A season of legends, dreamweavers, sprites and poets.


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BJM's Dance Me

Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen

YYC Sep 20-22   |   YEG Sep 28-29

In a beautiful merging of Canadian dance and musical talent, Ballets Jazz de Montréal honours one of Canada’s most influential literary and musical giants, the late singer-songwriter, Leonard Cohen. 


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The Sleeping Beauty

YYC Oct 24-27   |   YEG Nov 1-3

A brand-new spin on this timeless classic. Experience the world premiere of Christopher Anderson’s retelling of The Sleeping Beauty, with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility. 


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The Nutcracker

YYC Dec 14-16, 20-24 | YEG Dec 6-9

Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season.


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Ballet BC

YYC Jan 18-19   |   YEG Jan 22-23

Re-discover Ballet BC in its triumphant return to the Jubilee stage after a 10-year hiatus, showcasing premiere Canadian talent in this tantalizing triple bill.


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YYC Feb 13-16   |   YEG Feb 22-23

A vanguard production for those who hunger to see powerfully visceral dancers deviate into unknown artistic territory.


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

YYC Mar 13-16   |   YEG Mar 21-23

Enter the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic tale.


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Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & the Drum

YYC May 1-4   |   YEG May 9-11 

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—it’s signature portrait ballets.


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School of Alberta Ballet in

Les Sylphides and Other Works

YYC Jun 8  

Don’t miss the Alberta Ballet trainees and Alberta Ballet School Professional Division students perform an impressive triple bill to close this season, beginning with the beautiful romantic reverie Les Sylphides.


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Our stage will explode in a maelstrom of electrifying and enchanting magic, gathering artistic mavericks from across the nation. I look forward to sharing this season of legends with you!
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Dear dance lovers, our 52nd season is so rich with ideas, contrasts and artistic daring, it may very well go down in history as one of our most memorable. Join us as we invite the very finest dancers, composers, singer-songwriters, designers and filmmakers from across the country on our exciting and inspiring journey.

For our upcoming yearlong celebration of dance, Alberta Ballet is proud to have concocted what is arguably the richest convergence of Canadian artistry ever gathered in one season. 


A season book-ended with acclaimed tributes to two of Canada’s greatest music legends, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, is any artistic director’s dream come true. We’ll also stage the titanic and lavish world premiere of the most celebrated classical ballet of all time, The Sleeping Beauty, and the comedic genius of William Shakespeare. And of course, we’re pleased to host two of Canada’s hottest globetrotting sensations on our stage: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal and Ballet BC. The season is a terpsichorean feast unlike no other. 


These captivating presentations will offer something for everyone in abundance. From great classical ballets for the entire family – including a special 10th anniversary edition of our much loved The Nutcracker – to the very best of the avant guard.


Our stage will explode in a maelstrom of electrifying and enchanting magic, gathering artistic mavericks from across the nation.


I look forward to sharing this season of legends with you!