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!

TO OUR VALUED OU FINE ARTS PATRONS
Current University policies strongly recommend mask use for indoor 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.


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. Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10
3 p.m. Dec. 5, 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre


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


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


Past Performances

SUMMER DANCE!

Summer Dance is back in 2021 and the School of Dance is pleased to bring you a collection of new works by Austin Hartel, Roxanne Lyst and Michael Bearden in addition to a few excerpts from the classical ballet repertoire. Join us for this in person celebration of dance! 

7 p.m. June 25
3 p.m. June 26
Historic Holmberg Hall
In-person tickets on sale– June 7
This production is suitable for all audiences.

Program Available Here

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OKLAHOMA FESTIVAL BALLET

Five exceptional dances comprise this year’s production, including excerpts from Gerald Arpino’s Reflections and Viva Vivaldi; an expanded Thousand Cranes by Boyko Dossev, and Mary Margaret Holt’s Sphinx. Rounding out the program are two premieres by Michael Bearden and guest choreographer Mariana Oliveira.

Mariana Oliveira, guest choreographer
Choreography by Gerald Arpino, Michael Bearden, Boyko Dossev and Mary Margaret Holt

8 p.m. April 8, 9, 10
3 p.m. April 11
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre
In-person tickets on sale– March 25
This production is suitable for all audiences.


YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE

Young Choreographers’ Showcase presents a perennial favorite production featuring exciting, original choreography by School of Dance students selected and arranged in two completely separate programs for the first time in the history of this production. Showcasing dance works from the entire spectrum of movement styles, with lighting design by students from the Helmerich School of Drama. Young Choreographers’ Showcase is an evening of inspirational dance entertainment. We suggest you plan to see both programs!

8 p.m. Feb. 4, 5, 6
3 p.m. Feb. 7
Reynolds Performing Arts Center
In-person tickets on sale– Jan. 18
This production is suitable for all audiences.


 CONTEMPORARY DANCE OKLAHOMA

8 p.m. October 30, 31
3 p.m. November 1
Reynolds Performing Arts Center


University Theatre and School of Dance welcomes guest choreographer Claude Alexander III,
with School of Dance faculty choreographers Austin Hartel, Leslie Kraus and Roxanne Lyst as they create one amazing program of modern and contemporary dance!

Watch On Demand, Click Here!