The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company


Upcoming Events

Fall into Dance
Sept 17 & 18, 2021 7:30 pm
Pack Square Park


Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2021/2022 Season, a professional production of all original work, classical to contemporary, by resident choreographers, including Ann Dunn, Fleming Lomax, Rebecca O’Quinn, Jacob Walas,
Sandi Weinberg, and Stephanie Wolfe.

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

Ticket info coming soon!

The nutcracker 
dec 10-12, 2021
Diana Wortham Theatre


Mark your calendars and 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 in 2021! 

Image by Dathan Brannon. 

Spring into dance 2022


“Spring Into Dance: An Artistic Bouquet” is a professional production of all original choreography, 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. 

Stay tuned for info!


Image by Studio Misha Photography

Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure


For the 11th 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 at

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