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Education

Partner to support Boston Ballet School
  • Scholarships: sponsor professional ballet trainees ($25K covers a student’s tuition and housing for a school year, $5K for a summer)
  • School Official Sponsors: promoted vendor for products designed for ballet students and teachers
  • Next Generation and School Showcases: presenting sponsor for annual performances showcasing new talent training at Boston Ballet school locations in Boston, Newton and the North Shore
Partner to support Community Initiatives
  • Core Community Programs: lead sponsor for one of four in-house programs dedicated to engaging new audiences with the art form
  • Strand Theatre Performance: presenting sponsor for annual performance at key Dorchester performing arts venue for Boston Public School students and the general public
  • Nutcracker Magic: sponsor for annual holiday benefit bringing together corporate employees, clients, families, and community organizations
Partner to support Performances
  • Season Sponsorship: presenting sponsor for six Boston Ballet productions at Boston Opera House throughout the year
  • The Nutcracker: presenting sponsor for one of the most beloved holiday productions in Boston (44 shows from November 27-December 31)
  • Boston Ballet Ball: sponsor for annual black-tie benefit at The Castle at Park Plaza and most glamorous fundraising event of the season
  • Preferred Partners: promoted vendor to Boston Ballet constituents
Unique Experience
  • Scholarships: sponsor professional ballet trainees ($25K covers a student’s tuition and housing for a school year, $5K for a summer)
  • School Official Sponsors: promoted vendor for products designed for ballet students and teachers
  • Next Generation and School Showcases: presenting sponsor for annual performances showcasing new talent training at Boston Ballet school locations in Boston, Newton and the North Shore
Client Engagement
  • Season Sponsorship: presenting sponsor for six Boston Ballet productions at Boston Opera House throughout the year
  • The Nutcracker: presenting sponsor for one of the most beloved holiday productions in Boston (44 shows from November 27-December 31)
  • Boston Ballet Ball: sponsor for annual black-tie benefit at The Castle at Park Plaza and most glamorous fundraising event of the season
  • Preferred Partners: promoted vendor to Boston Ballet constituents
Community
  • Core Community Programs: lead sponsor for one of four in-house programs dedicated to engaging new audiences with the art form
  • Strand Theatre Performance: presenting sponsor for annual performance at key Dorchester performing arts venue for Boston Public School students and the general public
  • Nutcracker Magic: sponsor for annual holiday benefit bringing together corporate employees, clients, families, and community organizations

For more information, please contact Richard Armstrong, Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations at rarmstrong@bostonballet.org or 617.456.6338.

For more information, please contact Richard Armstrong, Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations at rarmstrong@bostonballet.org or 617.456.6338.

$500+

Choreographer

  • Invitation to Orchestra Rehearsal Viewing and Conversation with the Choreographer
Supporting Sponsor ($25,000)

As Supporting Sponsor, your company receives the following benefits:
 

Access
 

  • Complimentary premium seats distributed during the Subscription Season
  • Access to the Boston Opera House VIP lounge (during performance intermission)
  • Invitations to  in-studio rehearsals and in-studio receptions
  • Invitations to one final dress rehearsal in the Subscription Season
  • Backstage tours for VIPs at the Boston Opera House
  • Opportunity to host in-store event with pre-approved Ballet patrons
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Boston Ballet rehearsal studios and Costume Shop
  • Opportunity to host a company reception at the Boston Opera House preceding a ballet performance 

Employee Benefits
 

  • 10% discount on Boston Ballet retail items
  • 15% discount off Subscription Season tickets
  • Priority ticketing for executives and group sales

Brand Visibility
 

  • Recognition in Playbill, the in-theater program distributed to 250,000+ patrons annually
  • Brand Logo on Playbill “Round of Applause” 
  • Recognition on bostonballet.org/corporate-sponsors
  • Ability to use Boston Ballet logo/images in company press releases promoting sponsorship (subject to Ballet approval)
  • Name on season banner in the Boston Opera House lobby
  • Announcement of partnership in eNews, monthly newsletter sent to 65,000+ Boston Ballet households
Lead Sponsor ($50,000)

As Lead Sponsor, your company receives all the opportunities of a Supporting Sponsor, plus:
 

Access
 

  • Opportunity to host lunch and roundtable with Boston Ballet artistic staff at company studios

Brand Visibility
 

  • Company name associated with a selected Subscription Season production
  • Brand logo on production credit page of Playbill
Presenting Sponsor ($100,000)

As Presenting Sponsor, your company receives all the opportunities of Lead and Supporting Sponsors, plus:
 

Access
 

  • Opportunity to host and collaborate on topic specific lecture series or   workshop (up to 6 in total) featuring Boston Ballet professionals (health and wellness, artistic, dancers, and executive) 

Brand Visibility
 

  • Brand logo and credit line on sponsored production casting inserts
  • Inclusion and acknowledgement in sponsored production press release
Dancer Level ($5,000)

Corporate members at the Dancer level enjoy the following benefits:


Access
 

  • 6 complimentary premium seats distributed throughout the Subscription Season
  • Invitations to in-studio rehearsals and in-studio receptions  

Employee Benefits

  • 15% on select dates of all ballets

Brand Visibility 
 

Choreographer Level ($10,000)

Corporate members at the Choreographer level enjoy all benefits of the Dancer level, plus:


Access
 

  • 12 complimentary premium seats distributed throughout the Subscription Season
  • Invitations to one final dress rehearsal in the Subscription Season
  • Backstage tours for VIPs at the Boston Opera House
  • Opportunity to host an in-store event with pre-approved Ballet patrons

Employee Benefits
 

  • Priority ticketing for executives and group sales opportunities
Adaptive Dance

Creative movement instruction for individuals with disabilities ages two through adult. Students engage and explore in a safe and supported studio environment as they develop movement, musicality, and personal/social growth. 
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Citydance

A tuition-free introduction to dance for 3,000 third graders from Boston Public Schools annually. Our approach cultivates an appreciation of movement, enhances cultural awareness, and fosters creativity and self-expression.
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ECI on Location

Off-site movement-based programming for individuals ages eight through adult.  Schools and organizations can choose specific areas of focus based on the unique needs of the population they serve. 
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Platinum Sponsors

Arthur J. Hurley Company • Boston Consulting Group • Eaton Vance Management 
Ernst & Young • Locke Lord • McDermott Will & Emery • Jack and Beth Meyer 
Nutter, McClennen & Fish • Ropes & Gray • Steward Health Care • TJX Companies

Gold Sponsors

Boston Financial Data Services • Gensler • Foley Hoag 
John and Pamela Humphrey • John Hancock Financial Services

Supporting Sponsors

Bose Corporation • Brian Carty • Century Bank • CB Richard Ellis
Environments at Work • Lando & Anastasi • Winbrook

Holiday Event

This annual holiday event includes a performance of The Nutcracker and a festive reception, and offers your company visibility as well as employee and client entertainment opportunities.
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Boston Ballet Ball 

This highly anticipated, annual black-tie benefit ball provides our corporate partners with visibility, networking opportunities, and entertainment options for employees or clients.
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Classical Ballet

Comprehensive dance education through ten levels of progressive study, from Elementary through the Advanced Graduate level.
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Children's Program

Our program introduces children to the world of dance with a creative approach and progressive curriculum designed by child education experts. 
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Adult Dance Program

Our continuing education program includes classes, workshops and opportunities for adult students ages 18 and older, from beginner to advanced.
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Pre-Professional Program

Our highly competitive Pre-Professional Program trains select students for a professional career with Boston Ballet and beyond.
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About Boston Ballet

This media kit contains important background information about the Company including the roster, a season summary, history of Boston Ballet, biographies, a complete repertoire list, and press quotes.

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Jessica Kreyer, North Shore Principal

Jessica Kreyer danced with Milwaukee Ballet Company, under the direction of Simon Dow, in 2001, dancing a full range of classical and contemporary works. Her professional career has also included performances with Columbia City Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, Ballet Entre Nous, Lakes Area Ballet, and the Foothills Conservatory.  In 2004, she joined the faculty of Boston Ballet School and was promoted to Principal for the School’s North Shore Studio in the fall of 2013. Kreyer also previously taught for Milwaukee Ballet School, Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, the Foothills Conservatory, and Harvard University.

Kathleen Breen Combes, Newton Faculty

Kathleen Breen Combes has been a professional dancer for 15 years and a principal dancer with Boston Ballet since 2009.  Breen Combes is known for her diverse repertoire which includes the major classical story ballets, as well as works by Balanchine, Cranko, Kylián, Forsythe, Wheeldon, McGregor, and Elo, to name a few. In 2012, she was nominated for the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award for her portrayal of Juliet in Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and Titania in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and was invited to dance at the Bolshoi Theatre. 

Boyko Dossev, Newton Faculty

Boyko Dossev studied at The National Ballet School in Sofia, Bulgaria and he went on to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Ballet Teaching, a Master's Degree in Choreography and a Master’s Degree of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.  Dossev has danced with Jeune Ballet France, Hamburg Ballet, under the direction of John Neumeier, Dresden State Ballet-Semperoper Dresden, and Boston Ballet.  Dossev has taught at Boston Ballet School, University of Maryland, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and JMS in Toulouse, France.

Pavel Gurevich, North Shore Faculty

Pavel Gurevich danced with Boston Ballet as a first soloist in 2003 and was promoted to a principal dancer in 2009.  He danced with Boston Ballet until 2012 and currently dances with Suzanne Farrell Ballet as a principal dancer. During his career he has danced many featured roles works such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, and Don Quioxte, as well as contemporary works such as Balanchine's Apollo and Concerto Barocco, and the works of Kylián, Elo, Pickett, and Caniparoli. Now a full time member of Boston Ballet School's faculty, Gurevich also serves as a guest teacher throughout the United States.

