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New York City Ballet is one of the world’s foremost dance companies with an unparalleled repertory of ballets including something for everyone. The Company was established in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein and quickly became known for its pure neo-classicism. NYCB performs at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, which was designed by Balanchine and Philip Johnson specifically for NYCB. The Company has nearly 100 dancers, a 62 member orchestra, and an annual 21-week season at Lincoln Center. With an energy that matches that of the bustling metropolis it calls home, it’s the quintessential NYC experience.

ALL BALANCHINE I | SEPT 20, 21, 23, 25, 30
A trio of Balanchine ballets showcase distinctly differing moods, ranging from regal elegance to haunting misfortune.

In a program of ballets from our founding choreographers, an abundance of impressive technical feats takes center stage.

A streamlined Balanchine masterpiece unites with innovative offerings from contemporary choreographers Ratmansky and Peck for a collection of varied stylings.

CLASSIC NYCB II | SEPT 28 (Fall Gala at 7 PM), OCT 1 mat, 8 mat & eve, 11, 16
The glittering masterwork Symphony in C bursts onto the stage, followed by the first live performances of Justin Peck’s dance-on-film premiere Solo and world premieres from dynamic dancemakers Gianna Reisen and Kyle Abraham.

ALL STRAVINSKY | OCT 1 eve, 6, 9
Igor Stravinsky’s music, which has become an intrinsic element of New York City Ballet’s repertory, serves as the compelling force for four contrasting favorites from Balanchine and Robbins.

ALL BALANCHINE II | OCT 5, 12, 13, 15 mat & eve
An avant-garde atmosphere of suspense meets grand scenes of sweeping movement, demonstrating the bold range of Balanchine’s imagination.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® | NOV 25 – DEC 31
Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and allow Tschaikovsky’s iconic score to transport you to a land of twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, waltzing flowers, and so much more. Don’t miss your chance to treat your family-and yourself-to the magic of this enchanted holiday tradition.

During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands and more than 125 children, in two alternating casts, from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible. Children of all ages from New York City and the nation fill the David H. Koch Theater to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®, based on the Alexandre Dumas pere version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), demands a full-scale production.

ALL BALANCHINE | JAN 17, 18, 19, 21 mat, 25, 28 mat
The brief but captivating Valse Fantaisie follows two Black & White leotard ballets on a program that concludes with the ever-cheerful Donizetti Variations, featuring music from the opera Don Sebastian.

CLASSIC NYCB I | JAN 20, 21 eve, 22, 24, 27, FEB 4 mat
This program alternates between Balanchine classics and an introspective contemporary pas de deux before concluding with an iconic suite of dances from the Broadway musical West Side Story.

NEW PECK | JAN 26, 28 eve, 29, FEB 3, 4 eve, 7
After his award-winning foray with Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck goes all-in with Aaron Copland, creating an original full-evening work in collaboration with painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson.

CLASSIC NYCB II | JAN 31, FEB 2, 5, 10, 12
Opening with Fancy Free—the precursor to Broadway’s On the Town—this program also features a revival of Robbins’ rarely seen Rondo; Peck’s Solo, set to Samuel Barber’s treasured Adagio for Strings; and Balanchine’s homage to composer Anton von Webern, Episodes.

21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY | FEB 1, 8, 9, 11 mat & eve
A world premiere from choreographer and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham Dancer Keerati Jinakunwiphat takes the stage alongside contemporary works by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | FEB 15, 16, 17, 18 mat & eve, 19 mat & eve*, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 mat & eve, 26
Amounting to one of the Company’s largest productions with a cast of over 100 dancers, this enchanted full-length ballet is a resplendent experience to behold, with elegant costumes and sets accompanied by Tschaikovsky’s illustrious score.

MASTERS AT WORK: BALANCHINE & ROBBINS I | APR 18, 19, 20, 22 mat & eve, 26, MAY 5
Three ballets, inspired by three unique compositions: Bach’s virtuosic double violin concerto, Hindemith’s intricate modernist score, and selections from the ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos.

An array of Balanchine and Robbins offerings feature a balletic take on American folk dance, a chance encounter in an empty practice studio, a recently revived Black & White ballet, and a series of joyful dances.

BALANCHINE + RATMANSKY I | APR 25, 29 mat & eve, MAY 3, 6 eve, 7
Balanchine’s effervescent classical wonder combining ensemble movements with virtuoso pas de deux meets Ratmansky’s monumental abstraction of composer Édouard Lalo’s comical 19th-century story ballet.

21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY I | MAY 2, 11, 13 eve, 17, 18
NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s Partita, set to Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning a capella composition Partita for 8 Voices, joins the latest works from Gianna Reisen and Kyle Abraham.

21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY II | MAY 4 (Spring Gala at 7 PM), 6 mat, 9, 13 mat, 16
An audience favorite sneaker ballet set to an invigorating electronic score by Dan Deacon caps this program highlighting world premieres from Canadian choreographer Alysa Pires and Christopher Wheeldon, who returns to NYCB after recently directing and choreographing his second Broadway production.

Two plotless works from Balanchine evoke wildly contrasting atmospheres while a lighthearted period piece from Robbins presents a charming cast of characters.

NEW PECK | MAY 12, 14, 20 mat, 24, 25
Peck reimagines the composer’s renowned music in modern-day context for a contemporary dose of Americana.

BALANCHINE + RATMANSKY II | MAY 19, 20 eve, 21, 26, 28
Classical meets contemporary: Balanchine’s one-act adaptation of ballet's beloved classic precedes Alexei Ratmansky’s abstract embodiment of Wassily Kandinsky’s bold watercolors, which set the stage as projections behind the dancers.

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