Program 04

The Sleeping Beauty

Love is an Awakening

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa

The Sleeping Beauty is back by popular demand. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights our dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairytale ballet of romance and wonder.

The Story of The Sleeping Beauty — READ, WATCH & LISTEN
Your Ultimate Guide — READ & LISTEN
Who's Who in The Sleeping Beauty — READ, WATCH & LISTEN

Who Are The Fairytale Characters at Aurora and Desiré’s Wedding? — READ, WATCH & LISTEN​
What is the "Rose Adagio"? — READ

View Casting

2 hours and 47 minutes with two intermissions

Group Tickets

Groups of 10+ receive 20% off Tuesday–Saturday and 30% off Friday in select sections. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email

More Info

Scenic and Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Lighting Design: Craig Miller
Additional Coaching on this Production: Lola de Avila and Larisa Lezhnina

2019 Corporate Sponsor

The 1990 Centennial Production of The Sleeping Beauty was made possible by Lucy and Fritz Jewett, and Mr. Kenneth Rainin, with additional support from Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
The acquisition of new costumes for the 2018 revival of this production was made possible in part by Ms. Laura Clifford.