New York City Ballet soloist Indiana Woodward in Pam Tanowitz's Bartók Ballet

Erin Baiano, Courtesy NYCB

Our Top 12 Standout Performances of 2019

Read on for our 12 Standout Performances of 2019. Click the titles and photos to learn more!



Miami City Ballet's Katia Carranza in "Duo Concertante"

Miami City Ballet principal Katia Carranza "turned every choreographic facet into a discovery" in Balanchine's Duo Concertante.

Alexander iziliaev, Courtesy MCB

BalletX's Stanley Glover in "The Little Prince"

Stanley Glover as the Snake in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's The Little Prince.

Vikki Sloviter, Courtesy BalletX

Houston Ballet Principal Yuriko Kajiya in "Giselle"

Houston Ballet's Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh in Stanton Welch's Giselle

Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy Houston Ballet

Atlanta Ballet in Claudia Schreier's "First Impulse"

Atlanta Ballet dancers in Claudia Schreier's First Impulse

Kim Kenney, Courtesy Atlanta Ballet

New York City Ballet Soloist Indiana Woodward in Pam Tanowitz's "Bartók Ballet"

NYCB soloist Indiana Woodward (center) with Rachel Hutsell and Gretchen Smith in Pam Tanowitz's Bartók Ballet

Erin Baiano, Courtesy NYCB

ABT's Calvin Royal III in "Apollo"

Calvin Royal III in George Balanchine's Apollo

Rosalie O'Connor, Courtesy ABT

Colorado Ballet's Francisco Estevez in "Don Quixote"

Principal dancer Francisco Estevez as Basilio in Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote

Mike Watson, Courtesy Colorado Ballet

Joffrey Ballet's Amanda Assucena and Yumi Kanazawa in "Jane Eyre"

Amanda Assucena (far left), Stefan Goncalvez and Yumi Kanazawa in a flashback scene from Jane Eyre.


Cheryl Mann, Courtesy Joffrey Ballet

Boston Ballet's Derek Dunn in "Vestris"

Boston Ballet principal Derek Dunn flies through the air in Leonid Yakobson's Vestris

Rachel Neville, Courtesy Boston Ballet

Ballet Black in Cathy Marston's "The Suit"

José Alves and Cira Robinson in Cathy Marston's The Suit

Bill Cooper, Courtesy Ballet Black

David Hallberg and Joseph Gordon in "Song of Wayfarer"

David Hallberg (left) and Joseph Gordon perform Maurice Bejart's Song of a Wayfarer at the Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival.

Maria Baranova, Courtesy The Joyce Theater

San Francisco Opera's Corps de Ballet in "Rusalka"

Beth Maslinoff, Rachel Little and Jackie McConnell in San Francisco Opera's Rusalka

Cory Weaver, Courtesy San Francisco Opera

Don't forget to check out our Audience Favorites of 2019. We highlighted 10 of our readers' submissions (plus an extra 15 honorable mentions). Click here to see them all!

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