Dare to be moved by the best in classical and contemporary dance. BalletMet Columbus, renowned for its versatility and innovative repertory, ranks among the nation’s largest dance companies, and its Dance Academy ranks among the largest professional dance-training centers. Since its inception in 1978, BalletMet has added more than 140 company premieres to its repertoire and produced more than 115 world premieres. It has also developed DanceReach, a series of educational and outreach programs that serve 20,000 people annually, as well as a scholarship program that provides tuition for youth.
The company offers dance performances for all audiences, including the annual holiday treat for families, The Nutcracker. Special free open rehearsals and open houses are offered periodically. Experiential tours are available by appointment. Groups of 10 or more can receive ticket discounts.
The Dance Academy offers a wide range of classes for children and adults alike at facilities in downtown Columbus and Gahanna. Each summer, the Academy hosts camps, workshops and more for children ages three and up.
BalletMet: Classroom and Beyond 5-31-2013 thru 6-1-2013
Students of the BalletMet Dance Academy will share with the community a program showcasing their talent and training in a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Flamenco and Modern dance. The showcase will feature the littlest ballerinas and dancers progressing through movement perform
BalletMet: Swan Lake 10-18-2013 thru 10-20-2013
Don't miss this collaboration between BalletMet and the Cincinnati Ballet, presented in both cities.
BalletMet: The Four Seasons: An Evening of James Kudelka 11-8-2013 thru 11-16-2013
Works by the interim artistic director, including his Four Seasons, set to Vivaldi's music, and Man in Black, with Johnny Cash songs.
BalletMet: The Nutcracker 12-12-2013 thru 12-24-2013
The beloved holiday ballet with choreography by the company's former artistic director, Gerard Charles.
BalletMet: Alice in Wonderland 2-7-2014 thru 2-15-2014
A family ballet with choreography by the company's former artistic director, Gerard Charles.
All-access pass - BalletMet backstage
Go behind the scenes with one of the largest professional dance companies in the country and discover what it takes to bring a BalletMet production to life.
All-access pass - BalletMet open house
Go to BalletMet's headquarters to watch the dancers rehearse, before taking a low-impact dance/stretch class led by the BalletMet Academy faculty.
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