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Photo by Jennifer Zmuda. BalletMet dancer Jarrett Reimers.

  • Friday, 10/2 Sr. Dress
  • Friday, 10/2 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10/3 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10/4 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10/8 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/9 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10/10 8 p.m.

Challenge convention and celebrate rebellion with Breaking Ballet. An assortment of styles from internationally recognized choreographers will confront your perception of ballet.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante represents the purity of classical ballet. Balanchine once said that the vigorous work contained “everything I know about classical ballet in thirteen minutes.”

The Company Premiere of Edwaard Liang’s Distant Cries is an intricate, fast-paced pas de deux that sharply contrasts a World Premiere by James Kudelka to music from Cyndi Lauper.

Rounding out the diverse program is a World Premiere choreographed by Edwaard Liang and set to sections of music composed by Gabriel Gaffney Smith, intermixed with selections from rock legend David Bowie. The music, coordinated by Smith, will be performed by ProMusica.

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Photo by Jennifer Zmuda. BalletMet dancers Caitlin Valentine Ellis and David Ward.

  • Friday, 10/30 Sr. Dress
  • Friday, 10/30 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10/31 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11/1 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11/5 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/6 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11/7 8 p.m.

Unleash your inner vampire with BalletMet’s Dracula. The ballet will open at the Capitol Theatre on Halloween weekend and will seduce audiences for eight performances with the love story of Dracula and Mina. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 movie, Dracula was choreographed by former BalletMet Artistic Director David Nixon in 1999. Featuring music from Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dracula has been a fan favorite for more than a decade.

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Photo by Jennifer Zmuda. BalletMet dancer Austin Finley.

  • Friday, 12/11 Morning at the Ballet
  • Friday, 12/11 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12/12 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12/13 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12/17 Morning at the Ballet & 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 12/18 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12/19 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12/20 12 noon & 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/22 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12/23 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12/26 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12/27 1 p.m.

Make memories that last a lifetime with the magic and adventure of BalletMet’s The Nutcracker. Journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Sweets and indulge in unforgettable characters and choreography, exquisite costumes and scenery and music from the Columbus Symphony. BalletMet’s The Nutcracker was co-created by Gerard Charles and Robert Post with choreography by Gerard Charles.

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Photo by Zaire Kacz. BalletMet dancer Samantha Lewis.

  • Friday, 2/5 Sr. Dress
  • Friday, 2/5 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 2/6 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2/7 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2/11 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 2/12 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 2/13 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2/14 2 p.m.

Experience Carmen as never before with the Company Premiere of the modern and dynamic Carmen.maquia. Spanish sensation Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s return to Columbus following the 2014 World Premiere of his work “Lovely Together” for Innovations and the 2014 Company Premiere of “18+1” for New Directions/New Works. Carmen.maquia opens at the Capitol Theatre on February 5, 2016 and runs through Valentine’s Day. “This nouvelle ‘Carmen’ twists, jerks, jumps and finally seduces for a tour de force as human and moving as the original,” said Sid Smith, Special to the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Friday, 3/11 Sr. Dress
  • Friday, 3/11 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 3/12 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 3/13 2 p.m.

All art begins with inspiration. See it expressed in three unique works, presented in collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet. Anchoring the classical side of the program is George Balanchine’s Who Cares? – choreographed to, and inspired by, the music of George Gershwin. Wild Sweet Love by Trey McIntyre draws from fun, eclectic music including the Partridge Family’s “I Think I Love You” and Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” Spurred by Jane Austen and set to music by Thomas Newman and Philip Glass, Edwaard Liang’s modern and exacting Age of Innocence rounds out the program with demanding choreography and beautiful simplicity.

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  • Friday, 5/6 Sr. Dress / Morning at the Ballet
  • Friday, 5/6 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 5/7 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 5/8 2 p.m.

The magic of Sleeping Beauty will fill the Ohio Theatre for our final ballet of the season. Choreographed to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, this World Premiere ballet by Edwaard Liang tells the tale of beautiful Princess Aurora’s 100-year slumber, which can only be broken by a prince’s kiss. Feast your eyes on gorgeous costuming, elaborate scenery and stunning choreography including the Rose adagio, the Blue Bird pas de deux and the Fairy variations.

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