Grand Rapids Ballet Announces
A note from Grand Rapids Ballet Artistic Director James Sofranko:
Hello and welcome to the 2018-2019 season of Grand Rapids Ballet. My name is James Sofranko and I am thrilled to be assuming the role of artistic director this year. I hope that you will join me in my inaugural season to see the programs that I have specifically chosen for this impressive company. From the neo-classic masterpiece Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine to Extremely Close by in-demand contemporary choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and the familiar story ballets of The Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland, there is something for everyone.
I am eager to maintain the tradition at Grand Rapids Ballet of presenting new works, and next season will not be an exception, with a total of four world premieres, plus new choreography created by the dancers themselves. I am excited to get into the studio with the dancers myself to create two of these new works crafted specifically for the company.
Ballet is an art form that is sometimes associated only with tiaras and tutus, but in reality, ballet is so much more. Ballet can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can make you think, and it can fill you with wonder. It speaks to us on a higher level, and I urge you to come have your own personal eye-opening experience at Grand Rapids Ballet.
Please join me for a special opening night Gala performance of our first program Wild Sweet Love on October 18th, at the Peter Martin Wege Theater. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community, and I look forward to seeing you at the ballet.
It all begins October 2018—will you be there? Season subscriptions are available now and single tickets go on sale Monday, June 18, so mark your calendars today!