Chautauqua Dance

The Chautauqua Dance program, formed by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, includes performances by internationally acclaimed ballet and modern dance companies and the renowned School of Dance.

Chautauqua Dance is distinguished by its strong Balanchine influence under the tutelage of Master Teacher Patricia McBride. The visiting companies provide an unmatched atmosphere for School of Dance students to learn and perform alongside professional dancers. Preview performances in the Carnahan-Jackson Studios, where the resident companies and school study and rehearse daily, have also become anticipated events for Chautauqua fans. 



  • Monday, July 26, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Alumni All-Star Ballet Gala

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    Curated by Sasha Janes, Artistic Advisor for Chautauqua Dance, the annual Alumni All-Star Ballet Gala serves as a celebration of the exceptional talent consistently produced by the Chautauqua School of Dance. Artists from top-tier national companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet...

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Monday, August 09, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    School of Dance: Student Gala I

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    Chautauqua School of Dance presents an outstanding mixed repertoire evening of new and established works featuring the most exceptional young talent in the country. 

    Location: Amphitheater