Photo by Jennifer Zmuda. Dancer Caitlin Valentine Ellis

May 6 – 8, 2016 | Ohio Theatre

  • 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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Edwaard Liang, choreographer after Marius Petipa
Edwaard Liang began his choreographic career with the Nederlands Dans Theater 1. Since establishing himself as a freelance choreographer, numerous companies around the world have performed his ballets including Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Washington Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Dortmund Ballet and National Theatre in Beijing. In 2006, Liang was named one of the “TOP 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine for choreography. In 2013, Mr. Liang was named artistic director at BalletMet where he continues to choreograph new works for companies both domestically and abroad.


Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Download Sleeping Beauty casting here

*Casting always subject to change

Special Events

Dine with the Artist
Dine with Artistic Director Edwaard Liang preceding the opening night performance of his World Premiere full-length ballet Sleeping Beauty. Learn behind-the-scenes insights into the making of this very special production, and celebrate the final show of BalletMet’s 2015-16 season. RSVP

Sleeping Beauty Mother’s Day Brunch
Join family, friends and fellow dance lovers for mimosas, a brunch buffet and a few surprises, preceding the matinee performances of Sleeping Beauty in the magnificent Ohio Theatre. RSVP

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