Leap into a spellbinding new season of classical ballet and contemporary choreography. As we move forward in the aftermath of the global pandemic, we hope to stir your spirit, uplift your hearts, and refresh the District through the undeniable power of 21st-century ballet.

TWB returns to Wolf Trap for a special one night only performance in September. Then in October 2022, we begin with NEXTsteps at Sidney Harman Hall followed by our beloved, charmingly-DC version of The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre. In February, we return to The Kennedy Center for an evening dedicated to Balanchine works. Join us in April at a new venue in Northern Virginia, Capital One Hall, for a family-friendly performance of Aurora’s Wedding. We will close out the season with The Sleeping Beauty at The Kennedy Center in May. Join us!

The Nutcracker

The Washington Ballet Presents The Nutcracker 2022 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.

The Nutcracker


The Washington Ballet honors the ‘Father of American Ballet’! George Balanchine (co-founder of New York City Ballet & longtime artistic director) was one of the most influential 20th century choreographers. 

The Nutcracker

Aurora’s Wedding

Join us for a 90-minute family-friendly performance featuring Act III of The Sleeping Beauty. Fans of Puss-in-Boots, Red-Riding-Hood, Princess Florine and all the classic characters will be delighted by this magical menagerie. Plus, TWB will perform Balanchine’s Theme & Variations, the iconic classic ballet for new & seasoned fans alike.

The Nutcracker

The Sleeping Beauty

In an illustrious kingdom from long ago, iconic fairytale characters, opulent and imaginative sets and costumes, and classical ballet will light up The Kennedy Center.