Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel Eugene Onegin, this full-length ballet tells the love story of Tatiana and Onegin (pronounced Un-YAY-gin with a hard g). A dramatic tale of unrequited romance, your heart will be moved by this passionate ballet.
Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.
Our 60th season officially kicks off with three World Premiere dances inspired by our dancers and created by in-demand choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, Nicolo Fonte, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong. Enjoy seeing both the subtle nuances and explosive athleticism of our talented company and world-class choreographers up close and personal in our intimate Studio K theater.
Join us during the first intermission at every performance for a special reception celebrating the kick-off of our 60th season. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the lobby.
See tomorrow’s stars of ballet, today! Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, is comprised of the most promising young dancers from around the globe. As these dancers grow from students into mature artists, they may be invited to join the main company or go on to perform with other respected companies throughout their career.
As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II will have its own season of two productions to showcase their talents:
On Your Radar, September 9, 2016. Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 21 & 23, 2017.
You can save $20 by purchasing a TBII mini-series subscription and see both shows!
On Your Radar will feature three exiting contemporary works:
Stay after the show for a free post-performance discussion hosted by our artistic. Featuring interviews with the choreographers and the TBII dancers, this is your chance to gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content!
Fri. September 9 7:00pm
Single tickets are just $25. To purchase, call (918) 749-6006
Serenade is the first work Balanchine created in America, and it’s sweeping romanticism has made it a lasting and iconic classic.
Remansos is a playful and expressive contemporary ballet, with uncomplicated costumes that allow the focus to rest solely on the beauty of the dancers.
Infra, meaning “below” in Latin, is a glimpse of life beneath the surface of the city. This unforgettable ballet incorporates a large LED screen to project multi-media images along with the live performance. This is the Oklahoma premiere of this haunting, yet hopeful ballet. Infra features a live music performance by the Signature Symphony string quartet.
As part of the TBII Mini-Series, Tulsa Ballet II, the second company of Tulsa Ballet, will have its own season of two productions:
“On Your Radar,” August 21 and 23
“Emerging Choreographers Showcase,” April 22 and 24.
All performances will take place at Studio K.
The Emerging Choreographers Showcase will feature triple bill program performed by TBII, featuring choreography by two Tulsa Ballet dancers.
Symbiosis | Ilya Kozadayev, Assistant Professor of Dance at Oklahoma University
Be a Tulsa Ballet Insider! Stay after each performance for a short question and answer session with the choreographers and dancers to learn more about the creative process and what went into the making of Emerging Choreographers Showcase.
Fri. April 22, 2016 7:00pm
Sun. April 24, 2016 3:00pm
Tulsa Ballet Studio K (1212 E. 45th in Brookside.)
Tulsa Ballet presents a truly eclectic contemporary ballet sampler featuring highly acclaimed works by three of Europe’s most esteemed choreographers. See this incredible program right here in Tulsa before Tulsa Ballet takes it on tour to Italy! Learn more about our fourth international tour.
Classical Symphony is an exuberant celebration of ballet and movement, set to a thrilling score by Prokofiev. In the humorous Petite Mort, dancers partner with stubborn fencing foils and ball gowns that have a life of their own. Rooster, set to music by The Rolling Stones, will have you dancing along in your seat as the Company masters that signature Mick Jagger strut.
Join us for a Pre-performance Discussion
All ticketed patrons are invited to join us for a pre-show talk in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade Level starting 30 minutes before show time! Friday’s discussion will be hosted by Cora Bos Kroese. Currently Assistant to Choreographer Jiří Kylián, Ms. Bos Kroese was also his longtime muse and inspired many of his ballets. She will discuss the creating of Petite Mort and setting this ballet on the Company. On Saturday, Jerry Wolf, Tulsa Ballet’s Costume Department Director, will discuss the history of the costumes for Rooster and the making of the new costumes for Classical Symphony. Sunday afternoon’s discussion will be led by Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, who will discuss the history and importance of each piece. Discussion speakers and topics are subject to change.
This emotionally stunning ballet combines intensity and passion to portray William Shakespeare’s tragic story of two star-crossed lovers.
Originally choreographed for Tulsa Ballet in 2012, Romeo and Juliet is not to be missed! Edwaard Liang is one of the ballet world’s “choreographers du jour.” His works appear in the repertoires of The Joffrey Ballet, Kirov Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Houston Ballet among other top companies. When Artistic Director Marcello Angelini commissioned this version of Romeo and Juliet for Tulsa Ballet, the former New York City Ballet dancer had only created short abstract contemporary pieces. His first classical full-length was an audience favorite!
“But this is a Romeo and Juliet to last. The love scenes are exquisitely musical; the story is well told; and the choreography holds one’s attention throughout,” said Wendy Perron of Dance Magazine.
This holiday season, let your holidays dance when you bring your family to The Nutcracker. Share in the magic as a young girl’s fantasy unfolds in this remarkable production that mixes the visuals of a Broadway show with the heartwarming story of a fairy-tale Christmas.
More than 100 local children join the professional company to help the larger-than-life Mouse King battle the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldier brigade. Audiences young and old will be enchanted by this theatrical holiday production.
William Shakespeare’s famous comedy springs to life through masterful choreography by the legendary John Cranko with music by Domenico Scarlatti freely arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. This critically acclaimed production sheds a hysterical light on the path to the couple’s stormy relationship and the multiple bumps and bruises along the way. Stunning scenery and remarkable costumes bring the Elizabethan period to life for a side-splitting examination of love and marriage. Tulsa Ballet presented the Oklahoma premiere of the show in 2011 and is excited to bring this fast-paced comedic work back to Tulsa.