Pennsylvania Ballet presents a delightful, diverse evening of dance

By: Stephen Raskauskas Programming an evening of mixed repetory dance is no easy task. Ideally, each selection on the program has the potential to complement the others, almost like dishes in a balanced, full course meal. Otherwise, audiences can feel that they've sampled too much of this, not... More

Dance Ornaments Sparkle in Pennslyvania Ballet's Nutcracker


by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Some of the nastiest Philly weather so far accompanied last weekend’s evening performance of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music. But, the wintry mix did not dampen the mood in what looked... More

Small dancers with medium-size ballet shoes to fill


By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer At 10, Jane Cohen of Moorestown is already a veteran of Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. In the last two seasons she's been the bunny, an angel, and a grandchild. This year's goal was to be a girl in the party scene and a... More

Pennsylvania Ballet – Jewels


By Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As noted in Lew Wittington’s interview with PA Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser last month, George Balanchine’s iconic Jewels is an immense undertaking.  It’s usually performed by larger companies and PA Ballet’s version, which opened at the... More

Roy Kaiser looks forward and back as Pennsylvania Ballet turns 50

Features, Interviews

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet launches its 50th season this month with the celebrations, reunions and gala performances, but the company has already been leading up to the milestone with other projects that point to a new era. Among many new projects, the... More