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Professional Licensing

A wide selection of ballets choreographed by Mark Morris is available to license by professional ballet companies in the United States and abroad. These range from pieces with few dancers to large ensemble works, from solo piano to full orchestral scores, and from lighting only to extensive scenery.

In selecting a ballet for a company to perform, consideration is given to various factors such as the number of dancers in the company, the length of the piece, the style of dance desired, musical forces available, any production requirements, and whether the company has previously performed work by Mark Morris.

The assigned stager will work closely with the ballet company to cast the dance, set a rehearsal schedule, and then stage the ballet. All stagers are very experienced and have worked for many years with Mark Morris.

Detailed information about music, costumes and lighting will be provided.

To discuss licensing of Mark Morris’ ballets, please contact:
Nancy Umanoff, Professional Licensing

The following ballet companies are currently licensing ballets by Mark Morris:

Company Ballet Dates
Vienna State Ballet Beaux 2021 – 2026
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Maelstrom 2020 – 2026
San Francisco Ballet Sandpaper Ballet 2020 – 2023
Houston Ballet The Letter V 2019 – 2022
Ballett am Rhein Pacific 2019 – 2024
Atlanta Ballet Sandpaper Ballet 2019 – 2024
Washington Ballet Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 2018 – 2021
American Ballet Theater After You 2015 – 2021
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Sandpaper Ballet 2015 – 2020

“The only thing I want to watch after a ballet by Mr. Morris is another ballet by Mr. Morris.” –The New York Times