About Us

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Ballet Nebraska is the region’s resident professional dance company — bringing the beauty, athleticism, and energy of ballet to Nebraska and Iowa audiences. Performing at home and on tour, our mission is to provide enrichment through programs of the highest quality: professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.

Ballet Nebraska’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, making the Midwest their home to share the excitement of dance with others. Through the company’s expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, and skilled teachers, Ballet Nebraska plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region.

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Ballet Nebraska enhances the community through:

outreach landing Cultural Enrichment
• Region’s only professional dance company
• Talented performers, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers
• 24 resident artists hail from around the nation and abroad

Performances
• Three mainstage productions featuring a broad range of repertory
• Notable choreographers from the national dance community
• Historically significant ballets and innovative new works

Student Matinees
• Special performances reaching over 7,500 students
• Engagement with over 100 area schools
• On average, 60% of students served are low income

Workshops
• Workshop classes at elementary schools led by professional dancers
• Over 800 students experience the joy of movement
• Pilot program to provide workshops to underserved populations

Youth Participation
• Over 150 youth roles in professional productions
• Mentorship through Ballet Nebraska II and Repertory Ensemble programs
• Students bring outreach performances to hospitals and nursing homes such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Outreach to Underserved
• Roster of 23 social service agency partners
• Over 1,000 underserved individuals attend performances free of charge
• Access for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity

Community Partnerships
• Meaningful collaborations with leading organizations
• Partners include Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Performing Arts, Iowa Western Arts Center, Opera Omaha, and Omaha Symphony