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Tickets for “Coppelia” now on sale!

Posted on 4.25.24 in Blog

Performances « Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley (bglv.org)

Coppélia – a family friendly ballet – fun for everyone! Enjoy the special backstage visit after each performance!

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 2:00 pm. Click here to purchase

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 2:00 pm. Click here to purchase

Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center – on the campus of Lehigh University!

420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015


With choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr, Coppélia is an enchanting tale about a mad inventor and the life-like doll he creates.  When a village boy becomes infatuated with the doll (thinking it’s a real girl!), his fiancée becomes unhappy. The ensuing mix-ups and misunderstandings between the two young lovers sets the stage for plenty of hilarity.  Coppélia features the beautiful music of Léo Delibes, a French composer of the Romantic era, who specialized in ballets, operas, and other stage works. He influenced some of the greatest composers, among them Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Drigo.

Nutcracker Tickets Still Available!

Posted on 11.6.23 in Blog

Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17, 2023 – 1:00 & 4:30 pm

Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

Full live orchestra and professional guest artists with Pennsylvania Youth Ballet!

Tickets on sale now at Zoellner Arts Center Box Office – Click here

Parent Observation Schedule Updated!

Posted on 4.13.23 in Blog

A new schedule for parent observation times has been set for classes in both the Pre-Professional & Community Divisions. See the updated “Calendar” PDF available for download on the website: https://www.bglv.org/classes/

Or check out the “Calendar” page here: https://www.bglv.org/events/

Adult/Teen Ballet Evening Class Canceled Monday, March 6

Posted on 3.6.23 in Blog

The 7:30 pm adult/teen ballet class for this evening only, March 6, 2023, is canceled.

Adult/Teen Ballet Classes Canceled – Monday evening, February 27, 2023

Posted on 2.27.23 in Blog

Because of the impending snow & ice storm, adult/teen ballet classes are canceled for this evening. Be safe, everyone!!

Cinderella Auditions – February 25, 2023

Posted on 2.1.23 in Blog


Open to all dance students, ages 6 & up
1:00-2:00 – Ages 6-8
2:00-3:00 – Ages 9-11
3:00-4:00 – Ages 12 and up

Classes Canceled – Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Posted on 1.25.23 in Blog

Winter has finally made a call to the Lehigh Valley so we must cancel classes for today – Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Please be safe everyone and enjoy a day and evening at home!

Cinderella Auditions

Posted on 1.20.23 in Blog


Open to all dance students, ages 6 & up
1:00-2:00 – Ages 6-8
2:00-3:00 – Ages 9-11
3:00-4:00 – Ages 12 and up

Performances: Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2023 – Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

More information to be announced.

Support the Arts – Receive a Substantial Tax Credit!

Posted on 6.6.22 in Blog

Each year, nearly 4,000 area students thrill to the beauty of ballet and live orchestral music during The Nutcracker for Students arts education program. Businesses can support this tradition and receive a substantial tax credit by contributing to the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley through the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

 Why contribute to the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley?

**The arts are key to a high quality of life

**Children of all income levels participate

**Teachers receive arts education resources to extend this experience

We hope we can count on your support!

We invite you to support The Nutcracker for Students Program by contributing through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. Pennsylvania has recognized The Nutcracker for Students as an innovative education program under the EITC program. By making a qualified corporate contribution, your company will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 75 percent of your contribution, up to $750,000, and in some cases, up to 90 percent of your contribution.

 To learn more:

The Nutcracker for Students Program: EITC – The Nutcracker for Students

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Opportunity: EITC PA – Opportunity

PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

 Please email us with any questions at pyb@rcn.com

Peter Pan, The Ballet – tickets on sale now!

Posted on 4.12.22 in Blog

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 2:00 pm

Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

Click here for tickets!

Based on the beloved story by J.M. Barrie, this family-friendly ballet is for the young at heart, and speaks to that part of us that never wants to grow up. “All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust!” Join John, Michael and Wendy as Peter takes them past the second star to right, where adventure awaits with the lost boys, mermaids and pirates! The clever Tinkerbell saves Peter’s life so he can have one last sword-swinging, high-flying adventure with his arch nemesis, Captain Hook. Don’t miss Peter and the Darling children as they fly into Neverland!

All audience members are invited to the “Adventure Through Neverland” Event immediately after the performance, where they can meet and greet the cast with their treasure map, FREE of charge!