Performances & Tickets

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Also featuring DVORAK SERENADE

September 21 - 23, 2018 | The Long Center

Mysterious and seductive, The Firebird is a world-famous ballet about an adventuresome prince who happens upon trouble and snares a mystical female creature to help him outwit an evil sorcerer and find true love. Fall under The Firebird’s spell while enjoying a live performance of composer Igor Stravinsky’s bewitching score by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. This mesmerizing work by Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills is paired with a contemporary wonder by quintessential New York choreographer Lar Lubovich. His Dvorák Serenade is as soft and undulating as fine silk in a breeze and a lovely complement to this magical combination of music and dance.



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featuring Ballet Austin II

October 20 - 21 and 27 - 28, 2018 | AUSTINVENTURES STUDIOTHEATER @ BALLET AUSTIN

Being different isn’t easy, and it’s hard to fit in when you always stand out. Award-winning choreographer Jimmy Orrante brings to life the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, through a whimsical exploration of the joy to be found when you celebrate someone’s “inner swan.” This hour-long dance work, performed by our apprentice company, Ballet Austin II, in our in-house studio theater, is the perfect “starter ballet” for children ages 3–10 and can be partnered with The Nutcracker or Giselle at the Long Center.









December 7 - 23, 2018 | The Long Center

THE 56TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY THE GEORGIA B. LUCAS FOUNDATION FUND

Your favorite way to celebrate the season returns for its 56TH year! Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine Clara faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!



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February 15 - 17, 2019 | The Long Center

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s distinctive style of dance making is as sensual as her Latin roots, and when it comes to mixing performance with passion, she always delivers! While making a name for herself with major ballet companies around the world, this choreographic phenom returns to Austin at Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ special invitation to showcase some of her favorite works, including the luscious Requiem for a Rose, the flirtatious, all-male Sombrerisimo, and two intimate duets that will leave you wanting more. Extend your Valentine’s Day festivities with this stimulating artistic experience!



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April 5 - 7, 2019 | The Long Center

WORLD PREMIERE
UNDERWRITTEN THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THE BUTLER NEW CHOREOGRAPHY ENDOWMENT

They were meant to guide us and keep us on the straight and narrow. But many of the saccharin stories we were told as children started as grim reminders of what happens when naiveté meets wickedness, and the balance between good and evil is in question. In this new, full-length work, made possible through the generous support of the Butler New Choreography Endowment and funded in part by a gift from Dr. Beverly Dale, Artistic Director Stephen Mills delves into the underbelly of some of your favorite fairytales, and shows you the real beauty of the lessons they impart. Inspired by the visual art of Natalie Frank, the world premiere of Grimm Tales will leave you unsettled, unafraid, and undeniably hungry for more.



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May 10 - 12, 2019 | The Long Center

She’s young, naïve and distraught after learning her lover is pledged to another. As this fragile beauty dies of a broken heart, will she spare her soul mate a fate worse than death? We conclude our season with the 19TH century classic Giselle, one of the great ballets of the Romantic era, featuring some of the most iconic and imposing characters of the genre, The Wilis, and the ethereal corps de ballet work that surrounds this ghostly sisterhood. Called back from the grave by this collection of broken hearts, Giselle must decide between justice and redemption for the man who deceived her. Join us Mother’s Day weekend for the time-tested story of a mad love that turns to madness and, ultimately, forgiveness. If you’ve ever been love’s fool, you’ll relate to this touching tale.



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