American Dance Classics

Cornerstone works of American dance, performed by the extraordinary dance artists of today, American Dance Classics will open with Robert Fairchild, Marcelo Gomes, Daniel Ulbricht and Tiler Peck starring in Jerome Robbins’ acclaimed 1944 debut ballet, Fancy Free. Set to a rollicking Leonard Bernstein score, the ballet brings to life the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in WWII era New York City.

The evening's second half will feature Colorado Ballet and Festival guest artists in George Balanchine’s first American ballet masterpiece Serenade*, set to Tschaikovsky's exquisite Serenade for Strings.

Live music throughout the evening will be performed by Cameron Grant and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Kurt Crowley, music director of Broadway's Hamilton.

Reserved seating: $50 - $125. 

Lawn ticketing: $23 for 18 years and older. Children ages 13-17 are $10 and 12 and under are FREE on the lawn.  

($2 per ticket fee will apply and additional fees are assesed with online transactions.) 

To learn more about attending a performance through our Community Arts Access program or providing support to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts, please contact Cathy Heller via email.

The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.17 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club, please contact Martha Brassel via email or by calling 970.777.2015. 

Watch video of Serenade* at the Vail Dance Festival:

*Choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust.