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The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company

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Audition for
The nutcracker 
Sat, Sept 23, 2023


The Asheville Ballet, North Carolina’s oldest non-profit ballet company, will hold Nutcracker Auditions on Saturday, September 23, at our studio at 4 Weaverville Hwy, Asheville. Parts are available for all dancers from all regional studios for ages 4 to senior adults. 

2:00pm for dancers ages 4 - Seventh Grade

3:00pm for dancers Eighth Grade - Senior adult (including all intermediate / advanced teens and adults and all professionals)

Audition fee is $10. 

Please fill out an audition form in advance:

More info here.

Image  by Rose Pillmore. 

The Dew Drop fairy peforms a leap in the Asheville Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.
fall classes
begin tuesday, Sept 5
New students welcome


Fall Classes begin September 5 at the Asheville Academy of Ballet, official school of The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Owner/Director, and new students may begin anytime! We have excellent offerings at all levels for students of every age in Ballet, Modern Dance, Improvisation, Pilates, Pointe, and Creative Ballet, with our wonderful faculty, including Zoe D'Astolfo, Fleming Lomax, Allison Hertzberg, Kendall Teague, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, and Paul Vickers.


Please fill out a registration form to enroll. 

Take a look at our Fall Class schedule and contact us if you have any questions!

Six dancers at the barre.
The nutcracker 
dec 8-10, 2023
Wortham Center


Join us for this favorite holiday tradition, as the Asheville Ballet proudly presents our professional production of the Nutcracker at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts! 

Friday & Saturday, Dec 8 & 9, 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, Dec 9 & 10, 2:30pm


Image of Marcelo Martinez and
Megan Jones Medford by Rose Pillmore. 

The Sugar Plum fairy and Cavalier in the Asheville Ballet's production of the Nutcracker
Spring into dance 2024
May 17 and 18
Diana Wortham Theatre


Mark your calendars for “Spring Into Dance: An Artistic Bouquet,” a professional production of all original choreography, in various styles, classical to contemporary, by Western North Carolina’s own Ballet Company and North Carolina’s oldest ballet company, The Asheville Ballet, directed by Ann Dunn. 

Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Image by Rose Pillmore.

Three dancers form a geometric shape in a modern dance.
Fall into Dance 
Sept 8-10, 2023
Pack Square Park


Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2023/2024 Season, a professional production of all original work! Resident choreographers will present their exciting new work, in various styles, classical to contemporary. This year, we are proud to present in partnership with our friends at the Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival. 

Tickets available via Eventbrite! Visit our Fall into Dance collection of events for tickets to all the shows. 

Friday, Sept 8, 7:30pm - purchase tickets

Saturday, Sept 9, 7:30pm - purchase tickets

Sunday, Sept 10, 2:00pm - purchase tickets

Location: Roger McGuire Green stage, Pack Square Park

To view the program for the show, click here

Image by Rose Pillmore.

Four dancers perform outside on Pack Square stage. Each reaches upwarrd with one hand while lifting one leg, and looks upward.
Lake Lure Dance Festival
September 16, 2023


Asheville Ballet is thrilled to participate in the 1st annual Lake Lure Dance Festival! We'll be performing on the main stage, as well as teaching all your favorite dance moves and adding some new twists!


For more information visit the Lake Lure Dance Festival website at

The Asheville Ballet peforms at the Lake Lure Dance festival.
Seven dancers in skirts raise their arms above two others who sit and lie on the floor.

The Asheville Ballet has a rich history of pedagogy and performance spanning over 60 years. Originally the Fletcher School of Dance, the Asheville Ballet is North Carolina's oldest non-profit regional ballet company. We thrive because we believe strongly that quality arts education and community involvement should take precedence over mass growth and competition, and because we live here year-round, we can perform monthly, weekly, daily, to help fulfill our community’s artistic needs.

Since its inception, the Asheville Ballet has produced both cutting edge interdisciplinary work and full length major work. We have collaborated with other local art agencies (the Asheville Symphony, Asheville Bravo Concerts, Asheville Community Theater, Asheville Lyric Opera), and have worked live with the areas major musical, poetic and visual artists.

Praise for 

The Asheville Ballet

"Dunn achieves a level of accomplishment that elicits helpless comments...haunting beauty and often stunning emotional pitch."


Carrie Frye - Mountain Xpress 

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