Education & Outreach

Ballet Nebraska enhances the community:

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

If you would like more information about our Education & Outreach programs, please contact education@balletnebraska.org.