NOW: Premieres

New works by renowned choreographers Jodie Gates, Lil Buck, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Matthew Neenan, Claudia Schreier, Jodi Melnick and Shantala Shivalingappa. Featuring Artist-In-Residence Isabella Boylston and Company-In-Residence BalletX, plus Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild in a revival of a duet from legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ An Evening’s Waltzes

2016 Featured Choreographers:

Lilbuck2016web Lil Buck
Jodiegatesheadshotweb Jodie Gates
Rashaun -Mitchell Rashaun Mitchell
Silas -Riener Silas Riener
Jodimelnickheadshotweb Jodi Melnick
 Shantalashivalingappaheadsh Shantala Shivalingappa
 Matthew -Neenan _BalletX Matthew Neenan
 Claudiaschreierheadshotweb Claudia Schreier*

Performance Underwritten by Pam & Ernie Elsner

Vail Dance Gallery & Auction - A Reflection of Festivals Past

Artwork from Vail International Dance Festival Photographers Erin Baiano and Patrick Fraser and Festival Illustrator Andrea Selby will be on display and part of a silent auction in the Social Courtyard of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater from Saturday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 9. On the evening of August 9, the auction winners will be announced with all proceeds benefiting the Vail International Dance Festival.

 Herman-ErinBaiano          Buck-PatrickFraser    Sketch-Selby

Herman Cornejo performing at the 2014 Festival. Photo by Erin Baiano.

  Lil Buck at the Ford Amphitheater during the 2015 Festival. Photo by Patrick Fraser.   Tiler Peck and Herman Cornejo performing Apollo at the 2015 Festival. Sketch by Andrea Selby.


Vail Dance Gallery & Auction is generously supported by Mount-N-Frame



Tickets are $60 - $105 and are based on availability. Lawn seating is available for $20 and children 12 and under are FREE on the lawn. Special Festival pricing is also available with the Encore Club Pass and Student/Faculty Lawn Pass. 

The Festival Fan Club offers incredible benefits including an exclusive meet-and-greet with Artist-In-Residence Isabella Boylston, champagne on-stage and more! Many underwriting opportunities are available and help make it possible to keep the world's greatest dancers on Vail's stages. Email Martha Brassel or call 970.777.2015 to learn more about the benefits of donating to the Festival.

*Ms. Schreier’s new work is commissioned by the Vail International Dance Festival and made possible by a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

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Got FOMO? (Fear of Missing the Olympics)
Watching dance and the Olympics on the same night? You can have the best of both worlds! Just steps from the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, The Fitz in Manor Vail is offering a specially priced quick-serve menu for before and after this performance to make sure you don't miss a minute of action! Order Brazilian beef sliders and a refreshing Caipirinha cocktail for only $15 while watching the Olympic Games on any of their big screen TVs!

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