APR 28 - MAY 9

Black & White Festival

Balanchine's masterworks

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the ultimate highland romance

The Enchanting Mystery of La Sylphide

A story of passion and unrequited love featuring an alluring fairy and a diabolical witch, Peter Martins' staging of 19th-century Danish dancer/choreographer August Bournonville's romantic classic La Sylphide premieres at NYCB's Spring Gala on May 7, with additional performances on May 12, 16 Mat & Eve, 17, 23 Mat & Eve, and 24.

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What's next at NYCB

56 Ballets. 7 World Premieres. 2 Commissioned Scores. And a New Music Director.

Get ready for our 2015-16 Season, opening September 22 with Peter Martins' Swan Lake. Then, hang on for world premieres from Justin Peck, Troy Schumacher, Robert Binet, Myles Thatcher, Kim Brandstrup, and Christopher Wheeldon — plus commissioned scores from Bryce Dessner and Ellis Ludwig-Leone and an artistic collaboration with visual artist Marcel Dzama.

Other highlights include beloved classics from Balanchine and Robbins, encore performances of Peter Martins' La Sylphide, and Balanchine's opulent masterpiece Jewels and his holiday classic The Nutcracker (November 27, 2015, through January 3, 2016). Subscriptions will be available April 28 and single tickets go on sale August 2; Nutcracker tickets go on sale September 20.

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courtly dance meets folk dance meets ballet

Taylor Stanley on Square Dance

Soloist Taylor Stanley talks about why the pensive male solo in Balanchine's Square Dance suits his personality on and off the stage. Performances April 30, May 2 Eve, and 9 Eve.

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Treasured Classics and New Works

Enjoy the Best Seats for Breathtaking Performances

Now through May 24, 2015, MasterCard cardholders can access Best Seats locations for repertory performances throughout the 2014-15 Season.

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Witness creation in action

A Theatrical Release for Ballet 422

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 goes backstage at NYCB as Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck crafts a new work. The film illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies. Now playing in select theaters nationwide and available on DVD and Blu-ray May 26.

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Special information for idNYC card holders

idNYC Card Holders, please fill out our online form to receive your complimentary one-year Circle of Friends Membership.

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Children's Workshops


Appropriate for ages 5-8. NYCB artists lead this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in that afternoon's performance. Join us this spring for events on June 6 and 7.


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In Motion Workshops


Appropriate for ages 9-12. In this 45-minute pre-performance workshop, an NYCB dancer will lead participants in a ballet warm-up and movement combination with choreography inspired by the featured ballet. No prior dance training needed. Join us this spring on May 31 and June 6.

Workshop photos © Rosalie O'Connor


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Art In Motion

There's Still Time to Save with Create-Your-Own Series Subscriptions

2014 is now behind us, but the coming spring performances present a multitude of experiences, including beloved story ballets and contemporary choreography. And, there’s still time to save on tickets. Starting at just $84, craft a package around your tastes and schedule and you’ll save on regularly priced tickets. You’ll also have access to valuable benefits such as additional tickets without service fees (including online orders) and flexible exchange privileges, in case your plans change — as well as exclusive insider news, special offers, and updates.

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