Led by former New York City Ballet dancer Melissa Barak, Barak Ballet captivates audiences with thought-provoking contemporary works, informed by classical training. The company thrives on dynamic partnerships with dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and media artists. From athletic pas de deuxs to syncopated group works, Barak Ballet's repertoire explores complex themes, while intriguing audiences. The company—one of the most exciting to emerge in Los Angeles in recent years—makes its Joyce debut with E/SPACE, a “mind-blowing 30-minute ride” (Los Angeles Times) and other innovative ballet works.
The Joyce’s Ballet Festival is presented with generous support by John & Margaret Falk and Susan & Greg Pappajohn. Lead support provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation. Special support provided by First Republic Bank.