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Best Ballet in Los Angeles

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Ahmanson Theater

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures returns to take on the Bard's dizzying tale of young love turned bittersweet tragedy in a zestful new production starring some of the country's brightest contemporary talents. Pitched as a modern update, expect sparks to fly as the beloved progeny of two houses (both alike in dignity) are swept up in an inimitable passion, leading to one of literature's most explosive finales.

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Los Angeles Ballet - Firebird and Serenade at Royce Hall

Los Angeles Ballet - Firebird and Serenade

Los Angeles Ballet bring beauty into the spring with two of ballet's pinnacle pieces, Stravinsky's perennial fantasy favorite Firebird and the George Balanchine original Serenade. With choreography by Yuri Possokhov, Firebird is based on Russian fairytales about a mythical bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner.

World Ballet Series - Swan Lake at Long Beach Terrace Theater

World Ballet Series - Swan Lake

With over 50 dancers representing 10 countries, the World Ballet Series is committed to staging the world's most cherished ballets, retaining the grand style, costumes, and sets that help to make them magical experiences for everyone! With Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score and iconic choreography, there is no finer example than Swan Lake, presented by the company on tour.

Ballet Hispanico at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Ballet Hispanico

Formed in 1971 by Venezuelan dancer ex-pat Tina Ramirez, this New York-based dance company dedicates itself to preserving and celebrating the legacy of Latin dance, and the experiences of its Latin and Hispanic dancers, who make up the company. Having performed for more than two million people in the United States, Europe, and South America, they have brought the same recognition to their dancer as Alvin Ailey has done for black dancers.

Pacific Festival Ballet - Noahs Ark at Fred Kavli Theatre

Pacific Festival Ballet - Noahs Ark

First premiering in 2010, Pacific Festival Ballet's original production of Noah's Ark is a popular collaboration between its artistic director Kim Maselli and composer Eric Allaman which combines ballet, aerial choreography and multi-media projections to create the Biblical world of old! Following the Genesis story of Noah and his family, they must embark on a perilous journey to a new, safer world upon a huge Ark, bringing with them all sorts of animals, two by two.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been over 60 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites, offering a fantastic chance to enjoy the group once again.