Boston Ballet, founded in 1963 by E. Virginia Williams, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. The Company is now one of the major ballet companies in North America and among the top companies in the world. Boston Ballet is committed to maintaining a repertoire that combines timeless classics such as The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet, with the imaginative visions of today's most innovative choreographers. To preserve the integrity of the classics, the Company invites legendary dancers and choreographers to assist with staging and coaching, thus assuring that their talents and experiences are handed down through the generations. Located in the heart of the city's beautiful South End District, Boston Ballet's stunning studio building features spacious, sunny areas perfect for parties, meetings, events, weddings and receptions. Our Graham Gund-designed home also is the destination for tourists and locals who crave behind-the-scenes views of world-famous dancers, working rehearsals, an amazing costume and shoe facility, and a delightful boutique carrying everything from point shoes to T-shirts and ballet-themed home goods.