Atlanta Ballet Announces 13|14 Season

Atlanta Ballet Presents a Season of Power + Passion for 13|14

The 13|14 season is filled with cutting-edge premieres and contemporary interpretations of Shakespearean favorites that promise fresh and unexpected perspectives on these classics. We look forward to having you join us as we continue establishing Atlanta Ballet as we continue bringing exquisite performances of startlingly original works to Atlanta.

Meet with us in the lobby during David Bintley's Carmina Burana this month and Love Stories in May to learn about how you can subscribe for the upcoming season. Online subscription will be available soon. For any questions about season tickets, please contact our Patron Services team at

Belk presents Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 6 – 29, 2013
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

The tradition continues with the magical return of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. This family favorite will bring the holiday season to life for your family with exquisite dancing, fanciful characters, and a thrilling trip into the Sugar Candy Kingdom. Perfect for all ages, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker will delight and spark the imagination of the child within us all!

The Nutty Nutcracker
One Night Only – December 19, 2013
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
You asked for it, and now it’s back! The Nutty Nutcracker, a zany evening full of laughs and wacky characters loosely, and we mean loosely, based on the classic. You’ve never seen a Nutcracker like this!
Rated PG-13.

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette
February 7 – 15, 2014
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

All the way from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s alluring, ethereal production of Roméo et Juliette redefines the classic love story of the two star-crossed lovers of Verona. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Roméo et Juliette will take you on an emotional, cinematic journey that will have you quivering in anticipation and leave you breathless.

Modern Choreographic Voices
featuring Ohad Naharin, Alexei Ratmansky & Jorma Elo
March 21 – 23, 2014
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Modern Choreographic Voices presents the works of some of the most sought after contemporary choreographers. Ohad Naharin returns this season with the Atlanta Ballet premiere of Secus, employing his signature ‘Gaga’ improvisational style. From Alexei Ratmansky, the current artist in residence at ABT and former artistic director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, Atlanta Ballet presents the hypnotic Seven Sonatas. Jorma Elo’s futuristic 1st Flash returns this season after its Atlanta debut in 2012. Just as the name implies, the choreography astonishes with speed and athleticism and demonstrates why The New York Times’ “Year in Review” named Elo a “talent to follow.”

*Program contains nudity. Parental discretion advised.

Stephen Mill’s Hamlet
April 11 – 13, 2014
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Music by Philip Glass
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

This haunting tale of intrigue, revenge, and power set in the Danish royal court is back in Atlanta after a 10-year hiatus. The second Shakespearean classic of the 13|14 season, Stephen Mill’s Hamlet blends traditional ballet with contemporary staging – imagine Armani suits and velvet dresses with a striking metal panel backdrop - to create a startlingly original story ballet that has mesmerized audiences and critics around the world.

Camino Real
A world premiere by Helen Pickett
with a new work by Tara Lee
May 16 – 18, 2014
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

For her third work with the Company and first as the new Atlanta Ballet resident choreographer, Helen Pickett brings us the world premiere of Camino Real. Inspired by the 1953 Tennessee Williams play of the same name, this work grapples with human mortality, the burning desire to connect, and the will to live. Pickett is known for tactile choreography that draws viewers into the work by establishing a connection with the dancers that penetrates the audience-stage divide. Let yourself be pulled into a mind-twisting yet poignant program with Camino Real.