Spring Repertory Performance

Coppélia and Other Works

Performance Dates:

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Performance at: 

Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington 22204

Ticket Information:

Advance Sale: $5-30
Youth, Senior, Groups (10+), BalletNova Student and other discounts available
(additional $3 at the door)


In this new production of Coppélia, Artistic Director Laveen Naidu shortens the three act ballet into a comfortable one act version. This ballet shares the story of the eccentric Doctor Coppelius, who creates a doll (Coppelia) for companionship. The doll appears so lifelike that she captures the attention of Franz, a young village youth, who is engaged to be married to Swanhilda! Upset that her true love is infatuated with another, Swanhilda realizes Coppelia for the doll she is and dons Coppelia’s clothing to trick Franz. Confusion, mayhem and comedy ensue! It’s a delightful classic for all ages to enjoy.

Daphnis & Chloe

Choreographed by BalletNova's Associate Artistic Director Constance Walsh, this original work shares the story of Daphnis and Chloe, the only known work of Greek novelist and romancer Longus. Performed to the 2nd Suite of Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel, Walsh captures the dreamy tale of the romantic pair brought together by nymphs and the Syrinx.

Hello! Goodbye!

Inspired by the extraordinary artist Mary Ann Mears’s dynamic sculpture ‘Reston Rondo’ which is installed at Hyatt Park, the gateway to the Reston Town Center. Gin Dance Company Artistic Director Shu-Chen created 'Hello! Goodbye!' takes a humorous, cheerful, and whimsical look at the role the ‘Reston Rondo.’

Theater Parking Information: 

There are three free parking lots at Thomas Jefferson Theatre as well as on street parking surrounding the theater. Please follow all posted rules and regulations for on street parking as BalletNova is not responsible for any ticketing or towing as a result of parking illegally. 

For more information on parking at the theater, please refer to our handout

Post-Performance Talkback

Stay after the show Saturday, May 20th for a Q&A with choreographers about their inspiration, meaning and history of the pieces, and more for FREE! 

Behind the Scenes 

Saturday, May 20th at 1:30 pm
$5 per person

Go behind the scenes and hear all about the production process, the history of dance and the show, learn ballet moves, about pointe shoes, see dancers, costumes, and the stage up close. Click here for more information.

Pre-School Petite Performances

The perfect “first ballet” experience created specifically for children ages 5 and under.
At just 45 minutes, our Pre-school Petite Performance features excerpts that will enchant your child and capture their imagination. Performed at the BalletNova studios in our Fredgren Studio Theatre performance space, the children also get to meet and greet the dancers after the show. 


Saturday, May 13
1:00 pm


BalletNova Center for Dance
3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church VA 22041

Ticket Information : 

Advanced Sale: $10-$15
(additional $3 each at the door)

FREE Ballet Classes after the performance! 

Following the performances, BalletNova is offering FREE 30 minute sample ballet classes for ages 3-8. Sign up TODAY by emailing info@BalletNova.org (or confirming when you order your tickets).