The Washington Ballet is among the most respected and dynamic ballet companies in the United States.
Meet The Washington Ballet
Praised for its “vivid, uninhibited freshness” (New York Times), The Washington Ballet is known for stunning technique, impressive range, and artistic versatility. Led by Artistic Director Julie Kent, the Company’s commitment to evolving ballet for modern times has resulted in a groundbreaking all-digital 2020-21 season on Marquee TV, featuring seven world premieres, including Andile Ndlovu’s Something Human, Stanton Welch’s liminal, Xiomara Reyes’ Chronos, and more. In 2022–23, TWB and Marquee TV present new works by Ndlovu, Silas Farley and Dana Genshaft.
The Washington Ballet’s corps of professional dancers hail from every corner of the globe, representing 18 countries and a diversity of backgrounds. With its unique setting in the capital of the United States, TWB performs regularly for audiences that include world leaders and dignitaries, serving as a de facto cultural ambassador. Its regular season is performed at the Kennedy Center, the historic Warner , and other prestigious stages throughout Washington, D.C. Beyond its home city, TWB has been a welcome guest at renowned festivals including the Chautauqua Institute, Fall for Dance New York, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, and Jacob’s Pillow.
The Washington Ballet has embedded its professional dance company into the Nation’s Capital as an institution of light within the DC metropolitan community.
Hear the Dance with Silas Farley
Dance educator and former NYCB dancer Silas Farley explores our expansive repertory, from the earliest Balanchine works to more recent classics, giving listeners an insider’s take on the Company’s rich history with Hear the Dance. Taking on a new ballet each episode, Farley is joined by many key players, from original cast members to ballet masters to current NYCB dancers, who share their personal experiences performing and coaching works from our illustrious repertory.