The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company


Upcoming Events

Danse Macabre
Oct 30 at 7:00pm
Live at Hazel Robinson amphitheater, Montford


We are happy to be able to present live dance in 2020! Danse Macabre is a one act Halloween-themed story ballet featuring the artists of the Asheville Ballet.


Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre 
(The Montford Park Players)
92 Gay St, Asheville, NC 28801

Come and join our artists on Friday, October 30 at 7:00pm, for an hour long presentation of classical and modern dance and theatre featuring the music of, among others, Camille Saint-Saëns, Ben E. King, Aretha Franklin, and The Misfits!

The Hazel Robinson Amphitheater is following current NC CDC covid-19 related guidelines regarding audience capacity and social distancing. Please take a moment and note the following:

Audience capacity is capped at 100

Reserved seating only. Each section purchase will safely fit TWO people per social distancing guidelines. If your party is larger than two please purchase an adjacent section and combine

Please wear a face covering at all times per CDC guidelines

Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit upon

Bathrooms are not available at this location. The show is about an hour in length.

Beer and wine and snacks are permitted at the amphitheater but please plan on packing out all garbage and trash

No refund on tickets. Rain date will be Sunday November 1st at 7pm

The nutcracker 2020
stay tuned for info


While we will not be having our usual live Nutcracker in the Theatre this year, nor will we be holding auditions for a new production, there is an event in the works that takes both safety and tradition into consideration. We can celebrate the Nutcracker season “together” even if we aren’t dancing together! So stay tuned.

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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