Spring Repertory Performance

Performance Dates:

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Performance at: 

Kenmore Middle School

202 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, 22204

Ticket Information:

Advance Sale: $12-35
Youth, Senior, Groups (10+), BalletNova Student and other discounts available
(additional $3 at the door)


La Fille Mal Gardée

   In this new, full-length production of La Fille Mal Gardée, guest artist Matthew Powell presents a comedic ballet that pits mother versus daughter on the topic of marrying for love or money. A hilarious love story with a playful cast of characters makes for a performance not to be missed! Perfect for all ages.


    Gin Dance Company's Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff was inspired by the works of Leonard Bernstein, L.E.O. is an acronym for Listen - listen deeply into your inner beliefs; Enrich - enrich your soul, and Optimize - make the best out of what you have. This work stands behind Leonardo Bernstein’s philosophy that we all do our part to make the world a better place.

Steps in the Street 

    During a two-week residency with the Martha Graham Dance Company, BalletNova Conservatory Students learned the choreography of Steps in the Street from former Martha Graham principal dancer Elizabeth Auclair. Graham created this work in the midst of the Great Depression that uses the power of movement to explore themes of isolation and desperation still relevant today.

Audition Information:

BalletNova will be auditioning male dancers ages 17+ for the role of Colas for BalletNova's 2019 spring production of La Fille Mal Gardée on Saturday, February 2, at 5pm - 6pm. Dancers will audition with choreographer Matthew Powell. This is a paid position.

The audition is open to intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 17+ from the community who meet eligibility requirements. Please email CWalsh@BalletNova.org for registration information and proof of current training (letter from teacher and/or dance resume) - students should be in a full-time training program. 

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Theater Parking Information: 

There is a parking lot 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. 

Post-performance Talkback

Stay after the show Friday, May 3rd for a Q&A with choreographers about their inspiration, meaning and history of the pieces, and more for FREE! 

Behind the Scenes 

Sunday, May 5th 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 11
1:00 pm


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

Ticket Information : 

Advanced Sale: $13-$18
(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).

BalletNova Center for Dance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Programs are supported in part by the ARTSFairfax, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Professional Athletes Foundation.