co page headers ballet 01 Pennsylvania BalletSince it was founded in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has been at the forefront of American dance. Currently, the company employs 37 dancers and has a six-show season, including its annual holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The Pennsylvania Ballet’s diverse repertoire of both classic and contemporary productions—with a Balanchine base—has earned it national acclaim, and the Company regularly tours up and down the East Coast.

Who is George Balanchine? George Balanchine was one of the most famous 20th century ballet choreographers and the founder of the New York City Ballet. He often worked with the legendary composer Igor Stravinsky, and 39 of his 400 ballets are choreographed to Stravinsky’s music.

2011-2012 Pennsylvania Ballet Season: The upcoming season includes productions of Messiah and Peter Pan. To see the full performance line-up, click here.

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs in two venues:

Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St. (Broad & Locust Sts)
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

For the Academy of Music’s calendar of events, click here.

Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

For the Merriam Theater’s calendar of events, click here.

Tickets: Tickets to the Ballet’s performances start at $20. For tickets, click here.

Parking: There area a number of public parking garages located in the area, as well as on-street parking. Click here for more info.


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