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Welcome to
Ballet Des Moines’
2018-19 Season

Moving . . .   provocative . . .   beautiful . . .   diverse . . .   Ballet Des Moines invites you to experience the art of dance.  Our 2018-2019 season includes innovative new pieces to be discovered and beloved family favorites to be re-visited.  Please join us.

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).

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Individual tickets will be available for purchase approximately 6 weeks prior to each performance.


contemporary works | October 19-21

Diverse . . .  Presenting a selection of spectacular ballets by emerging choreographers, including world-renowned choreographer Ma Cong. This performance truly showcases how Ballet Des Moines embodies artistic creation and expression while preserving the tradition of classical ballet and promoting the ingenuity and athleticism of contemporary dance.

Ballet Des Moines is pleased to present Contemporary Works, October 19-21, 2018 at Hoyt Sherman Place.

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THE NUTCRACKER, December 7-9

Classical  . . .  The beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage with the whimsy and magic that we have all grown to love!  This favorite holiday story perfectly captures the magic and anticipation of the night before Christmas.  Join Clara, her magical prince and toys that come to life as a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure.

Ballet Des Moines presents its 17th annual production of The Nutcracker, December 7-9, 2018 at Hoyt Sherman Place. 

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Friday, December 7 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 9 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.




Original . . .  Dive under the waves and immerse yourself in a mystical, underwater world.  Fall in love with a princess mermaid as she falls in love with a man and is willing to sacrifice her life in the sea in exchange for becoming human.  The Des Moines Community Orchestra will enhance the production by performing an original score.

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