GRAND RAPIDS BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

Get into the holiday spirit as Grand Rapids Ballet dancers grace the stage at DeVos Performance Hall for our annual production of The Nutcracker! Enjoy captivating choreography by Val Caniparoli before a magical and immersive set, imagined by Grand Rapidian Chris Van Allsburg, and designed by world-famous Eugene Lee. Join the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy and her gallant Cavalier as they guide Clara through the Land of the Sweets. Along the way, meet menacing mice and brave soldiers in an epic Battle Scene, and join festive celebrations as Clara is mesmerized by a fantastic waltz with live accompaniment from the Grand Rapids Symphony to Tchaikovsky’s magical score. *Tickets start at just $20!

*Certain restrictions apply, while supplies last.

GRAND RAPIDS BALLET | 2022-23 SEASON

Grand Rapids Ballet is pleased to announce our 2022-23 Season: What Lifts Your Spirit. Our season offers awe-inspiring movement sure to please all audiences, featuring contemporary creations and timeless classics. As the curtain closes on our 50th Anniversary, Grand Rapids Ballet looks ahead to the next 50 years of dance in our community asking audience members to share, what lifts your spirit?

2022 also marks a special milestone for Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company as we celebrate 10 years under the direction of Attila Mosolygo. To commemorate this occasion, we are proud to present two sensational productions, Spooktacular and Wizard of Oz, both at our very own Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

GRAND RAPIDS BALLET PRESENTS ROMEO & JULIET

Fall in love with Shakespeare’s classic story, Romeo and Juliet, as Grand Rapids Ballet presents World Premiere choreography by Artistic Director James Sofranko, set in Renaissance Verona on the stage at DeVos Performance Hall. Be captivated by the romantic tragedy featuring the famous feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets. The Grand Rapids Symphony performs Prokofiev’s ravishing score as the timeless story comes to life with enthralling sword fighting, and the excitement of young love, all leading toward an emotional end. *Tickets start at just $20!

*Certain restrictions apply, while supplies last.

GRAND RAPIDS BALLET | 2022-23 SEASON

Grand Rapids Ballet’s Artistic Director James Sofranko shares an overview of the 2022-23 Season, What Lifts Your Spirit. Watch as he shares details about the dynamic season including Elemental Movement, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Jumpstart 2023, and Ballet + Broadway.

Plus, Grand Rapids Ballet School Director Attila Mosolygo shares a look at the 2022-23 school year and upcoming Junior Company performances, including Spooktacular and The Wizard of Oz.

GRAND RAPIDS BALLET | 50th ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022, Michigan’s only professional ballet company is committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance under experienced leadership. Grand Rapids Ballet has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.

Safety Considerations

Thank you for your continued support throughout the pandemic and for adhering to our health and safety requirements. We are pleased to share updated health and safety requirements with you in light of the recently revised CDC guidance.

At this time, face masks or coverings will be optional for guests attending Grand Rapids Ballet performances, though they remain highly recommended. Additionally, we will no longer require proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test.

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