Now in its fourth full season, Indianapolis Ballet features the talents of 16 professional dancers who enrich the city’s dynamic artistic scene with each and every performance. They reside in the Indianapolis area, building a life in our community. Major productions are augmented by advanced dancers from the Professional Level Program of Indianapolis School of Ballet.
The company continues to grow – not only by four new dancers, but by fourteen new ballets, performed in the first half of this season alone. Indianapolis Ballet already has more than forty ballets in its repertoire, including world premieres of Victoria Lyras’ The Firebird, Carmen, Éclat, Caprice and Variations, and Totentanz. Partnerships and collaborations include Newfields, Old National Centre’s Murat Theatre, Indiana Landmarks, District Theatre, Indianapolis Central Library, Penrod Arts Fair, Indianapolis Artsgarden, Public Libraries of Central Indiana, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Ballet Orchestra.
Indianapolis Ballet is one of only a handful of professional companies in the United States championing the technique and creations of Balanchine. Performing works by “the father of American ballet” requires permission by The George Balanchine Trust to stage choreography, and only with approved repetiteurs. Indianapolis Ballet has been entrusted with a large repertoire of Balanchine’s masterworks, providing the exceptional opportunity to present these magnificent, iconic ballets to Central Indiana audiences.