2015 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival:

Join us July 20 – July 25 for a week of programs related to ballet. The festival ends with evening performances on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25.

Free programs for the community include a lecture/demonstration with artistic director Tyler Angle (watch the 2014 lecture/demo here), youth master ballet classes taught by members of the dance festival company, and a children’s program.

Tickets are available beginning July 1 at the library box office from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, or online.

The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival is a major fundraising event for the Atheneum, which must raise 60 percent of its budget through special events and private donations.

The festival began in 2007 and has featured principals and soloists from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet.