2023-2024 Ballet Series
Dayton Ballet moves into its 86th season with the artistry and athleticism Dayton audiences have come to expect. The 2023-2024 Season begins 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.
Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky’s Grand Masquerade
7:30 pm Saturday, September 16, 2023
2:30 pm Sunday, September 17, 2023
The 2023–24 season opens with a bang: a grand masquerade! All three art forms—DPAA’s Opera, Philharmonic, and Ballet—take the stage in an evening of extravagant celebration. At the heart of the performance is Act II from Strauss’s comic opera, Fledermaus (Revenge of the Bat). The scene is Prince Orlofsky’s party, where disguises and deception abound, and the champagne never stops. Join the party—you never know who is going to show up!
7:30 pm Friday, October 27, 2023
7:30 pm Saturday, October 28, 2023
2:30 pm Sunday, October 29, 2023
Dracula: Bloodlines returns to haunt the Victoria Theatre! The ballet transports audiences to 15th-century Transylvania, delving into the backstory of how the merciless Vlad the Impaler became the infamous Dracula. Karen Burke’s athletic, eerie choreography and Austin Jaquith’s original score—performed live by the Philharmonic—sets the scene for a ghastly Halloween weekend.
7:30 pm Friday, December 8, 2023
2:30 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023
7:30 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023
2:30 pm Sunday, December 10, 2023
7:30 pm Friday, December 15, 2023
2:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023
7:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023
2:30 pm Sunday, December 17, 2023
Create a lifetime of memories with family and friends at The Nutcracker. Performed with live orchestra, the beloved holiday tradition returns to the Schuster Center. Travel with Clara as her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer sweeps her away to a dreamy Land of Sweets.
Ballet Series Subscribers can have any performance of The Nutcracker in their subscription package.
Family Series Subscribers have the Sunday, December 10, 2022 performance at 2:30 pm included in their subscription package.
7:30 pm Friday, February 16, 2024
7:30 pm Saturday, February 17, 2024
2:30 pm Sunday, February 18, 2024
Set to Tchaikovsky’s romantic score (performed live by the Philharmonic), Septime Webre’s Swan Lake is a perennial favorite, featuring gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes, and dramatic choreography that includes ballerinas moving in unison—one of the most iconic scenes in ballet.
Ballet Series Subscribers can have any performance of Swan Lake in their subscription package.
Masterworks 8 Series Subscribers can have any performance of Swan Lake in their subscription package.
7:30 pm Friday, April 12, 2024
7:30 pm Saturday, April 13, 2024
2:30 pm Sunday, April 14, 2024
New Beginnings offers a glimpse of the exciting new era that lies before the Dayton Ballet. The Ballet’s new Artistic Director will handpick the repertoire for this performance, sharing a sampling of their vision for the next generation of the historic company.