Beer & Ballet – The Weidner

The Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music Presents

Beer & Ballet

Beer & Ballet! Unlikely Combo is the Perfect Finale to the All-New Green Bay Ballet Festival Mar 9-May 4 

The Nation’s Top Ballet Dancers Join Forces for a One-Night-Only Ballet Concert Experience Complete with Green Bay’s Finest Beers May 4 at The Weidner

GREEN BAY, WI – What do you get when you combine world-class ballet dancers, live orchestra, dance short-films and Green Bay’s favorite drink? You get a one-of-a-kind performing arts experience that you’ll never forget.

The title says it all, Beer & Ballet – May 4, 2024 at The Weidner – a one-night-only production from the nation’s top professional ballet dancers performing specially curated Pas de Deuxs to Tchaikovsky’s greatest scores with live music from the Weidner Philharmonic. And yes, there will be beer tastings (including n/a options and root beer) provided by local breweries. Tickets on-sale now!

  • What is it? Beer & Ballet – The Finale Event of the Green Bay Ballet Festival
  • When is it? Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 PM at The Weidner
  • Who is Performing? 
  • Ballet Performing Artists: Taylor Ayotte (Carolina Ballet – Principal), Sterling Baca (Philadelphia Ballet – Principal), Kyle Davis (Pacific Northwest Ballet – Principal), Joseph Gerhardt (Carolina Ballet – Principal), Mayara Pineiro (Philadelphia Ballet – Principal), Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan (Pacific Northwest Ballet – Principal).
  • Featured Guest Company: Water Street Dance Milwaukee
  • Guest Conductor: Emil de Cou (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
  • Live Music: Weidner Philharmonic
  • Live Vocals: Scott Ramsay, Courtney Sherman 
  • Student Ballet Dancers: Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization (Green Bay), Makaroff Youth Ballet (Appleton).
  • What are they performing? Both original and iconic ballet choreography to Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores including Sleeping Beauty, White Swan and Black Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake and more!
  • What can you expect? Guests are invited to explore The Weidner building while enjoying beer tastings. These sips will be paired with specially curated dance short films project throughout The Weidner lobby pre-show to create an unforgettable night out. Don’t let the title fool you, this is a family-friendly event, with non-alcoholic tastings also available. 
  • How much are tickets? Adult tickets range $25-$45, student tickets are $15. Weidner Members get up to 30% off adult tickets. Tickets on-sale now.

Tickets for Beer & Ballet are on-sale now through Ticket Star.

“As a Green Bay-native, who needed to leave home to pursue a successful career in professional dance, it has been an aspiration of mine to return and share with the community the beauty and athleticism of today’s ballet world.”

Kyle Davis, Artistic Director, Green Bay Ballet Festival

“When visualizing this spectacular evening, we wanted the front of house experience to be as exciting as the performance onstage – what better way than to have Green Bay’s best beers dance in the spotlight with a tasting of the world’s best ballets.”

Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Artistic Director, Green Bay Ballet Festival

Beer & Ballet serves as the finale event to the inaugural 2024 Green Ballet Festival. The multi-week festival includes a range of dance centered events, activities, community engagements, and educational initiatives throughout the Greater Green Bay Area. 

The festival has long been a passion project of professional dancers, and festival co-artistic directors, Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan.

“The realization of the first ever Green Bay Ballet Festival is just the beginning of our journey to cultivate a professional dance environment within the greater Green Bay community. With the support of The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, we are excited to see high caliber professional dancers, world-class choreography – both existing classics and new commissions – and inclusive dance education for art enthusiasts of all ages come to Green Bay in accessible ways. We are thrilled to curate repertoire specifically for Green Bay and hope it will allow professional dance to shine brightly in the community for years to come.”

Kyle Davis and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Artistic Directors – Green Bay Ballet Festival
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