Joseph Jefferies, North Shore Faculty

Joseph Jefferies danced professionally for 16 years, dancing with Pittsburg Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona before joining Ballet Memphis. During his time as a professional dancer, he performed lead roles in works by Trey McIntyre, Lila York, Julia Adams, and Mark Godden and has danced principal roles in several ballets.  Jefferies has choreographed over thirty works primarily for Ballet Memphis and has won the RDA Emerging Choreographer Scholarship twice. Jefferies has taught at various schools including Ballet Memphis and Studio West Dance Academy. 

Kathi Martuza, Newton Faculty

Kathi Martuza danced for six years with the corps de ballet of San Francisco Ballet, and nine years as a Principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. Lead classical roles include Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Martuza joined the faculty of Da Vinci Arts Middle School as the head of the ballet section of the dance department and has guest taught at the School of the Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet, Eagle Creek Performing Arts Center and Boston Ballet School.

Classic Option
  • Tickets are arranged, purchased, and distributed by one person.
  • Pay only one small processing fee and save on individual ticketing fees.
  • Reserve your seats with a 25% deposit and make your final payment 30 days before the performance.

Benefits include:

  • All group members are seated together.
  • Earn one free ticket for every 20 tickets purchased.
  • Add more seats to your order at any time, depending upon availability.
Custom Option
  • Tickets are arranged, purchased, and distributed separately (each person buys their own)
  • Reserve at least four weeks in advance, pay a $100 set-up fee and receive a personalized flyer with a unique promotional code to share with members of your group. This fee will be refunded to your credit card after your group purchases the 10-ticket minimum. If the minimum is not reached by the confirmation deadline, Boston Ballet retains the fee. (We will notify you in advance of the deadline as to how many tickets are left to meet the minimum.)
  • Each group member will be charged a per ticket handling fee.

Benefits include:

  • Group members purchase and select their own seats directly ONLINE
  • Group members can order up to nine tickets each using their promotional code.

Helpful hints:

  • Please allow one week for set-up when requesting your promotional code from the Group Sales office.
  • Confirm in advance of booking that you have enough interested people to meet the 10-ticket minimum.
  • Remind your group periodically to purchase their tickets in advance of the confirmation deadline. We are invested in the success of your group outing and are always happy to provide your latest ticket count.
Friend Level I | $75+ Please give what you can.
  • Virtual Company Class viewings
  • Monthly In The Company Of webinar series with dancers and artists
  • Annual Supporter Town Halls with our Executive Director
  • Regular insider newsletter 
  • And more behind-the-scenes access! 
$250+ Apprentice
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Early access to tickets to The Nutcracker
  • Access to reserved donor tickets
$500+ Artist
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Backstage tour of one of our spring productions
  • Invitations to VIP Boston Ballet events
Friend Level II | $750+
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Special content from dancers and artists throughout the season
  • Behind-the-scenes access to The Nutcracker for you and your family
  • Recognition in Boston Ballet’s virtual and in theater Playbill program
$1,250+ Principal
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Bird's-eye view observation of a Boston Ballet Company Class at our headquarters
Benefactor's Circle | $2,500+
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Intimate virtual salon talks with artistic guests
  • Behind-the-scenes virtual rehearsal viewings
  • Named sponsorship opportunities for BB@YourHome, production roles, and performances
  • Concierge ticketing services
  • VIP theater experiences
$2,500+ Designer
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Access to concierge ticketing services
  • Preferred seating & fee-free ticket exchanges
  • Access to E. Virginia Williams VIP Lounge
  • Post-performance backstage tours
  • In-studio Company Class viewing & social
  • Citizens Bank Opera House rehearsal viewing & reception
$5,000+ Choreographer
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Costume shop tour & social
  • VIP Access to Boston Ballet on Tour
$10,000+ Conductor
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Named sponsorship opportunities for production roles & single performances
  • Invitation to a special studio rehearsal at Boston Ballet’s South End headquarters
  • Pre-show conversations with special guests
E. Virginia Williams Society | $25,000+
  • All preceding opportunities, plus:
  • Bespoke experiences with dancers and artists throughout the season
  • Named sponsorship opportunities for dancer positions and productions
  • Unparalleled access to the art
We are here to help

You can contact the group sales team for more information and a representative will be in touch to help you plan your outing or, you can fill out our group ticket request form and book now.**

If you need to speak directly with a representative during normal business hours please call John Fernandes at 617.456.6343 or the Box Office at 617.695.6955. 

**Representatives will be in touch within 2 business days

BBII Lecture/Demonstration

Boston Ballet II (BBII) gives up-and-coming dancers the experience of performing with a professional company, while continuing to hone their craft. Watch these talented young men and women take the stage for a series of Lecture/Demonstrations. 

Lecture/Demonstrations will occur at:

  • 3 pm 
  • 4:30 pm
  • 6 pm 
Free Children's Classes

Our Children's Program offers children aged 16 months to 7 years a fun and exciting way to start dance classes. 

Free Children's Program Trial Classes will be offered at:

  • 10 am 
  • 10:30 am 
  • 2:30 pm 
  • 3:30 pm 
  • 4:30 pm 
  • 5:30 pm 
Faculty Meet & Greet

Get to know our world-class faculty. Meet faculty members from the Children's, Classical Ballet, and Adult Programs.

