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Skip Navigation Links. The American Ballet Russe (a not for profit organization registered in the state of New York) is a Long Island based classical ballet company which was founded in 1991. It is composed of outstanding dancers from the world’s best ballet companies. It is dedicated to educating the public to appreciate the traditional aesthetic value of ballet. Our mission is to keep classical ballet alive on Long Island where it is threatened by the popularity of women’s sports. The American Ballet Russe performs the greatest ballets of one of the most important ballet companies in history, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. That company was known for its legendary dancing, lavish sets and costumes, all in a glamorous atmosphere. The American Ballet Russe’s jewel box productions combine exoticism and theatricality with vibrant dancing.

Past Performances

The American Ballet Russe has been mounting full length ballets for 20 years. We have also presented original ballets and excerpts from ballets including scenes and pas de deux. Following is a partial list of ballets which we have presented since 1991.

Giselle (1991 and 2000)

Gaite Parisienne (1991)

Flower Festival(1991)

Sleeping Beauty (1995, 2005,2008)

Le Corsaire (1996)

Don Quixote (1998 and 2004 and 2009)

La Bayadere (1997 and 2005)

Cinderella (1999)

The Snow Queen (2000)

Raymonda (2002) Trilogy (2002)

La Fille Mal Gardee (2003)

The Hanukah Ballet (2003 and 2007)

Holiday Heaven (2005 and 2006)

Swan Lake (2006)

Sylvia (2007)

The Nutcracker (2007)

The Firebird (2011)

Upcoming Productions

Schedule of upcoming productions coming soon



The Honorable Deborah Senn
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North Hills, NY

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Nancy Verdi
Port Washington, NY 11050

Education Coordinator

Connie Neylon
Great Neck, NY 11024

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Seattle, Washington 98122

Karina Rimland
Kensington, Great Neck, NY 11021 (718)415-8992

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