Performances

Curtain Up!   Celebrating our Return to the Stage

With much excitement we anticipate our return to the stage with Rochester City Ballet’s 2021/2022 performance season, bringing enticing masterworks, exciting bravura gems, beloved traditions and extraordinary new dances to you on new and familiar stages. We return with joy and hope and look forward to having you join us.   – Robert

The Theater at Innovation Square

Friday, October 8, 2021
8:00 pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021
8:00 pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021
2:00 pm

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 15, 2021
7:30 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
7:30 pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021
2:00 pm

Terrifically Theatrical

Join us as we celebrate our return to live performance with a gala evening featuring George Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” – a tribute to Gershwin and the romance of Broadway, Salvatore Aiello’s “Clowns and Others” – a delightfully witty look at the fun and foibles of being human, and a world premiere by choreographer Jamey Leverett.

Click here to see the current safety protocols for Kodak Hall.
Note: protocols may change after November 13th. 

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

Friday, December 10, 2021
6:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021
2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021
2:00 pm

Holiday Magic withThe Nutcracker!

 

The Nutcracker returns to bring joyous holiday celebrations.  Take a magical journey through the Forest of glittering Snowflakes with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of delicious Sweets.

Note: The Thanksgiving weekend performances at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre are with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Fort Hill Performance Arts Center performances are with taped music.

Terminus costume design
Katherine Duffy as Sylvia

The Theater at Innovation Square

Friday, March 4, 2022
8:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2022
8:00 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2022
2:00 pm

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

Friday, March 11, 2022
7:30 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022
7:30 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2022
2:00 pm

Riveting …

Carmena world premiere by Artistic Director Robert Gardner.

A contemporary telling of the passionate, free spirit who is not defined by societal norms.  The Energy is volcanic, fluid, and their fate is not defined by gender. The voyage is ruled by emotion, regardless of the consequences.

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

Friday, May 13, 2022
7:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022
2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022
2:00 pm

Callahan Theater at Nazareth Arts Center

Friday, May 20, 2022
Time TBA
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Times TBA
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Time TBA

Fiercely Fantastic!

The Firebird

The Firebird wields mystical enchantments to defeat the evil sorcerer Kastchei and save Prince Igor and the Princesses. Robert Gardner brings this Russian folktale to life through Igor Stravinsky’s monumental score. The Firebird is ballet’s superhero!

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