Meet & Greets will take place at the following times:

  • 9:30-11:30 am (Children's Program)
  • 9:30 am-12 pm (Adult Program)
  • 2-6 pm (Children's Program)
  • 2:30- 8 pm (Classical Ballet Program)
Classical Ballet Placement Class/Parent Information Session

Students interested in joining the Classical Ballet Program are invited to take a placement class for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Parents are also welcome to join an information session about the program.

Placement class schedule: 

  • 5:30 pm 
Free Adult Classes

Boston Ballet School offers adult classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Free Adult Trial Classes will be offered at 

  • 10 am 
  • 7 pm 
Explore the New Studio

Our new state-of-the-art facility is a comfortable, custom-designed space to fit all your needs! Come explore the new studio space.

Tours will be on going throughout the day starting 9 am.

And so much more

Even more activities throughout the day, including: 

  • Bun making stations
  • Light refreshments
  • Free give-a-ways
  • Enter-to-win a year of free tuition, performance tickets, and more
  • Arts-n-crafts
  • BBS Merchandise on sale
  • Register for 2017-2018 classes on site and have the $50 registration fee waived
  • Dancer Autographs (5-6:30 pm)
  • Costumes on display 
  • And so much more!

Download the full schedule of events.

Performance & Rehearsal Schedules

Performance Schedules
UPDATED!!  Performance schedules for all three casts – as well as the master calendar – can be found below.

Master  |  Cast A  |  Cast B  |  Cast C

Please note that the times on all calendars indicate the start times of a performance. Call times are earlier, and they are different for each role. Please refer to the Performance Guide to find your specific call times (and pick-up times, as well). 

Please print, complete, and return the Stage Door Release Form by Sunday, November 11. The release forms can either be turned into a Studio Administrator at the Boston Studio or can be mailed to Sean Watkins, Children’s Theatre Manager, at 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA  02116.

Please note that the Stage Door Release Form is meant to be printed double-sided. If this is something you are able to do, great! If not, this won’t be an issue; just print out and return page one.

Rehearsal Schedules
As was the case last year, all rehearsal schedules are published to Google Calendars. Separate calendars have been created that each highlight only a specific role’s (or a specific group of roles’) rehearsals. The links to all of these calendars, as well as the master calendar, are available below. Please note that, at this time, rehearsals have only been scheduled through Sunday, October 28.

Master Calendar | Prologue (Flower Sellers, Urchins) | Party Scene (Fritz, Party Girls/Boys, Party Sibling Girls/Boys) | Battle Scene (Mice, Soldiers, Gingerbread) | Clara | Reindeer | Pages | Lantern Bearers | Polichinelles | Tea | Lambs | Sugar Plum Attendants | Shepherdesses


Upon reviewing your rehearsal schedule, please download the Excused Absence Form. On this form, you can list the dates and times of all Boston Ballet School classes that will need to be missed in order to attend a rehearsal for The Nutcracker. Classes that need to be missed for Nutcracker rehearsals are considered excused absences and will be eligible for a makeup. Please turn the this form to a Studio Administrator at your Boston Ballet studio.

Parent Information

Photoshoot
This year, Igor Burlak will be photographing the Nutcracker Kids and making photos available for purchase. The photo shoot will be held at the Boston Studio on Sunday, November 18. An informational letter (along with the order form) and a detailed schedule for the day of the shoot are available for download.

Parent Meeting 
Mark your calendars! We would like to invite all parents and guardians of our student performers to a Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm. This meeting will take place in Studio 7 at the Boston studio (19 Clarendon Street). As we will be well into the rehearsal process at this point, the primary focus of this meeting will be to speak and answer questions about performing at the Opera House, opportunities to get involved, and ticket information. Representatives from the Group Sales, Wardrobe, and Production departments will be in attendance.

Purchasing Tickets
NOTE: Although all students have been assigned their roles, we have not yet assigned which casts they will be performing with. Ultimately, there will be three rotating casts of our student performers. As soon as these assignments are made, students and parents will be notified with all relevant information. We advise that parents wait for this information to be released before purchasing their tickets.

The Boston Ballet Box Office is able to help you with all ticket purchasing needs, or visit the Tickets & Performance section of this website for more information on group sales and individual tickets to The Nutcracker.

Maya Isyanova, BBS Music Department Head

Leningrad, Russia | Joined Boston Ballet School in 1991

Maya Isyanova received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Leningrad Conservatory. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Boston University’s Doctor of Musical Arts program.

Isyanova played numerous recitals including appearances in Jordan Hall, Wang Center, and Tsai Performance Center, and also served as a Music Director of “Operafest” Company of New Hampshire. As a pianist for Choral and Vocal departments of New England Conservatory, she participated in many world premieres and worked with celebrated composers Toru Takemitsu and Osvaldo Golijov.

