet an array of exuberant characters in this one-of-a-kind comedic ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Alexander Ekman’s Cacti

Witty, clever, and full of surprises…

Alexander Ekman’s Cacti

Witty, clever, and full of surprises—see 16 dancers create percussive rhythms together with four musicians live on stage. Here’s a sneak peek of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Witty, clever, and full of surprises—see 16 dancers create percussive rhythms together with four musicians live on stage. Here’s a sneak peek of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Chyrstyn Fentroy in Pas/Parts 2018

What does it take to achieve perfection in partnering?

Dancer Insight: Chyrstyn Fentroy in Pas/Parts 2018

Go behind the scenes with Second Soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy as she describes what it takes to prepare for Pas/Parts 2018. Watch her and Soloist Roddy Doble rehearse their intricate partnering in this complicated piece by choreographer William Forsythe.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes with Second Soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy as she describes what it takes to prepare for Pas/Parts 2018. Watch her and Soloist Roddy Doble rehearse their intricate partnering in this complicated piece by choreographer William Forsythe.

Video by Ernesto Galan

The Making of a World Premiere

Finnish landscapes + a national anthem + the full Company = Elo’s world premiere

The Making of a World Premiere

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo explains what inspired him when creating his latest work, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo explains what inspired him when creating his latest work, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Tatiana's letter

Boston Ballet Principal Dancers Petra Conti and Eris Nezha bring Tatiana's letter from Puskin's Onegin to life.

Tatiana's letter

Boston Ballet Principal Dancers Petra Conti and Eris Nezha bring Tatiana's letter to life in this hautingly beautiful production trailer for John Cranko's heartbreaking ballet Onegin, based on Alexander Puskin's poetic novel Eugune Onegin.
Video by Ian Travis Bernard

Feb 22, 2016

Boston Ballet Principal Dancers Petra Conti and Eris Nezha bring Tatiana's letter to life in this hautingly beautiful production trailer for John Cranko's heartbreaking ballet Onegin, based on Alexander Puskin's poetic novel Eugune Onegin.
Video by Ian Travis Bernard

BB@home: Focus on Forsythe

See the creative process of choreographer William Forsythe

BB@home: Focus on Forsythe

At the recent BB@home program, audiences had the opportunity to see renowned choreographer William Forsythe’s creative process and catch a preview of an Artifact pas de deux.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

At the recent BB@home program, audiences had the opportunity to see renowned choreographer William Forsythe’s creative process and catch a preview of an Artifact pas de deux.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Paul Craig in Fancy Free

Discover why Principal Dancer Paul Craig finds Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free so much fun to dance.

Dancer Insight: Paul Craig in Fancy Free

Principal Dancer Paul Craig shares how much he enjoys performing Fancy Free, a carefree and high-spirited work centered around three young sailors on shore leave in New York City. See why Jerome Robbins’ jazzily-paced and theatrical choreography has him feeling footloose and fancy free.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancer Paul Craig shares how much he enjoys performing Fancy Free, a carefree and high-spirited work centered around three young sailors on shore leave in New York City. See why Jerome Robbins’ jazzily-paced and theatrical choreography has him feeling footloose and fancy free.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Becoming Juliet

Discover what it’s like for Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han to dance one of ballet’s most coveted roles.

Inside Look: Becoming Juliet

Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han shares her experience dancing the iconic and complex role of Juliet for the first time on the Opera House stage. Don’t miss her journey on stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han shares her experience dancing the iconic and complex role of Juliet for the first time on the Opera House stage. Don’t miss her journey on stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Leonid Yakobson's Pas de Quatre

Yakobson biographer Janice Ross illuminates the history of the delicate and beautiful Pas de Quatre.

Inside Look: Leonid Yakobson's Pas de Quatre

Discover the Soviet-era choreographer who made ballet "a stealth weapon" and whose legacy continues on stage and in the teaching studio even today.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Discover the Soviet-era choreographer who made ballet "a stealth weapon" and whose legacy continues on stage and in the teaching studio even today.
Video by Ernesto Galan

The Sleeping Beauty

This beloved fairy tale celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the power of a kiss.

The Sleeping Beauty

A wicked fairy godmother… An evil spell… A valiant prince in search of true love… The Sleeping Beauty draws you into a world of romance and wonder.

