Melissa Barak Barak is a former leading dancer with Los Angeles Ballet where she performed for five seasons commencing in 2006 and choreographed Lost In Transition in 2008. Her career also includes New York City Ballet (NYCB), where she performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, as well as originating roles in new ballets by Christopher Wheeldon, Elliot Feld and Robert Garland, among others.

Melissa Barak

Los Angeles Ballet is delighted to offer a season of breathtaking contemporary masterworks, Los Angeles and LAB Premieres, a World Premiere from Melissa Barak - LAB’s new Artistic Director, and LA’s holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Subscriptions On Sale Now.

2022/2023 Season


Memoryhouse, marks Los Angeles Ballet Artistic Director Melissa Barak’s first full-evening dance work, an abstract ballet composed of vignettes commemorating the Holocaust. Memoryhouse, set to Max Richter’s powerful album of the same name, will reflect on the somber as well as more heroic moments that illuminate this devastating period in human history.


Media Design by Sebastian Peschiera; Set Design by Belzberg Architects; Costumes by Holly Hynes; Lighting by Nathan Scheuer; Photo by Rachel Weber

Principal Sponsor: The David and Janet Polak Foundation  World Premiere


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Artistic Director Melissa Barak

2022/2023 Season > Memoryhouse

JUNE 15 – 17, 2023


Barak Richter

Los Angeles County Arts & Culture
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Ballet Guild
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