Professional Licensing

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

In selecting a ballet for companies 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, 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.

All ballets must be performed with live music. Detailed information about music, costumes and lighting will be provided.


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

Washington Ballet (Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes)

Atlanta Ballet (Sandpaper Ballet)

Ballett am Rhein (Pacific)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater (Maelstrom )

Houston Ballet (The Letter V )

San Francisco Ballet (Sandpaper Ballet )

To discuss licensing of Mark Morris’ ballets, please contact:

Geoff Chang, Professional Licensing 718.624.8400x205 geoff.chang@mmdg.org