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The Center's 25th Anniversary Season features the Center debut of one of the world's leading ballet companies, two world premieres programs and the return of two all-time favorite companies. This is definitely a season to celebrate!

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer

September 27–28 & September 30–October 2, 2011

"One look at the dancers and I'm reminded that San Francisco Ballet is among the best companies in the world." - The New York Times

The venerable San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest professional ballet company, returns to the Center to start the 2011 – 2012 International Dance Series. The company will bring Tomasson's elegant full length Romeo & Juliet and a mix program of spectacular repertory works.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Music: Shinji Eshima
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov

Symphony in C
Music: Georges Bizet
Choreography: George Balanchine

Friday to Sunday:
Romeo & Juliet
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Helgi Tomasson

Kings of the Dance
  World Premiere
Kings Of The Dance

October 21-23, 2011


Five years after its debut at the Center, Kings of the Dance is back with an all new program to showcase the incredible power, athleticism and artistry of today's most celebrated male ballet stars.

Marcelo Gomes – American Ballet Theatre
Ivan Vasileiv – Bolshoi Ballet
David Hallberg – American Ballet Theatre
Guillaume Cote – National Ballet of Canada
Denis Matvienko – Mariinsky Ballet

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
  Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Center Debut
Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreographer-director
Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover

February 9 - 12, 2012


"Maillot's Cinderella is poetic and expressive. On the edge of the contemporary, but anchored in a superbly solid classical technique..." - La Croix

"brilliant…so enthralling from start to finish that one could hardly wait for the intermissions to be over." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Prepare to experience Cinderella as never before in this sophisticated, thought-provoking, contemporary interpretation. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, one of the world's most prestigious dance companies, has an illustrious tradition dating back to 1909. Artistic Director and choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's new version of the classic Cendrillon, with music by Prokofiev, graces the Center stage in the company's highly-anticipated Southern California debut.

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

March 6–11, 2012


"A company that clearly believes that dance is a gift to be shared with the audience" - The New York Times

Every performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a celebration of dance at its finest with the company's brilliant artistry and passionate energy bringing audiences to their feet. Their Center engagement offers something historic to celebrate as well as the company begins an exciting era with new artistic director Robert Battle. Programs feature Ailey classics and works by today's most exciting choreographers.

Repertory Highlights including Revelations

American Ballet Theatre
  American Ballet Theatre
Kevin McKenzie, artistic director
March 29 – April 1, 2012
"One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight." - New York Post

American Ballet Theatre with its unrivaled roster of superstar dancers holds a special place in the hearts of Orange County audiences as the company that has appeared at the Center more than any other. In honor of the Center's 25th Anniversary season, ABT will present the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's new production of The Firebird along with other beloved short ballets. In the world of dance, the ABT returns with a program that will include the world premiere of a new production of The Firebird by Alexei Ratmansky. This American dance treasure and its galaxy of international dance superstars will again captivate audiences with every move.

The Firebird | World premiere of new production
Music: Igor Strvinsky
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Plus repertory highlights


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American Ballet Theatre   Compañia Flamenco Jose Porcel
Jose Porcel, Artistic Director
November 25 – 27, 2011
"exceptionally well-trained dancers" - Washington Post

The most joyous of dance forms comes to vibrant life with the phenomenal Compañia Flamenco Jose Porcel. Porcel has built upon his experience as the premier dancer with Ballet Nacional de España to create a troupe of Spain's most acclaimed flamenco dancers, musicians and vocalists. Together, they are known for explosive performances that radiate vitality, passion, intensity and precision.

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