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The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company

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Spring into dance 2024
May 17 and 18
Diana Wortham Theatre


Join us 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, 6:30pm

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts


Spring classes continue
through May 31
New students welcome


Fall/Spring Classes are ongoing at the 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, and Kendall Teague.


Please fill out a registration form to enroll. 

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

Six dancers at the barre.
Fall into Dance 
Sept 13-14, 2024
Pack Square Park


Mark your calendars and join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2024/2025 Season, a professional production of all original work! Resident choreographers will present their exciting new work, in various styles, classical to contemporary. 

Friday, Sept 13, 7:30pm 

Saturday, Sept 14, 7:30pm

Location: Roger McGuire Green stage, Pack Square Park

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
October 5, 2024


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.
The nutcracker 
dec 13-15, 2024
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 - Sunday, December 13 - 15, 2024

Stay tuned for tickets and more information!

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
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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