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An adventure in a dream, The Wizard of Oz delights with every twist of the plot!

Francesco Ventriglia's enchanting The Wizard of Oz invites audience on a spectacular voyage through a world of imagination, heart, and courage!

Francesco’s innovative rendition offers a fresh twist and unique framing on Frank L. Baum’s treasured story. A Canadian premiere, The Wizard of Oz is vividly brought to life through a fusion of classical and contemporary ballet.

Dorothy and her ragtag crew—the playful Scarecrow, the tender-hearted Tin Man, and the brave Lion—forge a close bond as they journey through the magical land of Oz. The stunning visuals evolve from minimalist to magnificently elaborate as Dorothy discovers of the profound strength found in friendships built on empathy, bravery and loyalty.

This enchanting experience is a Canadian premiere, and just as audiences in Italy, New Zealand and Uruguay discovered, Alberta Ballet fans will leave with cherished memories and a renewed love for this timeless tale. Alberta Ballet is thrilled to add it to its repertoire of family ballets.

“Ventriglia has delivered a winner – a memorable tale for generations young and old told with flare, spectacle and momentum.” - DANZ, 2016

Artistic Credits

  • CHOREOGRAPHY: Francesco Ventriglia
  • MUSIC: Francis Poulenc
  • SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Gianluca Falaschi
  • SET ADAPTATION & LIGHTING DESIGN: Małgorzata Szablowska

Upcoming Shows

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Photo by Eluvier Acosta featuring Artists Luna Sasaki and Lang Ma
24/25 Alberta Ballet

La Sylphide

Alberta Ballet opens the season with a dramatic first for the company: a debut of La Sylphide in full-length.
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Photo by Eluvier Acosta featuring Artists of Alberta Ballet
24/25 Alberta Ballet


Alberta Ballet presents GRIMM: Descend into the shadowy depths of folklore-turned-fairy-tale.
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Image by Eluvier Acosta featuring Artist Allison Perhach
24/25 Alberta Ballet

The Nutcracker

Celebrate the holidays with the timeless charm of Alberta Ballet's enchanting tradition.
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Photo by Eluvier Acosta featuring Artist Seira Iwamoto
24/25 Alberta Ballet

The Winter Gala

The Winter Gala is set to illuminate the stage this January! On its way to becoming a cherished annual tradition, The Winter Gala spotlights the synergy between the accomplished artists of Alberta Ballet Company and the emerging talents from Alberta Ballet School.
Featuring Artists of Dance Theatre of Harlem
24/25 Alberta Ballet

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Alberta Ballet is thrilled to host the Dance Theatre of Harlem, a multi-ethnic ensemble that paves the way for an inclusive future in embracing the belief of its founder: “ballet belongs to everyone.”
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Photo by Eluvier Acosta featuring Artists Alexandra Hughes and Aaron Anker
24/25 Alberta Ballet

Don Quixote

Follow the spirited adventures of the idealistic Don Quixote and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza!