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NYC Ballet Performing in Saratoga

Editor's Note: On May 18, 2020, SPAC announced that it has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 classical season, which includes the residency of the New York City Ballet, "in recognition of the continued threat to health and safety caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic." Ticketholders will be contacted directly about their options.

new york city ballet dancers performing swan lake

Teresa Reichlen, Russell Janzen, and Ensemble performing in Peter Martins' Swan Lake, Photo © Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet, one of the world's preeminent dance companies, has returned to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center every summer since 1966. NYCB's 2020 residency was orginally scheduled to begin on July 14 and continue through July 18. Audience members of all ages and backgrounds love the athleticism and grace of the ballet.

The 2020 performance schedule would've included the full-length story ballet Swan Lake; a program paying homage to Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine; and a trio of works making their SPAC debuts.

The extremely popular Ballet Gala, one of the highlights of the season, would've returned this year as well.