Artistic Director Roy Kaiser Weds Melissa deRuiter

Features, Roy Kaiser

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

Two Dates Announced for Tea with the Sugarplum Fairy

12-13, Events, Nutcracker

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

Pennsylvania Ballet's N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz

11-12, Interviews, Roy Kaiser

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

When ballet dancers fly: Neverland on Broad Street

11-12, Reviews

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

U.D. resident has stage presence

11-12, Behind the Scenes, Features

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