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BalletMet Will Present the World Premieres of Three Ballets in its Upcoming Production, A Celebration of New Works

BalletMet will present a collection of three exciting new ballets in its upcoming production of A Celebration of New Works this March 10-18 at the Davidson Theatre. The program will feature three world premiere ballets, including the highly anticipated piece from dancer-choreographer Leiland Charles.
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Leiland Charles, one of Columbus’ most beloved dancer-choreographers, has spent six seasons with BalletMet, and is returning again as a choreographer to present his new work Decisions, Decisions. The piece explores the nonlinearity of life’s trajectories, based in concepts from chaos theory and the butterfly effect, and is set to the spirited music of Vivaldi.

Former San Francisco Ballet soloist, Dana Genshaft, will present her choreography in dialogue with composer Mason Bates. Technical brilliance plays with a vibrant auditory landscape to create a feeling of youthful exuberance, paying homage to the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley.

Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Imagery, Amy Seiwert, remixes and revisits former selves to create a space for love, life, and compassion to flourish in The Catch. The curiosity of experience and an understanding of the power of nuanced vulnerability grow throughout the piece. All three pieces will be costumed by a frequent collaborator of Seiwert, Susan Roemer.

A Celebration of New Works showcases the diverse talents of three truly amazing choreographers,” said BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. “We are so excited to present this incredible evening of ballet to our audiences and help bring these fresh and thought-provoking works to life.”

March 10 to 18, 2023 | Davidson Theatre

Friday, 3/10 at 11 a.m.- Senior Dress Rehearsal
Friday, 3/10 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 3/11 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 3/12 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 3/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 3/17 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 3/18 at 8:00 p.m. 

A Celebration of New Works is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets for A Celebration of New Works range from $36.60 to $93.30 and can be purchased online at and at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.). To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 229-4848.


Renowned for its versatility and innovative repertory, BalletMet ranks among the nation’s 20 largest ballet companies.

Since its inception in 1978, BalletMet has made the commission and performance of new works a core organizational priority, with more than 200 World Premieres and hundreds of Company Premieres performed throughout its history. BalletMet stages 60 to 70 performances each year at home and on tour. In the past, the company toured 28 U.S. states and internationally to Russia, Poland, Egypt, Spain and Canada.

BalletMet’s Academy has also been recognized as an institution of local and national stature. It offers hundreds of classes to roughly 1,000 students, ages 3 to 95, each year. Students in itsIntensive, Boys and Trainee Programs gain invaluable training and experience, including the opportunity to dance on stage alongside the Company’s professional dancers.

BalletMet’s dance access and education programs serve nearly 30,000 people annually. There are a variety of opportunities to experience and learn the art of dance including free classes, complimentary tickets and student scholarships. BalletMet offers more than 60 scholarships each year to talented youth, many from underserved groups, who could not otherwise participate in dance training.

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This article was provided courtesy of Ballet Met.

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