The Joyce has designed this ballet festival to recognize the many dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company milieu and are forming their own small companies. Featured are companies from across the US, whose work represents a range of ballet styles, from neo classical to contemporary. BalletX unites world-class choreographers and dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. Evidenced by the company's repertoire of over thirty world premieres, BalletX is committed to bringing the combined visions of nationally and internationally renowned artists to life and to cultivating a collective appetite for bold new dance.