Credit: Noe Dewitt

This spring the New York City Ballet celebrates the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center with seven world-premiere ballets and, for the first time, set designs by Santiago Calatrava. Look for the acclaimed Spanish architect’s geometric permutations—his interpretations of movement and flight—and new works by choreographers Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, and Melissa Barak (May 2–June 27).

New York City Ballet

Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in the country with roughly 90 dancers. The famed company makes its home inside the 2,544-seat David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, the company hosts a full season of performances from its active repertory of more than 150 works, including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.