Pennsylvania Ballet is a ballet company in the United States. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company’s annual local season features six programs of classic favorites and new works, including the Philadelphia holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. The company’s artistic director is former principal dancer Roy Kaiser. Roy Kaiser announced that he would be stepping down in September, 2014. Following Kaiser's departure, Ángel Corella will take over as artistic director.