Boston Ballet Company

The Boston Ballet Company, the first professional ballet company to be established in New England, is renowned for being one of the best in the United States; an increasing global following has also cemented the Boston Ballet’s reputation as being one of the pre-eminent ballet companies of the world.  Performing a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, from full-length story ballets to brand new works from some of the best modern choreographers, the Boston Ballet is an energetic and highly polished outfit.  With tours to Spain, 2007 and 2010, North Korea, 2008, the Boston Ballet Company were also the first American dance company to have performed in the People’s Republic of China.

•  Artistic Director:

With past greats such as Violette Verdy, Bruce Marks and Anna-Marie Holmes, the latest visionary to head the Boston Ballet, since 2001, is Finnish born Mikko Nissinen.  A pupil of the famous Kirov Ballet School, and former Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet for 9 years, this Helsinki native brings a vibrant, creative brilliance to the Boston Ballet. 

•  Executive Director:

Barry Hughson has a background as a professional, award winning dancer.  His experience in Arts management is an extensive one.

•  Boston Ballet School:

One of the reasons that the Boston Ballet Company has such a highly acclaimed team of some of the best professionally trained dancers is largely owing to the Boston Ballet School.  With more than 3000 students, aged from 2 – adult, and having the prestigious label as being the largest ballet school in North America, the Boston Ballet School has some of the finest teaching facilities and dance teachers of any dance school.

•  Boston Ballet Repertoire:

From classical treasures to world premieres, this dance company can do it all!  One of the pioneers of ballet in the United States of America and known for being on the list of the 20th century’s foremost choreographers, George Balanchine, is a favored choice for the Boston Ballet; they perform many of his works. 

Staples that are often included in the Bosten Ballet’s programme include Marius Petipa’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’ and an annually presented, updated version of ‘The Nutcracker’, based on the well known book by E.T.A. Hoffmann. 

•  Boston Ballet Orchestra:

One of Boston’s finest musical outfits and directed by world renowned conductor, Jonathan Mcphee; his stints at the New York City Ballet and Royal Ballet in London as conductor give him a first class pedigree.  The Boston Ballet Orchestra have released C.D.’s of their music and are considered to be one of the best Ballet Orchestras in America.

•  Dancers:

With an exceptional Corps de ballet, Soloists and Second Soloists, and world class Principal Dancers:  Kathleen Breen Combes, Erica Cornejo, Yury Yanowsky, Carlos Molina and Pavel Garevich are just a few of the superb dancing talents who play starring roles in the Boston Ballet.

•  Upcoming Works:

2010 is another supreme year for the Boston Ballet.  Performances include:

1.)   Oct. 23 – Night of Stars; highlights from the repertoire plus new works.  One night only.

2.)   Nov. 4 – 14 – La Bayadère; a vibrant Indian story of love and betrayal.

3.)   Nov 26 – Dec 31 – The Nutcracker; annual performance of the classic work, with modern touches.