Portland Ballet Co. presents- “New Works”

New Works returns for the 2023/2024 season with selections by emerging and established choreographers. An evening filled with intriguing creations, New Works showcases the versatile dancers of Portland Ballet through the groundbreaking debuts of the area’s leading choreographers.

New Works is presented in collaboration with Portland Ballet and Colby Dance Company Artistic Directors, Annie Kloppenberg and Nell Shipman.

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Sylvia”

Portland Ballet’s season closes with Nell Shipman’s Sylvia. Based on Greek mythology, Sylvia tells the story of how the mild shepherd Aminta wins the heart of the huntress nymph Sylvia with the divine help of Eros and Diana. This premiere of a dynamic new work by Artistic Director Nell Shipman set to the rousing music of Delibes, will inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Sylvia”

Portland Ballet’s season closes with Nell Shipman’s Sylvia. Based on Greek mythology, Sylvia tells the story of how the mild shepherd Aminta wins the heart of the huntress nymph Sylvia with the divine help of Eros and Diana. This premiere of a dynamic new work by Artistic Director Nell Shipman set to the rousing music of Delibes, will inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “New Works”

Portland Ballet’s Community Appreciation Concert will spotlight the voices of our dancers as they step into the role of choreographer. This evening will feature selections choreographed by the artists you have admired as dancers, as they move to the front of the studio to share what they have to say as creators of movement. Portland Ballet’s Community Appreciation Performance of New Works allows members of our community to enjoy a Portland Ballet performance at Westbrook Performing Arts Center at a reduced rate.

Headliners Dance Competition

A family business, Headliners is proud to celebrate 30+ years of HONESTY and INTEGRITY in the competition industry. Headliners events aim to create a positive & memorable experience where dancers can learn & grow together – no matter what level they’re at!

Headliners Dance Competition

A family business, Headliners is proud to celebrate 30+ years of HONESTY and INTEGRITY in the competition industry. Headliners events aim to create a positive & memorable experience where dancers can learn & grow together – no matter what level they’re at!

Portland Ballet presents- Uncommon Accord

Portland Ballet and Colby College Department of Theater and Dance collaborate to bring to life an evening of work featuring an expanded company of dancers.  Joining forces again after their celebrated partnership in 2018, this performance will thrill classical and contemporary fans alike.

Portland Ovations presents- Memphis Jookin’- The Show: featuring Lil Buck

Renowned dance artist Lil Buck conceived, choreographed and performs in his latest production — Memphis Jookin’: The Show. An ode to Lil Buck’s hometown and the birthplace of this singular hip-hop dance style, Memphis Jookin’: The Show takes audiences on a journey to the fabled city where the art form emerged from a local street dance to an international phenomenon. Evolved from a stylized strut, visually and fundamentally, Memphis Jookin’ embodies steps tied together with slides, glides, toe spins and intricate footwork. Lil Buck stars alongside 10 virtuosic and athletic dancers and a live DJ creating a soundtrack that evokes the energy of the streets, hallways and clubs where Memphis Jookin’ was born.

Portland Ballet Co. presents “The Victorian Nutcracker”

Portland Ballet’s a Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season. A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by the curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. This version, with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past, is sure to please audience members of all ages.

Portland Ballet Co. presents “The Victorian Nutcracker”

Portland Ballet’s a Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season. A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by the curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. This version, with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past, is sure to please audience members of all ages.