Filmed on location at beautiful Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA
Video by Ian Travis Barnard

A wicked fairy godmother… An evil spell… A valiant prince in search of true love… The Sleeping Beauty draws you into a world of romance and wonder.

Filmed on location at beautiful Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA
Video by Ian Travis Barnard

Onstage: Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano

Preview a Bournonville ballet that blossoms on stage. 

Onstage: Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano

Watch Soloists Ji Young Chae and Derek Dunn in the playful pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano. See it and other rare gems from Choreographer August Bournonville performed alongside his elegant and ethereal La Sylphide.
Video by Ernsto Galan

Watch Soloists Ji Young Chae and Derek Dunn in the playful pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano. See it and other rare gems from Choreographer August Bournonville performed alongside his elegant and ethereal La Sylphide.
Video by Ernsto Galan

Onstage: Jorma Elo's Bach Cello Suites

Watch as the dancers are transformed into instruments of movement.

Onstage: Jorma Elo's Bach Cello Suites

Go behind the scenes of Bach Cello Suites to see the dancers tune their bodies in the studio before they perform onstage alongside acclaimed cello soloist Sergey Antonov.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Go behind the scenes of Bach Cello Suites to see the dancers tune their bodies in the studio before they perform onstage alongside acclaimed cello soloist Sergey Antonov.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: The Art of Gesture

A closer look at how our dancers speak without saying anything at all.

Inside Look: The Art of Gesture

Discover how dancers communicate the complex characters and rich narrative of Romeo & Juliet through mime. Watch Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the greatest—and most dangerous—love story ever told, come to life without saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Discover how dancers communicate the complex characters and rich narrative of Romeo & Juliet through mime. Watch Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the greatest—and most dangerous—love story ever told, come to life without saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Interpreting the movement in La Sylphide

Discover the meaning behind the movement in La Sylphide as Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao demonstrate pantomime.

Inside Look: Interpreting the movement in La Sylphide

Follow along as Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao demonstrate ballet pantomime, and discover how they convey the heartbreaking story of La Sylphide without ever saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Follow along as Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao demonstrate ballet pantomime, and discover how they convey the heartbreaking story of La Sylphide without ever saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Kathleen Breen Combes on Fancy Free

Step back in time to NYC in the 1940s, and experience Robbins’ Fancy Free from Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes’ perspective.

Dancer Insight: Kathleen Breen Combes on Fancy Free

Step back in time and experience the energy of NYC during World War II. Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes discusses the historical background of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and shares her perspective on portraying these characters through a 21st century lens.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Step back in time and experience the energy of NYC during World War II. Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes discusses the historical background of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and shares her perspective on portraying these characters through a 21st century lens.

Video by Ernesto Galan

A conversation with the choreographer

William Forsythe talks through his creative process in the studio.

A conversation with the choreographer

Choreographer William Forsythe shares his perspective on bringing Pas/Parts 2018 to the Boston Opera House.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Choreographer William Forsythe shares his perspective on bringing Pas/Parts 2018 to the Boston Opera House.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Artifact 2017: Where did Part III come from?

Forsythe spoke to the audience in a post-show talk and explained the meaning of Part III. 

Artifact 2017: Where did Part III come from?

Forsythe took the opportunity during a post-show talk to explain the meaning behind the new Part III from Artifact 2017, which he recently recreated for Boston Ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Forsythe took the opportunity during a post-show talk to explain the meaning behind the new Part III from Artifact 2017, which he recently recreated for Boston Ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the Studio: Robbins/The Concert

Rehearsals are underway for the 2016-2017 season finale…

In the Studio: Robbins/The Concert

This powerful triple bill program features George Balanchine’s brilliant and celebrated Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jerome Robbins’ comedic masterpiece The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) and Creatures of Egmont, a world premiere by resident choreographer Jorma Elo. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

This powerful triple bill program features George Balanchine’s brilliant and celebrated Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jerome Robbins’ comedic masterpiece The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) and Creatures of Egmont, a world premiere by resident choreographer Jorma Elo. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Becoming Carabosse

What does it take to become the wicked and fierce Carabosse?

Inside Look: Becoming Carabosse

The Sleeping Beauty’s beloved and dramatic plot would not be complete without the vengeful villainess Carabosse. From rehearsals, to make-up, to costume, to stage, watch former Principal Dancer Erica Cornejo transform into Carabosse for her final performances with Boston Ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

The Sleeping Beauty’s beloved and dramatic plot would not be complete without the vengeful villainess Carabosse. From rehearsals, to make-up, to costume, to stage, watch former Principal Dancer Erica Cornejo transform into Carabosse for her final performances with Boston Ballet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

On stage: Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites

“…worth a second and third look.” –Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

On stage: Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo’s acclaimed Bach Cello Suites saw its world premiere in April 2015. The Boston Globe raved that it is a work that’s “worth a second and third look.” Watch highlights from this “fluid and personal” ballet (Keith Powers, Patriot Ledger).
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo’s acclaimed Bach Cello Suites saw its world premiere in April 2015. The Boston Globe raved that it is a work that’s “worth a second and third look.” Watch highlights from this “fluid and personal” ballet (Keith Powers, Patriot Ledger).
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Artifact 2017: Why are they arguing about sticks?

Forsythe answers the question of why the Woman in Historical Dress argues with Man with Megaphone. 

Artifact 2017: Why are they arguing about sticks?

Forsythe answers the question of why the Woman in Historical Dress argues with Man with Megaphone throughout Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Forsythe answers the question of why the Woman in Historical Dress argues with Man with Megaphone throughout Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the studio: Kylián/Wings of Wax

Rehearsals are underway for Kylián/Wings of Wax…

In the studio: Kylián/Wings of Wax

From a charming Balanchine classic, to Kylián’s breathtaking Wings of Wax, to Ekman’s delightful Cacti—this program has everything you need to feel inspired this spring. Here’s a peek at our dancers rehearsing this trio of heart-racing ballets.
Video by Ernesto Galan  

From a charming Balanchine classic, to Kylián’s breathtaking Wings of Wax, to Ekman’s delightful Cacti—this program has everything you need to feel inspired this spring. Here’s a peek at our dancers rehearsing this trio of heart-racing ballets.
Video by Ernesto Galan  

In the studio: Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces

Get an exclusive sneak peek as the dancers rehearse the bustling, urban-inspired choreography of Robbins’ Glass Pieces.

In the studio: Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces

Go behind the scenes as the dancers rehearse Glass Pieces, Jerome Robbins’ late-career masterpiece capturing the heart and energy of metropolitan life. Experience the electrifying, urban momentum and intricate, shifting patterns of the large ensemble set to the hypnotic rhythms of Philip Glass's score.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes as the dancers rehearse Glass Pieces, Jerome Robbins’ late-career masterpiece capturing the heart and energy of metropolitan life. Experience the electrifying, urban momentum and intricate, shifting patterns of the large ensemble set to the hypnotic rhythms of Philip Glass's score.

Video by Ernesto Galan

From the Wings: Romeo & Juliet

Get a dancer’s perspective of Romeo & Juliet.

From the Wings: Romeo & Juliet

Go behind the curtain for an exclusive look at Romeo & Juliet, and see what the romantic classic looks like from a view only the dancers have—from the wings.  

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Go behind the curtain for an exclusive look at Romeo & Juliet, and see what the romantic classic looks like from a view only the dancers have—from the wings.  

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Studio to stage: John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet

Follow a pair of star-crossed lovers from studio to stage.

Studio to stage: John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet

Go behind the scenes to see Principal Dancers Seo Hye Han and Lasha Khozashvili’s romantic partnering blossom from studio to stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Go behind the scenes to see Principal Dancers Seo Hye Han and Lasha Khozashvili’s romantic partnering blossom from studio to stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Celebrating Jerome Robbins

Hear what it’s like to dance a program dedicated to the genius of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins.

