upcoming 2022 events

Week 1: Date tbd
8:15  Dance Theatre of Harlem, Amphitheater

For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) has demonstrated how the power of art can transform lives by providing access to ballet for all. Founded in 1969 by the legendary Arthur Michell and his former teacher, Karen Shook, DTH has grown into a globally-acclaimed dance institution that occupies a distinguished place in New York City’s cultural landscape and the forefront of American artistic achievement. While continuing to build on the Founders’ vision, artistic director Virginia Johnson, a founding member and former prima ballerina, has brought new energy to DTH since her appointment in 2010. Having been in residency at Chautauqua in Spring of 2021, DTH will now return for their debut performance in the Chautauqua Amphitheater. 

Ticket Price: $45-$65



Week 6: August 3
8:15  Ballet Hispánico, Amphitheater

10:30 Post-Performance Fiesta with Ballet Hispánico, Carnahan Jackson Dance Studios

For 50 years Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy, and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s cultural treasures. This exciting company brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and lasting community engagement experiences that explore cultural dialogue. Representing a multitude of nationalities, these artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation and thrill audiences with excellence and vitality. 

Ticket Price: $45-65

Immediately following Ballet Hispánico performance, Ballet Hispánico dancers will be ready to dance with YOU and these limited tickets will fly across the floor quickly! Placed in the middle of the Institution’s week on “After Dark,” this late-night party begins with an upbeat warm-up and instructional dance lesson from Ballet Hispánico’s own rehearsal director before moving into partner and free dancing. Those lucky enough to attend will heat up the dance floor with professional dancers and sip margaritas at our pop-up outdoor bar.

Ticket Price: $30




season 2021 events

Onpointe in conversation
Friday July 23 7 pm
SMith Wilkes-Hall

A panel discussion with professionals and students- featured in the Disney+ docuseries "On Pointe"- on pathways in dance education. Panelists include Angelica Generosa, Dylan Wald, Isabella LaFrieniere, Preston Chamblee, Charlotte Nebres and Alexandra Su. Moderated by Sasha Janes.

Week 5: july 25
Dance Preview, Smith Wilkes Hall
8:15   Alumni All-Star Ballet 
        Gala, Amphitheater


week 7: August 9
7pm   Dance Preview, Smith Wilkes Hall
8:15   Student Gala I,


Week 8: August 16
Dance Preview, Smith Wilkes Hall
8:15   Student Gala II with Alumni
        Guests, Amphitheater


week 9: august 23
Dance Preview, Smith Wilkes Hall 
8:15  Performance, Amphitheater

Parsons Dance is a contemporary American dance company, internationally renowned for its energized, athletic ensemble work

summer 2020 events


tuesday june 30 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Alumni Stars Angelica Generosa & Pete Leo Walker


tuesday july 14 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

tuesday july 28 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Susan Jaffe, artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


tuesday july 21 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Chautauqua School of Dance alum Silas Farley

tuesday august 11 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Pilobolus

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tuesday August 18 5pm

Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance Featuring: Alumni Stars Daniel Ulbricht & Jacqueline Green