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The New York City Ballet guide

Find upcoming events and read interviews with the New York City Ballet ballerinas, dancers, choreographers and more

Photograph: Courtesy Paul Kolnik
Sterling Hyltin and Jared Angle in Liebeslieder Walzer

New York City Ballet, under the direction of Peter Martins, is one of America's cultural gems, as well as one of the foremost dance companies in the world. Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein in 1948, City Ballet changed the shape of classical ballet. George Balanchine infused classicism with his brand of speed and musicality. In essence, Balanchine invented a way to see the music through his choreography; his collaborations with composers like Igor Stravinsky are unparalleled and remain wholly modern. With an active repertory of more than 150 ballets, the company houses his work (including The Nutcracker), along with many ballets by Jerome Robbins. New works and dance shows are unveiled with regularity and the roster of nearly 100 dancers includes some of the world's finest.

Where is the New York City Ballet?

The company presents three major seasons at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

What's the best way to get to the New York City Ballet?

Take the 1 local train to 66th St./Lincoln Center Station.

How do I get tickets to the New York City Ballet?

Tickets to the NYCB are available on the company's website. Series subscriptions and group discounts are available, as well as $29 day-of tickets to select performances for anyone under the age of 29.

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