Dayton Ballet

The second-oldest ballet company in the United States, Dayton Ballet is known for its innovative and collaborative endeavors. As a dance company committed to producing and presenting new work as well as promoting ballets by evolving choreographers, the organization is proud to have just celebrated its 85th anniversary in the 2022-2023 season. 


Dayton Ballet hosts a season of four performances that includes familiar traditional ballets, the classic family-friendly holiday staple The Nutcracker, and new and innovative works. Its "homes" are the historic 1,139 seat Victoria Theatre and the state-of-the-art Schuster Center, which accommodates 2,300 patrons. Over 40 performances are presented in the two venues throughout the season. 

Dayton Ballet moves into its 86th season with the artistry and athleticism Dayton audiences have come to expect. The 2023-2024 Season began with a Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky’s Grand Masquerade in collaboration with Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic to bring Act 2 of Johann Strauss, II’s Die Fledermaus (The Revenge of the Bat) to life.

In October, have a hauntingly good time with Dracula: Bloodlines—just in time for Halloween. Get into the holiday spirit with the magical, family-friendly tale of The Nutcracker. Fall in love with Swan Lake in February set to Tchaikovsky’s romantic score. The season concludes with a repertory performance titled New Beginnings showcasing the new Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet.
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