At Boston Ballet School, Isyanova oversees hiring, training, and managing pianists, as well as monitoring and scheduling pianists for Company Classes. She plays for classes and rehearsals in Boston and Newton and arranges piano scores for ballet classes and performances. She is in charge of selecting class progression music for Spring Showcases across all studio locations and preparation of the piano scores for annual Next Generation performance rehearsals.

Yoko Igarashi, Musician

Osaka, Japan | Joined Boston Ballet School in 2012

Yoko Igarashi completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University (BU) in Collaborative Piano with a full scholarship. Prior to her study at BU, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance at The Frederic Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Poland, Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying at San Francisco Conservatory, and Graduate Diploma degree in Collaborative Piano at New England Conservatory (NEC).

During her studies at BU and NEC, Igarashi began working as a ballet pianist at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Igarashi is also a staff pianist at New England Conservatory of Music and maintains a private piano studio in Boston.

Part-time Accompanists

Olga Bezvitny, Henry Buck, Ilana Cady, Robin Cho, Delgir Chunaeva, Maryellen Cohen, Diran Heller, Takumi Kakimoto, Olena Lvovska, Simone Mead, Emi Nishida, Emi Okumura, Heather Reichgott, Anna Shereshkova, Irene Vorderer, Herman Weiss, Alexander Yablonsky, Yulia Yun

Instructor

Paulo Arrais
Principal Dancer

Upon graduating from the Royal Ballet School, Arrais was awarded the Ninette de Valois Bursary. He was also a finalist in the 9th New York International Competition 2007 and Youth America Grand Prix 2003, where he received a scholarship from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation to The Paris Opera Ballet School. As a principal dancer, Arrais has appeared as a guest artist with Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, National Ballet of China, StaatsBallett Berlin, and in international ballet galas in London, Korea, Norway, Italy, Japan, and Brazil.  He has also served as a judge for the Youth American Grand Prix in Brazil. Arrais choreographed his first ballet, Work in Progress, for the 2nd Boston International Ballet Competition Gala and Maris Liepa Gala in London with former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Whitney Jensen. His other original compositions include Castle. He was awarded a grant from the New York Choreographic Institute while creating Castle, which premiered at a BB@home program in 2017. Arrais was also named one of El Mundo’s 2017 Boston Latino 30 under 30. In 2019, Arrais choreographed his first work for the main stage with ELA, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Performing in The Nutcracker 2018

Congratulations and welcome to The Nutcracker 2018! We are very excited for this year’s production and hope you are too! As we begin this exciting and rewarding process, there’s a lot of information to pass along. All of this information – regarding the performance schedule, costumes/hair/make-up, purchasing tickets, performing at the Boston Opera House, and more – can be found in the Nutcracker Performance Guide. While the time-sensitive bits of information are posted below, everyone is encouraged to download and read through the full guide!

Feel free to email Sean Watkins, Children’s Theatre Manager, or call 617.456.6215 if there are any questions
 

The Warm-up: A Pre-Show Experience


Arrive a little early to warm up for your experience in the theater. Join us in the theatre lobbies to find interactive stations where you can discover more about the art and artists of Boston Ballet.

Post-Show Talk

Join Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and his special guests* for a deeper look at the performance you just saw. Gain insights into how the dancers prepare, learn what the choreographers consider, and even take the opportunity to ask a question of your own.

2019-2020 season Post Show Talks
Giselle 

Sep 20, 7:30 pm
rEVOLUTION
Mar 7, 7:30 pm
Carmen
Mar 20, 7:30 pm 
Swan Lake
May 3, 1:30 pm
Off the Charts
May 16, 7:30 pm

*Artistic staff and guest appearences are subject to change.

Program
  • Supplemental classes in Pilates, Men’s Conditioning, Modern, and Character
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • 2019 Tuition: $2,995 2019 Housing: $2,800
  • Program Dates: June 23-July 27, 2019
  • Residential students live in a community on Lasell College’s campus
  • Financial assistance is available
Residential Experience

SDP-Newton students reside at Lasell College, a small private college in Newton, MA, a short drive from the Newton Studio. The beautiful New England campus setting is just a few miles outside Boston and provides a focused environment for students to concentrate on their dance studies while also providing access to Boston. The residential experience provides opportunities personal growth and forming lasting friendships with other students. Our residential staff creates a welcoming home away from home for each resident. Evening activities are hosted for students most evenings and chaperoned off-campus outings are organized weekly.

Residential Staff
The student to residential staff ratio is approximately 15:1. Our residential program is designed to offer the best balance of structure and fun appropriate for an adolescent population. The program is managed by residential leadership with years of experience creating and managing living-learning residential experiences. Residential Counselors are available to talk with students and offer friendly support while students adjusting to life away from home. The RCs serve as mentors and resources for students and are an integral part of the student experience. The Residential Life office is staffed 19 hours a day, and rotating staff members are on-call 24 hours a day. Students carry a Boston Ballet School student ID with pertinent phone numbers at all times. 

Dining
The residential student meal plan consists of breakfast, bagged lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are provided on Saturday and Sunday. The dining hall is a short walk from the residence. A sample lunch may include, (but will not be limited to), a salad or sandwich to-go, a piece of fruit, a whole wheat bagel, and a bottled drink. 

