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The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company

Upcoming Events

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summer classes 
June 1 - August 31
New students welcome


Summer Classes begin June 1 at 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 all ages in Ballet, Modern Dance, and Creative Ballet, with our wonderful faculty, including Fleming Lomax, Allison Hertzberg, Tricia Renshaw, and Samantha Sole. 


Please fill out a registration form to enroll. 

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

Fall into Dance 
Sept 8-10, 2023
Pack Square Park


Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2023/2024 Season, a professional production of all original work! Resident choreographers will present their exciting new work, in various styles, classical to contemporary. This year, we are proud to present in partnership with our friends at the Chow Chow Food and Culture Festival. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of dance in our beautiful city, under the stars!

Location: Roger McGuire Green stage, Pack Square Park

Tickets and more info coming soon!

Image by Rose Pillmore.

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Lake Lure Dance Festival
September 16, 2023


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 nutcracker 
dec 8-10, 2023
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 & Saturday, Dec 8 & 9, 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, Dec 9 & 10, 2:30pm


Image of Marcelo Martinez and
Megan Jones Medford by Rose Pillmore. 

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Spring into dance 2024
May 17 and 18
Diana Wortham Theatre


Mark your calendars 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

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Image by Rose Pillmore.

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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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