Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park
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Ballet in the Park

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 79th season begins with Ballet in the Park, a treasured tradition that spans over four decades! Taking on Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre stage at 7:30 pm daily, this free, family-friendly event runs from July 25-27 and is a wonderful way to experience ballet.

Not only will you have the opportunity to watch world-class ballet under the prairie sky, you will also see a sneak peek of The Wizard of Oz, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s new creation! L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale of family, friendship, and courage will be brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre and we invite you to be among the first to see the ballet before it makes its Canadian premiere in May 2019.

Ballet in the Park also features a performance by the RWB School Recreational Division students along with excerpts of Romeo & Juliet danced by the RWB School Professional Division students.

Please Note: Cancellations due to inclement weather will be issued on our social media platforms, as well as by local radio stations. Patrons may also contact the RWB reception desk for cancellation information at (204) 956-0183.


The Wizard of Oz Excerpts
Performed by: RWB Company
Run Time: 5 Minutes

Performed by: RWB School Recreational Division
Run Time: 4 Minutes

Romeo & Juliet Excerpts
Performed by: RWB School Professional Division
Run Time: 8 Minutes

Ballet Demonstration / Intermission | 15 Minutes

Carmina Burana
Performed by: RWB Company
Run Time: 57 Minutes


We are pleased to offer the following pre-show activities for your little ones:

  • Crafting
  • Wizard of Oz face painting

  • Pointe shoe toss
  • Contest to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming RWB performance


We have an incredible selection of food trucks and vendors for Ballet in the Park 2018!

  • Kyu Grill
  • Walleye Wagon
  • Red Dot Japanese Cuisine

  • GG Gelati
  • Burgers R Us
  • Island Fusion

Header Photo: RWB Company Dancers; photo by Daniel Crump


The Wizard of Oz Excerpts

Officer and a Ballerina
Yayoi Ban
Josh Reynolds

Cigarette Girls and Bellhops
Ryan Vetter
Yue Shi
Alanna McAdie
Chenxin Liu

Romeo & Juliet Excerpts

Tybalt’s Dance
Tybalt-Bryce Taylor
Companions-Takaya Kako, Liam Reid, Joshua Phillips, Zhenxi Geng

Young Girls at the Ball
Juliet: Hannah Smith
Henriette Hartl
Megan Sangster
Miranda Lazarenko
Amber Gibson
Ana Mekvabishvili
Brooke Thomas
Bridget Lee

Mandolin Dance
Ethan Ribeiro
Takaaki Maki-+
Jenna Burns
Letizia Dotto
Clare Fleming
Sarah Snider

Carmina Burana

Fortuna II

The Company

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