Weekend Activities
In addition to residence hall activities, Boston Ballet School plans optional weekend outings for all residential and commuter students. Members of the residential staff chaperone activities and transportation is provided. Activities are optional, and spaces are limited and are filled on a first come first served basis. Students must pre-purchase tickets to these activities. Students have the opportunity to go on any or all of the exciting weekend activities. 

Past SDP Activities have included:

  • Performances at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Day trips to local beaches
  • Musical theatre performances
  • Chartered Dinner Dance Cruise on Boston Harbor
  • Local tour attractions around the city of Boston
Quick Links! Important Forms

Use the links below to view or download important schedules and forms for your student performer.

Master Performance Schedule (individual cast schedules can be found below)
Master Rehearsal Schedule (individual role rehearsal schedules can be found below)
Performance Guide
Stage Door Release Form
Photoshoot Letter & Order Form (detailed schedule for the photo shoot can be found below)
Excused Absence Form

Violin

Christine Vitale**
Diane Pettipaw*
Julia Cash
Lisa Crockett
Jodi Hagen
Kristina Nilsson
Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas
Kenneth Stalberg
Pattison Story
Sheila Vitale

Viola

Jean Haig*
Holly Barnes
Sarah Darling
Donna Jerome

Cello

Ronald Lowry*
Michael Curry
Melanie Dyball
Jolene Kessler

Bass

Robert Lynam*
Randall Zigler

Flute

Lisa Hennessy*
Iva Milch

Piccolo

Iva Milch

Oboe

N.N.*
Elizabeth England

English Horn

Elizabeth England

Clarinet

Alexis Lanz*
David Martins

Bass Clarinet

David Martinsᶴ

Bassoon

Ronald Haroutunian*
Stephanie Busby

Horn

Robert Marlatt*
Katherine Jordan
Jane Sebring
Lauren Winter

Trumpet

Bruce Hall*
Dana Oakes

Trombone

Robert Couture*
Hans Bohn

Bass Trombone

Cameron Owen

Tuba

Donald Rankin*

Tympani

Jeffrey Fischer*

Percussion

Richard Flanagan*
Nancy Smith

Harp

Kathleen Lyon-Pingree*

Piano/Celeste

Freda Locker
Alex Foaksman††
Elena Baliakhova

** Concertmaster
* Principal

ᶴ The Edward Avedisian Chair, endowed in perpetuity
†† Mara Dole Principal Solo Pianist’s Chair

Audition Tour

Acceptance to the Summer Dance Program is by audition only. Audition tour dates and registration.

Juliet Capulet, House of Capulet

The only daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet, Juliet is just thirteen years old when she meets Romeo Montague at her family’s masquerade ball. Even though he is the only son of her family’s rival, she falls for him at first sight. As their relationship evolves so does she, maturing from a sheltered and naïve child to a confident and strong-willed woman. Juliet’s decision to take her own life is fueled by her intense and overwhelming love for Romeo. 

Laura Young, Boston Ballet School Senior Faculty

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Laura Young began studying ballet at the age of six. By the time she was 12 years old, it was recommended that she advance her training by studying with E. Virginia Williams, the founder of Boston Ballet Company. Young was invited to join the Company at just thirteen years old. Promoted to principal dancer in 1965, Young began a long tenure in that capacity, dancing leading roles in classical, contemporary, and modern ballets. Read full biography 

Residential $5,595 (Full Tuition + Board)

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2021-2022 Black Box Experience
Schoenberg in Color | Wed-Thu, Nov 3-4, 2021
A Fiddler's Tale | Wed-Thu, Jan 19-20, 2021


*Black Box Experience programming is subject to change
Instructor

Paul Craig
Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
Training: Conservatory of Dance, Manistee, MI; Virginia School of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA; Boston Ballet School, Boston, MA
Guest Appearances: Jacob’s Pillow; Tanglewood Music Festival; Cape Cod Dance Festival; Spoleto Festival; World Ballet Competition Gala (2011 and 2012); American Dance Competition Gala (2016)
Awards: Virginia School of the Arts Merit Award and the Dean’s Award 
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Lord Capulet, House of Capulet

The wealthy patriarch of the Capulet family, Juliet’s father perpetuates much of the bad blood between the Capulet and Montague houses. He arranges her marriage to the wealthy suitor Count Paris in a self-serving attempt to cheer her up after the death of her cousin Tybalt. When Juliet, who is actually grieving over Romeo’s departure, refuses to become Paris’ "joyful bride," Lord Capulet violently threatens to disown her.

Lady Capulet, House of Capulet

Married to the much older Lord Capulet when she was just thirteen herself, Juliet’s mother leaves most of her daughter’s upbringing to the Nurse. She champions Juliet’s marriage to Count Paris, a blood relative of the Prince of Verona, as a beneficial match for their family. When Juliet refuses, Lady Capulet also cruelly rejects her daughter. Though she is depicted through most of the story as heartless, Lady Capulet is grief-stricken when she learns of Juliet’s death.

