The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company


Upcoming Events

Spring into dance 2021
FRi April 30 & Sat May 1
7:00pm Outdoors 


“Spring Into Dance: An Artistic Bouquet” is a gift to our community – a professional production of all original choreography by Western North Carolina’s own Ballet Company and North Carolina’s oldest ballet company, The Asheville Ballet, directed by Ann Dunn. Resident choreographers, including Ann Dunn, Lyle Laney, Megan Jones Medford, Tricia Renshaw, Lane Wagner, Sandi Weinberg, and Stephanie Wolfe, present their exciting new work.


When: Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at 7:00pm


Where: The Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre (home of the Montford Park Players)


Tickets: $20 for two people or $30 for three people, in socially-distanced sections, available via Eventbrite. 

Friday tickets:


Saturday tickets:

Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit upon.


Please wear a face covering at all times per CDC guidelines.


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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 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).

Click here for more info here on our website. 

Image by Dathan Brannon. 

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