Alberta Ballet has an outstanding national and international reputation for artistic excellence. The company has caught the world's attention with its innovative 'portrait ballets' - showcasing collaborations with some of the world's most popular music icons including Joni Mitchell, Sir Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, and k.d. lang. We have presented the most venerated classics, including Swan Lake and Giselle, and have welcomed some of the most sought after companies to our stage. Our 48 week season and 32 classically trained professional dancers makes us the largest arts organization in Alberta, the second largest ballet company in Canada, and the tenth largest in North America.
For 24 years, Alberta Ballet has run one of the most highly-regarded dance schools in Canada. We offer a fully accredited Academic Program for over 100 students in addition to offering ballet, jazz and contemporary classes to more than 500 students of all ages. The School of Alberta Ballet is crucial to the future of the company, as we train the next generation of artists.
Our Education and Outreach initiatives reach 20,000 Albertans each year. Programs such as Let’s Dance bring free creative movement classes to preschoolers with special needs as well as high-risk Aboriginal Youth. Emerging Artists EN Tour brings the magic of dance to school children in rural communities throughout Alberta.
Thank you to everyone who helped support the Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream campaign! Together through this online platform, our box office donations, the help of an anonymous donor and Sun Life Financial, we made our goal of sending 3,000 children to The Nutcracker over the holiday season! A big thank you to Kids Up Front who helped us find deserving kids and families to attend.