Ballet Idaho has been performing in Idaho since 1972. Currently, Ballet Idaho has an artistic staff of 24 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 18, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project.
Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 23 performances from November through May. We offer a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classical ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community.
Ballet Idaho served more than 24,000 audience members this past year and our educational outreach programs served over 15,000 students during the academic year.
Next season will be a fresh chapter of innovative works and reinvigorated traditions. They are planning four extraordinary programs- including 5 world premieres- that will include some of the best classical ballet and contemporary dance being created and performed today.
Prelude: A Look Inside The Inspirations of Matt Miller’s Lighting Design for Ballet Idaho’s Ghost(Light)
As ballet lovers, it’s easy for us to celebrate the breathtaking skill of dancers, appreciate the defining movement styles of choreographers, and revel in the lush beauty of costume and set design. But unless you are an industry insider, the artistry of the lighting designer can sometimes be lost in the shadows.