The ballet Carmen is based on the famous opera by Georges Bizet which in turn was inspired by the novel by Prosper Merimee.  It is a tale of obsession, passion, and jealousy.



As the curtain rises on a Picasso inspired setting, Carmen is foreshadowed by an ominous premonition of her ill-fated end. Outside a cigarette factory in Seville, the market square springs to life as the lusty Carmen quarrels with a rival over a lover.



Don Jose, a military officer, crosses the square with his fiancée Micaela and is obviously entranced by Carmen’s sultry beauty.  Later, Carmen and her band of thieves are caught red-handed as they steal a purse from one of the soldiers.



Leading her to prison, Carmen begs for her release and Don Jose succumbs to her seductive charm.  He falls from grace as he abandons his duty and honor to possess her love.  Meanwhile, the celebrated toreador Escamillo encounters Carmen and, without thought or care for Don Jose, she enters into an amorous affair. Torn apart with jealous rage, Don Jose confronts Carmen with her infidelity.



Freedom of spirit is the one thing Carmen is incapable of surrendering and, driven to despair, Don Jose murders her in a crime of passion.  Inconsolable in his grief, the lovers are consumed by their tragic fate.


The First Position Society is Ballet San Antonio's membership program for children who are excited to learn and get involved in th performing arts.


This program provides educational opportunities, training, and social activities to make dance fun! No dance experience necessary - just an excitement to explore movement and meet new friends!

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The elite collective creating dance momentum in San Antonio. Members enjoy an arrange of unique and personalized benefits connecting them to BOLD and Beautiful dance, the artists that bring it to life and the community whose support makes it happen.

Ballet San Antonio invites teachers, educators, and students to join our special abridged one-hour long productions tailored especially for youth!


This is a great opportunity to share the art of professional dance with students in San Antonio and experience a live performance in the prestigious Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!







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