Joyce Theater

The Joyce’s annual Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, and Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more. Frequent Royal Ballet designer Jean-Marc Puissant hand-picks works for Program C, and Royal Ballet principal Edward Watson performs in and selects dances for Program D.

Program A: Tues, Aug 6 – Fri, Aug 9
Program B: Sat, Aug 10 – Sun, Aug 11
Program C: Tues, Aug 13 – Thurs, Aug 15
Program D: Fri, Aug 16 – Sun, Aug 18

Program A – August 6-9

Curated by Kevin O’Hare


Artists of The Royal Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson, Nicol Edmonds, Sarah Lamb, Romany Pajdak, Calvin Richardson, Marcelino Sambé, Joseph Sissens, Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Edward Watson

Works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett, Calvin Richardson, Charlotte Edmonds


Program B – August 10-11

Curated by Lauren Cuthbertson


Artists of The Royal Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson, Nicol Edmonds, and Marcelino Sambé

Artists of the National Ballet of Canada Skylar Campbell, Hannah Fischer,

Spencer Hack, and Xiao Nan Yu

Artists of the American Ballet Theatre Aran Bell and Devon Teuscher

Two Sides by Juliano Nunes

New Work by Stina Quagebeur

New Work by Gemma Bond

Darl by Jonathan Watkins

Dialogue Dances by Robert Binet


Program C – August 13-15

Curated by Jean-Marc Puissant


Artists of The Royal Ballet Sarah Lamb, Romany Pajdak, Calvin Richardson, Marcelino Sambé, Joseph Sissens, and Beatriz Stix-Brunell

Artists of American Ballet Theatre Zimmi Coker, Thomas Forster, Anabel Katsnelson, Betsy McBride, Courtney Shealy, Cassandra Trenary, and Stephanie Williams

Special Guests:

Joseph Gordon (New York City Ballet)

David Hallberg (American Ballet Theatre)

Erez Milatin (New York Theatre Ballet)

Then and Again by Gemma Bond

Song of a Wayfarer by Maurice Bejart

Elite Syncopations divertissement by Kenneth MacMillan


Program D – August 16-18

Curated by Edward Watson


Artists of The Royal Ballet Edward Watson and Sarah Lamb;

Special Guests:

Robbie Fairchild (formerly of New York City Ballet)

New Work by James Alsop

New Work by Laila Diallo

3 with D by Javier de Frutos

Cristaux by Arthur Pita


The programs and casting are subject to change.

Funding Credits

Lead support for The Joyce’s Ballet Festival provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.  Underwriting support provided by Martin and Linda Fell. Additional support provided by Deborah and Charles Adelman, and John and Margaret Falk. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

August 6—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Festival

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