International Ballet

2019-2020 Season

International Ballet’s mission is to represent classical and contemporary ballet by offering world-class productions and training to the Greenville community.

Passport to Dance

Sat, Oct 5 | 7-10 pm
Hyatt Place Downtown Greenville 
Pre-Event VIP Wine Tasting | 5:30-6:30 pm

International Ballet’s fundraiser and season kick-off event, features a live performance by Kenneth Lambert & Friends alongside the featured choreography of Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova. Guests will enjoy Larkin’s Catering, a silent auction offering exciting international trips and other wonderful items, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with Principal Dancer Sebastian Vinet, Greenville cultural leaders, and IB supporters. This is a special celebration, not to be missed!


A Seasonal Showcase of Classical Movements
Sat, Nov 9 | 7:30 pm
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

IB opens its 2019-2020 mainstage performance series with L’Automne, an annual, mixed-repertoire program of dance and live music, and features internationally acclaimed Principal Dancer Sebastian Vinet.

The Nutcracker

featuring the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Fri, Dec 6 | 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 7 | 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec 8 | 3 pm
Peace Center Concert Hall

A classic holiday family tradition. Principal Guest Artists include Joffrey Ballet artist and IB alumna Cara Maria Gary with international guest artist Taras Domitro. Guest artists are sponsored by Graham and Greta Somerville.

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The Nutcracker Tea

Sun, Dec 15 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
The Poinsett Club

The Nutcracker Tea is a cherished Upstate event that offers young children and their families the beginnings of a Nutcracker tradition in celebration of the holidays. Guests enjoy tea, refreshments, delicious cake by Jonathan Caleb, a souvenir Nutcracker, Keepsake Photo with the Dewdrop Fairy, Nutcracker Story Time, and an Exclusive Performance by International Ballet Nutcracker dancers. Sponsors for the Tea align their business with a family-friendly, quality arts organization and event.

Storytime Ballet

2019-2020 Storytime Ballet Season

Sat, Oct 12 Sleeping Beauty – 10 am Five Forks | 11:30 Main
Sat, Nov 23 Clara’s Nutcracker Journey – 10 am Five Forks | 11:30 Main
Sat, Feb 22 Tallulah’s Solo – 10 am Five Forks | 11:30 Main
Sat, April 25 Swan LakeCANCELLED

A partnership with the Greenville County Library System, International Ballet’s free programs introduce children to the world of ballet through dance-themed books. The performance/readings allow young children the opportunity to see the costumes and performers up-close and meet the dancers after the show.  Programs are presented at a regional branch and main branch locations. Over 1,000 children and their families attend a Storytime Ballet performance each season.

Clara’s Nutcracker Journey sponsored by BMW Plant Spartanburg.