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March 2009

On Stage: Spring Season

Sleeping Beauty
April 23-May 3

"Luminous..." – The Boston Globe

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration
May 14-17

Ballets Russes redefined ballet for the 20th Century.

Don't miss Boston Ballet's final productions at Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Wang Theatre before moving to the Boston Opera House in September 2009!

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Sleeping Beauty

Hot Off the Press

Boston Ballet's New Executive Director, Barry C. Hughson | Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director, announced Thursday the appointment of Barry C. Hughson as Executive Director beginning June 1, 2009. Hughson, a native of Connecticut, began his life-long vocation in the arts when his mother enrolled him in a ballet class at the age of nine. He continued on to a 19 year career as a professional dancer with the Washington (D.C.) Ballet. Hughson, currently Executive Director of the Atlanta Ballet, has had a distinguished career in arts administration which began at the Warner Theatre in Connecticut. He was also Executive Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City, and worked at the American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School in New Jersey.

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Barry Huges, Executive Director

News: Latest and Greatest

Boston Ballet Announces Four Principal Promotions | Soloists Kathleen Breen Combes, Melissa Hough, Misa Kuranaga and James Whiteside have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer for the 2009-2010 season. Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen is thrilled to share this news of a new generation of dancers rising from within Boston Ballet. Read more

Adaptive Dance | Boston Ballet's Adaptive Dance Program was recently recognized in People Magazine. The partnership between Boston Ballet and Children's Hospital Boston teaches dance to children with Down Syndrome. See the article

Spring Fashion in Boston Ballet Studios | Boston Ballet's Luciana Voltolini, photographed in Boston Ballet's own studios, is featured on the cover of Fashion Boston March issue. See the pictures
Luciana Voltolini

In the Studios

Think Summer at Boston Ballet School | Boston Ballet School Summer 2009 registration is currently underway. Summer Programs are available for students ages 3 – adult at all four studio locations. Space is limited and students who enroll prior to April 10th receive a 10% discount! For more information, please call 617-456-6267 or

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Boston Ballet School Presents Peter and the Wolf | Saturday April 11th at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, with performances at 3pm and 6pm.

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Boston Ballet School

Dance and Style

The Boston Ballet Ball
April 4, 2009
It's not too late to purchase tickets for the event of the year! Please join us for an evening of Old World elegance and style with two one-night-only performances by Boston Ballet company dancers.

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The Boston Ballet Ball, Young Partners After Party
April 4, 2009, 10:00pm-1:00am
A one of a kind event that allows you to mix, mingle and dance with Boston Ballet company dancers!

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The Boston Ballet Ball

BBII On Stage, In Studio

March 28, 7pm

A one-night-only performance highlighting the talents of Boston Ballet II and Boston Ballet School Trainees. ON STAGE, IN STUDIO will feature an evening of classical and contemporary dance designed to celebrate the versatility and artistry of these gifted young dancers. Works will range from Balanchine's Tarantella and excerpts from Petipa's Sleeping Beauty, to two new works commissioned specifically for BBII from Heather Myers and Francisco Martinez.

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BBII On Stage, In Studio
The Sleeping Beauty: Melissa Hough ©Angela Sterling; Barry Hughson by E. Patino; Luciana Voltolini photographed by Sadie Dayton; Boston Ballet School kids by Carolyn Rock; The Boston Ballet Ball logo mark by Kristin Carr; Brittany Summer performing at the 2007 Night of Stars Gala Benefit Performace, photo by Gene Schiavone.

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