From the best in classical ballet to modern masterpieces, you're sure to enjoy our breathtaking 2015-2016 season. Join us for thrilling neoclassical work including collaborations with Elton John and k.d. lang in Jean Grand-Maître's Love Lies Bleeding and Balletlujah!... Watch the timeless Romeo & Juliet and holiday tradition The Nutcracker... We'll also present new choreography by Canada's own Yukichi Hattori, Wen Wei Wang and Aszure Barton in Dynamic Directions, alongside celebrated American guest performers Paul Taylor Dance Company and Shaping Sound. Don't miss a moment!

Paul Taylor Dance Company

One of the premier companies in the world for American modern dance, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has been pioneering and presenting masterful modern works for sixty years. Their powerful performance will showcase key selections from Taylor’s repertoire, including Piazzolla Caldera, a fiery dance about the culture of tango, and Company B, a swinging piece incorporating the dances of the 1940s and set to the jumping music of the Andrews Sisters.

Oct 29 to Oct 31 Calgary
Nov 6 to Nov 7 Edmonton

The Nutcracker

A winter experience to be savoured and shared.Edmund Stripe’s multimillion-dollar vision of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s magical tale of Klara and her Nutcracker Prince continues to dazzle audiences across the country in our glittering production. You and your family will love the exquisite choreography, Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, the marvelous sets and costumes, and the Sugarplum Parties with pre-show activities for young and old alike.

Dec 10 to Dec 13 Edmonton
Dec 17 to Dec 24 Calgary

Shaping Sound

Created by Emmy© Award-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazarrini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. After rising to fame with an early and ongoing presence on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars,” they starred in their own Oxygen reality TV show “All the Right Moves.”

Jan 12 to Jan 13 Edmonton
Jan 15 to Jan 16 Calgary

Dynamic Directions

Celebrating Western Canada’s choreographic stars, this thrilling evening of contemporary and neo-classical ballet will feature the visionary work of three of Canada’s best known dance makers: Aszure Barton, Wen Wei Wang and Yukichi Hattori.

Feb 11 to Feb 13 Calgary
Feb 19 to Feb 20 Edmonton

Romeo & Juliet

One of the best loved works of Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître, Romeo & Juliet is set to the musical genius of Sergei Prokofiev – whose composition has been referred to as the greatest ballet score ever composed – and will be played live by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mar 18 to Mar 19 - Edmonton
Mar 31 to April 2 - Calgary

Love Lies Bleeding

Excess, drama, eroticism, and a profusion of extravagant costumes. Acclaimed by audiences and critics across North America, Jean Grand-Maître’s mesmerizing multimedia ballet fuses the joy of pop/rock with the breathtaking physicality of ballet in a dance spectacular on par with the boldest Broadway productions.

May 5 to May 7 - Calgary
May 13 to May 14 - Edmonton