The mission of Madison Ballet is to promote appreciation and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities through professionally produced productions and educational initiatives.
In support of the mission statement, the artistic vision of Madison Ballet outlines the framework of the educational programs and productions of Madison Ballet. Madison Ballet’s artistic vision focuses on three areas: education, performing opportunities and teaching/choreographing opportunities.
Madison Ballet is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional performing arts organization which holds as its mission to promote appreciation and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities through professionally produced productions and educational initiatives. Originally founded in 1981 as The Wisconsin Dance Ensemble, the organization’s primary purpose was the production The Nutcracker, an annual community event. In 1999, the organization changed its name to Madison Ballet and embarked on an ambitious plan to become a professional performing arts organization, offering quality arts experiences for youth throughout South Central Wisconsin.
In 2011, Madison Ballet proudly celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. That milestone offered a moment to reflect upon Madison Ballet’s beginnings, its artistic and educational successes to date, and its future direction. Just as importantly, it marked a time to recognize and thank all who have made this anniversary possible: young dancers and their teachers, volunteers, donors, community partners, and audiences of all ages. Without their passion for dance, Madison Ballet would not be where it is today.