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Connecticut Ballet

20 Acosta Street
Stamford , CT , 06902
Phone: 203-964-1211
41° 3' 7.506" N, 73° 33' 31.3632" W
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Emily Carriero
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Connecticut Ballet was founded in 1981 by choreographers Brett Raphael and Luk de Layress. Its official debut took place (under the company's former title, Ballet Today) at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. In 2005, the company established a dual home in the state's capital, performing at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

In her New York Times review, Anna Kisselgoff called it 'a very promising troupe.' Shortly thereafter, the company made its Connecticut debut at the Stamford Center for the Arts, where it became a resident performing company in 1986. Striving for continuous artistic growth, Artistic Director Brett Raphael has made the commissioning of new works by today's choreographers a hallmark of the company's repertoire alongside stagings of the great story ballets. Now numbering 60+ works, the repertoire spans the gamut from masterworks by Bob Fosse to George Balanchine to commissioned works from Darrell Grand-Moultrie to Lila York. The company has performed at the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, New York's Riverside Dance Festival, Cape Cod Performing Arts Festival, Harbourfront Festival in Toronto, Grand Central Station in New York City, Goat Island Dance Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and many other venues.



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