Penn Ballet was created to allow ballet dancers of any level at the University of Pennsylvania to continue their ballet education through classes with professional ballet teachers from the Philadelphia area. It is a group dedicated to helping dancers at Penn continue doing what they love despite the stress and time constraints of a rigorous academic environment. Classes are free and open to all students looking to maintain or improve their skills, try their hand at choreography, or simply get some exercise without running and crunching for hours on end.
Penn Ballet is also a student-run company. Advanced and committed dancers may audition for our shows to learn and perform challenging repertoire. As Penn's only student group devoted to ballet, we are committed to improving as ballerinas in technique as well as performance.
We gladly welcome new members! Visit our Facebook page for more info.
SAVE THE DATE: Fall auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 6th from 9-11 pm in Annenberg Dance Studio and Thursday, September 7th from 6-8 pm in Harnwell Dance Studio. Ballerinas only have to attend ONE day of auditions, and it is recommended that pointe dancers attend the Wednesday auditions.
Come meet the company before auditions at our open classes, held on Wednesday, August 30th from 6-7 pm in Platter Performing Arts House room 180 and on Saturday, September 2nd from 4-5:30 pm in Platt Performing Arts House room 175!
You can also check us out at the Student Activities Fair on August 31st from 5-8 pm and see us perform in the Wheel of Arts Showcase on September 1st from 3-5 pm in Houston Hall of Flags and Quakers Got Talent on September 2nd at 10 pm in Platt Room 236 (Houston Hall)!
The 8th annual production of our fall show, The Nutcracker, will be on Sunday 11/19 at 4 pm in the Iron Gate Theater (3700 Chestnut).
Our class information (along with other important dates) is up to date under "Schedule"; we also send out weekly emails. To add the schedule to your personal Google calendar, use this link and click the button on the bottom right. Email Penn Ballet at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our "Contact Us" page and we can add you to the listserv -- or just click "Subscribe to this group" below!
And check out photos from our spring show: Swan Lake! Find more on our Facebook page and visit our YouTube channel for show videos.