Tybalt, House of Capulet

Juliet’s short-tempered first cousin is a skilled swordsman. The first to recognize Romeo’s uninvited presence at the Capulet’s masquerade ball, Tybalt is eager to kill him on the spot. His uncle, Lord Capulet, forbids it so the frustrated Tybalt later challenges Romeo to a duel. He becomes increasingly angry when Romeo refuses to fight him. Romeo’s closest friend Mercutio eventually loses his temper and interferes, provoking a fatal fight. Romeo avenges Mercutio’s death by dueling and killing Tybalt, escalating the crisis between the two warring families.

Nurse, House of Capulet

The personal servant and confidante of Juliet, the Nurse regards the girl as a daughter and agrees to be a go-between for the young couple. She and Friar Lawrence, high priest of the Verona parish, are the only ones who know of their secret wedding. Both hope that the union will help reconcile the two families.

Romeo, House of Montague

The only child of Lord and Lady Montague, Romeo is a sensitive young man who is immoderate when it comes to affairs of the heart. He pines for the unrequited love of Rosaline before meeting Juliet. An avid reader of romantic poetry, his longing to live what he reads drives him to extremes—risking death to see Juliet, killing her cousin in a reckless duel, and ultimately committing suicide when he discovers his beloved’s death. 

Lord Montague, House of Montague

A dignified man who has great love for his family, Lord Montague does not wish to feud with the Capulets. He is deeply protective of his lovesick son, pleads with the Duke of Verona for leniency when Romeo kills Tybalt, and grieves over his exile. Lord Montague is devastated by his son’s death.

Lady Montague, House of Montague

A devoted wife to Lord Montague and loving mother to Romeo, she dies of grief when Romeo is exiled from Verona for killing Tybalt.

Benvolio, House of Montague

His name means "good-will," and Romeo’s protective and kindly cousin is continually looking out for him. When lovesick Romeo pines for Rosaline, Benvolio and Mercutio try to distract him by sneaking into the Capulet’s masquerade ball. Throughout the story, Benvolio attempts in vain to be a peacekeeper between the Capulet and Montague families. When Romeo kills Tybalt, it is Benvolio who helps convince the Duke of Verona to reduce his sentence to banishment rather than death.  

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Mercutio, Friend of Romeo

One of Romeo’s closest friends, Mercutio is clever, bawdy, and volatile. When he is invited to the Capulets’ masquerade ball, he convinces Romeo to come along and it is there that he meets Juliet. Later when Romeo receives a death threat from Tybalt, Mercutio expects his friend to engage in a duel. When Romeo refuses, Mercutio is disgusted with his cowardice and fights in his place.

Paris, Juliet's Betrothed

A wealthy aristocrat, Count Paris is the man that the Capulets want Juliet to marry. He meets her for the first time at the ball, but the two never have the chance to get to know each other because Juliet falls swiftly in love with Romeo. After Tybalt’s death, Paris comes back to the Capulet house to pay respects and is told by Lord Capulet that Juliet will still marry him. Though Juliet adamantly refuses, Paris visits Friar Lawrence in an attempt to plan their wedding. After Juliet’s “death,” Paris visits Juliet’s tomb where he encounters Romeo. Convinced that Romeo is there to desecrate his fiancé’s grave, the two engage in a deadly sword fight.

Friar Laurence

Friar Laurence serves as the father confessor of both Montagues and Capulets. He agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in hopes of reconciling their two warring families. After Romeo kills Tybalt, he allows the boy to stay with him. When Juliet is banished from her home, the Friar gives her a potion to appear dead as part of the plan to reunite the girl with her beloved.

Genius at Play (Sep 6–16, 2018)

Broadway, film, and ballet legend Jerome Robbins was inspired by three brilliant composers to create these exuberant dances. This high spirited program features two of his wildly successful early works—the jazzily-paced and theatrical Fancy Free and the colorful, witty Interplay—along with his late-career masterwork Glass Pieces.

Full on Forsythe (Mar 7–17, 2019)

You’ll want to be there to experience the innovative and utterly contemporary choreography of William Forsythe who “has taken a long and loving look at ballet’s past, and moved it into the future” (The New York Times). This program features bold, boundary-testing ballet including a brand new world premiere, the sheer joy of Blake Works I, and more.

Coppélia (Mar 21–31, 2019)

George Balanchine’s lighthearted romantic comedy of mistaken identity stands among the best-loved classical ballets. The delightful tale of a mad inventor and his oh-so-lifelike mechanical doll set the stage for amorous perplexities and slapstick humor.

Cinderella (May 10–June 8, 2019)

Choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, this beloved fairytale—the timeless story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her love’s destiny—is sure to set your heart soaring. The production sparkles with “inventive choreography, atmospheric sets, opulent costumes, and fabulous dancing” (The Boston Globe).

Rhapsody (May 16–June 9, 2019)

Three inspired artistic visions: ELA, Rhapsody in Blue by Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais, who uses Gershwin’s iconic jazzy score to capture female power to magnificent effect; Rodin, Vestris, and Pas de Quatre, a trio of emotional works by Leonid Yakobson, the influential Soviet-era artist; and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, George Balanchine’s homage to the grandeur of St. Petersburg.