Dancer Insight: Celebrating Jerome Robbins

Principal Dancers Derek Dunn and Lia Cirio and Soloist Patric Palkens share their experience celebrating the centennial of American icon Jerome Robbins by discussing three of his exuberant works. Discover the realistic characters and urban-charged choreography that connect his Fancy Free, Interplay, and Glass Pieces.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancers Derek Dunn and Lia Cirio and Soloist Patric Palkens share their experience celebrating the centennial of American icon Jerome Robbins by discussing three of his exuberant works. Discover the realistic characters and urban-charged choreography that connect his Fancy Free, Interplay, and Glass Pieces.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: William Forsythe's Artifact

It's finally here…

Spotlight: William Forsythe's Artifact

Step inside the world of William Forsythe and join us for the North American company premiere of Artifact.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Step inside the world of William Forsythe and join us for the North American company premiere of Artifact.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the studio: Rehearsal of Donizetti Variations

A charming classic from Mr. B

In the studio: Rehearsal of Donizetti Variations

Happy, joyous, light-hearted, and just in time for spring—George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations has all the elements we need to welcome in the season. Watch Company dancers Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao rehearse this charming Balanchine work and get Assistant Artistic Director Russell Kaiser's unique perspective on what makes this ballet extra special.
Video by: Ernesto Galan  

Happy, joyous, light-hearted, and just in time for spring—George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations has all the elements we need to welcome in the season. Watch Company dancers Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao rehearse this charming Balanchine work and get Assistant Artistic Director Russell Kaiser's unique perspective on what makes this ballet extra special.
Video by: Ernesto Galan  

Justin Peck’s In Creases

A work that “immediately seize(s) attention.” (The New York Times)

Justin Peck’s In Creases

We are excited to be presenting, for the first time in the 2017-2018 season, a Justin Peck ballet: In Creases. This ballet was the first work Peck created for New York City Ballet. Since then, the 30-year-old NYCB resident choreographer/soloist has been turning heads in the dance world. Here’s a sneak peek. 

We are excited to be presenting, for the first time in the 2017-2018 season, a Justin Peck ballet: In Creases. This ballet was the first work Peck created for New York City Ballet. Since then, the 30-year-old NYCB resident choreographer/soloist has been turning heads in the dance world. Here’s a sneak peek. 

Inside Look: The Story of Sleeping Beauty

A baby princess, six gift-bearing fairies, a wicked spell, and the power of true love’s kiss…

Inside Look: The Story of Sleeping Beauty

Former Company dancer Sarah Wroth takes us through this classic fairy tale complete with luxurious sets and costumes, a cast of magical characters, and superlative dancing.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Former Company dancer Sarah Wroth takes us through this classic fairy tale complete with luxurious sets and costumes, a cast of magical characters, and superlative dancing.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Dancer Insight: Onstage in Artifact 2017 with Kathleen Breen Combes

Experience Artifact 2017 through the eyes of Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes.

Dancer Insight: Onstage in Artifact 2017 with Kathleen Breen Combes

In the last of our three-part Dancer Insight Series, Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes walks us through the striking choreography of the pas de deux in William Forsythe’s masterpiece Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the last of our three-part Dancer Insight Series, Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes walks us through the striking choreography of the pas de deux in William Forsythe’s masterpiece Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Get to Know Justin Peck

A first look at Justin Peck’s In Creases

Get to Know Justin Peck

Justin Peck shares the inspiration for his dreamscape In Creases, coming to Boston for the first time in spring 2018.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Justin Peck shares the inspiration for his dreamscape In Creases, coming to Boston for the first time in spring 2018.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Dancer Insight: Lia Cirio in Glass Pieces

Get an inside look as Principal Dancer Lia Cirio talks through the mesmerizing pas de deux in Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces.

Dancer Insight: Lia Cirio in Glass Pieces

Watch as Principal Dancers Lia Cirio and Paulo Arrais perform the entrancing pas de deux in Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces. Discover their process of working with Bart Cook, the ballet’s stager and original partner in the movement, and hear what makes it daunting and yet immensely rewarding to dance.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Watch as Principal Dancers Lia Cirio and Paulo Arrais perform the entrancing pas de deux in Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces. Discover their process of working with Bart Cook, the ballet’s stager and original partner in the movement, and hear what makes it daunting and yet immensely rewarding to dance.

Video by Ernesto Galan

What to Look For: Balanchine’s Prodigal Son

Ballet Master Anthony Randazzo shares what to look for in George Balanchine’s acclaimed story ballet.

What to Look For: Balanchine’s Prodigal Son

Discover what to look for in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son. Ballet Master Anthony Randazzo talks through the tale of sin and redemption, and shares the ways in which the movement draws from classical ballet.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Discover what to look for in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son. Ballet Master Anthony Randazzo talks through the tale of sin and redemption, and shares the ways in which the movement draws from classical ballet.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Alex Maryianowski on La Sylphide

Artist Alex Maryianowski shares how things take a dangerous turn for the hero of La Sylphide.

