March 10-18, 2023
Davidson Theatre, Columbus, OH

Performance Dates

Friday, March 10, 2023 - Senior Dress Rehearsal
11:00 a.m. Davidson Theatre
Friday, March 10, 2023
8:00 p.m. Davidson Theatre
Saturday, March 11, 2023
8:00 p.m. Davidson Theatre
Sunday, March 12, 2023
2:00 p.m. Davidson Theatre
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Three World Premieres by gifted choreographers Leiland Charles, Dana Genshaft and Amy Seiwert

Each of these artists continue to push the boundaries of classical ballet choreography

These original pieces highlight the extraordinary versatility of BalletMet’s world-class artists

Show Details

Notes These works are so new we don't yet have pictures to share! It will be worth the wait! Elements of every production such as show length, casting, dates, times, and entry policies are subject to change.
These works are so new we don't yet have pictures to share! It will be worth the wait! Elements of every production such as show length, casting, dates, times, and entry policies are subject to change.
Run Time Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

This is a mixed-rep ballet. Mixed-rep ballets are several unrelated short ballets with intermissions, similar to a collection of short stories.

Choreographer Leiland Charles
Leiland Charles

LEILAND CHARLES was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He first stepped into a dance studio at the age of three with The Howard County Ballet in Ellicott City under the direction of Kathi Ferguson. 

Leiland furthered his artistic training at The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes where he received his BFA in spring 2014. While at Juilliard, he performed works by Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Alexander Ekman and many others.

Upon graduation, Mr. Charles joined Alberta Ballet in Calgary, Canada, where he worked for three seasons dancing many roles including Benvolio in Jean Grand-Maïtre’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Red Couple in Jiri Kylían’s “Forgotten Land.” 

Leiland joined BalletMet as a Company Artist in 2017. Some of his favorite roles/ballets with the company include “In Creases” by Justin Peck and “Cacti” by Alexander Ekman. Leiland is also an up-and-coming choreographer and has created works including “Passages” for Alberta Ballet and most recently “Figurines” for BalletMet and “Togetherness” for BalletMet2. 

Leiland is in his 5th season with BalletMet.

Choreographer Dana Genshaft
Dana Genshaft

Bio coming soon.

Choreographer Amy Seiwert
Amy Seiwert

Bio coming soon.

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Where do I park?

There are parking garages near the Ohio and the Capitol theatres, as well as limited metered street parking (most of which is free after 6 pm and on Sundays).

Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage
$5 during events
Enter from westbound Broad Street or Third Street.

Riffe Center Parking Garage
$5 during events
Enter from Front Street. Take the elevators to the third floor and proceed along the hall to the Davidson Theatre. (For the Box Office or Will Call, descend the escalators to the first floor.)

Downtown traffic can be heavy, so please plan ahead. We recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early to park, find your seat, explore the program and relax before the performance. Audience members who arrive late may not be seated until intermission.

What do I wear?

This is our most-asked question, and the answer is: You probably won’t feel out of place no matter what you wear. If you want to wear jeans, go for it—we promise you won’t be alone. If you want to dress up, feel free. Many others do, too. We don’t see as much formal-wear in the theater as we once did, though it wouldn’t be unusual to see a tux or a gown at a performance. Basically, anything goes.

Do the dancers talk?

No, dancers express the story or meaning through the movement. In some story ballets, dancers will use pantomime (exaggerated movements) to help you understand what’s happening. If you see a ballet with pantomime, head to the lobby, where we’ll have more information and guidance. If you ever struggle to follow along, feel free to chat with a BalletMet staff member in the lobby who will happily answer any questions you have.

When do I clap?

If you are wowed by something you just saw, please do applaud. At BalletMet, we love to hear clapping. It’s uplifting to those performing, as they can often feel your excitement and energy on stage. So applaud whenever you see fit! Note: Not every ballet company feels this way, so keep that in mind if you happen to be at another company’s performance.