Oklahoma City Ballet, formerly known as Ballet Oklahoma, performs October through April in the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Active for more than 30 years, the Oklahoma City Ballet has brought some magical shows to the stage as well as operating a ballet school with training for people ages 4 to adult.
The Oklahoma City Ballet appointed Robert Mills Artistic Director in July of 2008. A former Ballet Oklahoma dancer and Artistic Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Mills succeeds Bryan Pitts in the post. The move was part of a "reinvention" for the renowned company filled with award-winning dancers and choreographers as they plan a fundraising campaign for the continued future of the Oklahoma City Ballet. If you wish to donate, call (405) 843-9898.
The Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City is the setting for Oklahoma City Ballet performances. Around since 1937, the Music Hall has been completely renovated and continues to be upgraded. The beautiful facility now seats 2,500 and houses performances for a number of Oklahoma City companies including the Oklahoma City Ballet, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Lyric Theatre.
Individual ticket prices range from $24-$52 based on seating while season tickets range from $75-$140.
They can be purchased by calling the Oklahoma City Ballet at (405) 848-8637, the Civic Center box office at (405) 297-2264 or Tickets.com at (800) 364-7111.
All Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. The Nutcracker has Saturday matinees that also begin at 2pm.
The only ballet school attached to a professional company in the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Ballet offers a faculty comprised completely of current or past company dancers. Students of all ages and levels can enroll at any time during the year. The registration form is available online, and interested parties can contact (405) 843-9894 for more information.
The 43rd season for the Oklahoma City Ballet includes the following productions:
- Oct. 17-19 - Cinderella: Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales
- Dec. 13-14 & 19-22 - The Nutcracker: Oklahoma City's holiday favorite
- Feb. 13-15 - Romeo & Juliet: The Shakespeare tale comes to the stage in a new production
- April 17-19 - Nine Sinatra Songs: A triple bill