Best of Boston

2017 Best Dance Troupe

Boston Ballet

The city’s preeminent dance organization dazzled audiences this past year with Ivan Lika’s thrilling Le Corsaire, while also embarking on a new five-year partnership with internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe. The company’s dancers always impress, whether performing Forsythe’s ode to ballet, Artifact, or bringing beloved stories to life: Thanks to popular demand, The Sleeping Beauty will return for a weeklong run in 2018, along with Romeo & Juliet and Classic Balanchine.

Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, 617-259-3400,