Deeply rooted in its community for over 35 years, Madison Ballet provides exceptional arts experiences for individuals of all ages through its dazzling performances, engaging outreach programs, and the highly-regarded School of Madison Ballet.
Madison Ballet brings a fresh and entertaining look at the art of classical ballet. Best known for its annual production of "The Nutcracker," the company's performances range from Artistic Director W. Earle Smith's original steampunk rock ballet, "Dracula," to "Groovy," Smith's day-glo ode to the 1960's.
The company rounds out its repertoire with classic works like George Balanchine's "Who Cares?" and story ballets that thrill dance fans and new audience members alike.
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.
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.