We pleased to bring the beauty, power, and artistry of The Washington Ballet to audiences during our 2021/22 Season of Gratitude. October 2021 marks the return to in-person performances with our Opening Performance Celebration at the National Building Museum. We kick-off the holiday season with the return of our beloved, charmingly-DC version of The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre. At long last, our own production of the iconic Swan Lake will come to life in our triumphant return to the Kennedy Center stage in February 2022, followed by Giselle at the Warner Theatre. We will close out the season with NEXTsteps in June 2022 at the Harman Center for the Arts, and throughout the season, TWB works will stream on Marquee TV as a part of TWB Inside Out.

Opening Performance Celebration

Opening Performance Celebration

The entire Washington Ballet has missed YOU and we can't wait to return to the stage for this special program! Our Opening Performance Celebration at The National Building Museum will feature an hour-long performance by the artists of The Washington Ballet in celebrated, classical roles and TWB exclusive works. A festive special event will follow the Thursday evening performance.

Opening Performance Celebration

The Washington Ballet Presents The Nutcracker 2021 Holiday Season

Experience the magic of The Washington Ballet's charmingly-DC The Nutcracker! This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

Opening Performance Celebration

Swan Lake

Enter into a world of true love and tragic romance in this classical masterpiece, with The Washington Ballet’s dancers moving in marvelous concord to the incomparable score of Tchaikovsky.

Opening Performance Celebration

Giselle

Giselle, the beautiful, tragic, and transcendent Romantic Era ballet tells the story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Fantasy, etherealism, and supernaturalism transport the artist and audience in this otherwordly ballet blanc.

Opening Performance Celebration

NEXTsteps

NEXTsteps, featuring new ballets created just for The Washington Ballet by emerging and acclaimed choreographers, reflects the voices of our time. Championing the relevance and advancement of dance in the 21st century, NEXTsteps supports the evolution of ballet and the dancer, and celebrates the evolving beauty and resonating power of our art.