Ballet Arkansas

Ballet Arkansas

Ballet Arkansas is a pillar of the performing arts community as the state’s oldest professional ballet company. Ballet Arkansas is dedicated to educating the community about dance while providing Arkansans and the region with the highest quality of culturally rich dance performances.

Ballet Arkansas offers dancers in the community access to Summer Intensives, a series of master classes with choreographers from around the nation, a Preparatory Program for training and performance experience, and the chance to audition to dance in its annual production of The Nutcracker.

Ballet Arkansas has several performances throughout the season for dance admirers to attend, including: VISIONS, a choreographic competition, touring productions, a Preparatory Program production, The Nutcracker, the annual Turning Pointe fundraising gala, and a Spring mixed repertoire production which hosts premieres of new works. Ballet Arkansas’s mixed repertory concert and touring productions feature works that vary from, newly commissioned choreography by nationally recognized dance professionals such as Kiyon Gaines Ross of Pacific Northwest Ballet, to renowned ballet works such as Gerold Arpino’s Birthday Variations and George Balanchine's Who Cares.

Through the years, Ballet Arkansas has produced the state’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker, which has become an essential holiday tradition for many Arkansans. The production features a combined cast of 200+ performers including the Ballet Arkansas company, local and national guest artists, and young dancers from the community. Ballet Arkansas is dedicated to providing high quality, culturally rich dance experiences for people in communities around the State and the region.

“Ballet Arkansas has made it safe for Arkansans to put their faith in dance.”
Arkansas Times

Region: Central
Discipline: Dance
Fees: $10,000 - $20,000
Availability: September 2020 - April 2021
Requirements: Proscenium stage with a sprung floor and professional lighting and sound system.


Erin Anson-Ellis, Production and Company Manager
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
(501) 223-5150
[email protected]

Ballet Arkansas