Dancer Insight: Alex Maryianowski on La Sylphide

Artist Alex Maryianowski shares the tragic tale of La Sylphide, whose hero James leaves everything behind to pursue the elusive woodland fairy of his dreams. Watch what happens when his mysterious fantasy becomes a dangerous reality.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Artist Alex Maryianowski shares the tragic tale of La Sylphide, whose hero James leaves everything behind to pursue the elusive woodland fairy of his dreams. Watch what happens when his mysterious fantasy becomes a dangerous reality.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet

Preview the greatest love story ever told.

Spotlight: John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet

Fall in love with Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Fall in love with Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Setting the Stage for Romeo & Juliet

Get an exclusive first look at fair Verona, where we lay our scene.

Inside Look: Setting the Stage for Romeo & Juliet

Take a behind-the-scenes look as the Boston Opera House is transformed into fair Verona before the curtain opens on Romeo & Juliet.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Take a behind-the-scenes look as the Boston Opera House is transformed into fair Verona before the curtain opens on Romeo & Juliet.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: Get Ready for Fancy Free

Ahoy! Did you hear? The sailors of Fancy Free are on their way!

Spotlight: Get Ready for Fancy Free

Join three young sailors as they take leave of their duties and get ready for a fun-filled night on the town in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Join three young sailors as they take leave of their duties and get ready for a fun-filled night on the town in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.

Video by Ernesto Galan

In the Studio: Artifact Men's Rehearsal

Step inside our studio for a sneak peek at our Company men rehearsing Artifact.

In the Studio: Artifact Men's Rehearsal

Step inside our studio for a sneak peek at our Company men rehearsing William Forsythe’s Artifact.
Join us Feb 23-Mar 5 as they take the stage for this North American company premiere.
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

Step inside our studio for a sneak peek at our Company men rehearsing William Forsythe’s Artifact.
Join us Feb 23-Mar 5 as they take the stage for this North American company premiere.
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

On stage: Lia Cirio in Kylián’s Wings of Wax

Join Principal Dancer Lia Cirio onstage…

On stage: Lia Cirio in Kylián’s Wings of Wax

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio walks us through her breathtaking performance in Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio walks us through her breathtaking performance in Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax
Video by Ernesto Galan 

From the wings: The Sleeping Beauty

Get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at The Sleeping Beauty from the wings…

From the wings: The Sleeping Beauty

A unique, behind-the-scenes look at The Sleeping Beauty from the wings. Join us at the Boston Opera House and get swept away by the magic and drama of this timeless romance.
Video by Ernesto Galan

A unique, behind-the-scenes look at The Sleeping Beauty from the wings. Join us at the Boston Opera House and get swept away by the magic and drama of this timeless romance.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Who is "The Ballerina"?

The funniest and wittiest ballet ever made…

Inside Look: Who is "The Ballerina"?

Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes discusses what it takes the play the “The Ballerina” in Jerome Robbins’ comedic masterpiece The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)
Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancer Kathleen Breen Combes discusses what it takes the play the “The Ballerina” in Jerome Robbins’ comedic masterpiece The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)
Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Sword fighting in Romeo & Juliet

Get (dangerously) close to the action.

Inside Look: Sword fighting in Romeo & Juliet

Go behind the scenes to see all that goes into staging the sword fighting in Romeo & Juliet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Go behind the scenes to see all that goes into staging the sword fighting in Romeo & Juliet.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Making a masterpiece

Choreographer William Forsythe discusses the inspiration and evolution of his masterpiece Artifact with Mikko Nissinen.

Making a masterpiece

Sit in on a conversation between artistic director Mikko Nissinen and choreographer William Forsythe about the making of Artifact, as they discuss everything from its inspiration to the most recent evolution with Boston Ballet dancers.  
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

Sit in on a conversation between artistic director Mikko Nissinen and choreographer William Forsythe about the making of Artifact, as they discuss everything from its inspiration to the most recent evolution with Boston Ballet dancers.  
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

Studio to stage: George Balanchine's Chaconne

Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Patrick Yocum’s breathtaking partnering is a match made in heaven. Go behind the scenes of the ethereal Chaconne, from studio to stage.