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The Nutcracker (Nov 29–Dec 30, 2018)

This “dazzling, dreamy Nutcracker is the granddaddy of them all.” (The Boston Globe)

BB@Home

A series of intimate performances at Boston Ballet's grand rehearsal studio located at 19 Clarendon Street. The studio transforms into a state-of-the-art black box theater bringing the audience even closer to the action.

20182019 BB@home performances*:
Nov 12, 2018 | Featuring the choreography of Boston Ballet Dancers
Feb 78, 2019 | Featuring BBII, Boston Ballet's Second Company
Feb 2122, 2019 | Featuring a preview of the spring season

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rEVOLUTION

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Genius at Play (Sep 6–16, 2018)

Broadway, film, and ballet legend Jerome Robbins was inspired by three brilliant composers to create these exuberant dances. This high spirited program features two of his wildly successful early works—the jazzily-paced and theatrical Fancy Free and the colorful, witty Interplay—along with his late-career masterwork Glass Pieces.

Full on Forsythe (Mar 7–17, 2019)

You’ll want to be there to experience the innovative and utterly contemporary choreography of William Forsythe who “has taken a long and loving look at ballet’s past, and moved it into the future” (The New York Times). This program features bold, boundary-testing ballet including a brand new World Premiere, the sheer joy of Blake Works I, and more.

Coppélia (Mar 21–31, 2019)

This lighthearted romantic comedy of mistaken identity stands among the best-loved classical ballets. The delightful tale of a mad inventor and his oh-so-lifelike mechanical doll set the stage for amorous perplexities and slapstick humor.

Cinderella (May 10–June 8, 2019)

This beloved fairytale—the timeless story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her love’s destiny—is sure to set your heart soaring. The production sparkles with “inventive choreography, atmospheric sets, opulent costumes, and fabulous dancing” (The Boston Globe).

Rhapsody (May 16–June 9, 2019)

Three inspired artistic visions: ELA, Rhapsody in Blue by principal dancer Paulo Arrais, who uses Gershwin’s iconic jazzy score to capture female power to magnificent effect. Rodin, Vestris, and Pas de Quatre, a trio of emotional works by Leonid Yakobson, the influential Soviet-era artist, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, George Balanchine’s homage to the grandeur of St. Petersburg.

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Opening Night (Sep 19, 2019 7:30 pm)

Viktorina Kapitonova (Giselle), Patrick Yocum (Albrecht), Paul Craig (Hilarion), Dawn Atkins (Myrtha), Ji Young Chae, Tigran Mkrtchyan (Peasant Pas de Deux)
 

Sep 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Lia Cirio (Giselle), Lasha Khozashvili (Albrecht), Matthew Slattery (Hilarion), Ji Young Chae (Myrtha), Soo -bin Lee, Junxiong Zhao (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

Sep 21, 2019 1:30 pm

Chisako Oga (Giselle), Derek Dunn (Albrecht), Isaac Akiba (Hilarion), Emily Entingh (Myrtha), Nina Matiashvili, Irlan Silva (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

Sep 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Viktorina Kapitonova (Giselle), Patrick Yocum (Albrecht), Paul Craig (Hilarion), Dawn Atkins (Myrtha), Ji Young Chae, Tigran Mkrtchyan (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

Sep 22, 2019 1:30 pm

Seo Hye Han (Giselle), Junxiong Zhao (Albrecht), Irlan Silva (Hilarion), Paulina Waski (Myrtha), Soo-bin Lee, Tigran Mkrtchyan​ (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

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Ji Young Chae (Giselle), Tigran Mkrtchyan (Albrecht), Paul Craig (Hilarion), Dawn Atkins (Myrtha), María Álvarez, Patric Palkens (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

Sep 28, 2019 1:30 pm

Seo Hye Han (Giselle), Junxiong Zhao (Albrecht), Irlan Silva (Hilarion), Paulina Waski (Myrtha), Emily Entingh, Lawrence Rines (Peasant Pas de Deux)

 

Sep 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Lia Cirio (Giselle), Lasha Khozashvili (Albrecht), Matthew Slattery (Hilarion), Ji Young Chae (Myrtha), Soo-bin Lee, Junxiong Zhao (Peasant Pas de Deux)
 

Sep 29, 2019 1:30 pm

Ji Young Chae (Giselle), Tigran Mkrtchyan (Albrecht), Paul Craig (Hilarion), Dawn Atkins (Myrtha), Soo-bin Lee, Junxiong Zhao (Peasant Pas de Deux)
 

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director, Boston Ballet

As Artistic Director of Boston Ballet, Nissinen has defined the Company’s image, cultivating a compelling and dynamic collection of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary repertoire. Firmly committed to developing the art form and the future of dance, Nissinen actively promotes progressive new work and creations. The Company also performs Nissinen’s production of Swan Lake and the award winning The Nutcracker. Full Bio

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