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’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.


During its 2022-23 season, Grand Rapids Ballet is proud to re-introduce Family Matinee performances, offering an introduction to the art of ballet for families and children. The programs will be led by Artistic Director James Sofranko and will include a demonstration of ballet, including plenty of opportunities for audience interaction, a performance from the professional company, and a chance to meet the dancers.

In an effort to accommodate sensory-sensitive audience members, the Family Matinee performances will feature low-sensory adjustments, including lowered volume, elimination of strobe lighting, and a 45-60 minute runtime. In partnership with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, sensory resource backpacks will be available upon request, along with sensory activities in the lobby.

Tickets are FREE for these curated performances! Join us at Elemental Movement on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 2 p.m. for our first Family Matinee performance of the season. We ask that you please reserve your Elemental Movement tickets ahead of the performance. Digital tickets will be sent to the email provided within 24 business hours. Ballet + Broadway tickets are also available for purchase, taking place Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2 p.m.

Please direct any questions to our box office at 616-454-4771 ext. 110 |


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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