By Kellie Patrick GatesThe InquirerAugust 02, 2012 In early 2003, Melissa, now the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' executive vice president of development, was grants manager at the Pennsylvania Ballet. She was seeking a hugely important Dance Advance grant to fund Christopher Wheeldon's... More
Join the Sugarplum Fairy in the ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel, across the street from the Academy of Music! Enjoy a delectable buffet of sandwiches, desserts, tea and hot cocoa, along with the opportunity to take photos with the Sugarplum Fairy, and a magical matinee performance of ... More
by Jim Cotter WRTI June 2, 2012 WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser about the company’s season-ending production at the Merriam Theater through June 3rd. Listen at WRTI.org.
May 8, 2012 Roll over, Nutcracker, and make way for that feral boy with the aerial chops. Peter Pan has found his Neverland at the Academy of Music, where Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker has for so long reigned as the prime ballet offering for both adults and children. Thanks to the spirited... More
May 06, 2012 The story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, is a familiar one to many. But seeing it on the stage in a full-length ballet will be a first for most Philadelphia audience members. The Pennsylvania Ballet is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of Trey McIntyre’s “Peter... More