Springfield Ballet produces two ballets each season, including Springfield’s only production of The Nutcracker each December. The Ballet also stages a production each spring. Past repertoire includes Beauty & the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Sylph Dreams and Moonscapes, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, La Bayadere, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Act II, Pas de Quatre, and The Firebird, as well as several original contemporary ballets. Through community support and grants, Springfield Ballet is able contract professional guest artists and companies to enhance its performances.
Springfield Ballet has also produced children’s series ballets in the past. These productions are intended for the youngest of performers and audiences. They are age appropriate, creative, and provide a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to experience the performing arts. Past children’s series productions include Peter Rabbit, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Tortoise and the Hare, Peter and the Wolf, The Little Red Hen, Gingerbread Boy, Little Red Riding Hood, The Night Before Christmas, The Princess and the Pea, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
All productions are cast by audition only and all auditions are open to the community, not just those dancers taking classes at Springfield Ballet. All productions are performed at the historic Landers Theatre.
Springfield Ballet performs at community events and by invitation throughout Springfield and Southwest Missouri. Past performances include Cider Days, ArtsFest, Junior League’s Celebrate the Season and Oscar Night America, First Friday Art Walk, and numerous performances at public schools in and around Springfield. Springfield Ballet has performed in Ava, Stockton, West Plains, Osage Beach, and many other communities throughout Southwest Missouri.