Philadelphia Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The company was founded in 1963 by Barbara Weisberger and was originally known as the Pennsylvania Ballet. The company changed its name to the Philadelphia Ballet in 2019.
The Philadelphia Ballet is known for its diverse repertoire, which includes classical ballets such as “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker,” as well as contemporary works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe, and Matthew Neenan. The company performs at the Academy of Music and the Miller Theater in Philadelphia, as well as at various venues throughout the United States.
Over the years, the Philadelphia Ballet has been recognized for its artistic excellence and has received numerous awards and accolades. The company has also played an important role in the development of ballet in the United States, particularly in the area of dance education. Many of its alumni have gone on to successful careers as dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors in their own right.