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Master Class: Ballet with Tiler Peck

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Jazz with Barton Cowperthwaite

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Ballet with Carla Körbes

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Jookin’ with Lil’ Buck & Ron Myles

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Opening Night 2018

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Vail Dance Festival presents a mixed-bill evening previewing the 2018 season, featuring Festival artists along with appearances by Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre performing the Vail premiere of Souvenir d’un lieu cher choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, “One of the 21st century’s greatest choreographers…”  – The New York Times  

Master Class: Ballet with Lauren Lovette

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Repertory with Alonzo King LINES Ballet

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

American Ballet Theatre

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has created a tradition of passion, innovation, and athleticism that transcends cultural boundaries and touches the soul of ballet lovers old and new. In its Festival debut, the company will present an evening of mixed repertory, including the Vail premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, hailed as the choreographer’s  “…most authoritatively original creation” (The New York Times).  Set to a score by Leonard Bernstein, live musical accompaniment will be provided by the Breckenridge…

Master Class: Ballet with Unity Phelan

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Dancing in the Park: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Festival welcomes Alonzo King LINES Ballet in a free family-friendly show on the extraordinary stage of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. Also, performing will be the Celebrate The Beat All Stars.  

Master Class: Ballet with Patricia Delgado

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a contemporary ballet company led by Alonzo King, “…one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today…” – San Francisco Chronicle. Known for collaboration and creation of works that draw on diverse cultural traditions, LINES imbues classical ballet with new expressive potential. For its Festival debut, LINES will perform two acclaimed Alonzo King ballets: Biophony and SAND.  

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Breeden, Day 1

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

UpClose: Vail Premieres

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel presents an all-star cast in a rehearsal-style performance, featuring new works at the 2018 Festival, specifically focusing on the relationship of dance and music. This UpClose will highlight the Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Composer-In-Residence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the world premiere to her work, choreographed by Justin Peck in his first Festival commission. This performance will also feature the Vail premiere of Blueprint with choreography by Pam Tanowitz and music by Caroline Shaw.…

Master Class: Ballet with Alicia Graf Mack, Director of Juilliard Dance

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

International Evenings of Dance I

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers. “Where Dancers Shine Beyond Their Usual Specialties” –The New York Times Featured Artists to include: Alicia Graf Mack Amelia Sturt-Dilley, Charlotte Ballet Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Carla Körbes Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre Dario Natarelli,…

International Evenings of Dance II

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers. “Where Dancers Shine Beyond Their Usual Specialties” –The New York Times Featured artists to include: Alicia Graf Mack Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Carla Körbes Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre Dario Natarelli, Tap Dancer Devon Teuscher,…

Master Class: Ballet with Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

NOW: Premieres

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NOW: Premieres presents a collection of new works commissioned by the Festival from some of today’s most renowned and emerging choreographers and performed by artists from ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. The 2018 choreographers will include: New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck in collaboration with the Festival’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Leonard Bernstein Composer-In-Residence Caroline Shaw; New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette; MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipient and founder of pioneering tap company Dorrance Dance, Michelle Dorrance; emerging ballet choreographer…

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Breeden, Day 2

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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