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Ballet Tucson’s Fall Concert features two celebrated works by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and a company premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer Andrea Schermoly.

Ballet Tucson is now taking orders for new and renewing season subscriptions. Single and Group tickets are available for purchase at the Tucson Convention Center Box Office and online via Ticketmaster

October 9, 2023, TUCSON, AZ – Ballet Tucson Artistic Director Margaret Mullin announced that BalletTucson is bringing three iconic dance works to Southern Arizona. Tucson’s only professional ballet company opens their mainstage season with their Fall Concert, November 17-19 at the Leo Rich Theater. The ballets of legendary choreographer George Balanchine, considered the father of American  ballet, are sought after the world over. Not all dance companies are granted permission to perform his ballets, but Ballet Tucson continues to expand their repertoire. This fall they will perform two of his masterworks, including his most beloved ballet Serenade in its entirety. They will also present the regional premiere of his virtuosic Divertimento No. 15. Another exciting premiere for the company is a contemporary work inspired by famed artist Yves Klein titled Klein Perspectives. This piece is by Andrea Schermoly, an acclaimed choreographer hailing from South Africa who has created works for some of the world’s most prestigious dance companies, most recently a new production of Romeo and Juliet for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.


Ballet Tucson’s Fall Concert is a must-see event for arts lovers of all kinds. Season Subscriptions are still available and offer a variety of exclusive benefits including special discounts, prime seating, free and flexible ticket exchanges and more. Subscriptions can be purchased by calling 520.903.1445 or online at


Single and Group tickets are also available and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster or through the Tucson Convention Box Office in-person or by calling 520.791.4101.


Ballet Tucson’s 2023-2024 season is made possible by Season Sponsors the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, the James H. and Frances R. Allen Family Foundation, and Florence and Larry Adamson.


The Ballet Tucson premiere of George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 is made possible by Jeannette Segel.



Fall Concert
November 17 – 19, 2023
Leo Rich Theater
Ballet Tucson returns to the main stage this fall with three invigorating masterworks. Witness the return of legendary choreographer George Balanchine’s most iconic ballet Serenade and the Ballet Tucson premiere of his virtuosic Divertimento No. 15. World-renowned choreographer Andrea Schermoly’s contemporary pas de deux left audience members awestruck at the company’s 2022 Fall Concert. Now see her complete work Klein Perspectives for the first time as a part of this inspiring triple bill.


Divertimento No. 15
Ballet Tucson Premiere
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Created in 1956 to music by Mozart, Divertimento No. 15 highlights legendary choreographer George Balanchine’s gift for creating dazzling and virtuosic movement, and has been performed around the world. This charming ballet was named after Mozart’s music, which Balanchine considered the finest divertimento ever written. The cast of sixteen dancers features eight principal roles, which were created for some of ballet’s most iconic figures of the 1950s including Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, and Tanaquil LeClerq.



Klein Perspectives
Ballet Tucson Premiere
Choreography: Andrea Schermoly
Music: J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Ólafur Arnald’s Chopin Project

“To feel the soul without explaining it, without vocabulary, and to represent this sensation.” - YVES KLEIN.


Last fall world-renowned choreographer Andrea Schermoly’s contemporary pas de deux from Klein Perspectives left patrons awestruck and we are now pleased to present the complete work for the
first time. Klein Perspectives is a collection of movement vignettes inspired by the art works of Yves Klein. An exploration of emotional tones, miscommunication and our relationships with ourselves and others.


Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky


Serenade is one of Balanchine’s most iconic works and was the first ballet he created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory. Created in 1935, the ballet is
performed by 28 dancers in blue costumes in front of a blue background. Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. When one student fell, he incorporated it. Another day, a student arrived late, and this too became part of the ballet. Balanchine had a special affinity for Tchaikovsky. “In everything that I did to Tchaikovsky’s music,” he told an interviewer, “I sensed his help.”


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