Photos from Boston Ballet’s 2015 Show at the Strand

This was their sixth annual showcase performance at the venue in Dorchester.

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Todd Lee Photography

Most of the time, if you want to see Boston’s world-class ballet company perform, you have to shell out at least $20—and that’s for the nosebleed seats.

But once in a while, the Boston Ballet takes their show beyond the Opera House, to perform free of charge for the public at special events like the annual Christmas Tree lighting on the Common, or their “Night of Stars” two years ago, which attracted tens of thousands of people.

Another affordable opportunity for the public to see the Boston Ballet in performance has been their annual show at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. This year, admission was $5 to join the company on Friday night for “An Evening of Dance.” It was the Ballet’s sixth annual showcase at the Strand—presented in partnership with the City of Boston and Boston Public Schools. The night included performances by professionals from the Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II, students in the Boston Ballet School, and young adults in the Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance program.

“We are excited to connect with the community through these performances, which we’ve given for six consecutive years,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen in a statement prior to the event. “The Strand engagement is a perfect opportunity for those new to dance or Boston Ballet’s versatile work to discover what we have to offer on the stage, in the studio, and in the community.”

Before the evening performance Friday, the Boston Ballet also performed a free show earlier in the day for Boston Public School students at the Strand.

Check out photos from the evening performance below: