Celebrating its 47th anniversary this season, Grand Rapids Ballet—Michigan’s only professional ballet company—is committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance under the current leadership of James Sofranko as artistic director, Glenn Del Vecchio as executive director, and Attila Mosolygo as director of Grand Rapids Ballet School and its Junior Company.  A proud recipient of the ArtServe Michigan Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization, Grand Rapids Ballet has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.


Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 @ 2pm

Extremely Close by Hubbard Street Chicago’s internationally renowned resident choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo will have you seeing things from a completely different angle; Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House—a portrayal of strong female characters from Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s most well-known plays including A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler, set to a live performance of Dvorak’s compelling Piano Quintet No. 2; and a second new piece by James Sofranko.

A Message from Grand Rapids Ballet Artistic Director James Sofranko

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