Studio to stage: George Balanchine's Chaconne

Go behind the scenes to see Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Patrick Yocum make dancing George Balanchine’s Chaconne look as effortless as walking on air, from studio to stage.



Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes to see Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Patrick Yocum make dancing George Balanchine’s Chaconne look as effortless as walking on air, from studio to stage.



Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: The Story of La Sylphide

Enter an enchanted forest, where a love struck hero pursues an elusive sylph, and a vengeful sorceress threatens to destroy them.

Inside Look: The Story of La Sylphide

Fall under the spell of La Sylphide. Follow along as a young man is entranced by a woodland fairy and leaves behind everything he knows to pursue her. With delicate and ethereal choreography, their courtship plays out in a magical forest, but dangerous magic conspires to tear them apart.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Fall under the spell of La Sylphide. Follow along as a young man is entranced by a woodland fairy and leaves behind everything he knows to pursue her. With delicate and ethereal choreography, their courtship plays out in a magical forest, but dangerous magic conspires to tear them apart.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Meet Madge in La Sylphide

Get to know the vengeful sorceress, an outsider who’s been treated badly one too many times and now seeks dangerous revenge.  

Inside Look: Meet Madge in La Sylphide

Former Royal Danish Ballet Soloist Sorella Englund has won accolades portraying the vengeful sorceress Madge in La Sylphide. Now she works with Boston Ballet dancers to explore this complex character to the fullest. Discover the intriguing story of Madge, and watch what happens when Artist María Álvarez steps into the role.

"As for Madge…Álvarez was practically heroic. Angular in movement, astonishing in energy, her eyes flashing malevolent glee, Álvarez acted as if Madge deserved to be the title character. In Thursday’s performance, she just about did.” –The Boston Globe


Video by Ernesto Galan 

Former Royal Danish Ballet Soloist Sorella Englund has won accolades portraying the vengeful sorceress Madge in La Sylphide. Now she works with Boston Ballet dancers to explore this complex character to the fullest. Discover the intriguing story of Madge, and watch what happens when Artist María Álvarez steps into the role.

"As for Madge…Álvarez was practically heroic. Angular in movement, astonishing in energy, her eyes flashing malevolent glee, Álvarez acted as if Madge deserved to be the title character. In Thursday’s performance, she just about did.” –The Boston Globe


Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Balanchine’s Prodigal Son

Soloist Derek Dunn and Principal Dancer Lia Cirio share what it’s like to dance Balanchine’s dramatic biblical parable.

Dancer Insight: Balanchine’s Prodigal Son

Soloist Derek Dunn and Principal Dancer Lia Cirio share insights into their characters in Balanchine’s Prodigal Son. Explore the relationship between the foolhardy son and the seductive siren who leads him into destitution in Classic Balanchine.  
Video by Ernesto Galan 
Image by Matthew Slattery 

Soloist Derek Dunn and Principal Dancer Lia Cirio share insights into their characters in Balanchine’s Prodigal Son. Explore the relationship between the foolhardy son and the seductive siren who leads him into destitution in Classic Balanchine.  
Video by Ernesto Galan 
Image by Matthew Slattery 

Mikko Nissinen on Artifact

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses Artifact.

Mikko Nissinen on Artifact

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses William Forsythe's avant-garde spectacle, Artifact.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

 

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses William Forsythe's avant-garde spectacle, Artifact.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

 

Inside look: Tweet the Story of Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet in 140 characters or less.

Inside look: Tweet the Story of Romeo & Juliet

Watch as Mercutio, Friar Laurence, Lady Capulet, and the Nurse read the entire story of Romeo & Juliet—in 140 characters or less.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Watch as Mercutio, Friar Laurence, Lady Capulet, and the Nurse read the entire story of Romeo & Juliet—in 140 characters or less.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Meet the Sleeping Beauty Fairies

Discover the fairies and their gifts…

Inside Look: Meet the Sleeping Beauty Fairies

From the gift of song to the blessing of beauty, Princess Aurora is bestowed with a special gift from each of her fairy godmothers. Each fairy performs a unique variation as the gift is given. Get to know them and see if you can find them onstage.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

From the gift of song to the blessing of beauty, Princess Aurora is bestowed with a special gift from each of her fairy godmothers. Each fairy performs a unique variation as the gift is given. Get to know them and see if you can find them onstage.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

What to Look For: Lia Cirio in Elo’s Bach Cello Suites

The principal dancer shares her perspective on the delicate relationship she is creating on stage.

