Portland Ballet’s 2022-23 Season!

Portland Ballet are excited to announce their 2022-23 season! 

Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 7:30PM & Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 2:00PM
Westbrook PAC

Portland Ballet opens its season with Giselle, a story of love and betrayal, life and death, vengeance and forgiveness. Follow the story, as passionately told by the dancers of Portland Ballet, of the peasant girl, Giselle, as she falls in love with the nobleman, Albrecht, whose betrayal condemns her to the unearthly realm of the Wilis. This beloved romantic ballet, set to music by Adolphe Adam, has withstood the test of time as one of ballet’s predominant works to showcase the power of storytelling through ballet.


A Victorian Nutcracker

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at 2:00PM & Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at 2:00PM
Westbrook PAC

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 at 7:30PM & Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at 7:30PM
Merrill Auditorium

Portland Ballet’s A Victorian Nutcracker returns to the stage this holiday season with newly designed backdrops and set pieces inspired by Portland’s Victoria Mansion. A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by the curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. This version, with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past, is sure to please audience members of all ages.


Uncommon Accord
In Collaboration with Colby College

Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 7:30PM
Westbrook PAC

Portland Ballet and Colby College Department of Theater and Dance collaborate to bring to life an evening of work featuring an expanded company of dancers. Joining forces again after their celebrated partnership in 2018, this performance will thrill classical and contemporary fans alike.


New Works
Community Appreciation Performance

Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 7:30PM
Westbrook PAC

Portland Ballet’s Community Appreciation Concert will spotlight the voices of our dancers as they step into the role of choreographer. This evening will feature selections choreographed by the artists you have admired as dancers, as they move to the front of the studio to share what they have to say as creators of movement. Portland Ballet’s Community Appreciation Performance of New Works allows members of our community to enjoy a Portland Ballet performance at Westbrook Performing Arts Center at a reduced rate.



Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 7:30PM & Saturday April 29th, 2023 at 2:00PM
Westbrook PAC

Portland Ballet’s season closes with Nell Shipman’s Sylvia. Based on Greek mythology, Sylvia tells the story of how the mild shepherd Aminta wins the heart of the huntress nymph Sylvia with the divine help of Eros and Diana. This premiere of a dynamic new work by Artistic Director Nell Shipman set to the rousing music of Delibes, will inspire and delight audiences of all ages.