Upcoming Events

Free Performance Saturday, November 13th

For this Informal Performance, OFB is thrilled to present a new work by Oklahoma City Ballet's rehearsal director Ryan Nye. We are also excited to showcase a work by renowned young choreographer and this year's Brackett Distinguished Visiting Artist, Sidra Bell. The program will feature a dynamic and fun piece by Director Michael Bearden and a preview of Sleeping Beauty by Assistant Professor Boyko Dossev. Seniors will present variations in celebration of their final year and upcoming graduation. 


2:00 pm CST


Past Events

Five Moons Dance Festival

The OU School of Dance is pleased to launch the Five Moons Dance Festival which will celebrate the legacies of Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin and Yvonne Chouteau. These five Native American ballerinas were born or raised in Oklahoma and their courage, passion and perseverance propelled them to perform on the world’s greatest stages and leave a lasting mark on the dance world.

More information here.



Celebrate the beauty of Oklahoma City Ballet, and downtown Oklahoma City, at the Second Annual Ballet Under the Stars. This free community performance will feature excerpts of classical ballet and modern dance by our professional dancers, students from the OU School of Dance, and students in the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy a beautiful night of fun for the whole family.

No tickets or reservations required.

The schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30-6:30 pm  |  Dancers warm-up on stage
  • 6:00-6:30 pm  |  Meet and Greet with dancers
  • 6:30-7:00 pm  |  Family Dance Class (part of OKC Ballet’s BRIDGE initiative)
  • 7:00-8:00 pm  |  Ballet Under the Stars performance

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

In case of rain or bad weather, we have a Rain-out date of Saturday, September 18.

Free Outdoor Performance!

Notice! Due to Friday's weather we are postponing this event until Sunday April, April 25!

We have built an outdoor stage/classroom in the park area directly west of Boyd House, 437 W. Boyd Street. Bring a chair and/or blanket and your favorite snacks while we enjoy some live performances from OU’s best artistic athletes!

Please note that the University of Oklahoma policy for this event requires facemasks and social distancing.

Program available here.

Free Outdoor Performances! 

Please join us for two outdoor performances this month.

- Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Contemporary Dance Oklahoma will present a thrilling preview of their upcoming production!

- Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma Festival Ballet has assembled an eclectic collection of works especially for this outdoor performance!

Special Studio Performance!

CDO Studio Performance Flyer

Join us for a special studio presentation featuring choreography by School of Dance faculty members Austin Hartel, Roxanne Lyst, & Leslie Kraus.

7:00 pm, November 16, 2019, Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Room 3002

Merce Cunningham Lecture

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

CDO Tickets Here.

Merce Cunningham Lecture

Maya Angelou Panel Discussion

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

OFB Tickets Here.

Maya Angelou Panel Discussion