SEASON VII 2017–2018

For six years, ACB has brought you right to the edge of the performance. Now, we bring you inside.

In addition to the programs we offer during the summer, we are thrilled to present new, immersive programming that takes the ACB experience to a whole new dimension.  It begins at Halloween with a journey into hell with Inferno.  Then, at the holidays, enter a magical wonderland with The Nutcracker Suite.  For Valentine’s Day, experience the perfect date night with Astaire Dances.  These programs will run every season… a new holiday tradition for our city.


Dancing School 2: New Jones Choreography

July 22, 2018 — 4:00pm

You’ll see the dancers perform variations which are being created to premiere in August. Not only will you get a look into the dancers’ technical and artistic process, but the choreographic process too.
Become a Ballet Society Member and stay for Conversations after! 

Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Summer Premieres!


August 2018
2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones premieres two ballets which are as different as night and day: the bright, extroverted Candide Overture (Bernstein) and the inward, radiant Transfigured Night (Schoenberg). Find out more.



13*, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

This October, go straight to hell. Dante’s tale is retold through Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen’s violent piece for two pianos and American Contemporary Ballet’s sinuous dancers. Where? 350 feet above downtown Los Angeles. Please note: Performance contains nudity.


13 OCTOBER, 2017

Start the night with the premiere of Inferno and then celebrate the start of ACB’s Seventh Season with our first annual Halloween Hellraiser.  Featuring specialty cocktails & heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, special musical performance & more. Black & red cocktail attire with hellish accents encouraged. Tickets are $250, or reserve a special circle in hell for you and five of your friends for $1250. $100 of each ticket is tax deductible.


8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

You’ve seen the Nutcracker, but you’ve never been to the Nutcracker Suite. Be the first to go inside a three-dimensional experience of the ultimate winter fantasy.



1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14

Fall in love over, and over, and over again. It's your chance to witness, live, the steps that made the on-screen kiss an anti-climax.




April 14, 2018

ACB will be performing excerpts from Astaire Dances at the Houston Grand Opera Ball in Houston, Texas. 


May 20, 2018 — 4:00pm

When you see several dancers attempt the same dance, you will gain insight into what is challenging and what is possible for the dancer to achieve artistically. Get an insider's look at our upcoming Balanchine program, and stay for Conversations after! Receive a package discount when you also purchase tickets for Balanchine & the classics.



June 2018
7, 8, 9 , 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

There is the avante-garde Balanchine, the classical Balanchine, and then there is the footwork and fireworks Balanchine of Who Cares?Western Symphony, Union Jack, and Stars and Stripes. These are ballets that out-dance Broadway and the Bolshoi at the same time. See excerpts of these four spectacular ballets all in one program! On opening night, join us on top of LA for ACB's rooftop Summer Kickoff party! Find out more.