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Ballet Arkansas: From Studio to Stage

An introduction to dance as a career, an art form and a pastime, building an appreciation for professional dance in Arkansas' youth. Suitable for all ages.

• October 25, 2013 - Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library

• November 14, 2013 - Mann Magnet

Youth Performance - Selections from Swan Lake 

The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra presents selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. The Ballet Arkansas Youth Division will be featured along with dancers from the Ballet Arkansas professional company in music from Tchaikovsky's legendary ballet.

Friday, November  22, 2013 - Albert Pike Memorial Temple 

Geoffrey Robson, Conductor

Marla Edwards, Ballet Mistress and Youth Division Director

The Nutcracker with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

December 13-15, 2013 

Location: Robinson Center Music Hall

Ballet Arkansas presents Momentum 

April 25-27, 2014  

Location: Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, AR 


(Student matinees April 24 & 25 - STUDENT MATINEE RESERVATION FORM)


SEARK Concert Association - Monticello, AR

    October 3, 2013

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center - Midland, TX

    February 12, 2014

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts - Amarillo, TX

    February 14, 2014 

Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival - Bellevue, WA  

    February 15 & 16, 2014

Spring to Dance Festival - St. Louis, MO

    May 22, 2014

Special Events

Turning Pointe Gala 2014

April 4th, 2014


January (Exact date TBA) - Master Class with Melody Mennite

January (Exact date TBA) - Master Class with Maia Wilkins

(Click here to reserve your spot in a master class)

June 16-27, 2014 - Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive (Ages 9-18+)

June 23-27, 2014 - Ballet Arkansas Dance Camp (Ages 5-8)

(Check back for details on summer program registration)

August 23, 2014

VISIONS: A Choreographic Competition

 Calling all emerging choreographers! Ballet Arkansas is pleased to   announce the national inaugural search of applicants for Ballet  Arkansas’ VISIONS: A Choreographic Competition. Five choreographers will be selected to set 4-6 minutes of their original work on the Ballet Arkansas artists during the week of August 16-22, 2014. These pieces will be performed on August 23, 2014 before an audience and panel of judges to include guest judge Adam Sklute (Ballet West Artistic Director). The winner will be chosen on the night of the performance and will receive a contract to finish setting their work on the Ballet Arkansas artists to premier as part of the 2015 spring production in Little Rock. (Ballet Arkansas will consult with the winner to set dates during the 2014-2015 season to complete their work.)

Application deadline: March 15, 2014  
Finalists notified: April 15, 2014
Rehearsal week: August 16-22, 2014
Performance: August 23, 2014
Ballet Arkansas
PO Box 26203
Little Rock, AR 72221
Or email to

Ballet Arkansas Coffee Table Book


Ballet Arkansas: Reflections

Do some early Christmas shopping now and PRE-ORDER your Ballet Arkansas: Reflections coffee table book. 


Click the link above to email the quantity of books you would like to purchase and we will follow up with an invoice. Books will be available for pick up at the Ballet Arkansas offices by the end of November.

Ballet Arkansas Young Artist Guild

For a donation of $50 to Ballet Arkansas, young artists will receive these exciting benefits:

  • Choreography workshop with Michael Bearden (Spring 2014)
  • Invitation to a rehearsal and talkback with Ballet Arkansas dancers (Winter 2014)
  • Holiday photo with Nutcracker characters from the professional company
  • Supporting the art of dance in Arkansas!

Join the Young Artist Guild

Make donation online

* Guild members will be listed in the Ballet Arkansas season program and guild members will be notified of event dates by email.

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