Ballet v6.0

The Joyce has designed this ballet festival to recognize the many dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company milieu and are forming their own small companies. Featured are companies from across the US, whose work represents a range of ballet styles, from neo classical to contemporary.

Aug 6 & 7 at 7:30pm

BalletX unites world-class choreographers and dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. More…

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Aug 8 & 10 at 8pm

Launched by Dominic Walsh, a Houston Ballet principal dancer for over a decade, the company presents innovative works that entertain audiences with visual stunning performances. More…

Company C Contemporary Ballet
Aug 9 at 8pm; Aug 10 at 7:30pm

Company C Contemporary Ballet, praised for its “thrilling…high velocity dancing” (San Francisco Chronicle), makes its Joyce debut with a program full of fresh, innovative choreography that embodies the athletic prowess, emotion, intelligence, and humor that have kept it at the forefront of Bay Area performing arts for over a decade. More…

Whim W’Him
Aug 12 & 13 at 7:30pm

Founded in 2009 by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Olivier Wevers, Whim W’Him is a Seattle-based company that describes itself as both “entirely classic and entirely now.” More…

Aug 14 at 7:30pm & Aug 15 at 8pm

A marvelous fusion of art forms, BalletCollective (formerly known as Satellite Ballet) makes its Joyce debut with an evening of works that honor its commitment to complete collaboration. More…

Jessica Lang Dance
Aug 16 & Aug 17 at 8pm

Having created over 75 works for ballet and modern companies in the last thirteen years, choreographer Jessica Lang’s own contemporary ballet company makes its Joyce debut with a diverse program showcasing Lang’s acclaimed talent for seamlessly incorporating striking design elements into her emotionally engaging work. More…