What to Look For: Lia Cirio in Elo’s Bach Cello Suites

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio walks through her role in Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites prior to its highly anticipated return to the stage in spring 2018.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Principal Dancer Lia Cirio walks through her role in Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites prior to its highly anticipated return to the stage in spring 2018.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Mikko Nissinen on William Forsythe

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with premiere choreographer William Forsythe.

Mikko Nissinen on William Forsythe

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with William Forsythe as the ballet kicks off a five year partnership with the choreographic legend. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with William Forsythe as the ballet kicks off a five year partnership with the choreographic legend. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

The Musicians of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti

A unique perspective on Ekman’s clever and witty Cacti

The Musicians of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti

Get an inside look at our dancers rehearsing Alexander Ekman’s Cacti with four musicians who perform live on stage. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Get an inside look at our dancers rehearsing Alexander Ekman’s Cacti with four musicians who perform live on stage. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

From the wings: August Bournonville's La Sylphide

See what the dangerous romance and bewitching magic of La Sylphide looks like from an irresistible onstage view.

From the wings: August Bournonville's La Sylphide

Step behind the curtain of La Sylphide and fall under the spell of this dark and dangerous fairy tale. Get an entrancing look at the alluring fairy magic and enchanting romance from the dancers’ perspectives. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Step behind the curtain of La Sylphide and fall under the spell of this dark and dangerous fairy tale. Get an entrancing look at the alluring fairy magic and enchanting romance from the dancers’ perspectives. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Artifact 2017: Who Are These Characters On Stage?

Forsythe introduces us to the Man with the Megaphone, the Woman in Historical Dress, and the Woman in Gray.

Artifact 2017: Who Are These Characters On Stage?

From tradition, to exploration, to endless possibility–these three characters represent three stages in the evolution of ballet. Step inside Forsythe’s theatrical world.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

From tradition, to exploration, to endless possibility–these three characters represent three stages in the evolution of ballet. Step inside Forsythe’s theatrical world.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Spotlight: Parts In Suite Photo shoot

Catch an exciting behind-the-scenes glimpse of the photo shoot for Parts In Suite.

Spotlight: Parts In Suite Photo shoot

Don’t miss a cutting-edge look from our photo shoot for Parts In Suite
Video by Ernesto Galan

Don’t miss a cutting-edge look from our photo shoot for Parts In Suite
Video by Ernesto Galan

On stage: Forsythe Ballets

Highlights from three Forsythe works…

On stage: Forsythe Ballets

In the 2017-2018 season, we will add Pas/Parts 2018 to our ever-growing collection of William Forsythe ballets. Watch highlights from three Forsythe works: The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the 2017-2018 season, we will add Pas/Parts 2018 to our ever-growing collection of William Forsythe ballets. Watch highlights from three Forsythe works: The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and Artifact 2017.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

In the studio: Justin Peck's In Creases

Watch the dancers get ready for In Creases, by young talent Justin Peck, a Company debut in the Parts In Suite program.

In the studio: Justin Peck's In Creases

Watch the dancers rehearse the fast-paced and intricately patterned In Creases. Don’t miss your chance to see hot, young choreographer Justin Peck’s work alongside William Forsythe’s intriguing and imaginative Pas/Parts 2018 and Jorma Elo’s elegant Bach Cello Suites as part of the Parts In Suite program.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Watch the dancers rehearse the fast-paced and intricately patterned In Creases. Don’t miss your chance to see hot, young choreographer Justin Peck’s work alongside William Forsythe’s intriguing and imaginative Pas/Parts 2018 and Jorma Elo’s elegant Bach Cello Suites as part of the Parts In Suite program.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: In Creases with Stager Patricia Delgado

Discover why you won’t want In Creases to end.

Inside Look: In Creases with Stager Patricia Delgado

Stager Patricia Delgado works with the dancers of Boston Ballet for the first time to recreate an intricate world of Justin Peck’s imagination. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Stager Patricia Delgado works with the dancers of Boston Ballet for the first time to recreate an intricate world of Justin Peck’s imagination. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

The illusion we create is intended to deepen your understanding of reality.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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