The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Company is a Studio Company founded in 2013 located in DUMBO Brooklyn. Recent performances include The Nutcracker, Stealing Time and a Mixed Bill including The Wedding Procession.



Gelsey Kirkland Ballet presents Eternal Spring – The Arrows and Errors of Eros

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Featuring 3 Yakobson Masterpieces and works by Galiezovski, Lavrosky & Petipa

March 23-26, 2017

Tickets now on sale starting at $20

Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov
Artistic Directors

GKB Performs at:

GK Arts Center

29 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn
close to F and A/C trains


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An evening of neoclassical and classical ballet masterpieces featuring the work of the Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, known in the west for his work Vestris danced by Baryshnikov.

From the joy and eros of Yakobson’s Eternal Spring, based on the Rodin sculpture of the same name, to the broad comedy of his Village Don Juan, this program explores the visions and delusions of romantic love from different angles and from the Sublime to the Ridiculous.

The program also includes, Yakobson’s master work The Jewish Wedding showing the tragic result of mixing money and love. Danced to Shostakovich’s music, this ballet is returning after a successful run last year.

The intoxicating temptations and errors of attraction are explored in Walpurgis Night, a ballet from Faust, a Bacchanalian feast.

But above all Beauty is the goddess of the evening and is lavishly danced in Petipa’s Talisman and the glorious Melodia a pearl by the Bolshoi choreographer Goleizovsky, to the music of Dvorak.

Photo by: Ani Collier


Gelsey Kirkland Ballet presents: The Nutcracker

December 8, 9, 10, 11, and December 15, 16, 17 & 18

“The Nutcracker is a Christmas story rich in symbolism. It is about the journey of a young girl, Marie, through darkness to the light of love. She is guided through fear and darkness by her godfather Drosselmeyer.

The journey is from child to princess and marriage to the ideal prince. It is a journey of hope that comes from a gift on Christmas Eve.
The gift is an ugly doll that cracks hard nuts. None of the other children at the Christmas party find it in the least bit appealingl, but Marie sees beyond the surface ugliness of the Nutcracker to something mysterious and beautiful. Later at midnight that same Christmas night, while all are asleep, Marie is attacked by giant mice led by the Mouse King and in return for her love and trust, the Nutcracker comes to her rescue.

During the battle with the mice it is Marie’s small sacrifice of throwing her shoe at the Mouse King which saves the day. Her hero the Nutcracker has fallen in battle but is brought back to life through her love. He is transformed into a handsome prince and then leads her up the Christmas tree into the land of snow and then beyond into his kingdom.”

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, performs at GK Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, NY

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Gelsey Kirkland Ballet: Mischief, Mischief and More Mischief

A Triple Bill Ballet: Walpurgis Night, The Wedding Procession and Harlequinade-Triple Trouble "It's good news to the dance world that the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet... (have) survived the move from Manhattan to Brooklyn's DUMBO and they [...]

Stealing Time, a new work by Michael Chernov

Stealing Time, a new work by Michael Chernov with music by Kurt Weill, is a ballet about illusions, the elusiveness of images, dreams, nightmares and the ultimate redemptive power of love. This new work focuses [...]


Gelsey Kirkland Ballet DVDs

Performances Available Now!

Mischief, Mischief and More Mischief, Coppelia Suite and The Nutcracker.

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Location: GK Arts Center 29 Jay St. Brooklyn NY 11201

Phone: 212-600-0047

Car/Taxi Directions:

Via Brooklyn Bridge: Take Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza W in Brooklyn. Take the exit toward Bklyn-Qns Expy from Brooklyn Bridge (2.9 mi) Merge onto Cadman Plaza W, Right on Prospect St go under bridge then left at Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Manhattan Bridge: Take Manhattan Bridge/Manhattan Bridge Upper Roadway to Prospect St in Brooklyn, continue onto Jay Street (1.6 mi) Right on Prospect St under bridge then left at Jay St (Continuation) (0.3 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Westbound: Take I-278 W to Old Fulton St. Take exit 28 from I-278 W (4.1 mi) Take Front St to Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Eastbound: Take exit 28A toward Cadman Plaza W (0.1 mi) Slight right onto Old Fulton St (377 ft) Turn left onto Prospect St (0.2 mi) Turn left onto Jay St Arrive at 29 Jay St

NOTE: These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly.

Subway Directions:

Using the subway, the “F” train is the closet line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Av to the York Street Station. It is aproximately a 3 minute walk on Jay Street to GKA. Subway Tickets and information: MTA New York City Transit – 718-330-1234 -or- 212-600-0047


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The mission of the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet is to foster a rebirth of dramatic storytelling in ballet through programs that provide specialized training for gifted students from around the world.

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