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: The Nutcracker 12-12-2013 thru 12-24-2013
What, you've only seen The Nutcracker once? Now's your chance to journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fair - a magical world of the imagination filled with colorful characters. Gerard Charles' holiday classic is sure to enchant your entire family.
BalletMet: Alice in Wonderland 2-7-2014 thru 2-15-2014
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land of mayhem and magic in Gerard Charles' Alice in Wonderland. Whether you're big or small - or sometimes you're both- - you'll find that logic is no match for madness among the delirious denizens of Wonderland.
BalletMet: George Ballanchine's Symphony in C 3-21-2014 thru 3-23-2014
Set to Georges Bizet's exuberant score, the entire cast of over 45 dancers from BalletMet and Cincinnati Ballet gather on stage together for Balanchine's Symphony in C. Also on the program is Victoria Morgan's Bolero set to Maurice Ravel's famous score. Rounding out this ravishing program is a Compa
BalletMet: New Directions/New Works 4-25-2014 thru 5-3-2014
Edwaard Liang, our new Artistic Director, has selected the final mixed repertory program of season show-stoppers featuring two company premieres, including one by Christopher Wheeldon and a world premiere ballet Liang is creating for BalletMet.
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.
Art a la Mode
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