Avant Chamber Ballet Announces 2018 - 2019 Season

Avant Chamber Ballet’s artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper announce the company’s 2018-2019 season, featuring three subscription productions at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District and the launch of the new Family Saturdays series. The season includes world premieres by Katie Cooper and Women’s Choreography Project, as well as works by Paul Mejia, Christopher Wheeldon and George Balanchine.

“Our seventh season is our biggest yet with five new works, collaborations, and touring,” says Katie Cooper. “We are also excited about starting the Family Saturdays program, which will expose new audiences to the joy of live music and dance.”

Nutcracker: Short and Suite


White's Chapel, Southlake, TX
November 15, 2018 - 7:30PM
Presented by Apex Arts League

The return of the popular Nutcracker: Short and Suite in Southlake, TX at White’s Chapel presented by Apex Arts League.

Tickets Coming Soon!

the little match girl passion


Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Evening Subscription Series:
December 7-8, 2018 - 7:30PM

Family Saturdays Subscription Series:
December 8, 2018 - 2:30PM

The subscription season opens with David Lang’s the little match girl passion, a collaboration with the Dallas-based Verdigris Ensemble. Together on stage, the dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet and the singers of Verdigris Ensemble will bring to life Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning setting of the famous Hans Christian Andersen story. This will be the first time a contemporary choral work will be staged with ballet in Dallas.

Tickets Coming Soon!

The Nutcracker


with Mejia Ballet presented by Arts San Antonio
Lila Cockrell Theatre, San Antonio, TX
December 20-22, 2018

Avant Chamber Ballet travels to San Antonio for performances of The Nutcracker with Mejia Ballet. Presented by Arts San Antonio.

Tickets Coming Soon!

Romance and Ragtime


Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Evening Subscription Series:
February 22-23, 2019 - 7:30PM

Family Saturdays Subscription Series:
February 23, 2019 - 2:30PM

Avant Chamber Ballet returns to Moody Performance Hall with Romance and Ragtime. The performances will encompass four ballets with live music: a company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses, a world premiere by the soon-to-be-announced winner of the 2018 Women’s Choreography Project commission, and world premieres of Katie Cooper's The Seasons with music by Vivaldi and Ragtime with music by Scott Joplin.

Tickets Coming Soon!

Fascinating Rhythms: Gershwin, Piazzolla and Mason


Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Evening Subscription Series:
May 3-4, 2019 - 7:30PM

Family Saturdays Subscription Series:
May 4, 2019 - 2:30PM

Closing the season will be Fascinating Rhythms - an exciting evening of dance and live music by George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, and local composer Quinn Mason. Returning to the repertoire will be George Balanchine’s Who Cares? - an audience favorite that perfectly pairs Gershwin’s toe-tapping melodies with Balanchine’s genius choreography. Paul Mejia’s Cafe Victoria, a company premiere, features Piazzolla’s alluring Contrabajissimo. The program closes with a collaboration between choreographer Katie Cooper and Dallas-based composer Quinn Mason. The performance will mark the world premiere of both Cooper’s choreography and of Mason’s String Quartet No. 2.

Tickets Coming Soon!