• Swan Lake

Swan Lake North American Premiere

Feb 11 – 27, 2022

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The original version of the world’s most famous ballet, Swan Lake, has been lovingly reconstructed by today’s most celebrated choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky.

Miami City Ballet will hold the exclusive North American premiere of this spellbinding fairytale. Timeless and achingly beautiful, this is an experience not to be missed.

More than 50 dancers adorn the stage in glittering costumes to tell the story of Prince Siegfried, Princess Odette and her fellow spellbound maidens, the evil Baron and the impostor Odile. All the romance and drama, captivating dancing and Tchaikovsky’s sublime score played by a live orchestra provide an escape like no other.

From a grand medieval court to the lakeside under a midnight moon, this stunning Swan Lake will set your heart alight.

“I’ve finally seen “Swan Lake” and many more people should see it, too” The New York Times

“Triumphant. An overwhelming success.” Financial Times

Performed to live orchestra
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Duration: 2hr 43 min (including 2 x 20 min intermissions)


Alexei Ratmansky
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky*
Jérôme Kaplan
Mark Stanley
Mark Stanley
Mark A. Zappone

*The Swan Lake Music research and preparation of orchestral scores by Lars Payne. Lars Payne Editions, London.



Discover More

Free Pre-Performance Talks
Join us for our free pre-performance talks with MCB’s artistic team. These insightful conversations begin one hour prior to curtain before each performance except on opening nights.

Kravis Center
Sat, Feb 19 at 6:30pm: MCB Costume Director, Eleanor Wolfe
Sun, Feb 20 at 12pm:  MCB Principal, Steven Loch (Prince Siegfried)
Sun, Feb 20 at 6:30pm: MCB Principal, Jennifer Lauren, and Principal Soloist, Samantha Galler (Odette / Odile)

Broward Center
Sat, Feb 26 at 6:30pm: Orchestra Conductor, Beatrice Affron, and violinist Mei Mei Luo
Sun, Feb 25 at 1pm: MCB’s Principal, Rainer Krenstetter (Prince Siegfried)

Casting Sheets
Arsht Center, Feb 11 – 13
Kravis Center, Feb 19 – 20
Broward Center, Feb 26 -27

Digital Program
Enjoy reading the Swan Lake digital program book, including program note by Alastair Macaulay.

View Program

Download the summary of Swan Lake ballet.

Swan Lake Playlist
Immerse yourself in the joy of dance with Tchaikovsky’s sublime score below, or follow MCB on Spotify.

Watch: In Conversation with Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky
Go behind the ballet and learn more about the reimagining Swan Lake, of the world’s most famous ballet, in a four-part ‘in conversation’ series with Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.

Part One: A Brief History

Part Two: Reconstructing a Classic

Part Three: Swan Lake’s Secret

Part Four: Odile’s Trick