Tulsa Ballet News

Hardesty Center for Dance Education Secures School Principals

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Broken Arrow, OKLA. – As the official grand opening for the Hardesty Center for Dance Education approaches, Tulsa Ballet is excited to announce the appointment of Cynthia Drayer-Reyes and Andre Reyes as Co-Principals of the new academy.  The Hardesty Center for Dance Education, which will open in August, will serve the community of Broken Arrow, Bixby and the South Tulsa area to complement Tulsa Ballet’s existing Brookside school. Mrs. Drayer-Reyes and Mr. Reyes will focus on bringing exceptional dance training to students who are looking to learn proper dance technique in a fun and inspiring environment.  Continue reading Hardesty Center for Dance Education Secures School Principals

Italy Tour Recap

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Dear Friends, 

We are just back from our first international tour to Italy, and now that the dust has settled down and we realize the full magnitude of this venture, I want to take a few minutes to share with you some details of the trip, some insider stories of the adventure and the (brilliant) reviews we received while there.  Continue reading Italy Tour Recap

Tulsa Ballet II presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase April 22 & 24

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Tulsa, OKLA. – March 30, 2016 – On Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm, Tulsa Ballet will present its pre-professional ensemble Tulsa Ballet II with Emerging Choreographers Showcase. The program features ten talented young dancers and will be composed of three original works including Cessation of Aspiration by Tulsa Ballet Principal Dancer Hyonjun Rhee, Little Pieces of Fear by Tulsa Ballet Soloist Rodrigo Hermesmeyer, and Symbiosis by Assistant Professor of Dance at Oklahoma University Ilya Kozadayev.  Continue reading Tulsa Ballet II presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase April 22 & 24

Tulsa Ballet presents ‘Masters of Dance’ March 18-20 before Italian Tour

Tulsa Ballet presents Masters of Dance March 18-20


Tulsa, OKLA. – February 24, 2016 – Tulsa Ballet is proud to present an eclectic sampler featuring highly acclaimed works by three of Europe’s most esteemed choreographers March 18-20 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In one evening, Tulsa Ballet dancers will perform an exuberant celebration of ballet and contemporary dance with music ranging from Mozart to Mick Jagger. Continue reading Tulsa Ballet presents ‘Masters of Dance’ March 18-20 before Italian Tour

TBII: On Your Radar

August 19 & 21, 2016

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, August 19 & 21, 2016, and
Emerging Choreographers Showcase, April 21 & 23, 2017.

On Your Radar will feature works by Natrea Blake, Norbert de la Cruz, and Tulsa Ballet Resident Choreographer Ma Cong. Program subject to change.

Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2016. Reserve your seats now by purchasing a season subscription.


Fri. August 19 7:00pm
Sun. August 21 3:00pm


Tulsa Ballet Studio K (1212 E. 45th in Brookside.)

Creations in Studio K

September 16-18 and 22-25, 2016

Our 60th season officially kicks off with three World Premiere dances inspired by our dancers and created by in-demand choreographers Nicolo FonteJoshua Peugh 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. Performance titles and descriptions will be updated in August.

Join us during the first intermission at every performance for a reception celebrating the kick-off of our 60th season. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the lobby.

Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2016. Reserve your seats now by purchasing a season subscription.


Fri. September 16 8:00pm
Sat. September 17 3:00pm
Sat. September 17 8:00pm
Sun. September 18 3:00pm
Thurs. September 22 8:00pm
Fri. September 23 8:00pm
Sat. September 24 3:00pm
Sat. September 24 8:00pm
Sun. September 25 3:00pm
Sun. September 25 7:00pm – FREE performance by several of Tulsa’s local modern dance companies. Check back soon for more information.


Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K Theater


October 28-30, 2016

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.

Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2016. Reserve your seats now by purchasing a season subscription.

Enhance your experience!

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.


Fri. October 28 8:00pm
Sat. October 29 8:00pm
Sun. October 30 3:00pm


Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Nutcracker

December 10-11, 16-18 & 22-23, 2016

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.

General tickets (non-VIP) start at $25.

Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2016. Reserve your seats now by purchasing a season subscription.


Nutcracker VIP Experience

Make memories with your family they will never forget with our special VIP Experience!

For just $105 per ticket (plus fees), The Nutcracker VIP Experience includes:

  • Seating in our prime orchestra-level Golden Circle section for the performance date of your choice,
  • The opportunity to go on-stage after the performance to see the sets up close, meet the dancers and take photos with them in costume,
  • A keepsake Nutcracker autographed by members of the cast.

To order the VIP Experience for the loved ones in your life, call the Box Office or select seats in Price Scale 1 when you order online. Your VIP passes will be mailed with your tickets.

Check out behind the scenes footage on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #TBNutcracker.


Sat. December 10 2:00pm
Sun. December 11 2:00pm
Fri. December 16 7:00pm
Sat. December 17 2:00pm
Sat. December 17 7:00pm
Sun. December 18 2:00pm
Thurs. December 22 7:00pm
Fri. December 23 7:00pm


Tulsa Performing Arts Center