Performances & Tickets

Our upcoming events are listed below:





September 20 - 22, 2019 | The Long Center


*Audio description services for the visually impaired are available at the Sunday, September 22nd 3pm matinee performance.

We open our 2019/20 season with a dance and music blockbuster, featuring a classical score that’s a pop culture favorite. You’ve heard the opening strains of Carmina Burana played in movies, on radio and TV, and featured in other well-known forms of entertainment. See this powerful work, performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra with vocals from Austin’s Conspirare choir, as it’s paired with contemporary choreography by Artistic Director Stephen Mills. Don’t miss this intoxicating mix of music, song, and dance, brought to you live on stage by three of Austin’s premier arts organizations.


CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills

MUSIC: Carl Orff

LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Symphony Orchestra and Conspirare


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Ballet Austin II presents




October 19 - 20 and 26 - 27, 2019 | AUSTINVENTURES STUDIOTHEATER at BALLET AUSTIN


“Who is the fairest of them all?” Ballet Austin’s apprentice company, Ballet Austin II, answers that complicated question through a spirited retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale about envy, trickery, and the power of love. This 55-minute production is perfect for families with children ages 3–10 and serves as an excellent “starter ballet” for those looking to expose young audience members to dance in a kid-friendly environment. Through our special FAMILY TIME package offering, combine tickets to Snow White at Ballet Austin’s in-house studio theater with tickets to one of our full-length family-friendly productions at the Long Center, The Nutcracker -or- A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


FEATURING: Ballet Austin II

CHOREOGRPHY: Nelly van Bommel

MUSIC: Traditional German Folk Music

Recommended for families with children 3–10 years of age.





December 7 - 23, 2019 | The Long Center


*Audio description services for the visually impaired are available at the Sunday, December 15th 2pm matinee performance.

Start your holiday celebrations with a scrumptious trip to the Court of Sweets and Ballet Austin’s spectacular annual production of The Nutcracker! From its vibrant sets and costumes, to the impressive cast of more than 200 dancers, this colorful winter classic brings families and friends together every year to enjoy the world’s best-known ballet. Make The Nutcracker your annual holiday tradition and share this memorable experience with those you love!


CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills

MUSIC: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Symphony Orchestra


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February 14-16, 2020 | The Long Center


*Audio description services for the visually impaired are available at the Sunday, February 16th 3pm matinee performance.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by treating someone special to ballets by two of the world’s most accomplished choreographers. From GEORGE BALANCHINE, the father of American ballet, we bring you RUBIES, the red-hot centerpiece of his iconic ballet Jewels, full of spark, sass and neoclassical choreography that’s uniquely American. We’re pairing this iconic piece with a contemporary ballet by Tony Award-winning choreographer CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, of Broadway and New York City Ballet fame. His GHOSTS transports you to an ethereal place where lost souls look for love, and it showcases a softer, fluid style of dance that’s as haunting as the specters on stage performing it. These hopelessly romantic dance works will leave your restless heart longing for more!


CHOREOGRPHY: George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon

MUSIC: FIgor Stravinsky, C. F. Kip Winger

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March 27 - 29, 2020 | The Long Center


*Audio description services for the visually impaired are available at the Sunday, March 29th 3pm matinee performance.

Experience a quintessential collection of Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ contemporary dance works paired with live performances by three of Austin’s most-treasured musical groups! Relish the neoclassical intricacies of TORSO, with live accompaniment by AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC. Embrace the exotic rhythms of TOUCH, with music performed by TOSCA TANGO ORCHESTRA, and be first to see a new world premiere work by Mills, with live accompaniment by AUSTIN CLASSICAL GUITAR. Enjoy an unforgettable combination of movement and live music through this tantalizing trio of works!


CHOREOGRPHY: Stephen Mills

MUSIC: Johann Sebastian Bach, Glover Gill

LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Chamber Music Center, Tosca Tango Orchestra, Austin Classical Guitar


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May 8 - 10, 2020 | The Long Center


*Audio description services for the visually impaired are available at the Sunday, May 10th 3pm matinee performance.

Romance run awry is at the heart of this playful ballet by Artistic Director Stephen Mills, based on William Shakespeare’s famous comedy of the same name. In 2002, Ballet Austin premiered this delightful work at The Kennedy Center, which commissioned Mills to create the ballet for its Youth and Family Public Performance Series. This family-friendly production, perfect for all ages, showcases Mills’ choreographic agility and his dancers’ comedic talent. Join us Mother’s Day weekend for a trip into an enchanted forest, where mortal and magical beings get mixed up looking for love, while delivering loads of laughs!


CHOREOGRPHY: Stephen Mills

MUSIC: Felix Mendelssohn

LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Symphony Orchestra


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