Media Alert: Sacramento Ballet Showcases Nationally Acclaimed Rising Local Dancer-Choreographer In Exhilarating Catalyst Program (April 14-16)

Double-Header World Premieres & An Iconic Balanchine Work Highlight Spring Celebration

Julia Feldman of Sacramento Ballet. Photo by Tony Nguyen.

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WHAT: Fresh from her prestigious New York Choreographic Institute invitation, Sacramento Ballet’s company member and dancemaker Julia Feldman is a featured choreographer this month presenting her first main-stage composition, Hearts. It is one of three stellar, ultra-challenging dance-works presented in Catalyst (April 14-16): an exhilarating showcase of two world premieres and a Balanchine classic.

“Sacramento Ballet is incredibly proud of Julia Feldman’s success and we are happy to showcase her cutting-edge talents in Catalyst this month,” said Artistic/Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp. “Her work is a double-world-premiere alongside a much anticipated creation by choreographic innovator, Jennifer Archibald. We then bring our audience full circle with a legendary George Balanchine classic. We titled this show Catalyst because every piece is a challenge to our dancers — who are at their athletic season peak — to bring their absolute best to the stage.”

Bridging neo-classical & contemporary ballet forms, Hearts is Julia Feldman’s exciting main stage choreographic debut following her honor having created on New York City Ballet as part of the New York Choreographic Institute.

Contemporary movement is featured in the premiere of Soar by acclaimed Cincinnati Ballet resident choreographer & former Alvin Ailey Choreographic Fellow, Jennifer Archibald.

George Balanchine’s iconic Allegro Brillante pushes classicism to its limits. He described it as containing everything he knew about classical ballet presented in 13 minutes!

WHEN: April 14-16

WHERE: Catalyst will be performed at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA.

HOW: To purchase tickets, please visit:

The Sofia theater requires proof of vaccination & masks required at all performances.
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Sacramento Ballet delivers high-quality, world-stage-worthy ballet, dance, education & outreach initiatives. A modern, forward-leaning organization which respects its past while welcoming the future, Sacramento Ballet aims to unite its diverse audiences. Connecting cultures with the positive power of live performance, it expands its reach to audiences via online streaming, regional programming & educational activities. Guided by Artistic/Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp — an innovative choreographer who raised the image/reputation of the Kansas City Dance Festival, Moving Arts Kansas City & Moving Arts Cincinnati — the future is wide open for the Sacramento Ballet.


A highly regarded cultural asset renowned for artistic quality, Sacramento Ballet attracts approximately 80,000 people to performances annually. Deeply committed to the Capitol region for nearly 70 years, it conducts extensive outreach, educational & collaborative projects. It is the only local arts organization maintaining a residency of artists, enabling it to deliver world class programming for its community. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, funding includes corporate, foundation & government support. For more information, visit

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Mark Smotroff

Release Summary

Double-Header World Premieres & An Iconic Balanchine Work Highlight SacBallet's Spring Celebration: Catalyst ("Hearts," "Soar" & "Allegro Brillante")


Mark Smotroff