Season & Tickets

Art In Motion

Like the photography illustrating this site, dance is every bit a visual medium as it is a performing art.

Our works are living, with a beauty that is fleeting and of the moment. They breathe and sweat — mere gestures touch to the core.

Driven by music and the innate desire to move, we guard and honor the masterpieces that came before us, and take inspiration from them to create the new.

Each piece is curated in a single frame — the proscenium arch — within a gallery revered as the house that Balanchine built.

The combination of music and movement may be the highest form of art.
But to us it is simply life’s existence.


The New York Times has lauded the “unequaled richness” and “terrific density of New York City Ballet’s repertory,” and the 2014–15 Season stands up to this praise with 56 ballets, featuring a Balanchine Black & White festival, two iconic Shakespeare full-lengths, and an impressive seven premieres, including La Sylphide. Celebrating our rich musical legacy and named after Founder George Balanchine’s famous quote “See the music and hear the dancing,” new Hear the Dance programs focus on composers of the same national origin, offering a framed perspective for exploring our extensive repertory.

Standard series and Create-Your-Own Series subscriptions for the 2014-15 season are now on sale online or by phone at 212-496-0600. Special rates for groups are also available. Single tickets go on sale August 11.

Our annual holiday run of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ opens on November 28 and runs through January 3. Tickets go on sale September 21.

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.

We look forward to sharing this season with you.