Performances

Our Classical Repertoire

All Ballet Petit dancers are regularly given the opportunity to share their dancing with an adoring audience. Audiences are treated to full scale productions featuring a range of dancers from the most charming tiny dancers to beautifully trained classical ballerinas.

Full Length Classical Ballet Productions
All full length productions feature all Ballet Petit students

Choreography based on traditional / classical choreography:

  • Cinderella - 1995, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2016
  • Sleeping Beauty - 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014
  • Coppelia - 1998, 2004, 2009, 2015
  • Nutcracker - annually since 1979

Original Works by Ballet Petit:

  • Seasons - 2010
  • Twelve Dancing Pricesses - 2007, 2013
  • Hansel and Gretel - 1992, 1997, 2003
  • The Enchanted Meadow - 1989
  • Rumpelstiltskin - 1993
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper - 1997
  • A Special Kind of Magic - 1990
  • Once Upon a Time - 1991
  • The Seasons - 1994
  • When I Grow Up - 2001

Contemporary Works

  • Timing is Everything/A Moment in Time, by Omar Shabazz - 2007
  • In Space, by Omar Shabazz - 2007
  • Praeludium and Allegro for 25, by Frederick Gaudette
  • Dice, by Sarah Martin - 2011
  • Start/Finish, by Nicole Curry - 2011
  • Jammies, by Mark Foehringer - 2015
  • Roarin' Ragtime, by Melissa De Leon - 2016
  • Always, by Patience Gordon - 2016
  • Untitled, by Omar Shabazz - 2016
  • Vespertilliondae, by Joy Gim - 2011, 2016

Full Act Performances from Full Length Ballets Featuring Intermediate, Advanced Dancers, and / or Junior Company Dancers

Classical Choreography

  • La Bayadere, Kingdom of the Shades - 2001, 2006, 2013
  • Swan Lake, Act 2 - 1997, 2003, 2010, 2017
  • Giselle, Act 2 - 2005, 2012
  • Paquita - 1997, 2004, 2012

Shorter Traditional/Classical Works
Featuring Ballet Petit’s Junior Company

Classical Choreography

  • Les Sylphides – 1992, 1996
  • Le Grande Pas de Quatre - 1994, 1999, 2007
  • Pavlova Dances - 1994
  • The Dying Swan - 1997

Original Works by Ballet Petit
Original Choreography by Ballet Petit

  • Peter and the Wolf - 1993, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2010, 2017
  • Original Works by Faculty - 2011
  • A Tribute to Youth - 2009
  • Elements - 2008
  • Shall We Dance - 2006, 2014
  • Prelude to a Performance - 1993
  • Creations - 1994
  • A Portrait by Degas - 1998
  • Dvorak Dances - 1998
  • Forever Friends - 1999
  • Sweet Dreams - 2001
  • Carnival of the Animals - 2002, 2017
  • Colors - 2002, 2005

The list above is a partial list of Ballet Petit's Repertoire. Since Ballet Petit is a classical Ballet school, most productions are classically based. Classical training offered at Ballet Petit includes ballet history, classical ballet story lines, familiarity with composers of the music, and many other aspects relating to the work. Since Ballet Petit is open to dancers of all levels and abilities, all student dancers are encouraged to participate in all performances. As dancers progress, opportunities become more challenging.