From traditional performances of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to contemporary choreography, ballet is one of the most spectacular art forms. While you can see ballet anywhere, these are the best of the best.
Vienna is typically known as home to Mozart and Beethoven and the capital of Austria has some of the best ballet. Attend a ballet at Vienna State Opera or Hotel Sacher Wien.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Russia is known for its ballets with many of the greatest ballerinas, choreographers, and composers coming from the country. Mariinsky Ballet company based in the Mariinsky Theatre is one of the best in Russia.
Milan, Italy has the Teatro alla Scala, which dates back to the Renaissance with the house being built in 1778.
The first ballet school in history was opened in Paris by French monarch Louis XIV, which makes dance a huge part of the culture. Watch the Paris Opera Ballet company put on a performance at Palais Garnier Opera House.
New York City Ballet has 100 dancers and it’s known for it’s well-accomplished alumni. Watch a performance at The Plaza, which is next to Central Park and 5th Avenue.