Current Season


Mixed Rep: March 10, 2019 at The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts. The audience will enjoy classic and contemporary genres of dance performed by CIDE pre-professional students. CIDE will perform Life, choreographed by Joe Istre, a piece choreographed by Mauro Villanueva, former Joffery Ballet dancer and Artistic Director of Joffrey Texas and lastly, Colorimetry, choreographed by Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer and alum of CIDE, Price Suddarth


The Sleeping Beauty: May 18, 2019 at The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts. The dancers of CIDE will bring this classic ballet to life as Princess Aurora is placed under a spell by the evil Carabosse, she will be put to sleep on her 16th birthday for one hundred years, and will awaken by a her true love’s kiss!

Season tickets for CIDE’s 19th season are now available online at


2019-2020 - 20th Anniversary Season


The Nutcracker: December 13-15, 2019 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Begin your holiday season as a guest at the Stahlbaum family holiday celebration and share in Clara’s dreamlike journey with her Nutcracker Prince. Watch as Clara battles the evil Rat King, dances with the Snow Maidens, and accompanies the Sugar Plum Fairy through the Land of the Sweets. Enjoy the enchanted music of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and the beautiful voices of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Young and old alike will delight in this holiday tradition.

*Visit our ‘For Kids’ section to learn more about our Nutcracker Dessert Party!