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INTERNATIONAL BALLET

2021-2022 SEASON

International Ballet’s mission is to inspire joy and success through professional ballet training and performances.

Giselle

Sponsored by Sandy and Jack Halsey

Giselle, one of the most beloved and recognized classical story ballets, returns to the Peace Center Gunter Theatre. Giselle tells the story of love and loss through the exquisite choreography of Marius Petipa featuring phenomenal guest artists Katherine Barkman from Washington Ballet and Sebastian Vinet. Staged by Artistic Director, Vlada Kysselova, this classic story ballet is sure to delight new and seasoned ballet fans alike. You don't want miss this beautiful performance!

April 23, 2022 | 7:30PM

April 24, 2022 | 3:00PM 

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L'Automne

2021-2022 Season Opening Performance

International Ballet's 2021-2022 Season of performances begins with L’Automne - an annual, mixed-repertoire gala performance. The evening showcases Principal Dancers Cara Marie Gary and Sebastian Vinet along with with the IB Company Dancers. L'Automne features several short classical ballet works including Jumpé and Drum Dance from La Bayadère, Swanhilda and friends from Coppélia, a Russian folk dance, and more - all staged by Artistic Director, Vlada Kysselova. The program concludes with a new contemporary ballet by Philadanco Rehearsal Director, Tracy Vogt. You don't want to miss the exciting evening of dance.

November 12, 2021 | 7:30PM 

November 13, 2021 | 7:30PM 

November 14, 2021 | 3:00PM

IB Theatre at the Somerville Center

2172 River Road, Greer, SC 

 

The Nutcracker Tea

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Sponsored by: 

Thank you to all who joined us for our sold out 2021 Tea! Stay tuned for details for the 2022 Nutcracker Tea.

The Nutcracker Tea is a cherished Upstate event that offers young children and their families the beginnings of a annual Nutcracker tradition in celebration of the holidays. Guests will enjoy refreshments including hot tea and yummy hot chocolate, delicious cakes, a souvenir Nutcracker, keepsake photo with the Dewdrop Fairy, Nutcracker bingo and an exclusive performance by International Ballet Nutcracker Dancers.

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The Nutcracker

A classic family holiday tradition

The beloved holiday classic returns to the Peace Concert Hall featuring principal guest artists 

Cara Marie Gary and Lucas Segovia, 

accompanied by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Join Clara and her prince as they encounter dancing snowflakes, spirited sword fights and a visit to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Guest Artists are sponsored by Greta and Graham Somerville

December 9, 2022 | 7:30PM 

December 10, 2022 | 7:30PM 

December 11, 2022 | 3:00PM

 
 

Storytime Ballet

2021-2022 Storytime Ballet Season

A partnership with the Greenville County Library System, International Ballet’s free programs introduce children to the world of ballet through dance-themed books. The performance/readings allow young children the opportunity to see the costumes and performers up-close and meet the dancers after the show. Over 1,000 children and their families attend a Storytime Ballet performance each season.

October 16, 2021 | 10AM - Five Forks Branch - CANCELLED

November 20, 2021 | 10AM - Five Forks Branch - CANCELLED

March 12, 2022 | 10AM - Five Forks, 11:30AM - Main Branch

May 14. 2022 | 10AM - Five Forks, 11:30AM - Main Branch

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Passport to Dance

Our Signature Fundraiser & Season Kickoff

Passport to Dance was a huge success! The week-long virtual silent auction culminated on Friday, September 17 with an in-person gala. The silent auction, live auction, fund-a-need donations and raffles helped us reach our fundraising goal and continue the mission of IB. There is still time to give, click below to make your donation.  Thank you to all of our supporters and stay tuned for details on Passport to Dance 2022!