September 21, 2023 — Where a nice cabernet meets a lovely pirouette!
The new season kicks off with this intimate and diverse performance experience inside our main studio. Enjoy wine perfectly paired with a pas de deux by Fort Wayne Ballet. You’ll have the chance to sip and savor as you enjoy an up-close-and-personal dance performance and conversation with the dancers between a variety of repertoire pieces. Additional cash bar offerings will be available.
October 20-21, 2023 — Steppin’ out in style
Fort Wayne Ballet steps out on the town with this stunning and diverse repertoire program with a nod to New York City. The evening will feature Fancy Free, a collaboration between Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein that lead to the inspiration for the smash Broadway hit On the Town (Robbins and Bernstein would later produce West Side Story). Additional works include Italian Suite by Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffery Ballet, and Three Virgins and a Devilby Agnes de Mille, known for her transformative work in American music theatre in the 1940s and 1950s including Rodeo and Oklahoma! Put on your best evening attire for a night out with the ballet and these timeless masterworks. (Casual attire is, of course, welcome!)
December 1-10, 2023 — Immerse yourself in this magical holiday tradition!
Dream along with Clara as her Nutcracker prince battles the Mouse Queen and sweeps her off to the enchanted Land of Sweets. Sugar Plums pirouette in this visual spectacle; a must-see for the young at heart. Start a new family tradition this holiday season with Fort Wayne Ballet’s original The Nutcracker!
Featuring multiple performances with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
February 9-14, 2024 — An evening devoted to the heart!
Love glides across the stage ignited by the yearnings of the soul. Enjoy a special evening as Fort Wayne Ballet brings the passion of romance through dance over the Valentine’s season. VIP tables for 2 are available by the stage, featuring wine and chocolates. Cash bar offerings will be available. Love Notes is the date night to remember!
* Subscription Tickets do not include VIP tables.
April 19-21, 2024 — “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
The most infamous of love stories sweeps onto the stage in this poignant ballet by Sergei Prokofiev. Two young lovers seek to defy the bitter legacy of their feuding families, but fate is not so easily overcome. Fort Wayne Ballet brings Romeo & Juliet to the Arts United stage, with the help of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
May 10-11, 2024 — Where IPA stands for Intimately Performed Artistry!
Join us inside our own studios for this unique and casual performance experience. Pints en Pointe brings you an up-close and personal dance performance, a paired tasting, and conversation with the dancers between a variety of repertoire pieces. Additional cash bar offerings will be available.
October 28, 2023 — Spooky dancing hijinks and creepy-crawly fun!
This kid-friendly Halloween performance will have you giggling your fears away as our talented pre-professional dancers and Youth Company transform into not-so-scary ghouls. But we won’t be the only ones in costume; wear your trick-or-treating best to the performance and join us for Trunk or Treat on the Auer Center campus!
February 24, 2024 — Born from a flower, this little girl is no larger than a thumb!
First kidnapped by toads and then promised in marriage to Mr. Mole, Thumbelina escapes them all to find her Flower Prince. Come and meet the trainees and pre-professionals of Fort Wayne Ballet as they translate this tiny fairytale world into huge fun!
April 27, 2024 — “In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.”
At the little boarding school, Miss Clavel keeps a tight rein on her charges – all but that mischievous little Madeline! Don’t miss it as the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company dances this beloved children’s book to life!