Grand Rapids Ballet’s 2016-17 Season

We are so excited to reveal Grand Rapids Ballet’s 46th season! This is sure to be one of the most exciting selections we have presented and we know you are going to be entertained! With classics like Serenade and the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland, we are sure to have something for all lovers of dance.

We have also updated our subscriptions to include all the things you love and more. New in 2016-17 is the Universal Pass – with this pass enjoy all access, all the time! Come whenever you’d like and be guaranteed a seat. It’s the ultimate in flexibility! Also new is an Opening Night Package that wraps the shows and all the hospitality opportunities in a bow.

MOVEMEDIA: Made in America

October 7-9, 2016
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

MOVEMEDIA: Made in America features George Balanchine’s iconic Serenade, Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain, and Paul Taylor’s patriotic Company B. This is a must-see program celebrating great American choreography.

The Nutcracker

Presented by Meijer
December 9-11 & 16-18, 2016
DeVos Performance Hall

West Michigan’s number one holiday tradition returns to DeVos Hall for two weekends. This magnificent production was re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg and features choreography by Val Caniparoli and sumptuous set design by Eugene Lee.

Black & White: Swan Lake

February 10-12, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

The return of Mario Radacovsky’s (Beethoven, Bolero) Black & White: Swan Lake is not to be missed. Hailed by Mlive.com as “an artistic accomplishment of the highest order”, Mario adopts a contemporary approach to this classic tale you know and love, full of romance, Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, and cruel deception.

MOVEMEDIA: World Premieres

March 10-12, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Over the years, MOVEMEDIA has become a platform for new and exciting works in the world of dance. Join us as we present a delightful assortment of pieces by some of the most talented choreographers today.

Alice in Wonderland

World Premiere
April 28-30 & May 5-7, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Alice in wonderland will be a delight to the eyes and ears. Curiouser and curiouser is certainly how you’ll feel after watching the costumes, set design, and music all come together in a whimsical onstage adventure.

Season Ticket Information

There are several ways you can order your season tickets: by phone, email, mail, or in person. Packages start at $71.

  • By Phone

    (616) 454-4771

  • By Email

    KellyH(at)grballet.com

  • Download Order Form

BENEFITS OF BEING A SUBSCRIBER

  • -20% discount off regular ticket prices all season long
  • -Priority seating
  • -Free ticket exchanges and lost ticket replacement
  • -No convenience fees or service fees
  • -Discounts on Adult Ballet Classes

Special Events

Nutcracker Opening Night Party

December 9, 2016

Clara’s Nutcracker Party

December 11, 2016
Amway Ambassador Ballroom

Spring Break
for Kids

April 4-6, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Junior Company

Peter Pan

October 21-23, 2016
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Peter Pan comes to life in Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s rendition of the classic story. Choreographed by Junior Company Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo, this one hour performance is perfect for kids of all ages. Peter Pan has all the fun and exciting elements of the story, like pirates and mermaids and the vividness of a child’s imagination.

Mini Tales and Bolero

May 19-21, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

“Mini Tales” is a premiere ballet that will include the following fairy tales- Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Thumbelina, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. The program will also include the premiere of the ballet “Bolero,” set to the famous music of Ravel.