Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Nutcracker

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of an American masterpiece that originated with Ballet West founder, Willam Christensen.

In 1944, critics were stunned when Christensen staged the first full-length Nutcracker in America. “We can’t understand why a vehicle of such fantastic beauty and originality would not be produced in its entirety in this country until now,” reported the Sacramento Union.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale October 3rdth




Nutcracker Tea

Single tickets on sale 10/3/2019

Enter a world of whimsy in Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom where characters from The Nutcracker create a fanciful environment for a tea party and light lunch. While you're there, learn about pointe shoes and costumes then meet and have your picture taken with the Artists of Ballet West, Ballet West II, and Ballet West Trainees.


$50 per person which includes all activities, light lunch, and a photo (available digitally on Facebook by December 24th)


Tea Party does not include performance tickets. You do not have to attend the performance to attend the party.




Giselle

One of the most beloved romantic ballets presented in this acclaimed production.

Since its Paris premiere in 1841, Giselle has been an instant triumph with audiences. A love story, a ghost story, and a tale of forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is about a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman, not knowing he is betrothed to another woman. When she finds out the truth, she goes mad and dies, only to become one of the Wilis, ghostly women who have been betrayed and must spend eternity haunting men. See why Giselle remains one of the most enduring masterpieces in ballet with this ethereal production reconceived by Artistic Director Adam Sklute.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

"Ballet Talk" starts 1 hour prior to the performance and is open to any ticket holders




Night of Shining Stars

A glittering evening featuring breathtaking performances by internationally-renowned dancers from companies around the world.


Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd




Bolero & The Dream

Dynamic power and comedic timing are on full display in this triple bill

Beachy, buoyant, and boisterous, this triple bill features The Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton’s charming and hilarious Victorian retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ballet West will present work by renowned choreographer Justin Peck for the first time, marked by the company premiere of his California-inspired Paz de la Jolla. Finally, resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s acclaimed Bolero returns, with Ravel’s commanding score leading the charge.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

"Ballet Talk" starts 1 hour prior to the performance and is open to any ticket holders




Choreographic Fest

The intimate Rose Wagner Theater will once again host renowned international companies, including the Singapore Dance Theater, Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Ballet West for one week of explosive new works that will explore the future of ballet.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS