265 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
BalletX is a cutting-edge company with unique choreography that introduces audiences to new forms of classical dance. This daring, avant-garde company shows that ballet doesn’t have to be stuffy or old-fashioned. BalletX has been the resident dance company of The Wilma Theater since the fall of 2007. If you’re looking for something new and innovative, this is the company for you.
The Philadelphia Youth Ballet
219 Cuthbert St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Philadelphia Youth Ballet has been inspiring both audiences and young dancers in The Philadelphia Dance Academy’s Pre-Professional program for years. Each June, the Philadelphia Youth Ballet presents excerpts from classical story ballets as part of its spring showcase, but the big event is usually the production of “The Nutcracker” in December. If you’re looking for a great version of classic ballets at a low price, this is the group for you.
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International Ballet Exchange
38 E Schoolhouse Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
The International Ballet Exchange has been providing Philadelphia ballet students an opportunity to study with seasoned ballet masters from around the world since 1998. Moreover, this company provides audiences with an opportunity to attend low-cost ballet performances by top Russian ballet companies as well as free final performances by students. Like The Philadelphia Youth Ballet, this company’s main showcase is also the performance of “The Nutcracker” each December. Attend both to compare how the same story can be told in different ways. If you want to see ballet masters at reduced rates, this is the company for you.
1802 S Broad St, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Ballet Fleming was established in 2010 by its artistic director, Christopher Fleming. Audiences love Ballet Fleming’s non-traditional, innovative and artistic productions. Ballet Fleming’s performances are often set to contemporary music, and the costumes are not simply your traditional tutu. The 2012-2013 season schedule has not yet been released, but check back on the website for updated information about performances. This is the group for you if you’re looking to see work by an exciting new company.
Metropolitan Ballet Academy
700 Cedar Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
The Metropolitan Ballet Academy is a classical ballet school serving both children and adults. Founder and Artistic Director Lisa Collins Vidnovic was a dancer and Ballet Mistress with the renowned Pennsylvania Ballet for 10 years. The summer months are packed full with classes and performances, so lace up those toe shoes and either try for yourself or get your kids involved. With its Family Concert Series and other performances throughout the year, this is the company for anyone looking to see top-notch students at low prices.
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