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


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 Fall Concert. We hope you will mark your calendars for next year, as we anticipate dancing in the park together again!


Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2021/2022 Season, a professional production of all original work by resident choreographers.

Come enjoy an hour of dance and live music in our beautiful mountain city, under the stars, featuring all original work by pre. 

Location: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage, Pack Square Park

The nutcracker 2020
December 11 & 12 7:30pm
December 12 & 13 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 50th season of production at the Asheville Ballet.


Location: Diana Wortham Theatre at the

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Dates: December 11 - 13, 2020

Tickets will be available next season at the Wortham Center box office. 

Spring into dance


From Director, Ann Dunn:​

For the first time since its inception, The Asheville Ballet must cancel a concert in its main season. Next month, we were to premiere work by seven choreographers at our home auditorium, Diana Wortham Theatre. 

It takes a long time to create a piece of dance art, and many people must work in close proximity to each other for hours at a time. To protect our choreographers and dancers, we halted our rehearsals in early March and went each to our own homes.

Next year, The Asheville Ballet will celebrate its 60th anniversary. We are your community dance company. And we look forward with excitement to carrying our work for you into the 2020-21 Season. The company and the community will celebrate endurance and art together again.

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Dirty Dancing Festival
September 25, 2021
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 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


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Artistic Director: Ann Dunn

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