Spring Series 2020
Mar 18-29


Nicole Caruana, BalletX’s 2020 Choreographic Fellow, is quickly ascending the ranks of emerging choreographers with recent commissions for Scapino Ballet and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Her awards include first prize at Germany’s International Competition for Choreographers and the Technos College International Prize. In her work, she explores the cyclical nature of existence, and the mysterious life of the mind. Her BalletX premiere is set to the music of Elvis Presley.

Gregory Dawson is Artistic Director of San Francisco’s dawsondancesf, a company he founded in 2007 following a 20-year career dancing with Alonzo King LINES Ballet. In 2015, he received the Isadora Duncan Award for birds eye view. His work delves into the collaborative nature of choreography, and features “muscular, sinewy, high-impact modern dance inflected and informed by classical ballet” (San Francisco Chronicle). Gregory’s premiere is set to the choreographer’s original score and music of Jessye Norman.

John McFall performed as a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet for two decades before going on to choreograph works for National Ballet of Canada, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Mikhail Baryshnikov at American Ballet Theatre. As former Artistic Director of Atlanta Ballet and BalletMet, he commissioned Twyla Tharp and Wayne McGregor. His work embraces “simple gestures” and is described as “stunning” and “beautifully performed” (Backstage Beat). John’s premiere features the music of Ezio Bosso.

The BalletX Choreographic Fellowship is generously supported by the Wyncote Foundation

View photos of BalletX in rehearsal with Gregory Dawson
Watch BalletX's Nicole Caruana's Choreography Reel, Gregory Dawson's dawsondancesf perform, and John McFall's TEDx Talk
Show Schedule
Wednesday March 18 8:00pm
Pre-Show Q&A with Artistic Collaborators, 7:00pm
Thursday March 19 8:00pm
Friday March 20 8:00pm
Saturday March 21 2:00pm
Saturday March 21 8:00pm
Sunday March 22 2:00pm
Wednesday March 25 8:00pm
Thursday March 26 8:00pm
Young Xers Night, 7:00pm
Friday March 27 8:00pm
Saturday March 28 2:00pm
Saturday March 28 8:00pm
Sunday March 29 2:00pm
Sunday March 29 7:00pm
The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Single Tickets Available October 4, 2019.

Buy online or call/visit The Wilma Theater Box Office to reserve your seats.

GROUP SALES: Groups of 10 or more receive ticket discounts and exclusive pre- or post-show networking opportunities! For more information, contact Megan O'Donnell, Operations Manager, at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-893-9456 x100.

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