Behind the Curtain: GR Ballet at SCA

Enjoy a captivating behind-the-scenes “class” by Grand Rapids Ballet at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts featuring professional dancers and led by GR Ballet Artistic Director James Sofanko. All proceeds from this event support SCA cost-free programming for K-12th graders.

September 21st - September 21st

All proceeds from the event support the SCA’s cost-free, literacy programming for K-12th graders.

Photo Credit  Ray Nard

Grand Rapids Ballet presents a performance and lecture demonstration featuring professional dancers from the company and the trainee program.  Led by GR Ballet Artistic Director James Sofranko, audience members will see an example of a typical ballet “class” with commentary by Sofranko, as well as performed exclusive excerpts of the company’s repertoire, which includes works in a traditional classical style as well as contemporary choreography. Before each piece, Sofranko will provide an introduction explaining what you are about to experience, followed by the performance and then a question and answer session with the company.

About Grand Rapids Ballet

Under the artistic leadership of James Sofranko since 2018, Grand Rapids Ballet has made an exciting transformation that has attracted world-class dancers, produced some of the most creative works in classical and contemporary dance, and generated local, national, and international attention. Grand Rapids Ballet presents numerous styles of dance from some of the finest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Company, consisting of 25 professional dancers from the United States and around the world, rehearses in its own Meijer-Royce Center for Dance and performs at Peter Martin Wege Theatre and DeVos Performance Hall, located in the heart of Grand Rapids.