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.

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 Ballet Co. presents- “Firebird”

Based on the classic Russian folktale, the Firebird is a powerful ballet set to the music of Stravinsky that will delight ballet audiences of all ages. Full of dynamic performance, beauty and magic, Portland Ballet’s recreation of this neo-classical ballet is an audience favorite.

RUN TIME: 1.5 hrs including intermission

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Boy Meets Girl”

In this Portland Ballet revival, the classic story of Boy Meets Girl comes to life in a 1950’s Italian restaurant on date night. Throughout the night, the stories of these individuals intertwine into a fun-filled, romantic, evening where drinks are in hand, love is in the air, and, hopefully, everyone leaves with a song in their hearts.

This is an hour long performance at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center for members of our community to enjoy a Portland Ballet performance at a reduced rate.
RUN TIME: 1 hr, no intermission

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Firebird”

Portland Ballet is thrilled to close our 2017-2018 season with the premiere of Nell Shipman’s Firebird. Based on the classic Russian folktale, the Firebird is a powerful ballet set to the music of Stravinsky that will delight ballet audiences of all ages. Full of dynamic performance, beauty and magic, Portland Ballet’s recreation of this neo-classical ballet is sure to be a new audience favorite and a powerful close to another fantastic season!

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Act 2 Swan Lake & Mixed Repertoire”

Portland Ballet is excited to close out our 2016-2017 with this classic work. Steeped in tradition, Act II of Swan Lake offers the grace and beauty that ballet is known for. Complimented by more contemporary works from Portland Ballet’s repertoire, this will be a great end to a great season.

Portland Ballet Co. presents- “Act 2 Swan Lake & Mixed Repertoire”

Portland Ballet is excited to close out our 2016-2017 with this classic work. Steeped in tradition, Act II of Swan Lake offers the grace and beauty that ballet is known for. Complimented by more contemporary works from Portland Ballet’s repertoire, this will be a great end to a great season.