New York City Ballet

The New York City Ballet, one of the largest and best-known ballet companies in the country, performs many programs each year at Lincoln Center‘s beautiful New York State Theater. The brainchild of dancers Lincoln Kirstein and George Ballanchine, this ballet company has been in existence since the 1930s though it has changed quite a bit since then.

Today the company has about 90 dancers with an active repertory of more than 150 works. In addition to performances at their home theater, the New York City Ballet has appeared worldwide including Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Taiwan as well as many major U.S. cities.

Little girls seem to especially love ballet and many of those performed by the NYC Ballet each year are appropriate for young audiences. Families visiting New York can enjoy the ballet company‘s amazingly varied program at the New York State Theater from September through June, choosing from such favorites as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and A Midsummer Night‘s Dream to shorter pieces and more contemporary works.

Location: Lincoln Center, Broadway and 64th St., New York