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The Washington Ballet
Originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976, The Washington Ballet (TWB) is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Kent and Interim Executive Director Shakira Segundo, TWB has embraced a three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.
The Washington Ballet's 2016-2017 season celebrates the historic 40th anniversary. The season includes rich and powerful works that have been carefully selected from among the TWB repertoire of the past 40 years as well as Company premieres from Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and a world premiere to close the mainstage season. This season TWB presents both established and upcoming choreographers and works that have defined and continue to redefine ballet in the 21st century.
The mainstage season includes four performances at the Harman Center, Warner Theatre and the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater and Opera House. Also featured, a special, one-night only 40th Anniversary Celebration and DC's perennial favorite, The Nutcracker, which runs November 26 -December 24. Tickets start at $25. Group discounts are available. For more information, visit our website.