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Welcome to
Ballet Des Moines’
2017-18 Season

Ballet Des Moines is pleased to present the 2017-18 season. Our sixth season includes: A Triple Bill, Oct. 20-22, 2017; The Nutcracker, Dec. 8-10, 2017; and Cinderella, March 31, 2018.

In addition to three world-class ballets, we also offer a host of other outreach opportunities and community and fundraising events. For more information about Ballet Des Moines, please Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@BalletDM) and Instagram (balletdesmoines).




Des Moines: October 20-22

Ballet Des Moines is pleased to present Triple Bill, October 20-22, 2017, at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Triple Bill is Ballet Des Moines’ sixth annual fall production, featuring three short ballets in one spectacular evening of dance. Ballet Des Moines’ own artistic director, Serkan Usta, along with guest choreographers will each present ballets featuring the company’s own professional  and pre-professional dancers.

DES MOINES: Single tickets to Triple Bill can be purchased at the Hoyt Sherman box office or online through Ticketmaster.

AMES: The Ames performance of A Triple Bill will take place at C.Y. Stephens at a date to be determined. Tickets can be purchased through the Iowa State Center or online here once the date and time have been determined.


Ballet Des Moines presents Pop-Up Ballet: An Evening of Dance

Please join us for a brief and inspirational evening of dance performed by our professional artists and our BDM II pre-professional dancers. 

Ballet Des Moines will present three Pop-Up Ballets throughout the 2017-18 season.  Please check back for dates and times and locations.

This free and casual event is a great opportunity to learn about
Ballet Des Moines and to see first-hand, the artistry and athleticism of this beautiful company of dancers that enriches the cultural landscape of our community.

Following the performance, please stay and join us for refreshments and for a chance to meet and speak with the dancers and learn more about their passion for ballet in Des Moines!  


THE NUTCRACKER, December 8-10

Ballet Des Moines presents its 16th annual production of The Nutcracker, December 8-10, 2017 at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is one of the most famous ballets the world has ever known, and is the cornerstone of ballet companies around the world. Ballet Des Moines’ adaptation is choreographed by Artistic Director Serkan Usta and Ballet Mistress Lori Grooters.  You will be visually delighted by our resident professional company and more than 300 local student dancers.

Single tickets to one of the five performances to The Nutcracker can be purchased at the Hoyt Sherman Box office or through Ticketmaster.


Cinderella, March 31

The much beloved fairy-tale will be brought to life through the magic of dance on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Des Moines Civic Center.  Live music will be performed by the Des Moines Community Orchestra. The production will feature Ballet Des Moines’ professional and pre-professional dancers, in addition to hundreds of local student dancers.

There will be two performances of Cinderella at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Single tickets to Cinderella can be purchased through the Des Moines Civic Center here.