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The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company

Upcoming Events

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Pop-up Broadway Dance
with Anna Kimmell
July 20, 2024, 2:45pm

Pop-up Class

Join us for this open-level class for ages 16+, 2:45-4:15pm on 7/20. Cost is $12. 

Break a Broadway sweat in this high-energy, low-pressure musical theatre dance class led by Anna Kimmell. Begin with a full body warm up, move across the floor, and have fun learning Broadway-style choreography.

If you are new to us, please fill out this registration form. Current students, email us to let us know if you plan to participate. Drop-ins are welcome!

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Summer Classes
June 1 - August 31
New students welcome

Training

Summer Classes (June 1 - August 31) are ongoing at the the Asheville Academy of Ballet, official school of The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Owner/Director. New students may begin anytime! We have excellent offerings at all levels for students of every age in Ballet, Modern Dance, Improvisation, Pilates, Pointe, and Creative Ballet, with our wonderful faculty, including Zoe D'Astolfo, Fleming Lomax, Allison Hertzberg, and Kendall Teague. Please fill out a registration form to enroll. 

Plus, students ages 11 - 18 may join us for our Blue Ridge Dance Camp, July 29 - August 2, with instructors Megan Jones Medford and Rachel Taylor. 

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

Six dancers at the barre.
Fall into Dance 
Sept 13-14, 2024
Pack Square Park

Performance

Mark your calendars and join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2024/2025 Season, a professional production of all original work! Resident choreographers will present their exciting new work, in various styles, classical to contemporary. 

Friday, Sept 13, 7:30pm 

Saturday, Sept 14, 7:30pm

Location: Roger McGuire Green stage, Pack Square Park

Image by Rose Pillmore.

Four dancers perform outside on Pack Square stage. Each reaches upwarrd with one hand while lifting one leg, and looks upward.
The nutcracker 
dec 13-15, 2024
Wortham Center

Performance

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 - Sunday, December 13 - 15, 2024

Stay tuned for tickets and more information!

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

The Sugar Plum fairy and Cavalier in the Asheville Ballet's production of the Nutcracker
Spring into dance 2025
May 16 and 17
Diana Wortham Theatre
 

Performance

Mark your calendars and join us for “Spring Into Dance: An Artistic Bouquet,” a professional production of all original choreography, in various styles, by Western North Carolina’s own Ballet Company and North Carolina’s oldest ballet company, The Asheville Ballet, directed by Ann Dunn. Spring into Dance will feature exciting new dance works by our resident choreographers.

More information available soon.

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Seven dancers in skirts raise their arms above two others who sit and lie on the floor.

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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