The Washington Ballet’s professional company consists of world-class dancers forming an ensemble core with apprentices under the directorship of Acting Artistic Director Trinidad Vives. Together they perform a wide variety of works from the classical choreography of Marius Petipa and George Balanchine to contemporary pieces by Christopher Wheeldon, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Twyla Tharp, and Mark Morris to new creations by Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck. Every year the professional and studio companies bring productions of the highest caliber to stages throughout the national capital area including Harman Center for the Arts at the Sidney Harman Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Warner Theatre, and Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).
An interview of The Washington Ballet’s Wardrobe Supervisor Monica Leland.
The crown jewel of the classical ballet repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty premiered in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. The story of a kingdom placed under…