Sultry Spain sets the stage for this classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, backdrop design by Broadway scenic artist David Esler and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair. Ms. Papa’s imaginative staging creates a world where gypsies, smugglers and toreadors pack all the sizzle of Spanish culture into an irresistible theatrical event
Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet of all time. A story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of life’s most recognizable themes – the struggle between good and evil. Ms. Papa infuses Atlantic City Ballet's production with a new passion that embodies all the beauty, strength, and grace of classical ballet
Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic gothic horror story, choreographer Phyllis Papa’s Dracula mixes romance and passion with horror and pain. This original ballet, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets and a gripping score, has become one of the biggest hits in Atlantic City Ballet’s 34-year history. Your invitation awaits to experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition you’ll never forget!
It’s A Shore Holiday
Let the Atlantic City Ballet help you get into the holiday spirit! This “radio city-esque” review features a blend of contemporary and classical dance all set to your most beloved holiday tunes. With singers & a live band and you will be transported to a Holiday Winter Wonderland that will capture your inner child’s imagination. This delightful show will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone. There is no better place to be this holiday season!
The Nutcracker, one of ballet’s treasured classics, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Romeo & Juliet
The seamless choreography in Phyllis Papa’s Romeo and Juliet vividly depicts the story’s passion, sorrow and vengeance, capturing the intense desire of the star-crossed lovers and the ceaseless feud between two family clans in beautiful Verona. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s thrilling orchestral score, this dramatic ballet stays loyal to Shakespeare’s original tragic ending.
Audiences will get swept away into a sublime world of kings, queens, fairy godmothers and storybook creatures. The tale of Sleeping Beauty comes to life in the most majestic classical ballet of all time. Set to Tchaikovsky's fabulous and familiar score and combined with Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa’s stunning choreography, Sleeping Beauty is a timeless classic you can enjoy with the entire family. With special appearances by fairy tale favorites like Puss-In-Boots and Little Red Riding Hood and of course, that kiss from the handsome prince, Atlantic City Ballet’s, Sleeping Beauty will create a memory to cherish happily ever after.
Join us for this timeless fairy tale of rags-to-riches and love conquers all as Cinderella transforms from a sad young woman into a beautiful princess, despite the best efforts of her overbearing evil stepsisters. Set to Serge Prokofiev’s hauntingly beautiful score and as if stepping between the pages of a beloved storybook, AC Ballet’s Cinderella vividly delights audiences with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet, wrapped in the promise of “happily ever after,” and generously sprinkled with a wonderful dose of humor. Complete with a fairy Godmother, a handsome prince and an unforgettable ball, the magnificent staging, music and costumes make this production a delight for all ages.