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THE NUTCRACKER | DECEMBER 9-11 & 16-18, 2022

At DeVos Performance Hall

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, 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 with a fantastic waltz with live accompaniment from the Grand Rapids Symphony to Tchaikovsky’s magical score.


At DeVos Performance Hall

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, the excitement of young love, all leading towards an emotional end.

JUMPSTART 2022 | MARCH 24-26, 2023

At Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Grand Rapids Ballet’s Company dancers push beyond the edge of choreographic exploration for our annual Jumpstart performance. Company dancers explore their creative energies, stepping into the role of choreographer, building experimental programs for other dancers. Jumpstart 2023 also will feature an excerpt of Three Offerings by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Jumpstart 2023 is a can’t miss event!

BALLET + BROADWAY | APRIL 21-23 & 28-30, 2023

At Peter Martin Wege Theatre

There’s no business like show business! Ballet + Broadway, features three theatrically themed works, taking inspiration from “The Great White Way.” Remember Our Song, from Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Award recipient Andy Blankenbuehler, choreographer of Hamilton, depicts the challenges of a love story a world apart, set during World War II featuring the big band music of the 1940s. Who Cares?, choreographed by George Balanchine, who also worked on Broadway, is an iconic work created originally for New York City Ballet, featuring famous tunes by George Gershwin such as “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You.” The final work, Jump Cut, is a World Premiere by Grand Rapids Ballet Resident Choreographer Penny Saunders, with inspiration from the Golden Age of old Hollywood.