Cowboys, Cadets, and Collaborative Works

The State Ballet of Rhode Island 

RI’s Longest-Standing Classical Ballet Company

Artistic Director, Herci Marsden


  Chase away those winter blues!
Think spring with tickets to see SBRI’s Spring Celebration: Cowboys, Cadets and Collaborative Works! Taking place on Spring Solstice, SBRI will perform:
Graduation Ball, Ballet West, Dance of the Firefly, Heghnar & Buck, and Train

Family Entertainment at its best!

Order your tickets NOW for The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s  

 Celebrate Spring Performance:

Fri. March 21, 2014, 10:00 A.M.*


Fri. March 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M.

Sat. March 22, 2014, 2:00 P.M.

*This performance is a Cultural Enrichment Performance
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About the Featured Ballets:

Graduation Ball is a one-act ballet originally choreographed by David Lichine to music composed by Johann Strauss II. The Original Ballet Russe at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia first presented it on March 1, 1940. Artistic Director and Choreographer Herci Marsden premiered her Graduation Ball in Rhode Island in November of 1978.

The bright and lively Graduation Ball is set in a formal drawing room of a fashionable finishing school for girls during the 1840’s. Read the synopsis here >>

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Ballet West

premiered in RI in 2004 and is choreographed by Ana Marsden. The work features music by Aaron Copland, excerpts from Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, and Billy the Kid.

Welcome to the dynamic and lively old west! Ballet West is a one-act ballet piece complete with traditional and ethnic folk dances that will take you on an American journey through the early 1900’s.
More about the composer and a full synopsis here >>

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Dance of the Firefly

On May 30th, 2013 the world premiere ballet, ‘Dance of the Firefly’ took the outdoor stage at The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s 10th Annual Partner with the Arts event in Lincoln, RI. Accompanied by live musical performance, Rhode Island Composer Noreen Inglesi’s musical score came to life through a ballet created by SBRI Resident Choreographer Shana Fox Marceau.

‘Dance of the Firefly’ was voted Motif Magazine’s ‘Best Dance Production’ of 2013. Read more about the composer and choreographer here >>

 Ballet World Premiere:Heghnar & Buck

Be the first to see the world premiere ballet of ‘Heghnar and Buck’ choreographed by Ana Marsden Fox and composed by Noreen Inglesi.  Both Rhode Island residents and educators, Marsden Fox and Inglesi will take audiences into the forest for a glimpse of nature’s beautiful sights and sounds .   

Young audiences will enjoy the music inspired by nature in our state, which, in turn, inspired art for our state.

 Ballet World Premiere: TRAIN

Be the first to see this world premiere ballet of ‘Train’ choreographed by SBRI Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer, Mark Marsden.  All aboard for this journey back into the late 1940’s with a soundtrack of familiar tunes with a classical twist.  This piece is sure to connect with audiences of various generations and ballet-lovers alike.

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Ticket Information

Roberts Hall Auditorium, Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Ample free parking!




$30 per seat

Senior Citizens, College and High School Students with ID:
$20 per seat

Children 12 & under:
$16 per seat 

Project Ballet in Education Performance*:
$10 per seat
For more information about this special performance or to purchase tickets, please call 401-334-2560  

Order your tickets now! Contact The State Ballet by phone (401-334-2560)

or email ( for reservations and/or questions.

Visa/Mastercard Accepted
All Seats Reserved
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If you know of anyone who would enjoy this special program, please feel free to forward this message to them!

 Hope to see you in the theatre!

Ana Marsden Fox, SBRI

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