Performances

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance welcomes you to our 2021-2022 season of exciting performances, guest artists in residence, workshops, auditions and special events.

We hope you will join us at one of this season's spectacular performances or delightful special events!

For performance tickets, contact the box office at 405-325-4101, Monday through Friday 11:30am to 5:30pm.  Or starting 1 hour before show time.

Tickets available here.

On-Demand videos of performances are available starting approximately 2 weeks after the show has closed and will remain available for 3 months.

On-Demand available here.


OKLAHOMA FESTIVAL BALLET

A tour de force of ballet works featuring an excerpt from “Serenade” by George Balanchine, "Antique Epigraphs by Jerome Robbins, “Deux Amours” by Penny Saunders, “Train of Thought” by Yury Yanowsky, and “Candide” by Boyko Dossev. This production is suitable for all audiences. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available.

8 p.m. March 31, April 1, 6, 7
3 p.m. April 2, 8
Reynolds Performing Arts Center


Past Performances

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

School of Dance student choreographers present original dance works for the OU stage. Using the full range of their imagination from creating concepts, selecting dancers and collaborating with Helmerich School of Drama student lighting designers, these young artists surprise, delight and inspire audiences with their talents. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available.

8 p.m. Jan. 26, 27, 28
3 p.m. Jan. 29
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre


CONTEMPORARY DANCE OKLAHOMA

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidra Bell (2021 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist), fresh off her latest commission for the New York City Ballet, creates an exciting new work for the dancers of CDO. Gus Solomons Jr.’s (2020 Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist) Bothy Breed, and Tommie Waheed Evan’s Near Light, both postponed due to COVID, are performing along with original choreography from Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available.

8 p.m. Sept. 23, 29, 30, Oct 1
3 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 2
Reynolds Performing Arts Center


Invisible Text

SummerDance

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance is pleased to present its annual Summer Dance performance on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00pm in Historic Holmberg Hall. Dancers from both the Summer college session and the Oklahoma University Summer Intensive will be performing a variety of works in classical ballet, contemporary dance, Indian classical dance, belly dance, tap and more. The performance will feature guest artists and choreography by Sidra Bell, Robert Battle, Caleb Mitchell, Michelle Rambo, Dr. Richard Carlson, Nick Mullikin, Elisa Clark, Jane Vorburger, Brittany Bonefas, and OU faculty Leslie Kraus, Brandin Steffensen, Aimey Pierce, Julie Mulvihill, Maria Solera, Renita Fernandes, Austin Hartel, and Roxanne Lyst.

2 p.m. June 25
Reynolds Performing Arts Center


OKLAHOMA FESTIVAL BALLET

Choreography by guest artist Robyn Mineko Williams.
New choreography after Marius Petipa by Boyko Dossev, School of Dance Faculty.
School of Dance is thrilled to announce its 2022 spring season of sensational ballets. The repertory includes a world premiere by globally acclaimed choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams. Finally, a restaging of the classically elegant The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Act III, as you’ve never seen it before! Join us for this incredible evening of inspiring and breathtaking ballets. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available.

8 p.m. April 22, 23, 29, 30
3 p.m. April 24, May 1
Reynolds Performing Arts Center


YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

School of Dance student choreographers present original dance works for the OU stage. Using the full range of their imagination from creating concepts, selecting dancers and collaborating with Helmerich School of Drama student lighting designers, these young artists surprise, delight and inspire audiences with their talents. This production is suitable for all audiences. Video-on-demand will be available.

8 p.m. Jan. 27, 28, 29
3 p.m. Jan. 30
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre