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Asheville, NC  28804​

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Artistic Director: Ann Dunn

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The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company


Upcoming Events

The nutcracker
December 13 & 14 7:30pm
December 14 & 15 2:30pm


The Asheville Ballet presents everyone's favorite holiday tradition featuring the principal dancers of the Asheville Ballet Company, students of the Academy and other local area studios alike, and members of the Western North Carolina community. This family-friendly classic is proud to be in its 49th season of production at the Asheville Ballet.


Place: Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Dates: December 13 - 15, 2019

Price: $15-$50

Tickets will be available soon!  

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Spring into dance
May 29 & 30, 2019 7:30pm


Stay tuned for details and ticket information for our annual Spring Into Dance performance at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.

Dirty Dancing Festival
September 12, 2020
Lake Lure


For the 10th year, the Asheville Ballet Company will be the resident dancers of the Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival. Audience and dancers alike have an incredible weekend of learning and re-enacting dances from the film on the location of the original site of filming the famed "Dirty Dancing", as well as enjoying other family-friendly activities such as a watermelon-carrying competition, and of course the couples' lift competition!

For tickets, directions, and other information visit the Festival Website link at

Fall into Dance
Sept 20 & 21, 2019 7pm
Pack Square Park


Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2019/2020 Season, a professional production of all original work. Choreographers Ann Dunn, Fleming Lomax, Phillip McRorie, Tricia Renshaw, Megan Jones Medford, and Sandi Weinberg have spent the summer creating a potpourri of dance, classical to contemporary, for your delight. 

Come enjoy an hour of dance and live music in our beautiful mountain city, under the stars. 

Location: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage, Pack Square Park

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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