The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company


Upcoming Events

The nutcracker 2020
Online event


This year’s full production, using some footage from 2019, features an exquisite new pas de deux for the Snow Queen and King, created by Marcelo Martinez, principal dancer of Carolina Ballet, and new choreography for The Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Pas de Deux, created by Carolina Ballet’s founding artistic director, Robert Weiss, all coached by Marcelo Martinez as well as by our own Fleming Lomax and Megan Jones Medford.

With great excitement, we introduce featured artists for 2020: Mr. Martinez as the Snow King and the Sugar Cavalier, and our own ballerinas, Annika Stewart (Snow Queen) and Eve Currens (Sugar Plum Fairy).


Available via private link, Dec 20 – Jan 3 whenever (and as many times as) you want to view it, filmed live at Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. All Tickets are $20.

Visit our Eventbrite page for tickets:

Click here for more info here on our website. 

Image by Dathan Brannon. 

Nutcracker boutique
Shop online to support The Asheville Ballet


Get into the holiday spirit and support your local Asheville Ballet company with our online Nutcracker Boutique! In past years, the Nutcracker Boutique ran concurrently with “The Nutcracker” performances and served as The Asheville Ballet’s biggest fundraising event. This year, we take our holiday tradition online, thanks to a partnership with our dear friend Esmee at Nutcracker Ballet Gifts!

Twenty percent of every purchase made from our online shop at Nutcracker Ballet Gifts supports the Asheville Ballet. Choose local pickup or get free shipping on purchases over $50.


Check out our Nutcracker Boutique:

Thanks for your support!

Spring into dance 2021


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.

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

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 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 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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