The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom

The Royal Ballet will appear at Jacob’s Pillow

By In Ballet 2 hours 33 min

We are thrilled to make our first visit to the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. 's inaugural performances here constitute a landmark occasion for our respective organisations steeped in dance over so many years. We are connected by a love of movement and a rich history and together occupy a special place in the history of our art form. The Royal Ballet's founder, Dame Ninette de Valois, brought the company to life in 1931, the very same year that modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn acquired this beautiful farmland that become the distinctive home of the Pillow's tribute to dance. During the ensuing decades, we have both become hubs for outstanding creativity with the artistry of such choreographers and dance luminaries as Alicia Markova, Bronislava Nijinsky, Margot Fonteyn, and lighting up our stages.

Among the many works drawn from across the centuries of ballet, we are proud to present a world premiere from our Resident Choreographer, . Embracing contrasting classical and contemporary styles, our programme demonstrates the diversity of The Royal Ballet's repertory and stellar talents of our dancers.

We hope you enjoy watching our performances in this stunning location as much as our dancers are delighted to be performing here. We extend grateful thanks to everybody at Jacob's Pillow for making us so welcome and to all the individuals who, with their generous philanthropic support, have made this magical opportunity possible.

Kevin O'Hare
Director The Royal Ballet


Secret things (2023) – Excerpt
Choreography Pam Tanowitz

Diamonds (1967) – Pas de deux from «Jewels»

Giselle – Act II Pas de deux
Choreography after Jean Corelli and Jules Perrot

Diana and Actaeon – Pas de deux
Choreography Agrippina Vaganova after Marius Petipa

Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (1976)

For four (2006)

Manon (1974) – Act I Pas de deux

Carousel (1992) – ‘If I loved you' Pas de deux
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan

Figures in a landscape (2024)
Choreography Wayne McGregor