IBE brings ballet to the Greater Philadelphia community 
FREE performances for school children


IBE Celebrates 20 Years! Performance and reception
April 22, 2018, 3-5pm
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
All tickets $20

As IBE marks 20 years of bringing great ballet to the Philadelphia schools and community, please join us for an afternoon of dance (and song) with Wissahickon Dance Academy/IBE alums Jessica Hershberg Fontana, Cynthia Dragoni, Lillian Joergensen, Molly Rooney, Jamie Laughlin, Hannah Kearney, and Michele-Olivia and Coralie François, along with current WDA students and guest artist Yosbel Delgado-Hernandez. 

The Four Seasons
a ballet to the music of Antonio Vivaldi

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Northeast High School
1601 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111

This fully staged ballet interprets the passage of the seasons through the Greek myth of Persephone, whose annual journey to and from the Underworld marks the passage of spring, summer, fall, and winter. The Four Seasons provides a wonderful context for studying science (why do we have seasons?), ecology, language arts, geography, and more.

With guest artists and a youth cast from Wissahickon Dance Academy in Germantown, Northeast High School, Blaine Elementary School, and Willard Elementary School, the ballet is performed exclusively for the students of the Philadelphia schools. All educators will receive a free guide to the ballet with pre- and post-performance activities designed deepen students’ experience of this living art.

Book now! Email this order form to; fax to 215-849-3117; or call Elaine Cohen at 215-694-4564

Teachers – Please give us your feedback after you see the performance



Nutcracker-ponche.jpgThe Nutcracker

For General Audiences
With the world-class Donetsk Ballet on its US tour*
Saturday December 16, 2017

6:30 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017
2 PM
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
201 East Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Click here for map

Free parking
$30 adult/$20 senior/students


*Businesses: To place an ad in IBE’s Nutcracker program book, click here for a form, call 215-849-7950 or e-mail

For Teachers

IBE brings ballet to the Philadelphia public schools
IBE invites the Philadelphia school district as well as other area public, private and parochial schools to IBE’s exciting in-school performances.

Date:  Thursday, December 14, 2017  10 AM 
Where:  George Washington High School 10175 Bustleton Ave. 
Reduced rate performance of The Nutcracker for children and teachers 
Click here to download the order form

Free educator’s guide to the ballet includes pre- and post-performance classroom activities and resources

18301979_10158747325770232_2724800341770422697_n.jpgA Midsummer Night's Dream
Free performance for the Philadelphia School District
Tuesday, June 6 2017 at 10AM 
George Washington High School


Alice in Wonderland

2,000 inner city school children had the opportunity to see a ballet version of this popular story performed by students of Wissahickon Dance Academy, George Washington High School, and James J. Blaine Elementary School in June, 2016

Agnes McNally of Wissahickon Dance Academy, with residency students of James G. Blaine Elementary School. Photo by L. Browning Photography.


Alice & Rabbit.jpg
Kathryn Bruttomesso-Clarke of Wissahickon Dance Academy as the White Rabbit.
Photo by L. Browning Photography.




Resources for Educators

The Four Seasons
Teachers Grade K-8
Book your groups now! 
Discount performances for the Philadelphia School District
Wednesday May 30th at 10:15AM
Northeast High School
Click here for the order form

Free educator’s guide to the ballet includes pre- and post-performance classroom activities and resources