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Working Rehearsals Schedule


Working rehearsals provide an opportunity to observe companies in the final moments of preparation before a major performance.  These events are optional and are open to all Ballet Class Series participants; the cost of attendance is included with the program participation fee.

"I loved watching the working rehearsals. They allowed me to see how a company works and learn from the dancers' technique and artistry."
– Ballet Class Series student

  • Mariinsky Ballet:  La Bayadère

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
    Opera House — 3 hours

    Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
    Yuri Fatayev, Deputy Director of the Ballet Company
    (Minkus/Petipa)

  • Kansas City Ballet:  The Nutcracker

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    1:30 p.m.
    Opera House — 2 hours

    Devon Carney, Artistic Director
    D.C. Premiere (Tchaikovsky/Carney)
    (Minkus/Petipa)

  • American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Opera House — 2 hours

    Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director
    D.C. Premiere (Strauss/Ratmansky)

All dates and times are subject to change.