Welcome to the 16/17 Season

The ballet – as our founder George Balanchine liked to say – only exists “right now.” While this powerful metaphor of art as a continuously unfolding present reminds us that dance is staged by living people before a live audience, it is also about the vibrant immediacy of dance and the joy that it affords.

Whatever a dance was yesterday or will become tomorrow, the opportunity to experience what it is right now is fleeting. This makes it all the more imperative we seize the moment. As we contemplate the performances ahead of us this season, we very much hope that you will join us. That you will seize the moment. Because “there is only now.”



Spring 2017 (APR 18 - MAY 28)


Fall 2016 (SEP 20 - OCT 17)
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (NOV 25 - DEC 31)
Winter 2017 (JAN 17 - FEB 26)

Create-Your-Own Series subscriptions for the 2016-17 season are available online or by phone at 212-496-0600.

Special rates for groups are available. Off stage, we also offer a wide array Public Programs for both children and adults that will enhance and enrich your New York City Ballet experience.