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Ballet Theatre Company Offering Tickets to 25th Anniversary Season Performances

Midnight from Cinderella 2023. Photo by Thomas Giroir


Reserve your seat for the 25th Anniversary Performance Season of West Hartford’s Ballet Theatre Company

Submitted by Ballet Theatre Company

Ballet Theatre Company (BTC), the state’s largest professional ballet company, calls West Hartford home. Ballet Theatre Company is Connecticut’s ballet, and it’s your ballet.

This year, West Hartford’s hometown ballet is celebrating a special 25th anniversary and invites the community to be a part of an exciting performance season.

In honor of this milestone, Artistic Director Stephanie Dattellas has curated a performance season designed to appeal to ballet aficionados and first-time performance goers alike. The slated ballets, ranging from the joyous holiday staple, The Nutcracker, to deep expressions by Resident Choreographer, Derek Brockington (Dance Theatre of Harlem), will wow audiences all season long with a sense of wonder and create opportunities for artistic discussion.

Photo credit: BTC Resident Choreographer Derek Brockington

An Innovative 25th Anniversary Season

Experience wonder with sixteen Ballet Theatre Company performances showcasing a balanced blend of contemporary ballet, classical ballet, and timeless full-length ballets like The Nutcracker and Artistic Director Stephanie Dattellas’ original production of Snow White.

BTC’s 25th Anniversary Season officially begins in September with a kick-off party on Sept. 16 at Warehouse 635. Admission is free, learn more here.

The fall premiere of Dattellas’s original series, Up Close, begins Sept. 29 and offers the community four performance opportunities to view BTC’s resident professional dancers and advanced students of the Junior Corps de Ballet at close range. The intimately formatted mixed-repertoire program will feature the “Christening Scene” from the ballet classic, Sleeping Beauty, highlighting its enchanting fairy variations. In addition to the Sleeping Beauty excerpt, an excerpt by BTC’s Resident Guest Choreographer Derek Brockington (Dancer of Dance Theatre of Harlem) will be performed. Brockington is the organization’s first Resident Choreographer. Hypnotic choreography infused with profound messages marks the work of this blossoming artist. His piece will fully debut for Up Close Winter in January 2024.

The holiday classic, The Nutcracker, is returning to The Bushnell for Dec. 1-3, 2023.

Dattellas crafts a delightful Nutcracker production that is ready to delight modern audiences by blending the traditions of the130-year old ballet with new, vibrant, and cheeky scenes. And internationally renowned ballet artists will once again share the stage with BTC’s company dancers.

Get Tickets and Learn More

You are invited to engage with the ballet and celebrate this special 25th Anniversary Season by buying tickets to BTC productions. The full season includes the Up Close: Fall, The Nutcracker at The Bushnell, One Night in Paris, Up Close: Winter, Snow White at The Bushnell, and a special Prince-themed Soiree.

Tickets to all Ballet Theatre Company performances are on sale now.

To learn more about our performances, programs, and school click here. Peer arts organizations and Connecticut businesses are encouraged to say hello and explore collaboration by contacting BTC at [email protected].

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