The Asheville Ballet

North Carolina's oldest non-profit ballet company

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Upcoming Events

 
Fall classes 
New students welcome

Training

Fall Classes at the Asheville Academy of Ballet, official school of The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Owner/Director, are ongoing, and new students may begin anytime! We have brand new offerings at all levels for students of all ages in Ballet, Modern Dance, and Creative Ballet – and we have expanded our faculty to include Samantha Sole!

 

Please fill out a registration form to enroll. 

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

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The nutcracker 
dec 9-11, 2022
Diana Wortham Theatre

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 in 2022! 

Tickets: 

$15-$50, available at the Wortham Arts box office

Friday, December 9, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 10, 2:30pm

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm

Sunday, December 11, 2:30pm

Special matinees for area school children:

Thursday, December 8th at 9am and 11:30am

Call Wortham Box Office at 828-257-4530

 

Image by Dathan Brannon. 

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Spring into dance 2023
May 12 and 13
Diana Wortham Theatre
 

Performance

“Spring Into Dance: An Artistic Bouquet” is 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. Experience exciting new works by resident choreographers!

Stay tuned for more info! 

Image by Rose Pillmore

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Fall into Dance 2022
Sept 9 
Pack Square Park

Performance

Join The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, for the first event of our 2022/2023 Season, a professional production of all original work! Resident choreographers, including Jaimon Caceres, Ann Dunn, Fleming Lomax, Tricia Renshaw, and Stephanie Wolfe present their exciting new work, in various styles, classical to contemporary. 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

Image by Rose Pillmore.

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Dirty Dancing Festival
Lake Lure
September 10, 2022

Performance

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!

 

At this time, festival tickets are sold out. For more information visit the Festival Website at

www.dirtydancingfestival.com

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Nutcracker Auditions
Sun, Sept 11

Audition

The Asheville Ballet, North Carolina’s oldest non-profit ballet company, will hold Nutcracker Auditions at the studio at 4 Weaverville Hwy, Asheville, NC 28804:

 

At 1:00pm for dancers ages 4 – Sixth Grade (specific times detailed here)

 

At 2:00pm for dancers Seventh Grade – senior adult (including all intermediate advanced teens and adults and all professionals)

 

Please fill out the audition form in advance of the audition: https://forms.gle/gNExtuv61mXLjdGG9

Audition fee is $10, payable via cash or check to The Asheville Ballet. Masks are required. 

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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