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The Company

The ballet company of the future

At Boston Ballet, we honor our rich artistic heritage as we continue to push the boundaries of dance.

John Lam and Rie Ichikawa in Jíři Kylián's Petite Mort

Photo Credit: Rosalie O'Connor

For more than five decades, we have mesmerized audiences with our sweeping repertoire, which spans from cherished 19th-century classics to contemporary show-stoppers.

We perform in the historic, 2,500-seat Boston Opera House and reside offstage in a state-of-the-art facility headquartered in Boston’s South End.

The Company is comprised of 66 dancers of 16 nationalities, representing the highest caliber of international talent on our Boston stage. We present a broad repertoire, including timeless classical ballets, such as Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, Florence Clerc’s La Bayadère, and John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet; neo-classical ballets with masterworks by George Balanchine; and innovative contemporary ballets from choreographers including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, and Boston Ballet Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo.
 
Boston Ballet School serves more than 5,000 students at locations in Boston, Newton, and the North Shore, with programs designed for ages two through adult, at all experience levels. Boston Ballet School provides training for the next generation of professional ballet dancers, and the highest quality dance education for all.
 
Our Department of Education and Community Initiatives (ECI) reaches 4,000 individuals in Boston and the surrounding communities each year through our programming, events, and activities. For more than 25 years, our Citydance program has provided third grade students from Boston public schools with a tuition-free introduction to dance education.
 
Our internationally-acclaimed performances, world-class education programs, and ground-breaking community initiatives have made us a leader in our field, with a 54-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance.

Our artist/athletes are always pushing themselves to the edge. That passion and energy is what makes watching them so exhilarating.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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